Robotic lawn mowers are slowly but surely taking over from conventional push mowers, this isn’t new information and I’m sure quite a lot of home owners are aware of it (and if they’re not, they sure will in the next few years).
Now I could go on and on about their differences but I’m not going to, instead I’ll let a video do it for me.
Below I’ve embedded this great video (I think by Husqvarna – I’m not too sure) that shows you the main differences between robotic and manual mowers – plus some extra advice for testing robomowers in your own garden and how different models should be compared against one another.
Robotic vs Manual
Of course there are many differences between these types of mowers but this video focuses on the four main ones; their cutting system; the time you spent in the lawn; the stripes they produce; and their noise levels. Now there are a few more to be discussed but if you just focus on these four then you’ll be on good stead on deciding which one is best.
If you want to learn a little more about the differences between both sets of mowers then check out my post What Lawn Mower Should You Buy.
There is only big difference between robotic lawn mowers and it slices the majority of the market into half – the size of the blade. For the most part you’ll see mowers small rotating razor blades underneath their base, it’s a very effective system so it’s no wonder why they’re so common.
The only thing is they don’t last too long and are quite fragile so will need to be replaced after a couple of months before they go blunt.
On the other side of the market, mowers from Robomow and Ambrogio, for example, make use of a large, singular blade seen on the majority of regular mowers. Because of their size and build they can withstand consistent mowing for up to at least an entire season, which means they’ll be easier to maintain and possible cheaper over the long term.
This is all well and good but they do come with their own set of problems (all of which are shown in the video).
To make sure a particular robot mower is suited to your garden and that it will meet your expectations, you will want to test it out. This may take a while but it’ll save you a lot of time and stress in the future.
So that you carry out a fair test and receive optimal results you will need to consider these four basics:
- The size of the area matches the mowers specifications
- That you create a realistic lawn
- That you test the mower over an appropriate amount of time
- That you test in all weather conditions
These mimic the conditions that your chosen robomower will face while mowing your lawn over the course of the season. If you’re a little unsure of what you’re required to do then don’t worry the video goes through all of them individually.
So after watching that I’m sure you’ll now understand why a robotic lawn mower is better than a manual, how to choose between the two different types of robotic lawn mowers and how to properly carry out tests to ensure you choose the most suitable model for your garden.
To find the model for you, have a look at my selection of robomowers on my home page.
They are all sorted according to lawn coverage – to narrow down the list of suitable mowers for your garden and to make the entire deciding process easier on you – and have their own reviews where I go into detail about their features and explain to your whether or not they’re a worthwhile investment.
I hope you enjoyed and found value in the video, and if you have any questions for me then just leave them below in the comments.