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Raintrain Traveling Sprinkler

By: on May 09, 2015
$59.10
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You can drop the cash to install a built-in yard irrigation system, or keep running outside every couple of hours, timing it...just...right to grab the sprinkler when its arc of water is on the other side of you, and move it to the next dehydrated portion of the garden. Or you can catch a ride on the Raintrain. A big yellow tractor that spouts and spins water from a pair of rotating arms in its driver's seat, the Raintrain self-propels itself across your lawn, following whatever pattern you design with your "rail" hose.

The traveling sprinkler can water up to 13,500 square feet of grass and plantings with a single hose layout and has options for high and low motor speeds. On high the Raintrain chugs along at 37 feet per hour, with a 1/4" water application, and on low it moves 21 feet per hour, with a 1/2" water application. Sprinkler arms are also adjustable to different spray patterns and arcs, whipping water between 15 and 56 feet away. I imagine jubilant children who like to play in sprinklers on hot summer days will be especially keen on the Raintrain, but I also imagine they will break it.

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Tertill Solar-Powered Weeding Robot

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Scorching summer day. Lounging on the patio. Gazing at the lawn. What's missing? Hose, hose, hose. And a water outlet pimped out with an Aquor House Hydrant. Because the grass meeting your gaze is brown, and the marigolds...

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OGarden Rotating Indoor Plant Wheel

$1,397 from OGarden »

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Leaf Plug N' Plant Cannabis Grow System

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Marijuana is legal where I live (i.e., my bedroom) so why shouldn't I don my farmer's hat and experiment with growing my own? Especially now that sweet cannabis culinary gadgets like the Magical Butter and smart growing...

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Hydro-Ball Wind Spinner

$129.95 from Wind & Weather »

The Hydro-Ball Wind Spinner isn't just a fetching piece of kinetic yard art, it's a Daddy's Little Helper that waters the grass or flower beds so you don't have to....

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NatureZap Weed Killer

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The NatureZap series of weed-killing wands eliminates pests of the chlorophyll persuasion without the use of harmful chemicals, or harmful bends and twists of your lumbar spine. NatureZap combines a cocktail of Infrared...

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8-1/2-Foot-Tall Garden Gnome Statue

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It's gonna be tough to schlep this garden gnome around the world with you for photo ops, but I'll bet if you do the 8-1/2-foot lawn ornament will help your Instagram account go viral. Who wouldn't want to follow Gottfried...

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Kobi Autonomous Yard Work Robot

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Kobi eats snow for breakfast! Kobi mows lawns with the stamina of a gamer sitting down to Gears of War 4 for the first time. Kobi sucks up leaves and spits them out like a piece of sushi that looks delicious on the plate...

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Robomow Robotic Lawn Mower

$699 - $2,499 from Amazon »

Robomow. Just another example of robots taking human jobs. Husbands and sons of the world, I hear your protests. I feel your outrage. I...wait. Actually, I don't hear or feel anything from the husbands and sons of the...

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VegTrug Urban Vegetable Planter

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While the VegTrug isn't quite what I mean when I say I could eat a trough of food, put some tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapenos in this urban planter, and I may still be down for some deconstructed salsa by the...

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Grass Printer

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