Robot Lawn Mower Buying Guide
The following guide will help you identify what you need to look for in a robotic lawn mower.
This maybe the most important factor to consider. How big your yard is and how much area the robot lawn mower can cover must be aligned. All models will list their recommended mowing size so check that and match that with your lawn. The biggest yard size our robot lawn mowers mow is 3/4 of an acre.
Here's a helpful scale guide to align your yard size and the appropriate mower.
1/8 acre = 5445 sqr ft
1/4 acre = 10, 890 sqr ft
1/2 acre = 21, 780 sqr ft
3/4 acre = 32, 670 sqr ft
You need to consider the battery life of your robotic lawnmower. Almost all use a docking station: the robotic lawnmower will begin cutting the grass, and when it gets a low battery, it will return to the docking station to charge.
The problem is that it takes longer for your robot lawn mower to charge than it does to run. If you have a lot of grass, then you need to consider a robot with a large battery capacity or short charge time. If the yard is smaller than the battery size isn’t as important, but still a consideration.
Almost all robotic lawnmowers feature a scheduling ability so it mows when you schedule it to. This convenience means you can use your yard for enjoyment and then have it mowed when your busy doing something else or even have it mow at night. But if you don’t mind being home and starting it manually then a basic model may suit your needs instead.
Robotic lawnmowers can sometimes take much longer than a normal person to cut your grass. They work by crisscrossing your yard several times to ensure that your grass is 100% completely cut. If you aren’t home, then the noise isn’t going to be a problem, but if you are home a lot, then you may want to look at a much quieter model.
If you buy cheap models of robotic lawnmowers, then they may not offer any support. If you want to get great support with your product, then read the reviews and make sure it's something that the brand you choose offers. We're an authorized dealer for all our robot lawn mowers, so you have the complete support on any purchase from us.
You will need a healthy supply of blades and spare parts, so make sure that the robotic lawnmower you choose includes these. Also check the availability of parts and accessories prior to purchase because natural wear and tear should be expected and eventually need to be replaced.
Perimeter Wire Set Up
Robot lawn mowers need a perimeter wire to zone your yard, so the mower knows where to mow and not stray from your yard. This is a one time set up but can take time and patience. This isn't an option but a requirement, so ask questions, do your research on which mower has the best set up efficiency. You don't want to spend weeks setting up your yard for zoning, but a few hours or days, depending on the style, shape and size of your yard.
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