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Best Robot Lawn Mower Reviews: Complete Buyer’s Guide

Are you looking for the Best Robot lawn mower to mow your lawn automatically? Read on for our full reviews of the top options with Pros & Cons.
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We don’t know about you, but firing up the lawnmower first thing on a Saturday or Sunday morning isn’t our idea of a relaxing weekend. Plus, if you start it up at 7 am, the neighbors are going to be coming round to your house with pitchforks to complain.

Outside of hiring a garden maintenance company to cut your lawn, there’s not much else you can do to avid this task – Or is there?

The robot lawnmower is your answer to this problem. We’ve all seen robotic vacuum cleaners in movies and TV shows, skimming around the room, picking up dust and dirt. Well, there’s a similar machine available for mowing your lawn.

Can you imagine setting up the mower, and then leaving for your golf game? By the time you get back to your home, the mower has done its job and is stores itself away until next weekend. Effortless, hands-free mowing sounds like a dream come true for many homeowners.

In this review, we’ll look at the best robotic lawn mower for your yard.

Robot Lawn Mower – Our Top Picks

We put together this list of our three top picks for the best robotic lawn mower.

Best Pick: Husqvarna Automower 310

Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 310, Robotic Lawn Mower
  • Smart home meets smart lawn - manage your lawn with the touch of a button and maintain a yard your neighbor's will envy; the Connect@Home app allows you to set and adjust your Automower's cutting schedule with ease (Bluetooth connectivity works up to 100 ft)
  • Guided by hidden boundary wires, Automower knows how to smartly maneuver around your yard and when to return to the charging station for a battery recharge
  • Quiet enough to run at night, you'll never have to worry about disturbing your neighbors again with noise or fumes
  • Rain or shine, Automower can continuously mow, allowing the very fine grass clippings to act as natural fertilizer for your grass - no more bagging or raking required
  • This mower tackles yards up to .25 acres, slopes up to 22 degrees and cuts grass up to 2.4 inches tall

Husqvarna makes some of the best gardening machines available. This trusted Swedish company has a long legacy of building some of the best-motorized gardening equipment. The Automower 310 model is our top choice for the best robotic lawn mower in this review.

This model can cut up to 0.25 acres, with no noise and no fuss. The machine cuts grass up to 2.4-inches in height, and it can even mow in the rain.

Premium Pick: Husqvarna Automower 430X

It’s no surprise that Husqvarna wins the top choice for the best premium robotic lawnmower available. The new 430X model looks more like a remote control racecar than a mower. This model comes with front headlights and cuts up to 0.8-acres.

The 10-inch cutting width goes right up to the wall, and you get a noiseless operation from this barely audible machine. This machine is your best option if you’re looking for the best robotic mower for your money.

Budget Pick: Husqvarna Automower 115H

Husqvarna Automower 115H Robotic Lawn Mower
  • Product Size (LxWxH): 23.2 x17.7 x10.6 in | Weight: 20.7 lbs
  • Smart home meets smart lawn - manage your lawn with the touch of a button and maintain a yard your neighbor's will envy; the Connect@Home app allows you to set and adjust your Automower's cutting schedule with ease (Bluetooth connectivity works up to 100ft)
  • Guided by hidden boundary wires, Automower knows how to smartly maneuver around your yard and when to return to the charging station for a battery recharge
  • Quiet enough to run at night, you'll never have to worry about disturbing your neighbors again with noise or fumes
  • Rain or shine, Automower can continuously mow, allowing the very fine grass clippings to act as natural fertilizer for your grass - no more bagging required

Homeowners on a budget can settle on this Husqvarna model. The 115H is the entry-level platform for this range of Husky robotic lawnmowers. In case you haven’t noticed, Husky wins all three categories in this review – they offer the best mowers, even if they are on the expensive side.

This model is ideal for yards up to 0.4-acres, with quiet operation and Bluetooth connectivity with a range up to 100 feet. It’s an excellent choice for medium to small yards.

The Best Robot Lawn Mower Reviews

Husqvarna makes a clean sweep of our top picks for the best robotic lawn mowers; they have a model for any size yard and budget. The brand is synonymous with quality, and you know you’re buying a high-performance machine with all the functionality you need to mow your lawn autonomously.

Let’s unpack each of our top choices in more detail. We’ll look at our top models and make recommendations on a few other models we think are worthy of mention in this review.

Husqvarna Automower 310 – The Best Overall Robotic Lawn Mower

Husqvarna has a reputation for making some of the best gardening and farming equipment available. We put them right up there with other legacy brands like John Deere. This Swedish company has an impressive range of robotic lawnmowers, and our top choice for the best overall model goes to the Automower 310.

This model, and all the other Automower models, comes with plenty of features. Manage your lawn care with a simple touch of a button on your smart device. The Automower 310 features connectivity between your home Wi-Fi, and the Connect@Home app.

By activating the app, you can program and adjust your robot’s cutting schedule, with Bluetooth connectivity up to 100-feet. This mower receives guidance from the hidden boundary wires, preventing the machine from trampling and destroying your flowerbeds.

This model features a random cutting path, stopping the machine from leaving tracks in your lawn. The random cutting path provides a clean, even cut to your grass, without any tracking. After the robot finishes your yard, it returns by itself to the docking station.

This robot charges in three hours and features a run time up to 2.5-hours thanks to the lithium-ion battery pack.

This machine is quiet enough to mow your lawn at night without disturbing you or your neighbor’s sleep. There are zero emissions from this electric model, and it can even work in the rain.

This model is suitable for smaller yards up to a ¼-acre in size. It can handle climbing slopes up to 22-degrees, trimming grass up to 2.4-inches tall. The machine comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

Pros:
  • Cuts up to 2.4-acres
  • Full wireless connectivity
  • Set-and-forget functionality
  • Continuous cutting action s featuring triple cutting blades
  • Runs quiet
Cons:
  • Suitable for smaller yards only

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Husqvarna Automower 430X – The Best Premium Robotic Lawn Mower

Homeowners with large yards will love this Husky model. The Automower 430X wins our top pick as the best premium robotic lawnmower. This feature-rich model comes equipped with front headlights and a GPS navigation system for cutting the largest lawns.

The Automower 430X cuts lawns up to 0.8-acres, and it has enough power to climb 45-degree slopes.

The smart tech in this machine adjusts your mowing frequency to the grass’s growth rate in the current season – we think that’s an amazing piece of AI that’s useful to have in this mower.

The powerful electric motor also allows for spot-mowing of areas of your lawn with longer grass. The robot can maneuver in and out of tight spots easily, with zero-turn functionality.

You program the robot using the intuitive programming menu on the large LCD. The user-friendly navigation of the system allows for easy setup, and you can set it to mow as often as you like.

The robot works off the same boundary-line system as all other Husqvarna models. With the 430X, you have the option of choosing a polar-white color scheme, and headlights. Although, we don’t see why this machine needs lights as its autonomous.

If the Automower starts running low on battery before it finishes your lawn, it returns to the docking station to recharge without any intervention. After completing the recharge, the mower picks up where it left off until it finishes the entire lawn.

Pros:
  • Suitable for gardens up to 0.8-acres
  • Headlights included
  • Patented GPS navigation
  • Returns to charging station after use
  • Weekly scheduling for mowing
  • Runs in the rain without any issues
Cons:
  • A bit big for smaller yards
  • Premium price tag

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Husqvarna Automower 115H – The Best Budget Robotic Lawn Mower

Husqvarna takes a clean sweep of our top three robotic lawnmowers. Husky is a brand you can trust, with a solid reputation for producing top-quality lawnmowers and gardening equipment. This model gets our top honors as the best budget robotic lawnmower for your money.

This machine might not be the cheapest robotic lawnmower, but it certainly offers the best value for money in this review.

This Automower model comes with all the bells and whistles of the other two models in this review, including the Connect@Home app that allows the easy setup of your Automowers cutting schedule. This model also features Bluetooth connectivity with a range of 100-feet.

The system uses the same boundary line wires and hooks to ensure the mower stays on track and doesn’t rampage through your flowerbeds. If it starts to run out of battery power, it returns to the charging station to recharge. After the battery is full, the mower continues with its task where it left off.

The Automower 115H features the same run-quiet functionality as the other Husky models, and it can cover lawns up to 0.4-acres in size. This functionality makes it the best choice for the average-size American backyard.

This machine also runs in the rain without any issues, and it can climb slopes up to 17-degrees, with its oversized treaded wheels. This model cuts grass up to 3.6-inches tall and comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

Pros:
  • Suits lawns up to 0.4-acres in size
  • Affordable and excellent value for money
  • Guided by the boundary wire
  • No emissions
  • Random cut path eliminates tire marks
Cons:
  • Suitable for small to medium-sized yards

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Husqvarna Automower 430XH Robotic Lawn Mower

We keep going with the Husqvarna robotic models. The 430XH is another full-sized model. However, it’s a slight step down from the 430X that wins the top premium choice in this review. This Automower model suits lawns up to 0.8-acres in size, making it an excellent choice for the largest suburban homes.

The machine features an adjustable cutting deck, allowing for the smooth cutting of grass between 2 to 3.6-inches in length. You get the same set-and-forget technology as the other Husky models, with control through the Connect@Home app.

This model works in the rain and uses the same run-quiet technology as the other Husky models. It’s a good choice for homeowners that need a full-size model at a reasonable price point. We still think we would rather have the 430X over this machine, but it’s all about your personal preference.

The anti-collision sensors ensure it never runs over animals or objects, and the tilt sensors stop the blades in seconds if anything or anyone lifts the machine. If the mower detects someone picking it up during its mowing session, it shuts down and sends a theft alarm to your mobile device through the app.

The 430XH has the same GPS tracking as the other Husky models, allowing you to track its location if someone steals it from your yard.

Pros:
  • Smart home capability connects to Alexa
  • Suitable for all weather mowing
  • Mows up to 0.8-acres
  • Cuts grass up to 3.4-inches in height
  • Anti-theft GPS tracking system onboard
Cons:
  • The 430X is the better choice if you want the top-of-the-range model
  • Installation kit sold separately

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SHPEHP Mowing Robot

Husqvarna’s reign as the world champion of robotic lawnmowers comes under threat from this affordable and effective robotic lawnmower. While we love the Husky range, some homeowners might find it too expensive for their tastes.

If you’re looking for a more affordable model, then the SHPEHP mowing robot is a good alternative. We don’t know much about this brand or its dealer network, so that makes it somewhat concerning for maintenance and troubleshooting if you ever get a problem with the robot.

This model features sensors that detect objects, and zero-turn capability to navigate obstacles with ease. The top of this mower features a covered control panel that’s watertight, allowing you to access the PIN keypad on the machine. The keyboard acts as an LCD monitor and theft-protection for your mower.

The safety features on this machine include circuit overload protection, adjustable blades, and automatic stop function if it senses any tilting of the mower. The model comes with Wi-Fi remote access, giving you total control over the machine.

This model is suitable for smaller gardens up to a ¼-acre in size. It also comes with auto-return to the docking station to recharge when the battery starts running low. This model is an excellent alternative to the Husky line-up, with an affordable price tag.

Pros:
  • Affordable price point
  • Mows up to 0.25-acres
  • Preset mowing schedules
  • Anti-theft password
  • Intelligent operation and electronic fencing
  • Blade safety control
  • Automatic return to charging station
Cons:
  • An unknown brand for quality and reputation
  • Not the best choice for large gardens

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Pre Programmed Robotic Lawn Mower Subarea

This robotic lawnmower is another option that stands out from the Husqvarna offering. If you’re looking for the most affordable robotic lawnmower, then this model is your best option.

The robot comes with scheduled mowing, allowing you to set it up to mow at any time of day. This model is not weatherproof, and when it senses rain hitting the body of the machine, it returns to the docking station to recharge.

There are two bump sensors on the front of the mower. If they detect an object, the machine stops, reveres, and changes its course automatically, without any need for reprogramming. You get an anti-theft PIN code to lock the machine and prevent anyone from accessing it if they steal it from your yard.

We don’t know much about this brand, and we couldn’t find any information on warranties or dealer networks. While it’s a good robot, we think you’ll be better off with the Husqvarna 115H.

Pros:
  • Set up mowing schedules
  • Suitable for lawns up to 0.25-acres
  • Anti-theft with PIN code
  • Emergency stop
  • Bump sensors
  • Affordable
Cons:
  • Unknown brand quality
  • Mows straight paths and leaves track marks

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Other Best Selling Options

Bestseller No. 1
Worx WR150 Landroid L 20V Power Share Robotic Lawn Mower
  • [CUTS UP TO ½ AN ACRE] The Landroid L with 9” cutting disc is our model designed to cut up to ½ an acre. Just set the charging base, lay down the boundary wire, measure your lawn with the app, and let it mow
  • [WI-FI & APP CONTROLLED] There are many things you can do from the Landroid app: measure your lawn, check mowing progress, keep software up to date, update your mowing schedule and more
  • [DO IT ALL WITH THE SAME BATTERY] Worx Power Share is compatible with all Worx 20v and 40v tools, outdoor power and lifestyle products
  • [NAVIGATES NARROW PATHS] Patented AIA technology allows Landroid to navigate narrow passageways too difficult for ordinary robotic mowers
  • [CUSTOMIZED MOWING SCHDULES] Have Landroid mow every day, every other day, it can even recommend an auto schedule based on your yard’s size and conditions
Bestseller No. 2
Husqvarna Automower 115H Robotic Lawn Mower
  • Product Size (LxWxH): 23.2 x17.7 x10.6 in | Weight: 20.7 lbs
  • Smart home meets smart lawn - manage your lawn with the touch of a button and maintain a yard your neighbor's will envy; the Connect@Home app allows you to set and adjust your Automower's cutting schedule with ease (Bluetooth connectivity works up to 100ft)
  • Guided by hidden boundary wires, Automower knows how to smartly maneuver around your yard and when to return to the charging station for a battery recharge
  • Quiet enough to run at night, you'll never have to worry about disturbing your neighbors again with noise or fumes
  • Rain or shine, Automower can continuously mow, allowing the very fine grass clippings to act as natural fertilizer for your grass - no more bagging required
Bestseller No. 3
Robomow RX20 Battery Powered Mower-7-Inch Mowing Width-Smart Robot Lawn Mower for Small Yards, Green
  • SMALL YARD CUTTING PATH: 7" cutting width ensures an efficient and effective cut in smaller yards up to 1/20 acre (2, 180 square feet) and inclines up to 8. 5 degrees
  • MOWS IN DIFFERENT ZONES: Can be easily be wired to automatically travel to different zones within your yard, returning to the base station after completion
  • SMART HOME CAPABLE: Joining the Alexa smart home ecosystem, Robomow will cut your grass on voice command. Operate and communicate with your mower via smart phone, web app, or voice activation. The personalized web app lets you manage your mower from any place, any time.
  • EASY TO SET UP AND EVEN EASIER TO USE: Installation takes less than an hour and you are equipped with a unique one-button operation. Peg wire around the perimeters of the mowing area, set your weekly mowing schedule, and relax while Robomow mows for you!
  • INTEGRATED RAIN SENSOR, QUIET CUT, AND SAFETY SYSTEM: Returns to the base in rainy weather and restarts when weather imrpoves. Reduced noise level keeps this mower working even during quiet hours. Valid code is required to operate.
Bestseller No. 4
Mower MowRo Robot Lawn with Install Kit, by Redback - RM24
  • Automatic Mowing with Height Adjustment (1-2.5") and 9.5" Cutting Width
  • Samsung 28V 2Ah Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery, Cutting up to 0.25 Acre per Charge
  • Brushless Motors and Quiet Operation (65dB)
  • Customized Mow Scheduling for Mowing Every 48 Hours
  • Manufacturer Warranty; 1 Year on the Battery, and 2 Year on the Mower Itself.
Bestseller No. 5
Gardena 4069 R80Li Robotic Lawnmower
  • Cutting Height of .7" to 2" (2 to 5 cm) can be easily set with a rotary knob. Different mowing times or days can be set on a large selection panel and display
  • Excellent cutting results, works during rain, Anti theft protection, low noise, emission free
  • Robotic lawnmower perfect for all garden types. Autonomous, quiet, energy efficient and emission free!
  • Easy to use, easy to install, easy to maintain. Perfectly safe and perfectly customizable!
  • Easy to Place Boundary wire shows mower where to mow

Robotic Lawn Mower Buyer’s Guide

Purchasing a robotic lawn mower for your yard sounds like a great idea – no more spending your weekends pushing the mower around for hours and cleaning up the trimmings. With a robotic mower, you take the hassle out of your lawn maintenance.

In this buyer’s guide, we’re going to give you everything you need to know about choosing the best robotic lawn mower for your yard.

Maximum Cutting Area

Every robotic lawn mower comes with specifications for maximum lawn size (cutting area). When unboxing your machine, you’ll notice that it includes a boundary wire in the kit. This boundary wire nominates the cutting area, keeping the mower’s operation within these boundary lines.

Some machines come with expansion kits that allow you to increase the cutting area. Robotic lawnmowers aren’t suitable for large areas above 1-acre, as the battery life limits the machine’s run time to between 1 to 3.5-hours, depending on the model.

These machines are ideal for lawns up to 0.8-acres, making them an excellent choice for family homes with medium to larger yards. Most robot’s working range is between 0.25-acres to 0.8-acres in size. Choose the model that suits your lawn. If you purchase a model that’s too small for your yard, you won’t get a complete cut, and a model that’s too big is a waste of your money.

Positioning the Charging Station

Your robotic lawn mower comes with an automatic charging station. Your robot will return to the station by itself after completing its mowing function. There’s no need to hook it up to the charger yourself, which makes for true set-and-forget technology.

You program the robot, and it undocks from the station at the nominated mowing time, completes the job, and then returns to the docking station to charge for the next session.

You’ll need to set up the docking station near a power supply, and that should be in an area where the robot has access to your lawn. Setting it up in your garage is no good if you keep the garage door closed.

Make sure you set up the charging station on a flat surface close to the start point of your lawn. Ideally, you want a weatherproof location, keeping your Machine dry while it’s charging – remember, water and electricity don’t mix.

We recommend building or buying a mini-garage for your robotic lawnmower, sort of like a dog kennel for the machine. Fit it with an electrical outlet and have a professional electrician connect it up to your home’s power supply.

Batteries

When selecting your robotic lawn mower, make sure you check the battery type before you purchase. You want a robotic lawn mower that uses a lithium-ion battery pack. These batteries offer you the most extended service life for your robot, giving you more run time for the machine.

Older or cheaper models may include lead-acid batteries. While a lead-acid battery works, it doesn’t have anywhere near the same capacity as a lithium-ion battery pack. Lithium-ion batteries allow for more charging cycles than lead-acid types, providing a longer service life for the battery, and your mower.

Run Time and Battery Charging

The run time of your machine will vary, depending on the model. Most robotic lawnmowers offer runtimes of between one and 2.5-hours. The run time of the device plays a significant role in choosing your preferred model.

The run time of the robot is dependent on the battery pack capacity, and the power consumption of the machine. Manufacturer’s match the two factors. They produce a mower that operates efficiently around your yard, with enough run time to cut your lawn.

However, as lithium-ion battery packs age with service, they start to lose capacity. If you were getting 2-hours of run time out of your robot when you first use it, you could expect only 80% of that capacity after a few years of running the machine.

As a result of this decrease in battery life, you might have to change the battery pack every three to five years.

Noise Levels

Have you ever decided to get an early start on your weekend chores? You head out into the yard, set up and gas the mower, and then start it up. About 10-minutes later, your neighbor arrives on your lawn in their pajamas, with a sour scowl on their face. You woke them up, and they aren’t happy.

Most gas-powered lawnmowers operate at noise levels between 80 to 85dB. That’s just on the borderline of what it takes to start causing hearing damage. Your neighbors are sure to hear your lawnmower, and if it’s early in the morning, you can bet they’ll complain.

A robotic lawn mower operates on an electric motor, and it runs near silent. You can set your robot to start mowing your lawn at 3 am, it when you wake up, you’ll have freshly cut grass, and the machine’s noise won’t disturb your sleep or drive your neighbors crazy.

The average robotic lawnmower operates at noise levels between 55 to 65dB, making it far quieter than a gas-powered or full-size electric mower.

Cutting Deck Width

The cutting deck refers to the coverage of the cutting blades during operation. Look for a machine where the cutting width is as wide as possible. The wider the cutting deck, the fewer passes the robot needs to make to cut your lawn. As a result, you get more run time and better efficiency out of your robot.

However, bigger is not always better. A larger cutting deck might not be the best choice for smaller gardens with tight spaces. Remember to clean the cutting deck once a week to make sure your blades are clean and undamaged.

Cutting Height and Adjustable Cutting Deck

Most robotic lawn mowers come with adjustable cutting decks, allowing the robot to change the cutting height automatically. The robot features sensors that detect the distance from the cutting deck to the soil surface. Most robots will later the height of the cutting deck when it must traverse bumps and dips in your lawn.

The maximum cutting height of the machine determines the height of the grass you can mow. Robotic lawn mowers are not suitable for cutting long grass. If your lawn is over 3-inches in height, you’ll have to cut it with a regular lawnmower first, and then set up your robot to take care of weekly maintenance going forward.

Maximum Operating Slope

If your yard has a slope in the lawn, you’ll need a robot that’s capable of climbing. Measure the largest slope in your garden, and make sure that the robot can operate effectively in your yard. The last thing you need is a robot that can’t climb, wasting your time and money.

Weight

The weight of your robotic lawnmower isn’t significant since you don’t have to push it around your yard. Most robots weight less than 20-lbs, making them easy to pick up and move around.

Robot Size and Cutting Range

The most important factors regarding choosing your robotic lawnmower are the size, capacity, and range. If you have a small garden, make sure you choose a model that can get into tight corners. Look for models with three wheels that offer zero-turn functionality.

The cutting range is vital, and if you select a model that can’t cut your entire lawn in one session, you’ll either buy an extension pack or finish the rest manually with your lawnmower.

Safety Features and Sensors

Robotic lawnmowers work autonomously. That means that you input your required settings and leave the robot to do its thing. However, since it’s a robot, it only does what it’s programming tells it to do. Therefore, you need to ensure you select a model that comes with built-in safety features.

What if your robot runs over kids’ toys lying on the lawn? What if it encounters animals or other objects in its way? Fortunately, the manufacturer’s thought of that ahead of time. All robotic models in these review feature sensors that detect the lifting or tilting of the cutting deck, stopping the blades in a fraction of a second.

The integrated sensors for obstacle detection let the machine know when it encounters an immovable object. When the robot detects a rock or tree, it will back off and adjust its path to keep it on track. Other models also include rain or slope sensors, and others feature theft alarms with PIN code protection.

If someone decides to steal your mower while you’re not at home, the system notifies your smartphone, telling you that someone is tampering with the mower. Some models also include GPS tracking, like LoJack for your robotic mower.

If you consider the price tag of these machines, it’s an excellent security feature.

Additional Functionality

If you want a mower that can handle your front and back yard on different mowing sessions, look for a model that offers multi-zone mowing. Mowers designed for larger yards may feature GPS navigation that links to Bluetooth and your home Wi-Fi setup.

Apps and Smart Home Compatibility

As mentioned, some of these models feature smart applications that connect to your home Wi-Fi system. The Husqvarna models link to Alexa, allowing you to control or track your mower with a simple voice command.

Some models hook up to apps that allow you to track your mower’s status at any time. Sure, smart functionality is not always necessary, but handling your mowing tasks is so much easier.

Maintenance and General Cleaning

Robotic lawnmowers are low-maintenance machines. However, you’ll need to give your mower a checkup once every week to make sure the cutting deck is clean. Some models are waterproof, and you can rinse out the cutting deck with your garden hose.

After a year or two of use, you might notice that the grass starts to show cutting fringes, making the lawn look tatty after a mow. This feathering is a sign of the blades going dull, and you’ll have to sharpen them at a dealer.

We recommend you take your mower to an authorized service agent for sharpening or replacement of the mower blades.

Pricing – Affordable Isn’t Always Better

A standard electric model lawn mower will cost you a few hundred dollars for a good machine that lasts for years. However, a robotic lawnmower could set you back as much as $2,500, depending on the model you buy.

As with everything in life, we often make the mistake of thinking that the more expensive the machine, the better the performance. That’s not always the case with robotic lawnmowers. Purchasing a top-end premium model might not be necessary if you have a smaller yard.

The difference between a robot that can cut 0.8-acres, and one that cuts 0.25-acres – is thousands of dollars on the price tag. Focus on choosing a model that has the coverage you need, rather than the price.

Wheels and Casters

Your robotic lawn mower comes with three to four wheels. Most models will have two larger wheels in the rear, with two smaller casters in the front. Others have the larger wheels in the front, while some models feature two large rear wheels, with a single caster at the front.

The smaller wheels at the front of the machine provide your mower with zero-turn functionality. The mower can spin on its axis without needing to draw its turning access as a result of this wheel setup. This feature is especially crucial for lawns with tight corners, allowing the robot the back out and turn around.

Look for models that feature tread on the larger wheels. The tread provides the machine with traction, allowing it to climb slopes on wet grass without slipping.

Scheduling Software

Most robotic mowers come with a software setup that allows for customizable programming of your cutting times. With this feature, you can set up exactly when you want your mower to operate. We like setting up the robot to cut at night.

With this strategy, you always have a clean-cut lawn, and no-one will ever see you mowing. Don’t be surprised if your neighbor asks you how you manage to pull off such a good-looking garden without ever mowing.

Some models allow up to 7 to 10 programmable sessions per week. Send the robot out to trim your lawn every third day, and you’ll always have a neat yard with freshly cut grass.

Cutting Path and Cutting System

When choosing your preferred robotic lawn mower, make sure you look at the machine’s cutting pattern and path. Some models move back and forth, systematically cutting your lawn in straight lines. However, this functionality can end up drawing track lines from the machine.

The Husqvarna range of mowers operates in a randomized cutting path, preventing the appearance of track lines on your lawn.

Collection Bags

You don’t get a collection bag with your robotic mower. You might be wondering why, and the answer is simple. The design of the robot allows you to trim your lawn two or three times a week. As a result of the cutting frequency, your yard never gets long, requiring the use of a collection bag.

Instead, the robot trims a half an inch or less off the top of your grass with each cutting session. The machine expels the trimmings, where they dry and blow away with the wind. Think about that, no more tossing away the trimmings or raking the lawn after you finish mowing.

Robot Lawn Mower FAQa

Choosing the right robotic lawn mower for your yard is no easy task; there are many components to consider before you buy. Look through these frequently asked questions for more insight into selecting the right robotic mower for your yard.

Will my robot lawn mower destroy my flowerbeds?

Robotic lawnmowers only cut to the specified boundary area set by the inductive boundary cable. Therefore, your mower won’t destroy your flowerbeds, as it stays contained within the working area.

Can a robot lawn mower handle uneven surfaces and debris on the lawn?

Your robotic lawn mower can run over smaller garden debris like acorns and small branches without any hassle. However, if you have a storm in your yard the day before you mow, check that there is no heavy debris lying on the lawn before you send the robot out to mow.

The robot features sensors that detect the surface level, adjusting the cutting deck for a consistent cut on your lawn.

How do I charge the robot?

It’s simple – you don’t. The mower will return to its docking station after finishing its scheduled mowing. You schedule its duty and then walk away. You never have to worry about trimming your lawn, which looks great at any time during the week.

How often do you have to service the machine?

As with conventional mowers, robotic models require you to service them periodically. Husqvarna agents are your best option if you’re using this model. For the other mentioned in this review, you’ll have to check for service agents in your area.

 Is a robotic lawn mower silent?

Robotic lawn mowers make a fraction of the noise compared to gasoline models, producing no emissions. Most gas-powered lawnmowers produce sound up to 85dB. With a robotic model, you get noise levels of around 50 to 54dB. They run near-silent, and your neighbors will never complain, even if your robot works at night.

The Best Robotic Lawn Mower – The Verdict

By now, you should have a good idea of the best robotic lawn mower for your yard. We recommend that you pick a model with a solid reputation and brand behind the mower. That’s why we advise you to invest in a Husqvarna model.

Husky makes some of the best gardening machines available, and this Swedish company has a trusted track record. If you’re going to buy a robotic lawnmower and lay out thousands of dollars for the machine, we recommend you go with a reputable and trustworthy brand – and you can’t go wrong with a Husky.

These machines come with a 2-year warranty on manufacturing defects, but we doubt you’ll have any problems with your mower, provided you maintain it from season-to-season.

Our top three picks for this review are top-quality models and the best in the Husqvarna range. The 310 is an excellent choice for medium to large yards, while the 430X is the flagship model that’s suitable for cutting lawns up to 0.8-acres.

If you’re looking for a budget model, the 115H is a fantastic choice, with most of the functions you find on the premium Husky models. The Husqvarna Automower range is the best you get, and if you’re going to spend money on this machine, we’re sure you’ll love the performance.

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Robin Watson

Robin owns his own Landscape Gardening company based in the UK and has over 10 years professional experience working outdoors, creating beautiful landscapes for his clients in the UK. He is also a keen garden-grower and maintains his own fruit and vegetable gardens. He also has a level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture from The Royal Horticultural Society and is currently working on his first book about gardening. Contact him at Robin@gardenbeast.com

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