Why you should have a robot mower.Chris Harrison
Robot mowers are life-changing.
This article will explain how a robot mower can change your life by giving you time for other things – and it will save you money. Are you fed up with mowing your lawn? Paying to have your grass cut? Or maintaining an expensive ride-on mower? You don’t need to do it anymore. Lawn mowing can be time consuming and hard work; and a healthy lawn doesn’t come easily. But there is a new hi-tech solution to the problem that can replace all of this effort – for ever.
Robot mowers can do all of the work.
It is certain that most of our lawns will be cut by robotic mowers in the future. The new Robotic mowers aren’t just lawnmowers, they can do all of the work for you without your supervision, and around the clock. Robot mowers such as Automower or iMow are so quiet that they can work in the night without disturbing anyone and you can program the working hours, so you can have the lawn to yourself whenever you like. Some robot mowers have a mower app, so you can have total control of the mower wherever you are.
A random travelling pattern allows the robot mower to find every corner of a lawn. The machines are guided by boundary wires laid by an installer around the perimeter and within that area it moves in irregular patterns so that there are no lines or traces of mowing in the grass. They can easily handle wet and rainy conditions, as well as complex, difficult terrain, including slopes, holes and even temporary obstacles like pine cones and fruits. Robot lawn mowers are battery-driven and come with a charging station, connected to your electrical garden outlet. When it is finished mowing it automatically returns to the recharging station. It will do this automatically.
The lawn will look amazing.
A real bonus is that robot mowers keep grass healthy because they constantly cut the grass as it grows. This is by far the gentlest way to cut grass. Whereas ordinary mowing usually takes off several centimeters which are then collected and removed, the clippings from robot mowers are only a few millimetres long. There is no need to collect clippings because they will mulch down into the soil, fertilizing the lawn. This is not a visible process and there is no mess at all.
Useless to thieves
Nearly everyone who is considering a robot mower worries about losing their new machine to criminals. In practice there are almost no reported incidents of theft – most self-respecting thieves are fully aware of the consequences. Husqvarna Automower and Stihl’s iMow have protection against theft in several ways. A pin code is required for any intervention. An alarm will immediately sound if the code is ignored when the mower is stopped or lifted. It is useless if stolen and it can’t operate with other charging stations. Some Husqvarna models use GPS to enhance coverage of the lawn – this also allows an owner to track the machine if it goes missing for any reason, and when reported stolen it will be registered as such and identified as soon as any attempt is made to put it into operation.
A proven technology that works
For many Europeans, if you start a petrol engine lawnmower on a Sunday afternoon, you are considered to be extremely anti-social, such is the uptake of robotic mowing and battery technology in general. In Sweden, for example, around half of all grass cutting machines now sold are robot mowers, and in Switzerland it’s almost 60%, and this trend is increasing all around the world. The UK is way behind – just less than 1%, but the day is fast approaching when robot mowers are the automatic choice for mowing your lawn.