Best Robotic Lawn Mowers UK 2020 – With 20 FAQ’s

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If you are interested in buying a reliable Robotic lawnmower over the coming days or weeks, then make sure to check out our review for the best Robotic Lawnmowers for 2020 which are available in the UK at present and which can also be ordered online from the comfort of your own home and delivered to you directly hassle free which is one less thing for you to worry about.

Some of the Robotic lawnmowers you see on sale are very expensive so we have included options that are lowered priced as well as the more expensive premium options so there should be something here that can meet your own budgetary requirements. Some are available for less than £500 for smaller gardens, some are available for less than £1000 for medium gardens and then there is the top of the range option which can cost you over £2000 which includes Smartphone App control compatibility. In addition, we have included 20 FAQ’s that have come up about robotic lawnmowers which hopefully can answer most of the queries that you may possibly have.

Best Robotic Lawn Mowers UK 2020 Content:

  • Part 1: Frequently Asked Questions x 20
  • Part 2: Best Robotic Lawn mowers - 6 Options
  • Part 3: Conclusion and Optional Feedback

Please note that guide prices can only be submitted at the time of this best robotic lawnmower review list so please make sure to view the price checkers outlined below which will help ensure you get the most accurate up to date price information.

Part 1: Frequently asked Questions about Robotic Lawnmowers (20)

Q1. What size garden is the lowered priced Flymo robotic lawnmower suitable for?
A. This robotic lawn mower is suitable for lawns up to 400m² plus or minus 20%
Q2. How low can they cut the grass?
A. It depends on the model, for example the Flymo cuts from a low of 2cm up as far as 5cm
Q3. Where do the grass clippings end up?
A. They mulch the grass clippings into the soil so there is no grass box or grass clippings to empty
Q4. How can you keep it secure and safe?
A. It can be kept secure using a personalised pin number on the user panel and many have the loud anti-theft alarm system built in.
Q5. How steep can the slopes be for them to be operational?
A. It depends on the model, for example the Flymo slope gradient recommendation is 25% maximum.
Q6. How long are the boundary wall wires included?
A. Again it depends on the model, for example the Flymo has a boundary wire of 150 meters with 200 boundary wire pegs while others have a boundary wire of 100m long
Q7. What is the mulching of grass clippings?
A. It is where the small grass clipping disappear back into the soil and they act as a natural fertiliser
Q8. What levels do the boundary wires need to be?
A. The boundary wire should be at ground level or slightly underneath the soil to hide it (example 2cm deep)
Q9. How noisy are they when in mowing operation?
A. They operate at the same noise level as a normal conversation which is typically 58 dbA
Q10. Do you leave it outdoors throughout the year?
A. No, you can leave it out during the Summer months but you need to put it in your shed during the Winter and ensure it is protected against severe cold conditions such as frost or snow
Q11. Are these robotic machines pet friendly?
A. Yes, as soon as they bump into anything they will reverse and the blades are protected well underneath the outer casing.
Q12. How long will they operate once fully charged?
A. Normally, you can expect them to mow for approx. 60 minutes when fully charged before they return to the charge station once again
Q13. Do you need to manually recharge them yourself?
A. No, they return to the charging station themselves to be recharged once again
Q14. Can they operate on unusual shaped gardens?
A. Yes, they will mow and travel in random directions continuously and will reverse once it hits an object or the boundary wire.
Q15. Do you need to clean the robotic lawn mower parts?
A. Yes, you should inspect it for any debris or dirt underneath once per month to ensure there are no potential blockages that could reduce its mowing ability
Q16. Can it be left to run overnight without disturbing your sleep?
A. Yes, the noise level is so low you will hardly notice it and it won’t disturb your sleep or your neighbours
Q17. Can they be used on larger lawns such as 1000m²?
A. Yes, the McCulloch ROB 1000 is designed for larger lawns up to 1000m² and the Husqvarna Automower 430X can handle lawns over 3000 m².
Q18. Can you program to operate only during the day or only during the night?
A. Yes, it is possible, for example the McCulloch can be programmed to operate at whatever time suits you the best
Q19. Can it work on uneven soil condition such as bumps or lumps?
A. It can get stuck in deep lumps or bumps so it is better to level them out with a spade to avoid the robotic lawnmower getting stuck
Q20. What warranties are provided to protect your investment?
A. It depends on the model, for example the McCulloch Rob 1000 is 1 year while the Flymo 1200R is 2 years

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Part 2: Best Robotic Lawnmowers – First 3 Options

1, Flymo 1200R Robotic Lawnmower

Brief Summary:

Budget alternative / Low price
For lawns up to 400m² +/- 20%
18V battery 1.6Ah Lit-ion battery
Maximum incline is 14 degrees
Mow cutting path 17cm wide
Mow heights range from 2cm-5cm
Charging station & battery included
Boundary wire & pegs included
Security pin code panel / 20 watt
Anti-theft alarm for protection
Installation DVD also included
Weight 7.5kg / Warranty 2 years
Price Guide: £380-£430 @ Argos

2, McCulloch ROB 1000 18V Robotic Lawnmower

Brief Summary:

For lawns up to 1000m²
Mow cutting path also 17cm wide
Smaller versions available (cheaper)
Maximum 25% slope / Pin protected
Mow heights from 2cm to 5cm
Charging station & battery included
Programmable day or night
Requires program installation
Includes a loud audible alarm
18V battery / Boundary wire 200m
Includes 400 pegs & connectors
Weight 7kg / Warranty 1 year
Price Guide: £700-£800 @ Amazon

3, WORX 700m2 Landroid Robotic Lawnmower

Brief Summary:

WR142 code / For lawns up to 700m²
Mow cutting path 18cm wide
App control from your Smart phone
Upgradable compatibility
4 mow heights 3cm to 6cm
Charging station & battery included
Interchangeable 20V battery
3-hour recharging time
Smart auto scheduling capability
Regularly updates by itself
Includes boundary wire & pegs
Weight 9.4kg / Warranty 3 years
Price Guide: £800-£900 @ Argos

A short summary comparison table is outlined below for the Flymo, McCulloch and Worx robotic lawnmowers…

Feature:Flymo 1200RMcCulloch R1000WORX WR142
Lawn Size:Up to 400m²Up to 1000m²Up to 700m²
Battery:18V battery18V battery20V battery
Mow Width:17cm17cm18cm
Mow Heights:2cm to 5cm2cm to 5cm3cm to 6cm
Boundary wire:IncludedIncludedIncluded
Weight:7.5kg7kg9.4kg
Warranty:2 years1 year3 years

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Best Robotic Lawnmowers continued – Second 3 Options

4, Husqvarna Automower 430X

Brief Summary:

For lawns up to 3200m² (±20%)
Ability to work slopes 45% max
Adjustable time settings
GPS-assisted navigation
Vast menu system – programmable
Works quietly and discreetly
Automower Connect app available
Control via your Smartphone
Protected with unique Pin lock
Mowing time 145 mins
Recharging time is 50 mins average
Compatible with Amazon Alexa
Weight 13kg / Warranty 2 years
Price Guide: £2,500 Region

 

5, Gardena Sileno Life Robotic Lawnmower

Brief Summary:

Model reference 15103-28
For lawns up to 1250m²
Ability to work slopes of 30%
Smaller versions also available
Options of 250m² & 750m² also
Easy-Passage feature included
Can be cleaned with a garden hose
Strong great quality blades
Discreet Silent Drive motors
Easy to use menu / Pin locks
Can handle complex lawn layouts
Mowing times programmable
Weight 17.5kg / Warranty 1 year
Price Guide: £1200-£1500

6, Yard Force 400 Robotic Lawnmower

Brief Summary:

Model reference AMIRO400
Smaller lightweight alternative
For lawns up to 400m2 in size
Designed for urban type gardens
Ultrasonic Sensor Technology
3 mow heights 2cm to 5.5cm
20V lithium-ion Samsung battery
Mow width is 16cm / Sensors also
Returns to charge station alone
Includes 120 pegs / fixing pins x 3
100m boundary wire included also
9m charging cable / 3 spare blades
Weight 7.5kg / Warranty 12 months
Price Guide: £350 - £450

Another short summary comparison table is outlined below for the Husqvarna 430x vs the Gardena vs the Yard Force robotic lawnmowers to help you make whatever comparisons you need to make yourself…

Feature:Husqvarna 430xGardenaYard Force
Lawn Size:3200m² (±20%)Up to 1250m²Up to 400m²
Mow Width:24cm18cm16cm
Battery:36V battery18V battery20V battery
Mow Heights:2cm to 6cm2cm to 5cm2cm to 5.5cm
Boundary wire:IncludedIncludedIncluded
Weight:13kg17.5kg7.5kg
Warranty:2 years1 year1 year

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Part 3: Conclusion and Optional Feedback

Conclusion:

Choosing the Best robotic lawn mower will all really depend on your own lawn size and how much you are willing to pay at the end of the day. In this best list review, we have outlined options under £500 as well as options under £1000 as well which will perform as well as you can expect it to. However, it you have a larger lawn, then you need to seriously think about paying extra and the prices outlined above may seem a little excessive but are realistic if you need the best in terms of robotic mowing especially when it comes to really large lawn sizes.

Optional Feedback:

Have you used any of these Robotic Lawn mowers yourself in the recent past?

If at all possible, please share your own feedback and experiences by leaving a short comment in the comment box section provided below – so that others across the UK can learn also!

 

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2 Comments

  1. You know when I first heard about the robotic lawn mower it was almost unbelievable. Technology is taking us real fast into another age. I definitely would like to get one of these and looking at the list of these beautiful mowers I can hardly make up my mind on which one to get. however I liked the shape of the husqvarna and I’m so thrilled to find out that they aren’t as expensive as I thought they would be when i first heard of them.

    • If you don’t have the time to keep on top of the mowing for large gardens each week, then the Robotic is the way to go in our opinion. Many thanks and best of luck with your final decision, Regards, Steve

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