The 5 Best Automatic Lawn Mowers [Ranked]
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Automatic, or robotic, lawnmowers, sound like the things of science fiction. I mean, how could a lawnmower really do everything on auto-pilot? It's reality, however.
Just look at the Roomba, that adorable automatic dust buster! Why can't there be a Roomba for your lawn?
These battery-powered automatic lawnmowers are pretty quiet, even usable at night, with most of them only making as much noise as a standard window-mounted air conditioning unit.
You can deploy these bad boys anytime you want, allowing them to run on a schedule. Indeed, the manufacturers actually advise that you set them to mow your lawn a couple times a week-so that they can trim small amounts at a time, keeping the clippings fine enough to be sifted back onto the yard.
Our Top Pick: The Robomow Lawn Mower
There is some work involved to set up your automatic lawnmower- you'll have to string a low-voltage wire along your lawn's perimeter to create an invisible fence.
But after that, you are free to unleash your automatic lawnmower on your lawn, just ensuring that you plug them into their charging base to keep them fresh.
In general, whenever they encounter a impediment like the bicycle your kid accidentally 'forgot' in your backyard it will, very much like a automatic pool cleaner, turnaround, head in a different direction, and when it gets tired return to its home base to recharge automatically.
Let's take a look at 5 of the best-selling options on the market today.
|Automatic Lawn Mowers||Price||Rating||Weight||Dimensions|
|The WORX Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower||$||3.7||19 lbs||22 x 15 x 9.5 inches|
|The LawnBott LB1500 SpyderEVO Robotic Lawn Mower||$$||2.7||25 lbs||19.2 x 19.2 x 12 inches|
|The Robomow RS630 Robotic Lawn Mower||$$||4.6||61.46 lbs||28 x 25 x 12 inches|
|The Intelligent Automatic Lawn Mower||$$||66.1 lbs||22.1 x 9.8 x 20.1 inches|
If you are sick to death of mowing your lawn in 95° heat, swarmed by mosquitoes, busting your behind pushing around a smelly, hot-metal piece of industrial equipment, perhaps an automatic lawnmower could be a good purchase for you.
As we have seen, there are some initial set up headaches to string the wire around the perimeter of your property, but with some ingenuity and persistence it is doubtless you'll be able to get your lawnmower set up the way you want it.
Some of the automatic lawnmowers come with Wi-Fi capability and smartphone apps allowing you to manage your lawncare remotely, perhaps from the air-conditioned convenience of your living room.
All that said, we'd be lying if we didn't say that automatic lawncare is really in its infancy and these products do have some operational hiccups. Regardless, read our reviews on this page and keep checking in on automatic lawnmowers every so often to see how the new models are developing.