Aims to trim time and grass
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.