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Automatic lawn mower - robomow

We are considering getting an automated lawn mower like the Robomow RS615u but based on some reviews it appears as if it can only mow properly if the width of the lawn is 4-5 meters (although the manufacturer claims that it will do the job in narrow passages as well).
We have a narrow passage of about 1.5 meters in the way that needs to be mowed and a passage of about a meter to pass through.
Do you own a Robomow or any other automated lawn mower ? If so would love to get your opinion on this issue with narrow passages.

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Re: Automatic lawn mower - robomow

I've seen a few on amazon.de
Some had great reviews, but never purchased one myself.
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Re: Automatic lawn mower - robomow

My best purchase ever was: Husqvarna 420.

We have a complicated garden with passage ways to different parts, shaped as a U all around the house, with various plants, flowerbeds, sandpit and other obstacles and the mower just mows...

If the guide wires are set up right, robbie the robot can make it through the tightest areas, and will mow on undeterred even if he has to do a 47 point turn to get out of a tight spot, he is relentless!

It was a hell to mow manually before and I will never go back to my old life now I have my robot (4 years now...)
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It was a hell to mow manually before and I will never go back to my old life now I have my robot (4 years now...)
Is it still on the same battery? Just wondering.
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Re: Automatic lawn mower - robomow

Our neighbors have one and it seems to go through narrow-ish spaces and around plants, etc. just fine. They love it, and I also love that it's far quieter than a regular mower.
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Old 10.05.2019, 23:08
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Re: Automatic lawn mower - robomow

Don´t buy a robomower please.
https://www.wired.com/story/robot-la...ing-hedgehogs/
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Re: Automatic lawn mower - robomow

Not sure if it is still the same now, but I got a Gardena a few years ago, and all Gardena's were simply re-badged Husqvarna, but cheaper. Under the hood it is a Husqvarna, and I even had to send it to a Husqvarna repair center to get the batteries changed (was very good service, btw.) It does tight spaces very well.

I set it to almost the shortest cut possible, so I did not have the hedgehog problem.

Before the Gardena, I had a Robomow. The approach is different: Robomows use a big blade and runs about 3-4 times a week, making quite some noise while it is working (for about 2 hours each time). The Gardena on the other hand, seems to be working all the time but it is almost unnoticeable as it is very quiet.
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Re: Automatic lawn mower - robomow

Bought one of these: https://www.myrobotcenter.ch/de_ch/w...00-wr141e-2019

Good for narrow lawns. Only got it a couple of weeks ago and brought it inside as the weather has been too cold, will get it back out. So far happy with it. Cuts to the edge which makes a big difference.
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Bought one of these: https://www.myrobotcenter.ch/de_ch/w...00-wr141e-2019

Good for narrow lawns. Only got it a couple of weeks ago and brought it inside as the weather has been too cold, will get it back out. So far happy with it. Cuts to the edge which makes a big difference.
Seems a waste of money. I still cant understand why you dont do it yourself with a hand or power mower?
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Seems a waste of money. I still cant understand why you dont do it yourself with a hand or power mower?
Basically:

1/ Often only have time to mow at the weekend - Sat (as not allowed on Sun). And often this is not possible due to rain or out... So lawn can go unmowed for several weeks

2/ These devices drop the clippings over your lawn and acts as a fertiliser

3/ Regular mowing keeps weeds at bay and encourages the grass to spread

Obviously it comes down to personnel preferences and what money you are willing to spend...
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Not sure if it is still the same now, but I got a Gardena a few years ago, and all Gardena's were simply re-badged Husqvarna, but cheaper. Under the hood it is a Husqvarna, and I even had to send it to a Husqvarna repair center to get the batteries changed (was very good service, btw.).
Husqvarna is the name of the company that owns the Gardena brand. No surprise they didn't bother to change the motor or transmission...probably not worth it. They just priced the Husqvarna product at the normal Gardena price point.
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Basically:

1/ Often only have time to mow at the weekend - Sat (as not allowed on Sun). And often this is not possible due to rain or out... So lawn can go unmowed for several weeks

2/ These devices drop the clippings over your lawn and acts as a fertiliser

3/ Regular mowing keeps weeds at bay and encourages the grass to spread

Obviously it comes down to personnel preferences and what money you are willing to spend...
Agree with all this. I mowed my lawn for about 10 years, had to weed, fertilize, etc.etc. and it still didn’t look that good with bald patches, foreign grass and so on. A few weeks after I started using the robomow, I had the most beautiful lawn ever.
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Re: Automatic lawn mower - robomow

I have a robomow rc312 . I love it. Does an excellent job.
It mows through a narrow passage of about 1.5m.
I bought it not because I am lazy but because I choose to spend time with my kids instead of the lawn.
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Agree with all this. I mowed my lawn for about 10 years, had to weed, fertilize, etc.etc. and it still didn’t look that good with bald patches, foreign grass and so on. A few weeks after I started using the robomow, I had the most beautiful lawn ever.
Although I've never had a robot mower, I have to agree as I had a similar effect on a small lawn using a hand-pushed mower, cutting the grass short, regularly and without the collection box.
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Re: Automatic lawn mower - robomow

btw: I prefer the modles that don't have a fixed blade.
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Seems a waste of money. I still cant understand why you dont do it yourself with a hand or power mower?
Or a pair of scissors and a toothbrush.
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or a goat
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Yes for a while there I did use hand grass clippers. And got a such a problem with the tendon of my hand that I had to go to physio! But of course my lawn is only small . Weeds will come irrespective of what you use.
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or a goat
Why bother with a goat? He can become vegan and eat the lawn himself.

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