Things to consider when buying a robotic lawnmower

Size of yard:

The first thing to consider is how large a yard you need to mow.  You should pick the one right for your yard.  Remember however, if 1/2 your yard is enclosed by fencing, then the true acreage you should consider would be for 1/2 the yard size…cause a robot can’t go through a fence.

Worx Landroid

McCulloch ROB 1000

Robomow RC306

Robomow RS630

Husqvarna Automower 315

Husqvarna Automower 450X

Max. 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)


The Robot will not be able to mow every inch of your yard:

Unfortunately, you can’t get rid of your old mower just yet.  The robotic lawnmower will not likely be able to mow all parts of your yard and you’ll still need to “trim” the edges and unreachable spots.  But this will still likely reduce a 2 hour mowing session into a 20 minute one!

Look at the features

Look at the features the robot lawnmowers have.  Some have rain sensors, alarms, passcodes, control with an app, or other features others may not have.  If a particular feature is important to you, it may be worth paying a little extra to get it.  An interesting feature the Husqvarna has is “weather timer”.  This reduces mowing times during hot, dry weather (i.e. when grass doesn’t grow).

Worx Landroid

McCulloch ROB 1000

Robomow RC306

Robomow RS630

Husqvarna Automower 315

Husqvarna Automower 450X

Anti-theft Alarm

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rain sensor

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Passcode

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

Read the fine print

I’ve noticed Husqvarna, by default, sells the mower without an install kit (perimeter wire & stakes).  Check the fine print before you press the “buy” button to make sure you are getting everything you wanted.

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