Hints & Tips
Relaxing weekends are often interrupted with a few hours walking behind a lawnmower to keep the grass in order. But this need not be the case thanks to a new generation of robotic mowers which do the job for you.
It is easy to set up these by simply pegging down a base station and then running a cable around the perimeter area be cut.
You can then tell your new best friend when to cut the grass in the knowledge that it will find it’s own way back home when it needs re-charging and will scuttle back to shelter when it rains
High speed blades in these machines chop the clippings very finely so that when so that when they fall back on to the lawn they rot down they provide valuable nutrients.
Robomow is the leading brand in the UK and the Robomow RC302 Automatic Robot Lawn Mower is a great little machine for a smaller lawns, say up to 200 sq metres and can handle inclines of up to 36 degrees.
This mower is fitted with a 26 volt lithium battery which can re-charge in 60 to 90 minutes.
Cutting heights are adjustable from 15 mm to 60 mm and all Robomow mowers are very easy to maintain with blade and wheel motors simple to replace.
This little machine costs £799, £50 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day. It has a two year warranty.
For a lawn around 600 sq metres in size the Robomow RC306 Automatic Robot Lawn Mower is the one for the job.
This one has a 200 Watt electric motor and 26 volt lithium battery and such is the advanced technology that it can be controlled with a Smartphone or tablet.
So you could be on the beach in the south of France and tell the robot to cut the grass back home as you sip a glass of something cool in the knowledge that the robot will go back to its home of it rains or needs re-charging.
These mowers are fitted with a pin code which makes them useless if they are stolen. The cutting heights from 15 mm to 60 mm is very easy to adjust and it automatically cuts out if it is lifted or tilted. The cutting width is 28 cm.
This one costs £1199, £200 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and it has a two year maker’s warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day.
And the top of the range machine is the Robomow RS630 Automatic Robot Lawn Mower which will cut a lawn up to 3000 sq metres.
This has a 400 Watt electric motor powered by a 26 volt lithium battery and the cutting deck overlaps can be set to follow the lawn edges very closely to obviate the need for trimming the edges later.
This has a 56 cm cutting width and a floating cutter deck to give a neat and even finish. And ti can be programmed to cut four different zones to add to its versatility.
It costs £2499, £200 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two year warranty from Robomow. We deliver it free the following working day.
For a full list of robomotic mowers see these pages.
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