Rocking Robots That Will Cut Your Lawn the Best
How many times have you wished that you could just sit back and read a book while someone else mows your lawn? With these lawn mower robots, you finally can!
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Worx Landroid Pre-Programmed Robotic Lawn Mower
The Worx Landroid is a great option to consider if you’re researching lawn mower robots. The pre-programmable robotic mower can run seven days a week to ensure you maintain a manicured lawn. It even allows you to customize daily mowing schedules. The Landroid is capable of seamlessly navigating narrow passages and cutting with precision on slopes angling up to 20 degrees. And, because it runs on a 28V rechargeable battery, there are zero emissions.
Amazon reviewers love it. “I am going on my second season, which is about 10 months of use,” says one person. “I just bought a second one for my mother’s yard, that’s how awesome this is. The reasons why I got this:
1. I was in the market for a new mower or a riding mower and this is in that price range
2. I traveled a lot at the time and didn’t like my weekends to be consumed by yardwork
3. When considering paying someone to mow, this unit costs about as much as one season so ROI was high
4. I have seasonal allergies, so mowing means medication and time out afterwards to recover
5. It’s a robot, its awesome and the rest of my home is automated so why not my yard too.”
For more information, you can also read our in-depth review of the Worx Landroid.
Fastpro Robotic Lawn Mower
The coolest aspect of this robotic lawn mower is its rain sensor. If the mower senses rain drops it will go back to the charging station and will restart when the weather clears up. It also has a collision sensor that enables the mower to detect obstacles while working. It even has an anti-theft security system. When enabled, it causes the machine to alarm when lifted.
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Husqvarna Automower Robotic Lawn Mower
This large and in charge robotic lawn mower is packed with features. It’s equipped with GPS navigation to provide more efficient mowing. The mower can handle steep slopes with an incline of as much as 45 percent. Suitable to cover areas up to 34,000 square feet, the mower uses smart technology that adapts the amount of mowing to the lawn’s growth rate, so it can spot mow longer grass.
“It works great!” says an Amazon reviewer. “It is about the sixth one we have had and is much improved from the earlier models. We have a large yard and operate two at the same time. The lawn looks like it is freshly mowed all the time because it is. The clippings are so fine you can’t see them. Love it.”
Gardena Robotic Lawn Mower
This lawn mower robot can mow a lawn up to a maximum of 800 square feet effectively and reliably. The R80li cuts grass tips with razor sharp blades to provide you the desired look without any effort on your part. Once needed, the robot will automatically return to its charging station to juice up its powerful 18V/1.6Ah rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Robomow Robotic Lawn Mower
This small but mighty lawn mower was designed with small lawns in mind. If you’re looking to save storage space, and don’t need to dole out the cash for something large, the Robomow RX12 is a discreet and compact option that can cover lawns up to 2,000 square feet. While not programmable to a schedule, you simply need to press the button to start the mowing.
“I waited until the end of the season so I could give an informed review,” says an Amazon reviewer. “I have a very small yard that needs cutting every other day. It was irritating. I bought this mower fully expecting to return it. But I was pleasantly surprised. This is an excellent mower and fairly easy to set up. It does an excellent job of mowing and has plenty of power. Now and then guide wire will break or the mower will run just past the wire. So far all issues have been easy to resolve. This yard was not pool table flat, and the mower handles it with ease.”
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McCulloch Programmable Robotic Mower
Designed for lawn areas up to 1/4 acre, the ROB is a programmable robot mower that includes a charging station, three metal cutting blades, 656 feet of boundary wire and 200 pegs. Just program the schedule for the mower to cut whenever you’d like, day or night.
“I purchased the McCulloch ROB robotic lawn mower in July of 2017 and it is the best purchase I have made in regards to any yard equipment,” says an Amazon reviewer. “Since robotic mowing is new to me I also bought the expert assembly service that Amazon offers with this product to assist with setup, which went very well. The expert assembly service was handled all electronically through the Amazon app and email. While the product is in process of being delivered, Amazon works with you on times you are available for the installer to come to your house and install the mower. The install took roughly two hours for the team to lay down the ground wire and get the unit programmed. Honestly, after seeing them install this unit, I could have done this myself, so this is definitely a DIY project.”
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MowBo Automatic Robot Lawn Mower
Another option on our list of lawn mower robots is the efficient MowBo. It uses razor blades instead of a heavy steel blade to cut your lawn on a regular basis. According to MowBo, cutting the grass instead of tearing it (as with a dull steel blade) is healthier for your lawn. The robot is also 75 percent lighter than a push mower and 300 percent lighter than a riding mower. This makes for less stress on the grass it drives over and less compaction of the soil, so you’ll have a healthier lawn!
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Husqvarna Automower 450X Robotic Lawn Mower
For a large and complex lawn, this robot lawn mower is your best bet. This top-of-the-line model can take on challenges like multiple narrow passages, obstacles, tough terrain and slopes up to 45 percent. Enjoy the GPS-assisted navigation and Automower Connect app that allows you to control, track and stay updated at the touch of a screen.
“We are proud owners of one of humanity’s greatest invention,” says an Amazon reviewer. “Batmo, our name for the Automower because of the close resemblance to the BatMobile, has been mowing for us for two weeks. Our quarter-acre backyard grass has never looked so good and healthy all the time and it is the middle of a scorching summer. We have shared with friends that it makes the lawn look like we installed AstroTurf. What we like about the product is: it is easy to install — my husband and I installed, programmed and had it running within three hours, it can be controlled by your mobile devices — easy setup and intuitive controls, it runs rain or shine.”
Robomow RS612 Robotic Lawn Mower
Capable of handling lawns up to 14,000 square feet, the Robomow RS612 features large steel blades and souped-up “heavy-on-the grass” motors so you can trim and clip your lawn even on the busiest of schedules.
“I bought this RS630 as a replacement for my Robomow RL800 which lasted for 15 years,” says an Amazon reviewer. “There is a lot to like about this new mower: it’s much quieter, there are more mowing options which are easily selected from the mobile app. My lawn looks great.”
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Terra Robot Mower
This high-tech gardening tool is brought to you by iRobot—the company behind the Roomba robotic vacuum. The electric-power Terra mower is a quiet machine much like the Roomba. It features a pair of tri-blade mulchers that move slowly over the lawn. Like the Roomba, Terra is meant to be used around a lawn daily or a few times a week instead of chopping back a week’s worth of grass at one time. The robot’s various sensors keep its eye on the prize and away from obstacles like toys and unexpected debris. iRobot plans to have the Terra available for sale in the U.S. in 2020.