Carl Reese TDA contributor
In March of 2003 Brad Hauter embarked on a 79 day journey across United States on lawnmower. Traveling solo from San Fransisco to New York by way of Santa Monica. A total of 5551 miles! Which begs the question “Dave Black are you guys using the same GPS?”
Back in 1999 Brad had secured a 600 hour Transcontinental Lawnmower record. His name appears in the Guinness Book of World Records. Six hundred hours on a lawn mower has got to be brutal. Talk about exposed to the elements this guy is tough as they come !
This trip is noteworthy not because it’s perhaps the slowest and longest transcontinental journey on the books. Running across U.S.A. from San Fransisco, CA to New York, NY is faster !
It is remarkable considering the modification to the transmission only netted him a top speed of 25 MPH. Brad support team had a minor set back when overnight at hotel his trailer and two lawn mowers were stolen half way through his trip. Fortunately, the local Wal-Mart donated a lawn mower so he could finish his trip to New York City Battery Park.