While you can see self-driving cars on the road in some states, that’s not the case in Illinois. But you might spot another kind of autonomous machine – one that might make you think twice.
A Bartlett-based landscaping company is among the first in the country to use self-driving mowers, also known as self-driving robot mowers. Sebert Landscape, the fifth-largest full-service commercial landscaping company in the Midwest, has acquired AMRs from RC Mowers, a Green Bay-based robotic lawn mower maker, according to a news release.
With a self-driving mower, an operator can generate the same revenue as a crew of three, said Michael Brandt, CEO of RC Mowers. The use of autonomous machines allows companies to increase their operational efficiency, but also to generate revenue in an area that generally generates minimal profits.
“Our business model has always ensured that we remain at the forefront of sustainability, innovation and green technology,” Sebert Landscape CEO Jeff Sebert said in a press release. “This self-propelled mower will fit perfectly into our goal of taking a lean operational approach to landscaping. We want to make the most of every budget while providing the best service to our customers using the latest technology. “