As with robot vacuum cleaners, the robot lawn mower world is full of variety and numerous selections. For example, some mowers move slowly but are able to cut larger amounts of grass at a time, while other mowers have plenty of speed yet require frequent recharges. Depending on your budget and needs, you may find a wallet-friendly basic model or one with extra features and more power at a higher cost. This list of robot lawn mowers offers several different options and features.
1. WORX Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower, 28-volt WG794
Struggling to find a convenient time to mow the lawn? The Landroid lets you customize mowing schedules, even on a daily basis. It also runs up to seven days each week, ensuring your lawn is well-maintained at all times. Unlike traditional mowers, which often remove large amounts of grass at a time, this mower gives the grass a trim on a routine basis. Another highlight is its minimal noise operation, making it easy to mow the lawn during the day or at night without disturbing the neighbors.
- Customizable mowing schedules
- Routinely trims grass
- Minimal noise operation
- Subpar battery life
- Time-consuming setup
- Doesn’t always return home to charge
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2. Robomow RM510 Robotic Lawnmower
Safety-conscious consumers particularly appreciate the wealth of safety features this robot lawn mower offers. For starters, the blades automatically stop when they sense an obstacle, and the lawn mower even changes its driving direction. There’s also a child lock to prevent children from operating the mower. You can use a unique PIN code to lock your mower and ensure that no one else operates it. Using the edge mode, the blades follow the perimeter wire around your lawn in order to fully cut the edges.
Price: $899.00 (25 percent off MSRP)
- Numerous safety features
- PIN code for security
- Edge mode for lawn edges
- Can take awhile to set up
- May get stuck in troughs or ditches
- Takes awhile to cut an average-size yard
3. LawnBott LB3210 Robotic Lawn Mower
This fully automatic robot lawn mower covers yards up to one acre as well as 25 degree slopes. It’s also advertised as quite energy efficient, cost just $7-$10 per year in electricity. This mower, designed in Italy, uses Adaptive Programming Technology to help itself adapt to the specific requirements of your yard. An advanced spiral cut programming allows the mower to fully concentrate on one section at a time, and staying away from areas where it detects higher grass. If your yard is particularly slippery, you may want to spring for the optional spiked wheels.
- Covers up to 1 acre
- Energy efficient
- Adheres to specific yard requirements
- Occasionally heads outside its designated boundary
- Wheels and mower brushes need to be replaced periodically
- Could use a bit more power
4. Hybrid Remote Control Mower BE Class
Unlike most robot lawn mowers, this unit comes with its own power plant — meaning it generates its own electricity. However, you can still expect a generous amount of power and performance. For example, this mower can easily cut weeds up to three feet. It also has enough power to effortlessly climb up 25 degree slopes. A handy radio control enables you to control the unit in virtually any direction, whether you want it to go forward, backwards, to the right, or to the left. As an added bonus, a hitch on the back makes it possible to pull everything from herbicide to fertilizer spreaders.
- Generates its own electricity
- Cuts weeds up to 3 feet
- Includes hitch on the back
- Awkward blade switch placement
- Confusing manual/setup instructions
- Servicing can be tricky
5. Robomow RS612 Robotic Lawn Mower
This Robomow model is ready to tackle yards up to 1/4 acres, or 13,000 square feet, in size. It’s also equipped with large steel blades that trim and clip the grass, keeping it looking pristine throughout the week. As an added bonus, this robot lawn motor features built-in Bluetooth connectivity so that you can easily manage it through its own Robomow app. If the thought of a complex setup has you feeling frustrated, you’ll appreciate the simple one-time setup of this robot lawn mower. When it’s ready, the mower leaves its docking station, mows the lawn, then returns to the docking station to charge.
Price: $1,599.00 (11 percent off MSRP)
- Ideal for lawns up to 1/4 acres or 13,000 square feet
- Large steel blades
- Automatically returns to base
- Relatively short battery life
- Narrow pass template less than ideal