Robomow RL2000 Robotic Lawnmower - - recommended for lawns up to 16,000 square feet. Fully automatic with docking station.
Mowing modes: automatic departure at the times scheduled; automatic mowing; manual mowing. Your job is to schedule a weekly program. Then forget about mowing for the whole season because RL2000 is fully automated. It will automatically depart at your pre-set times, mow the grass, and return to its docking station at the end of each operation where it will recharge and wait for its next scheduled outing. RL2000 RoboMow will take care of your lawn even when you're on vacation.
RoboMow gives you a healthy lawn, too. Within each mowing session, RoboMow cuts the grass in several directions, resulting in a healthier lawn. And thanks to the mulching system, most valuable nutrients will return back to your lawn.
Important things to know before you order RoboMow (1) RoboMow RL2000 works best in yards up to 1/3 acre. If your yard is larger, RoboMow may not be for you (some customers with larger yards opt to purchase multiple RoboMows). (2) RoboMow replaces a typical walk-behind mower; RoboMow does not replace a riding mower. (3) RoboMow does not like slopes greater than 15 degrees. If more than 1/3 of your lawn is sloped, RoboMow is not for you.
Some FAQs. How does it work and how does it know where it is going?
A small wire is pegged to the ground below the grass level around the perimeter of your lawn, a similar type of technology that invisible pet containment systems use.
This wire will virtually disappear from sight in 2 to 3 weeks in normal growing conditions. This wire forms the virtual fence for the Robomow, containing it to the area you are mowing. (NOTE: This one-time setup may require some major planning.)
The Robomow uses an onboard navigation system, monitoring its position relative to the wire around the lawn. In addition, it is always aware of its current driving direction and distance traveled. This is done by means of an internal compass-like device. This device provides the data to the mower and uses this information to determine the next most efficient path for the mower to take.
Does the Robomow know where it had mowed already?
No, it does not. Its special navigation method leads it in a triangular pattern that changes directions and covers the whole plot many times. Consequently, every square foot of the plot, unless it is too large for one operation, will be mowed from six to eight different directions, providing a fine groomed "carpet" appearance once done.
How long will it take to mow my lawn? In general, Robomow takes from 2 to 3 times longer to mow than a walk-behind mower does. However, since you are not doing the pushing, the extra time should not be a concern. Generally, a setup will consist of one plot for the front yard and one plot area for the back yard. The side yards are often included with either the front or the back. For best results on average lot sizes, where the lot size is from 1/3 to 1/2 acre, one power pack operation is used to cut one plot and a second operation is used to cut the second plot.
How will RoboMow work with obstacles such as trees and rocks?
If the object is rigid and at least 6" tall, the mower simply bumps into it and change direction. Other areas, like a flowerbed or swimming pool, are excluded from the cutting area by using the same wire as installed on the perimeter. The object is simply looped out during setup of the perimeter wire. The inbound and outbound leads of the wire used to loop out the object are installed right next to one another. This arrangement causes the signal in this section of the wire to cancel, allowing the mower full access around the obstacle, but keeping it out of the area excluded.