Author Topic: Robot mowers  (Read 1097 times)

Re: Robot mowers
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2019, 05:25:08 pm »
I'd get a mulch mower (which is basically a mower with a plug for the grass outlet and maybe twin blades). Then rethink how often and where you mow. When I first started mowing my grass it would take me four hours (and I'd have the clippings to get rid of).
Now I mow paths and leave the rest, the bees love clover and butterflies and there are other wild flowers as well. I've got the mowing down to 45 mins a week (and no clippings to worry about). Once a year I do the whole lot.
It's worth spending a chunk of money on a good mower, but it'll still be cheaper than a robot.
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citoyen

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Re: Robot mowers
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2019, 03:15:35 pm »
I'd get a mulch mower

That would undoubtedly save time on emptying the clippings, but you have to mow more often, so swings and roundabouts. A robot mulches the clippings and won’t complain about going out 3 or 4 times a week.

We’ve tried the wild flower meadow thing. We ended up with a jungle of ugly weeds.

I’m pretty sold on the idea of getting a robot, mostly just want the thoughts of anyone who has one on how to choose the right one, and the pitfalls of ownership.


citoyen

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Re: Robot mowers
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2019, 03:26:28 pm »
It cost several thousand pounds I believe. It didn't come from B&Q or a garden centre the guys a farmer so I suspect he got it from an agricultural machinery dealer.

Something along these lines?

Robo mowers

Cost range from £500 to £15,000, though the most expensive model does come with a lovely body kit and some rather snazzy wheels (oh and of secondary importance it can manage gardens of nearly 5 acres)  ;D

Some awesome looking bits of kit there. The capacity isn’t necessarily of secondary importance - our garden is too big for the cheapest mowers on that site.

I guess features like rain sensors are the difference between mowers that are truly autonomous and ones that require some manual intervention.