The 7 best robotic lawn mowers

If you have a lawn, it needs regular mowing. And robotic mowers are quickly becoming a good option.

In this collection, our lawn&garden-wefoundthebest editor has carefully curated a list of the best robotic lawn mowers on the market today.

#1: Robomow RX20 7-Inch Robot Lawn Mower

Robomow RX20 Battery Powered Mower-7-Inch Mowing Width-Smart Robot Lawn Mower for Small Yards, Green

The Robomow RX-20 is a good little robotic mower for small lawns. It has a 7 inch cutting path, an easy-to-use app and is easy to setup and use. It cuts quietly and safely.

#2: Robomow RS612 Battery Powered Robotic Lawn Mower

Robomow RS612 Battery Powered Robotic Lawn Mower Small Yard, 22 inch Cutting Width, Green

Another Robomow with more capacity is the RS612. Because of two rotating blades, it has a 22” cutting patch. It also comes with a good app and is easy to set up and use. The RS630 has slightly better specs but is overall the same design.

#3: Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 310, Robotic Lawn Mower

Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 310, Robotic Lawn Mower

The Husqvarna 310 mows 70 minutes on a single charge and is great for smaller and medium sized lawns. Once you set up the garden wires on the perimeter, it will know how to maneuver around the yard.

#4: Husqvarna Automower 430X

Husqvarna 967622505 Automower 430X Robotic Lawn Mower, 3/4 acre capacity

The slightly larger Husqvarna 430X will operate up to 0.8 acre lawns and is also surprisingly quiet. In reviews, users love this for being “the best invention of all time“. Is has various safety features and uses a PIN code for initial activation – so thieves have no use picking it up.

#5: WORX WG794 Landroid Pre-Programmed Robotic Lawn Mower

WORX WG794 Landroid Pre-Programmed Robotic Lawn Mower with Rain Sensor and Safety Shut-Off

The WORX Landroid is a popular robotic mower. It comes fully programmed out of the box and is easy to set up and use. There is a newer model below, so check that out as well.

#6: WORX WR150 Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

WORX WR150 Landroid L 20V Power Share Robotic Lawn Mower

The WORX Landroid WR150 will cut up to 0.5 acre lawns and uses a 9” cutting disc with small, efficient blades. Set up the charging base, lay down the perimeter wire, and measure the lawn with the app. Then you’re ready to go.

From the app, you can check mowing progress, update the mowing schedule and more. The 20V battery is a shared power system that can be used with other Landroid tools. In reviews, it is loved for being an excellent mower that brings back many weekend hours.

#7: SEAMAGIC Greenkeeper Robotic Lawnmower

SEAMAGIC Greenkeeper Pre-Programmed Robotic Lawnmower with Rain Shelter, Li-ion Battery Powered and Auto Recharged Mower with Rain Sensor, Safety Shut-Off,...

The Seamagic is a robotic mower that comes with a garage and many useful features such as collision sensor, rain sensor and lift & tilt sensor. In reviews, people are pleased with this robotic mower, once it has been programmed and set up.

What to look for when buying robotic lawn mowers

Mowing deck width in inches: The width of the robotic mowing lane doesn’t matter as much as you are not walking behind it. But larger robots will have larger paths to accomodate for larger lawns. Smaller robots can have as little as 7” cutting path, larger ones more then 22′.

Height setting: Most robotic mowers allow for different height settings that will allow you to adjust the cutting height of the grass.

Build quality: Most robotic lawn mowers are built just as well as the traditional lawn mowers. But look at negative reviews to check on build quality.

Effective for mowing: Naturally, a robotic lawn mower needs to be efficient and do a great job at mowing the lawn. Many home owners like the robotic mowers, but they are less efficient when it comes to obstacles, slippery conditions etc. Robotic mowers will typically only really help you if the lawn is somewhat regular and well-defined.

A robotic mower needs to be effective at mowing the lawn after the initial setup. Check reviews and don’t expect the robot to do everything that a traditional mower does.

Ease of use of app: The design of the app matters in terms of setting up schedules etc, but once the robot is setup, you really don’t need the app, unless you need to check up on progress.

Noise: Electric robotic mowers don’t make a whole lot of noise, something most users really like about this type of garden tool. The neighbor will appreciate this as well! However, set up a mowing schedule that doesn’t cause problems. This can be during weekdays when the family is out for work.

#1 tip: Choose a robotic mower with great reviews, and be ready to match your expectations compared to your old mower. Setup is important, and a robot does not do the same work as a traditional mower.

Accessories: Some robotic mowers come with useful accessories. You need the wiring and electric setup with the mower.

Make sure to manage your expectations with a robotic mower. It does not go anywhere without getting stuck.

Warranty: Check manufacturer warranty before purchasing.

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