The Optimow series from Greenworks tools are our favourite robotic mowers. Robotic mowers have taken the European continent by storm and are now beginning to make inroads into the UK garden market.
Yes, they are expensive, several times that of a traditional mower, but the benefits are enormous. In simple terms these mowers mow the lawn for you – nothing for you to do but enjoy the garden, using your free time to your advantage. Programmable so they will mow at any time of day and night, they run nearly silently, so won’t keep you or your neighbours awake if they are out at night.
Controlled by a boundary wire you place along the edge of your lawn, the robotic mower will mow anything inside the wired zone. But here is the clever bit. It has sensors that mean it will turn back from obstacles it touches, making sure it is safe, and won’t damage anything inadvertently left on the lawn. Its pet and child safe as well.
Equipped with a SIM card for connectivity, you can instruct and programme your robot via your mobile phone, set it up and manage its activities all from your handheld device. the SIM connection is free for the first 2 years, and chargeable at £20 per year there after.
Waterproof, so you can leave it outside all season, the mower goes out everyday and just takes a little of the grass tips off each time, this way it keeps on top of the lawn during the growing season.
- Cutting area: < 1000 m2
- Cutting time: 70 Minutes
- Charging time: 140 Minutes
- Included wire: 100 Metres
- IP classification: IPX5
- Maximum slope: 35%