When looking for a mower you should pick one that can handle the size of your lawn. But remember that cutting capability is generally based on a flat and open lawn, so if your lawn is undulating or there are bushes, it’s better to choose a mower with a greater capacity. This is also important if you don’t want it to cut during the night.
If you have a lawn with steep banks you should pick a mower fit for the job, with good traction and power. Robotic mowers work even when it rains, so pick one with wheels that have a good grip. Our most powerful version is the Automower® 450X, which handles slopes with up to 45% inclination.
If your garden has intricate passages and different sections you have to ensure that your mower is capable of handling a complex garden. A tip is to select a mower with guide wires; they are an easy way to make sure that the cutter can handle the narrowest passages.
Make sure that your robotic mower is equipped with a pin code lock, alarm and preferably also a GPS-tracker. If you report your stolen product to the dealer they should blacklist your mower, making future servicing impossible.
Most people don’t think about it when selecting a robotic mower, but it’s a good idea to check how the system actually works. Check the manual and have a look at the display to see if it is clear, intuitive and easy to navigate. Remember that even if most settings are done when installing your mower, timer settings and cutting length often change over a season.
Pets and children should not be allowed to be in the same area as the mower, but of course this can happen. You should therefore consider a mower with a cutting disc with retractable blades. Since the mower cuts each day it only cuts a little bit and if a paw or foot gets under the mower, it will not result in a serious injury.
When selecting a robotic mower you should also consider how easily available a workshop is. A good dealer or workshop will help you with repairs, servicing, software updates and winter storage. Check if we have dealers close to you.