Robot Lawn Mowers


#1

Following on from the highly recommended Roomba vacuum cleaner that we bought over a year ago I have been looking at robot lawn mowers.

I haven’t taken the plunge yet does anyone have any recommendations?

My interest was piqued today while looking at this one on Amazon “Husqvarna 105 automower” and I noticed the “What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?”

Is there something I can look forward to after a having regularly well-mowed lawn…? time will tell :smiley:


#2

Don’t be doing an honest gardener out of a job now.


#3

I looked it up on Amazon and didn’t get the same suggested products… just saying.

have a look at the Husquavarna too; good reviews.

think you’d still need a regular small mower or strimmer


#4

Try googling this one on Amazon that’s where I got the above: “Husqvarna 105 automower”


#5

yep!

weird


#6

Mine is the exact same except the ad is for magnum sized condoms. Weird.


#7

There’s a decent boards thread here:

boards.ie/vbulletin/showthre … 2057213541

What’s the expected lifespan of these things? I spend maybe 500/year on lawn mowing so ROI on a 4k robot mower would be 8 years.

Seems a bit marginal, even aside from partially doing someone out of a job (I’d still need the gardener for other stuff).

:smiley:


#8

The model above is €1,200 so your ROI would be just over 2 yrs.

As they cut the grass every night and mulch the clippings back into the lawn fertilising it they also claim a better lawn.

Also with the time saved it appears that you can get an improved sexlife which doesn’t appear on the features list but it is a good selling point.


#9

I have been looking at these the last couple of years and this year it looks like I have to take the plunge and decide between a robot or ride on.

I have a powered walking mower for just over .75 acres of grass and it becomes a lottery during the summer when and if I can get the grass cut. I need about 3 hours to do it and all good plans can be ruined by a rain shower. Then I have to pay someone to do it during the week.

I’d love to see one in action but dropping about 3k on something which I can’t see working beforehand is daunting !


#10

I’d need the 4k one as I have a lot of grass.

edit: actually the AUTOMOWER® 440 would do. That’s about 2900.


#11

This would be cheaper


#12

you need two though. One gets lonely. Or maybe that’s donkeys (which are quite useful for keeping gorse under control now that burning is verboten)


#13

Animal factoid: goats are browsers, not grazers. So they’ll eat everything but the grass.


#14

Ooooooooookay…

To sum up this thread so far…

Advice on an automated lawn mower is sought…

Amazon buyers use robot lawnmowers as sex aids…

A goat would be cheaper but they don’t graze (but one assumes the poster is suggesting they’re okay with the other demands)…

So the obvious solution…

RELEASE YOUR INNER KERRYMAN!

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