Remember that every 1,000 square meters of lawn you mow means a walk of two to three kilometres. This means that self-propelled mowers become attractive options. The type of lawn and how often you mow it determines the choice of cutting system. Rear and side ejection can handle taller, wilder grass, coarser grass types and seldom-cut lawns.
Mulching naturally fertilises your lawn
The BioClip® (mulching) method is ideal if you want first-rate results and if you often mow. The finely chopped grass cuttings fertilise the lawn and make it more drought-resistant.
Choosing a lawnmower with a catcher
Lawnmowers with catchers give tidy results and save time since you don’t need to rake clippings after you’ve finished cutting. In the autumn you can use catchers for leaves and they’re also perfect if you want to avoid allergic reactions to grass and reduce the spreading of weed seeds.
Picking the best lawnmower for your needs:
- Decide the width of the cutting deck based on your lawn’s area.
- If your lawn area is medium-sized to large it is recommended that you buy a self-propelled model.
- If your lawn is medium-sized and you prefer some extra exercise while mowing, you might consider a push lawnmower.
- If your lawn is small, you might consider a manual lawnmower that is free from direct emissions and saves making noise for your neighbours.
- If you aren’t certain which cutting system suits your lawn and your mowing habits best, you should choose a mower that handles several cutting systems: ejection, collection and BioClip® (mulching).
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What’s the size of your lawn?
When looking for a mower you should pick one that can handle the size of your lawn. But remember that cutting capability is generally based on a flat and open lawn, so if your lawn is undulating or there are bushes, it’s better to choose a mower with a greater capacity. This is also important if you don’t want it to cut during the night.
Does your garden have steep banks?
If you have a lawn with steep banks you should pick a mower fit for the job, with good traction and power. Robotic mowers work even when it rains, so pick one with wheels that have a good grip. Our most powerful version is the Automower™ 330X, which handles slopes with up to 45% inclination.
Is your garden complex?
If your garden has intricate passages and different sections you have to ensure that your mower is capable of handling a complex garden. A tip is to select a mower with guide wires; they are an easy way to make sure that the cutter can handle the narrowest passages.
Make sure that your robotic mower is equipped with a pin code lock, alarm and preferably also a GPS-tracker. If you report your stolen product to the dealer they should blacklist your mower, making future servicing impossible.
Is the display easy to understand?
Most people don’t think about it when selecting a robotic mower, but it’s a good idea to check how the system actually works. Check the manual and have a look at the display to see if it is clear, intuitive and easy to navigate. Remember that even if most settings are done when installing your mower, timer settings and cutting length often change over a season.
Pets and children should not be allowed to be in the same area as the mower, but of course this can happen. You should therefore consider a mower with a cutting disc with retractable blades. Since the mower cuts each day it only cuts a little bit and if a paw or foot gets under the mower, it will not result in a serious injury.
Is there a workshop close by?
When selecting a robotic mower you should also consider how easily available a workshop is. A good dealer or workshop will help you with repairs, servicing, software updates and winter storage. Check if we have dealers close to you.
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