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German Lawnmowers After Brexit
KellyZak
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 09:25 PM UTC
Couldn't seem to find a 'just for fun' forum to put this in, but I thought this was funny as hell. Saw this on my Facebook Feed from a friend, and as he so well puts it, it's the new Sturmgrassenchoppen Panzer! I think it's a Mark IV, but maybe it could be a late model III LOL

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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 09:30 PM UTC
Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 09:50 PM UTC
The US Army counterpart is more sophisticated



H.P.

HermannB
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 11:20 PM UTC

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Couldn't seem to find a 'just for fun' forum to put this in, but I thought this was funny as hell. Saw this on my Facebook Feed from a friend, and as he so well puts it, it's the new Sturmgrassenchoppen Panzer! I think it's a Mark IV, but maybe it could be a late model III LOL




The precise German designation is:

Sturmrasenkürzer, Ausführung mit verlängertem Grasauswurf
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 11:22 PM UTC

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Couldn't seem to find a 'just for fun' forum to put this in, but I thought this was funny as hell. Saw this on my Facebook Feed from a friend, and as he so well puts it, it's the new Sturmgrassenchoppen Panzer! I think it's a Mark IV, but maybe it could be a late model III LOL




The precise German designation is:

Sturmrasenkürzer, Ausführung mit verlängertem Grasauswurf



you're killing me
and the official abbreviation??
HermannB
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 11:27 PM UTC
StRnKz. Ausf. m. verl. GrAusW.

And of course we have Rasenmäherdrohen or remote controlled lawnmovers. With the abillity to autonomous destroy Maulwurfshügel(Molehills)
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 12:59 AM UTC
Way too funny for this forum-- somebody will definitely be sharpshooting the correct designations and periods of use. for instance- was the German lawnmower an early or late version? Even at my advanced age, I still mow my lawn once a week whether it needs it or not. If I had one of these, I'd probably mow it more often! the US "Jeep" is particularly interesting to me, as I still use a push mower.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 01:02 AM UTC

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and the official abbreviation??

Sturmrasenkürzer, Ausführung mit verlängertem Grasauswurf



AKA StuG (very) late
canismalus
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 01:09 AM UTC
I would say that this StRnKz. (thanks, Hans-Hermann, great abbreviations) is a prototype - that's not regulation 3-tone NATO camo, and where are the smoke launchers and MG3?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 01:12 AM UTC
Dragon's already casting the molds...
Kevlar06
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 01:54 AM UTC
Hey-- I just thought of this, but I bet these things would sell like hotcakes if they appeared in the local Lowe's, Home Depot or Ace Hardware! The next "get rich scheme"?
VR, Russ
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 02:18 AM UTC
You guys are def killing it!
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 04:07 AM UTC

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Dragon's already casting the molds...


Probably get released under their black label
TankCarl
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 05:57 AM UTC

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Dragon's already casting the molds...


Probably get released under their black label



Yeah,and NO Magic tracks either
obg153
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 06:51 AM UTC
It would be really cool if the cut grass was somehow funneled up and then expelled thru the barrel.
Vicious
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 06:55 AM UTC
I want this,The cal.30 is famous for maintaining good neighborhood relations...







HermannB
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 07:32 AM UTC
When a sit-on mover is not enough...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgt6s4dcTzA
KellyZak
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 08:32 AM UTC
Oh man, these are totally funny replies! I really don't wanna see the Aber or Lion Roar PE sets that come out for this!
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 05:43 PM UTC
I wonder if any of those can actually mow some grass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5lGxR1QCOQ
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 06:08 PM UTC
That is a Bundeswehr peacekeeping vehicle from KFOR, the Germans figured out that the real problem was that the Serbs and Croats had different ideas about the height their lawns should be so being Germans they standardized it.
HermannB
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 06:42 PM UTC

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I wonder if any of those can actually mow some grass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5lGxR1QCOQ



If you run such a "thing" here in Germany, your "friendly" neighbors would immediatly call the police.

Some of these reminds a little bit of the Home Improvement TV show.
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 07:38 PM UTC

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I wonder if any of those can actually mow some grass


I'm tempted to bring Günter Grass up in this thread as well...
kowalski
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 07:56 PM UTC
Please gentlemen! Let's remember that this hobby is a serious thing. Could any of the experten step up and shed some light on the fidelity ofcolors?
The Sturmrasenkürzer Ausführungmit verlängertem Grasauswurf oder StRnKz. Ausf. m. verl. GrAusW, doesn't follow Nato specifications......
HermannB
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC
Do you mean Günter Grass, the inventor of Kunstrasen?
m4sherman
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 09:12 PM UTC

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Dragon's already casting the molds...


Probably get released under their black label



In that case I'll just wait for the Meng and Takom versions.