Robot lawn mowers make life easier for homeowners who find pushing a traditional lawnmower too tedious, especially on a hot sunny day.
These robot mowers can help you keep your lawns properly cut and healthy, sans the hassle. You can just let them run on their own while you do your work or go to the office.
What are the best robot lawn mowers available in the market now?
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The Robomow RS635 Pro SX costs $3,845. The price is probably the only thing that would turn you off about the RS635 Pro SX.
Now that that is out of the way, here are the reasons why you should buy the RS635 Pro SX. The Robomow RS635 Pro SX is great if you have a large lawn as it can effectively cover up to 5,000 sq. m. of space. It has a mowing width of around 56 centimeters and mowing height of up to 80 millimeters.
It can also cut sloping yards of up to 36%, or around 20 degrees. It uses a 26-volt lithium battery that you would need to charge for around 90 minutes for an average run time of 80 minutes.
The Robomow RS635 Pro SX also works quietly. At its quietest, it can work with only a 66-dB noise level. On normal runs, it registers a noise level of 74 dB. Your garbage disposal or dishwasher is a whole lot noisier than this.
The big blades of the Robomow RS635 ensure that you can cut big lawns in a lot less time. You can also mow your lawns at night while you sleep because it is so quiet it will not disturb you or your neighbors.
Additionally, it is child-safe and you can schedule when you want it to mow. It also has theft protection and rain sensors.
Furthermore, you can use the Robomow app to drive the robot mower, get status updates on the mower such as the remaining mower time, level of charge for the battery, and when it is scheduled to mow again. You can also use the mobile app to set up a schedule.
Most conveniently, you can use the app to tell the robot mower to go back to base, to start mowing, or to mow the edges even when you are not at home.
Nevertheless, the expensive price tag might force you to look at other robot mowers out there. Plus, you should know that the Robomow RS635 Pro SX takes some time to set up, but this is true for other robot mowers.
2. Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R
Flymo, a manufacturer of garden appliances, offers its own robotic mower. The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R is for those who have smaller lawns as it covers only 400 sq. m.
The robot mower uses an 18-volt lithium battery that gives it an average runtime of 65 minutes. You need to charge it for 50 minutes to get a full charge.
The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R follows a random pattern when mowing, so it does not leave tire marks on your lawn. It has a small blade that is designed to lessen the mess when it cuts your grass.
The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R is also very quiet with a rated noise level of 45 to 58 decibels. This means it is just as noisy as a person speaking in a normal conversational volume. Aside from how quiet it is, the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R is also very affordable.
It sells for GBP599.99 (around $770) on Amazon’s UK site (check this listing for the latest live prices). The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R proves that a good robot mower does not necessarily have to be expensive.
However, the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R is not available in the United States. It also does not have the features that most other robot mowers have, such as a mobile app. Nevertheless, even with its lower price, the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R is still a very capable robot mower that does its job rather well.
3. Worx Landroid WG757E
If you have a medium-sized lawn of up to 800 sq. m., you should definitely consider the Worx Landroid WG757E. It allows you to forget about mowing your lawn with its dual brushless motor robot mower.
It has three pivoting blades that can cut up to 60 mm of grass. The blades stop in less than two seconds as the robot mower employs both lift and tilt sensors to keep people safe if it accidentally turns over.
The Worx Landroid WG757E makes use of 28 volts of 2.0 Ah lithium-ion battery that you would need to recharge for 1.5 hours. On a full charge, the Worx Landroid WG757E works for around an hour.
The robot lawnmower would automatically go back to the charging dock when it finishes mowing or when its battery runs low. You can just push the start button for the robot mower to start or resume cleaning, but you should really create a schedule for it to start mowing on its own.
The Worx Landroid WG757E has rain sensors that would tell it to stop mowing and go back to its charging base when it starts pouring. The best thing about the Worx Landroid WG757E is that it supports multi-zone programming.
If your lawn has multiple areas, then you can set your Worx Landroid to start mowing each section separately.
4. Husqvarna Automower 450X
The Husqvarna Automower 450X figures in most lists of the best robot mowers.
And it does not come as a surprise. The Husqvarna Automower 450X is fully featured:
- It is reliable and durable and takes care of the grass no matter what the weather is. It comes equipped with 24-cm. blades and can mow up to 60 mm of grass.
- Can handle slopes of up to 45%. The Husqvarna Automower 450X can mow lawns that have a steep incline of up to 25 degrees, which is more than what any of the other robot lawnmowers included on this list can do.
- Navigation by GPS. The robot mower uses GPS to track its location so that it knows which parts of your garden have already been mowed. It will then adjust its cleaning pattern to make sure that it covers more of your lawn.
- The Husqvarna Automower 450X has a companion mobile app that allows you to remotely control your robot mower using your smartphone. You can ask it to park or to start or stop mowing even when you are miles away from home. The mobile app can also track the robot mower’s position, adding another layer of security against theft, in addition to the PIN code lock and the anti-theft alarm.
- The Husqvarna Automower 450X is one of the quietest robot mowers available. It has a rated noise level rating of 58 decibels, which is quieter than conversations in a restaurant.
These are just some of the great features that you would find in the Husqvarna Automower 450X. However, all of these features come with a price as the robot mower costs $3,500 (check this listing for the latest live prices).
This may prove to be very expensive, but if you take into consideration the fact that it can cover 5,000 sq. m. of space and that it has features that other cheaper robot mowers do not have, you could see that this price tag is justified.
Side by side comparison of the best robot lawn mowers for 2017
|Robomow RS635||Flymo 1200R||Worx Landroid WG757E||Husqvarna 450X|
|Blade size (cm)||56||17||18||24|
|Max. mowing height (mm)||80||50||60||60|
|Max. lawn area (sq. m.)||5,000||400||800||5,000|
|Lithium ion battery?||26 v||18 v||28 v||28 v|
|Chargin time (mins)||90 – 110||50||90||75|
|Average runtime (mins)||80||65||60||260|
|Noise level (dB)||66-74||45-58||63||58|
|Dimensions (cm)||73.5 x 66 x 31||58 x 46 x 26||55 x 38.5 x 26||56x31x72cm|
If you want a robot mower that has all the best features and if you are okay with paying extra for these trappings, then get the Husqvarna Automower 450X. The Automower 450X also looks great and even has its own LED headlights.
Another option for large gardens is the Robomow RS635 Pro SX. Both of these robot mowers are flagship devices for their own respective companies. This means that you cannot go wrong with any of them.
However, if you have a smaller lawn, then do consider the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R , which allows you to save because of its budget-friendly price tag. Similarly, if your lawn has several zones, you might want to consider the Worx Landroid WG757E.
Patrick Sinclair is a geek; make no mistake about that. He runs All Home Robotics in his spare time so he doesn’t have to think about his depressing cubicle and it gives him an excuse to buy expensive gadgets to review!