Hardware System

EcoMow is a small self-fueled mower/harvester. It uses the grassy biomass that it harvests as fuel, and processes the biomass that it does not use into a dried pellet form which can be used for other applications such as heating or power generation.

The EcoMow design has a number of systems that give it the ability to process the biomass and use it as fuel. Unlike many conventional mowers that use a rotating blade, the EcoMow uses an electrically driven bar cutter. This allows the mower to operate without the need to maintain the kinetic energy required in a rotary blade system. The bar cutter is followed by pelletizer that presses the grass into pellets in a manner similar to a meat grinder except that higher pressures and temperatures are used.