Thursday, April 29, 2021

Electric Mowing Equipment?

 This is amazing!   MCDOT is experimenting with all electric mowing equipment which could mean cleaner air and less noise!

Read about it here:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Powerline Trail Funded!

Great news! On Monday, Montgomery Parks announced additional funding to extend the powerline trail which will connect South Germantown Recreational Park to Cabin John Regional Park. I'm not going to be utilizing it much since I don't live or work that close to it, but I'm hopeful that similar actions will be taken in other parts of the county.  

As stated, thanks go to "Delegate Korman, the entire Montgomery County Delegation, and the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts."

Cheers!  Looking forward to seeing parts of the trail getting built in 2022.  

Thursday, October 8, 2020

It's Time to Silence the Professional Mowers

Whether it is mowers or leaf blowers, none of them should be deafening from over 350ft away.   

Professional mowers and leaf blowers need to be equipped with mufflers or other devices to quiet their operation.   My honda lawn mower is not even close to producing this much sound even when I'm 10 ft away from it.  Residential mowers with smaller engines are obviously much quieter by design.   The companies that make the professional lawn mowers must think that they are only used in an industrial park.  

The manufactures know that mowers are using these in residential areas and it should be both the manufactures' and the owner's responsibility to ensure they are silenced appropriately.