Robotic Lawnmowers

Robotic lawnmowers are a relatively new and unknown product on the scene.  This website is meant to help you figure out the best robotic lawnmower to buy for yourself. 

The main players in the robotic lawnmower business

While there are a multitude of robotic lawnmowers from which to choose, the “big three” that seem to pop up the most are Worx, Husqvarna, and Robomow.

The Worx Landroid gives the most bang for the buck, coming in at $850-$1,000, or about 1/2 the price of the equivalent sized mowers from some of the other vendors (see comparison table of mowers below).  The Worx Landroid is also the highest ranked robotic mower by Consumers Report. 

The next most affordable is the McCulloch ROB 1000 (which appears to be owned by Husqvarna).  It’s price is about $200 more than the Worx Landroid, but it includes an anti-theft alarm which the Worx Landroid doesn’t have.

For larger yards, the Husqvarna or Robomow are your best bets.  The Robomow RS630 can go up to 3/4 of an acre.

If you want a higher-end mower, then the Husqvarna Automower 315 has a few more features.  If you want the top-of-the-line mower, then you should go with the Husqvarna Automower 450X which has the largest capacity at 1-1/4 acres.  It also has some cool features other manufactures don’t have, such as “weather timer”, which reduces mowing during hot, dry weather (see comparison table of mowers below).  It appears the Automower 450X needs to be bought directly from Husqvarna dealer.   

A quick reference comparison table is given below:

Worx Landroid

McCulloch ROB 1000

Robomow RC306 

Robomow RS630 

Husqvarna Automower 315 

Husqvarna Automower 450X

Cost $850 – $1,000 $1,175 – $1,200 $1,300 $2,500 $2,000 + $160 install kit $3,500 + $250 install kit
Maximum Area 1/4 Acre (10,890 sqft) 1/4 Acre (10,890 sqft) 1/8 Acre (5,445 sqft) 3/4 Acre (32,670 sqft) 3/8 Acre (16,335 sqft) 1 1/4 Acre (54,450 sqft)
Cutting height 1.6” – 4.0” 0.8” – 2.0” 0.6” – 3.1” 0.8” – 3.1” 0.8” – 2.4” 0.8” – 2.4”
Blade type Razor blade type Razor blade type Solid blade Solid blade Razor blade type Razor blade type
Anti-theft Alarm No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rain sensor Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Passcode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Program mow times Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
App control No No Yes Yes No Yes
Weather timer No No No No Yes Yes
GPS No No No No No Yes
Maximum Slope 35% 25% 36% 36% 40% 45%
Barrier wire length 590 ft 656 ft 600 ft 1,200 ft Medium install kit – 820 ft Large install kit – 1,312 ft
Barrier wire pegs 200 400 250 450 Medium install kit – 400 Large install kit – 600
Battery type Lithium Lithium Lithium Lithium Lithium Lithium
Warranty 3 year 3 year 1 year 1 year 2 year 2 year

Note: The table gives the low-end and high-end mowers for Husqvarna and Robomow, but additional mowers are available which have capacities in-between what is listed on the table. 

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