Watch: World’s fastest lawnmower tops 143 mph [video]

HERE’S THE SCOOP:

  • A British mechanical engineer built a lawnmower that reaches a speed of 143.19 mph.
  • Tony Edwards set a new Guinness World Record with the lawnmower.
  • Edwards said he thinks his lawnmower can go even faster, but it’s too dangerous.

Faster than a speeding… lawnmower?

A British man set a new Guinness World Record when he built a riding lawnmower that exceeds 143 mph.

Mechanical engineer Tony Edwards set a new Guinness World Record with his lawnmower, which he built from scratch.

Edwards said he developed an interest in building the world’s fastest landscaping tool about two years ago.

“I know that a guy from the UK had the record at one point, at 96 mph,” Edwards said. “Then I think Honda had it at 116 mph, and then a team from Norway did it at 132 mph, and I thought I’d give it a try.”

One might think that the lawnmower wouldn’t function at that speed, but the Shropshire, England resident confirmed that the lawnmower does actually cut grass.

“I had to send videos to Guinness to prove that it was a lawnmower,” Edwards said.

Edwards’ lawnmower reached a speed of 143.193 mph when he took it for a spin at Elvington Airfield in York, England.

Edwards believes that the lawnmower can go faster, but it gets dangerous because the front wheels leave the ground, making it a lot harder to steer.

Source: Shropshire Star

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