A robotic lawn mower is a compact, self-propelled device typically made of plastic and equipped with three or four wheels. The chassis features a rigid rotating disk or floating blades at the bottom, ensuring efficient grass cutting.
Types of Robotic Lawn Mowers
In terms of their operating principle, robotic lawn mowers do not differ significantly from each other. They all operate autonomously thanks to the built-in rechargeable battery and a processor that controls the actions of these devices.
All types of robot lawn mowers are classified into two categories based on the method of determining the working area:
- Premium robots equipped with grass sensors
- Models of the middle and budget price segments that require the use of a boundary wire
The first type provides significant freedom of movement for the devices. For example, if they encounter soil or a pathway, the mower will return to the lawn. Thus, they are suitable for regularly mowing grass in large areas of up to 3000-3500 square meters.
In small areas, it is quite convenient to use a boundary wire
In this case, the closed loop helps to create a base. Often this same wire acts as a reference point for the robot lawn mower to return to the station. The wire used are green in color and are fixed in place by means of special clamps with immersion in the ground.
All robot lawn mowers let you adjust the cutting height by using a dial on the mower. Additionally, some models let you make this adjustment at the control panel or via the mobile app. Although all mowers use boundary wires and advanced algorithms to ensure total lawn coverage. Some models also utilize GPS technology that tells the mower where it’s been and where it needs to go. Some mowers offer built-in Bluetooth or Wi-Fi that lets you program and control the mower using a mobile app and track mowing progress from anywhere.
How to choose a robotic lawn mower?
We need to pay attention these details
- Control method ( grass sensor or boundary wire )
- Type of cutting tool
- Battery type and capacity. The parameter affects the area of the lawn that the robot can serve. Lithium-ion batteries are the most common.
- Capture width. This indicator indicates how quickly the device will mow the grass and how economically it will consume battery power. Overall, the higher this indicator, the faster the mowing will occur.
Finally, I would like to talk about the best brands. One of the most popular manufacturers of robot lawn mowers is Ecovacs. It launched the first generation robot lawn mower – GOAT G1. The pioneer that ushers a golden age of robotic lawn mowers and brings a unique mowing experience than ever before.
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