Last updated on March 19th, 2023 at 12:36 am
If you don’t have enough time in your hands to mow your own lawn and you have issues hiring someone to do the job for you, getting a robotic lawn mower might just be the solution you need.
These portable battery powered machines allows you to automate the cutting of your lawn grasses, freeing up time for you to carry out other tasks and projects.
Unlike push, work behind or ride-on mowers, you don’t have to physically push or ride on the mower to get your lawn grasses cut.
In fact, you don’t even have to be physically present for it to work. You just have to program and create a schedule of the specific times and days you want it to mow your lawn using the mobile app it comes with, and it will follow it without your intervention.
If it’s time for it to ride out and get the job done, it will start up, leave the charging station, and start mowing your lawn all by itself.
When it’s time for it to recharge, it will ride back to the charging station without your intervention and begin recharging.
Once it’s recharged, it will ride out again and continue mowing the lawn until its completed it or the schedule you set for it.
It’s that easy.
Here in this article, we’ve reviewed and listed the 5 best robotic lawn mowers, so you can choose the most suitable one for your needs.
1. Robomow RS630 robotic lawn mower
It doesn’t come cheap, but the Robomow RS630 robotic lawn mower does everything it promises to do, and then some.
Equipped with 22 inch of cutting width, the Robomow spares no grass in its part. Even if you have a large yard, the Robomow can get the job done as it’s capable of tackling yards up to ¾ acres in size.
Setup is fast and easy. All you have to do to get going is to peg the guide wires that comes with it around the perimeter of your lawn, schedule when you want it to cut the lawn using the mobile phone app, and then relax while the robotic mower does the job.
It makes use of Bluetooth connectivity, and you can even connect it to your Alexa smart home device to enable you control the Robomow just by issuing simple voice commands.
The Robomow robotic lawn mower works for a duration of 80 to 100 mins and once it’s done or needs recharging, it will automatically return to the charging station by itself.
When the weather is not suitable for mowing, like when it’s raining, the Robomow automatically returns to the charging station by itself and returns when the weather is okay to start mowing again.
Will the Robomow create a noise nuisance in your yard or neighborhood? Absolutely not. It works quietly unlike regular lawn mowers.
As for worries of theft, stealing the Robomow renders it useless because it requires a valid code from the owner for it to operate. Also, a safety feature automatically shuts off the Robomow if it’s suddenly tilted or picked up from the ground, so there’s no chance of injury to your pets or kids.
Overall, if you’re looking for a good Robotic lawn mower to keep your lawn in shape, the Robomow RS630 will definitely fit right in.
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2. Husqvarna Automower
Without doubt, one of the best robotic lawn mowers you can get today is the Husqvarna Automower. We’ve reviewed it here in this article, but here are some of the important features you should know about it.
First, as of the time of writing this article, Husqvarna currently produces about 6 models of the Automower, and although they all work the same way, they have slightly different features.
The six models of the Husqvarna Automower you can choose from include the Husqvarna 115H, the Husqvarna 310, 315, 315X, 430X and the Husqvarna Automower 430XH.
The major differences between them is that the higher models takes less time to charge their batteries, they store more charge, mows for a longer period of time before returning to the charge station for recharging, they mow larger lawns and they have GPS tracking which is very useful in case of theft.
Setup is quite easy, so you can set it up yourself if you’re curious enough and like carrying out these kind of DIY projects.
However, Husqvarna recommends you let their own professional installer carry out the installation for you so everything works smoothly from the start.
3. Worx WR140 Landroid robotic lawn mower
If you’ve been looking up Robotic lawn mowers for some time, then you must have seen or heard of the Worx Landroid.
Just like the previous models on this list, it’s a fully automated robot that will mow your lawn all by itself without your intervention.
All you need to do is set up the charging base, use the boundary wire to define the perimeter of your lawn so it does not go beyond the perimeter and set up the mowing schedule using the mobile app.
From there it’s hands free.
Connection of the Worx Landroid with the smartphone app is done using WI-FI which is very convenient. From there, you can schedule everything you want it to do.
You can measure your lawn, check the progress of your Landroid robotic lawn mower, and change the mowing schedule if you want to.
The Worx Landroid uses a patented AI tech that allows it to navigate your lawn intelligently almost the way a human would navigate it.
It can navigate through tight passage ways and go around obstacles if it bumps into them. It can also mow lawns that slopes up to 20 degrees.
When it detects rain, it returns automatically to the charging station until the lawn is dry enough for it to continue.
All in all, the Worx Landroid WR140 is definitly one of the best fully automated machines you can use to take lawn mowing out of your to-do list.
4. McCulloch ROB 1000
If you have up to 0.25 acres of lawn that needs cutting regularly, but you don’t want to do the job by yourself or hire people to do it, then this McCulloch ROB 1000 is the ideal machine you need.
It will cut your lawn without complaining, day and night if you program it to do so.
Just like other robotic lawn mowers, you have to set up the charging station and the perimeter using the guide wires that come with it.
Once setup and programmed, the McCulloch will take over the job of mowing your lawn.
It mows silently, thus can work day and night without any form of disturbance to you or your neighbors.
ROB includes safety features that makes it suitable for households where there are pets and kids playing around.
The tiny blades that cut the grass stops automatically if it’s lifted or accidentally tilted, and thus preventing any form of injury to kids and pets.
A loud audible alarm also goes off simultaneously to alert you in case the mower is moved to scare away thieves and prevent it from being stolen.
It cuts neatly and efficiently, and it’s definitely one of the models you can get your hands on today.
5. Gardena R80Li robotic lawn mower
The Gardena R80Li is another robotic lawn mower you can use to automate the cutting of the grasses in your yard. It has the capacity to cut grasses from 2 to 5 cm in height.
Setting up the mower is very easy, as it comes with very good and clear assembly instructions from the manufacturer.
You can program it to work at specific days and times, and it will work whenever you want it to, whether night or day.
One Gardena R80Li mower can mow up to a maximum 800 square meters of yard space effectively. It has a good battery capacity, but whenever the battery runs low, it will automatically return to the charging station by itself to recharge.
Once it’s recharged and ready to work again, it will start mowing again all by itself just the way you programmed it to work.
Since it’s battery operated, it does not produce any form of emission or noise, even when mowing in the night.
The Gardena R80Li has an antitheft protection to prevent it from being stolen. Overall, it features everything you need to fully automate the mowing of your lawn.
6 thoughts on “The 5 Best Robotic Lawn Mowers in 2023 [Reviews]”
Interesting list but surely the ability to cut to the edge of the grass or not needs reviewing and reporting. I cannot believe that people really want to have to trim the edges manually after buying such lovely machines to automate the job.
Yeah, you’re right, these machines don’t have the ability to edge the lawn automatically, but I believe they’re worth the money considering all the time and effort they save you. Edging won’t take as much time as actually mowing the lawn, so you can probably do that yourself in your spare time.
Very interesting topic, thanks for putting up.
Thanks for stopping by.
I have an acre and a half with several obstacles: raised beds, mobile home, shed, etc. Which one can navigate obstacles the best and cut a huge lawn?
Any one of them can navigate obstacles properly. You just have to install the boundary wires properly around your yard and around all the obstacles you don’t want it to hit, like the raised beds, shed and your mobile home. The Husqvarna Automower is one good option to go for.