HOW DOES THE ROBOMOW WORK?
A small wire is pegged to the ground around the perimeter of your lawn, a similar type of technology that invisible pet containment systems use. This is a one-time setup and takes about as long as it does to mow your lawn one time. This wire will virtually disappear from sight in two to three weeks in normal growing conditions. This wire forms the virtual fence for the Robomow, containing it to the area you are mowing.
Generally speaking, it takes a bit longer for the Robomow to mow than a walk-behind mower, but this is insignificant since you can do other things while the mower is busy. Total time will depend on size of yard and also on the model chosen.
Remember, with Robomow you may cut your grass whenever you choose, any time day or night. Since you are free to spend this time elsewhere, it is truly a time-saving product.
Robomow is a dedicated mulcher and the healthiest way to manage clippings for your lawn. It mulches in one or three separate chambers using high RPM motors (5800 RPM). The result is more effective mulching than most conventional mowers, leaving smaller clippings that disappear into the roots of the grass. These smaller clippings provide for quick decomposition into a natural fertilizer for your lawn. There is absolutely no need to collect the clippings.
If a slope is currently being cut safely with a walk-behind, the Robomow will handle it fine.
Robomow has been tested with several different systems, with little or no adverse effect.
Robomow stays within the wire round the edge of the lawn. It cannot cross over and stray into other areas.
Robomow is the only robotic mower with blades that cut outside the wheels and a unique Edge mode, which enables it to follow the perimeter wire for complete coverage of the lawn edges.
Robomow meets or exceeds all CPSC mandated requirements for walk behind mowers. Safety sensors that detect bumping into an object, sensors that detect a lift of the cutting deck, child lock safety features and manual operator presence controls all add in significant safety measures far above those found on conventional walk mowers today. It simply is the safest way to mow your lawn.
SUITABLE LAWNS FOR A ROBOTIC MOWER
If your lawn can be cut using a walk-behind mower, Robomow® will work in your garden.
There are 2 basic criteria to consider: size of the lawn and whether you need a base station or not. The RL2000 and the RM510 are both supplied with a base station, providing full automation. These models will automatically depart from the station at pre-set scheduled times. With other models, all you have to do is drive Robomow to the lawn and press the GO button. To see the full comparison between models, click here.
Trees or other areas within the lawn that should not be accessible to the mower are handled in one of two ways. If the object is rigid and at least six inches (20cm) tall, the mower simply bumps into them, as the bumper sensors will detect the small impact and cause the mower to change direction. Other areas, like a flowerbed or swimming pool, are excluded from the cutting area by using the same wire as installed on the perimeter. The object is simply looped out during installation of the perimeter wire. The inbound and outbound leads of the wire used to loop out the object are installed right next to one another. This causes the signal in this section of the wire to cancel, allowing the mower full access around the obstacle, but keeping it out of the area excluded.
Most Robomow models include a TheftGuard deterrent system, which enables you to select a personal 4-digit code that must be entered for each use. The mower is totally useless to anyone else without the code. The RL mowers weigh approximately 75 pounds (35 kg) with battery, so it is not easily carried away. If the mower is operating, one must know how to stop it.
Robomow is also very quiet, so it will attract little attention when running unattended. While theft of our personal property is an unfortunate aspect of our daily lives, we have seen no trend for theft of the Robomow. This is of course a personal decision, and must be weighed on your own experience in your community and neighbourhood.
The Robomow does not leave stripes on your lawn after cutting; it leaves a striking smooth uniform appearance. Since it does not create a large air flow from the blade rotation, it will not lay the grass down similar to a walk mower, which is what creates stripes. However, since it is moving across the grass in all directions it offers a much better quality of cut than a traditional walk behind.
A traditional walk mower has to leave stripes, there is no choice. So, if you must have stripes, it would be preferable to have them look nice and neat. With the Robomow, there are no stripes, so no need to worry!
Yes – the RM510 and RL2000 models can maintain up to 4 lawns completely automatically. Robomow can be installed to travel from lawn to lawn, across pathways, over driveways, etc. automatically without any intervention required by you. This gives you 100% automation.
Yes – everything is fully waterproof. Both Robomow and the base station are fully weatherproof and an onboard rain sensor can determine grass and weather conditions, and adjust its program accordingly. The contacts for the charging station are made from surgical grade stainless steel and will not corrode.
The set up is quite easy. It is a one-time requirement involving pegging a wire down to the perimeter of your lawn. Detailed instructions are included in the operating manual, as well as a complete video demonstrating the set up steps. In addition, a small ruler is included to help guide you in the installation. The average set up will take approximately 1 to 4 hours.
No, in fact most people simply stake it down to the lawn, at the ground level. The pegs or stakes hold it down to the ground, and the grass grows over and covers it very quickly. You may bury it up to 3-4 inches (7-10cm) if you desire.
Yes, the mowing height range is 20-57mm and is controlled from the front wheel and a rear wheel ground clearance adjustment.
Yes, the mowing height range is 20-80mm. Simply lift the Robomow cover and rotate the mowing adjustment knob.
Yes, the mowing height range is 20-80mm. Lift the bumper door and rotate the mowing adjustment knob, while pushing it down.