How would you like to always have a perfectly cut lawn, rain or shine? Here are some things to keep in mind before purchasing the best lawn mower for your garden.
How big is your lawn?
When buying a lawnmower, you should choose a model adapted to the size of your lawn. But keep in mind that the cutting capacity is usually calculated on flat and uniform grass, so if your lawn is very undulating or there are bushes, it is better to choose a lawn mower with a higher capacity. This is also important if you do not want to use it at night.
Does your garden have steep slopes?
If you have a lawn with steep slopes, you should choose a lawnmower that is suitable for the task, that is, powerful and with good traction. Mower robots work even when it rains, so choose one whose wheels have a good grip. Our most powerful model is the Automower ™ 330X, capable of climbing slopes with a 45% inclination.
Is your garden complex?
If your garden has intricate passages and several different zones, you must make sure that your lawnmower meets the conditions to function in a complex garden. A recommendation would be to choose a lawnmower with guide wires. It’s an easy way to make sure the blade can go anywhere, however narrow.
Make sure your robotic lawnmower is equipped with a PIN lock code, alarm and, preferably, also a GPS tracker. If you report the theft of your product to the dealer, they may register the mower on a blacklist so that it is impossible to maintain it.
Is the screen easy to understand?
Almost nobody thinks about it when selecting a robotic lawnmower, but it’s a good idea to check how the system works. Examine the manual and take a look at the screen to see if it is clear and intuitive and if it is easy to scroll through the options. Remember that although most settings are made when the mower is installed, the timer and cutting length settings often change from one station to another.
Children and pets should not be allowed to approach the area where the mower is, but this probability exists. Therefore, it would be advisable to use a lawn mower with a retractable blade cutter blade. Since the mower passes every day, the depth of cut is small and, in case of contact with a leg or foot, will not cause serious injury.
Is there a workshop nearby?
Another factor that you should keep in mind when selecting a robotic lawnmower is the proximity of an appropriate workshop. A good distributor or workshop will help you with repairs, maintenance, software updates and wintering. Check if you have distributors in your area .
Aspects that you should consider before buying:
- The drawing and the size of the wheels influence the ease with which you can climb steep slopes
- Is its use and maintenance easy? It’s a pain to have to call the technical service just because the system is difficult to understand
- Acquire a larger machine if your garden is complicated and has many slopes and embankments
If you want to see a detailed comparison of the different models of Automower ™ go to the comparison page .