We all dream of having robots do mundane tasks for us, that’s why a robot lawn mower sounds so appealing. We would love to sip on a cold drink while Ralph The Robot cuts the grass for us. Ralph just sounds like a good name for a robotic lawn mower I guess. We already have robots in limited forms, although we don’t think of washing machines and dryers as robotic, they do manual labor that used to be done by humans.
If you are mulling over the idea of a remote control lawn mower you have come to the right place. We will have a look at some pros and cons to help you decide to take the plunge on an automatic lawn mower or stick with the old school mowers.
The Pros of a Robot Lawn Mower Are Many in Theory
You can do other tasks around the yard while “Ralph” mows your lawn automatically. Or you can even relax while the work is done. If you hate the dust of mowing then you no longer have to deal with that mess since you can be indoors while your lawn is mowed. This is a big advantage for folks with allergy issues.
Another positive for these machines is that they are mostly electrical so you don’t have to mess with gas and oil either. The main selling factor is the time savings of a remote mower. We are all very busy and any time saved is a big plus in today’s fast paced world.
Now for the 5 Cons That May Burst Your Bubble….
Set Up Time
So if you are asking me if I recommend buying a robot lawn mower, I would have to vote no. They are just not ready for prime time. Are they cool? Absolutely. They have a lot of promise too. As prices drop and the technology improves, I believe these will be the mowers of the future for small patches of grass. But for now, you will have to do your own mowing or hire it out. For the average consumer, these automatic lawn mowers are too limited in their capabilities. They also have a not so easy set up that many would not want to tackle.
Do you have a robot lawn mower yourself and are you happy with the device? Or do you think your purchase was a waste of money? Feel free to share your experience and tell others leaving a comment below. Thank you!