Monday, 12 February 2007 00:00
MowWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Testers from Consumer Reports Magazine are in Ft. Myers this month, checking out lawn-mowers. They’re compiling information for the non-profit magazine’s May Issue. Peter Sawchuck is a program leader for consumer reports, specializing in testing outdoor equipment and power tools.
"this year we’ll be testing ten different lawn tractors – but we will also test about thirty walk behind mowers. Every year we vary it – one year we’ll do more lawn tractors – last year I did 25 lawn tractors and about 15 walk behind mowers – this year I’m doing more walk behind mowers and fewer lawn tractors."
Fort Myers has been the test site for years – selected because, thanks to irrigation, the grass is always green. The May editon of Consumer Reports Magazine in April – just in time spring showers and the mowing season.