World’s fastest lawn mower attracts crowds to NGK stand

Honda’s NGK-sparked 'Mean Mower' holds the Guinness World title for the fastest lawnmower

World’s fastest lawn mower attracts crowds to NGK stand
The record-breaking Mean Mower: sparked by NGK to more than 116mph.

NGK Spark Plug (UK) Ltd’s stand at the Saltex exhibition saw crowds gather to see the world’s fastest lawnmower, averaging a staggering 116.57mph.

Mean Mower was designed and built in the UK by Honda (UK)’s British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) partner, Team Dynamics.

The team re-engineered a Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor from the ground-up, adding an all-new fabricated chassis, custom-made from 4130 chromoly (high carbon steel) to provide a strong, safe but very light platform.

A 1000cc engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm was used, along with a bespoke suspension and wheels from an ATV.

To qualify for the record it needed to cut grass and to look like a lawnmower; both of which it did successfully.

It was the first time NGK had exhibited at Saltex, which is a national trade exhibition held at the NEC Birmingham for the groundcare, sports, amenities and estate management sector.

Mark Hallam, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager, said: “The Mean Mower certainly attracted a lot of interest at Saltex with visitors keen to examine the mower and to look at the film of it breaking the world record.”

The company has been developing spark plug technology since the 1930s and manufactures plugs for every type of automotive engine, as well as for motorcycles, marine, horticultural, plant and many other applications.

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