Aims to trim time and grass

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Onroad -

THIS ma­chine could trim your Satur­day af­ter­noon lawn-mow­ing time to less than a minute.

Don Wales, nephew of world speed record holder Don­ald Camp­bell, hopes to drive his spe­cially adapted Coun­tax ride-on mower to more than 160km/h this week­end and set a world record.

The record for a work­ing mower is 130km/h, set by Bob Cleve­land at Bon­neville Salt Flats in the US in 2006.

The 48-year-old hopes to con­tinue the Camp­bell fam­ily tra­di­tion of world speed records by driv­ing two timed runs over 1.6km.

How­ever, to qual­ify for the Guin­ness world record, he must then be able to cut grass with the same ma­chine.

Af­ter the record-break­ing at­tempt, the mower will join the Beaulieu col­lec­tion of land speed record ma­chines, sit­ting right next to the 1925 Blue­bird of Don­ald Camp­bell’s fa­ther, Sir Mal­colm.

Fam­ily tra­di­tion: Don Wales will try to set a world record this week­end.

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