[TOP 10] Best Robotic Lawn Mowers For The Money

Best Robotic Lawn Mowers 2019

Do you often find yourself too pinned down by the day’s activities to even think about doing yard work? You may find yourself bogged down by all sorts of different commitments. You might be busting your butt to meet a deadline with school or work. You might have hyperactive children keeping you busy all day. Hell, it might be a mix of all the above!

We’ve all been there before, don’t you worry. When you’re so busy all the time, the very thought of having to mow the lawn might just make you cry. But what if we told you that there’s a way to get your grass cut that requires little to no effort on your end? What if we told you that you don’t even have to be outdoors to cut your grass?!

Boy do we got a treat for you today.

Let us take you through time with futuristic robotic lawn mowers.

What Are Robotic Lawn Mowers?

 Robotic lawn mowers, also known as AI-controlled grass-cutters, are specially made lawn mowers that can mow grass without needing to be handled by a human being. Yes, that’s right! You don’t have to manually maneuver these kind of mowers around your yard at all! All that you’re tasked to do is turn it on, set the cutting perimeters, and presto!
Now let’s dial it back just a tad.
What exactly is the cutting perimeters of a robotic lawn mower?
We’re glad you asked!
Each AI-controlled grass-cutter comes with a border wire that you must set up around the yard. This border wire basically serves as the boundary line for your little helper, telling it what area it needs to mow and where it isn’t allowed to cross. This is called your perimeter, and it’s necessary if you don’t want your mower to wander off and hack away at your neighbor’s grass. And before you ask, yes. It does tell your mower where to go when it needs to recharge its battery.
All we can say about that is...cool!
If you’re looking to purchase a robotic lawn mower, keep one thing in mind. There aren’t many robots that are able to handle larger than normal yards. The border wire’s signal tends to get weaker the further away from the charging port it is. If you spread them out too much, then your mower might not cut as efficiently as it should.

Why Would You Want AI-Controlled Equipment For Your Yard?

You probably have a couple of questions on your mind at this point. Do robotic lawn mowers work? How expensive are they?

 Are robotic lawn mowers any good?

To answer all those questions: yes, not very, and Absolutely!

For starters, robotic lawn mowers are very handy if you’re someone who hardly ever has time to mow their yard. As we’ve established before, there are numerous commitments that could keep us from tending to the yard work needing to be done at home. If you’re a massive workaholic who’s constantly putting in mountain loads of hours into each work day, then chances are high you never have the time or energy to cut your grass. Another possibility to needing the convenience of an AI-controlled grass-cutter is that your health forbids you from spending too much time on your feet. Those of us who struggle with various health issues such as body aches, arthritis, or gout have a hard time keeping up with yard work because it’s too physically straining on our bodies.

Another upside to owning a robotic lawn mower is the fact that you have to potential to save so much time in your day by having an AI take care of your yard. If you have a lot of errands to run, you can go ahead and do them while your little helper roams your lawn. Just think about it, by the time you get all your bills paid and your kids picked up from school, the AI will already have cut your lawn for you! How convenient!

Best of all is that, when compared to the other types of lawn mowers out there, robotic lawn mowers are almost always 100% eco-friendly. Very rarely do robotic mowers ever release noxious carbons into the ozone layer. By using AI-controlled grass-cutters who do not use oil or gas in anyway, you’re making the environment much healthier in the long run. And people said lawn mowers couldn’t go green!

TOP 10 Best Robotic Lawn Mowers

Comparison Chart

Brand

​Our Rating

Battery Type

Weight

Image

#1

Editor Choice

Li-Ion

29.1 lbs.

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

#2

Li-Ion

30.6 lbs.

 Husqvarna 967646405 Automower 450X Robotic Lawn Mower, 1.3 acre capacity

#3

Li-Ion

36 lbs.

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

#4

Li-Ion

36.9 lbs.

 Robomow RS612 Robotic Lawn Mower

#5

Li-Ion

19.8 lbs.

Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315, Robotic Lawn Mower (Install Kit Sold Separately)

#6

Li-Ion

15.4 lbs.

McCulloch ROB 1000 Programmable Robotic Mower

#7

Nonstandard

43 lbs.

Robomow RX12 Robotic Lawn Mower

#8

Li-Ion

24.3 lbs.

 Robomow RC304 Robotic Lawn Mower

#9

Li-Ion

18 lbs.

 MowBo Automatic Robot Lawn Mower - Professional Grade! Keeps Yard Perfectly Manicured, Lithium Ion Powered, Programmable, Efficient - Never Mow Again! (M14)

#10

Li-Ion

16.5 lbs.

Gardena 4069 R80Li Robotic Lawnmower

TOP 10 Best Robotic Lawn Mowers

Reviews

  1    Husqvarna Automower 430X

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

First up on our list of top ten robotic bad boys is the Husqvarna Automower 430X. Being the top dog brand that Husqvarna is, it shouldn’t be surprising that they come up with a couple of robotic models on their line of top-notch grass-cutters. Spoiler alert, all of them are fantastic! And another spoiler, ladies and gentlemen, is the fact that you’ll be see Husqvarna quite a bit on this list.

One thing that already stands out about this robotic lawn mower is the fact that it’s an exceptionally amazing mulcher. You honestly don’t see this too often with robotic mowers, as they’re usually designed strictly to cut grass within their limited perimeter. But not this baby--no no! This bad boy can mulch like no other, possibly better than larger mowers!

PROS

 - Mowing height is adjustable

 - Mulches better than most riding mowers

 - Bad weather-retardant

- Cuts very well and evenly, App is incredible

- Very quiet, Requires next to no maintenance

CONS

 - Slight delay in informing you if your mower’s been taken out of its perimeter

 - Kind of expensive

  2    Husqvarna Automower 450X

Husqvarna 967646405 Automower 450X Robotic Lawn Mower, 1.3 acre capacity

Shy of first place on our list of top ten best robotic lawn mowers is the Husqvarna Automower 450X. Like we said, there will be more Husqvarna mowers to appear on this list! And as you can tell from the model number, this robotic lawn mower came out some time after the number one entrant did. It’s got almost all of the same perks, as well! We’re not joking!

Grade A durability? Check.

Nearly flawless app? Check.

Perfect cuts every time? Check, check, check!

The only downside to this machine is the fact that it doesn’t quite mulch as well as the Husqvarna Automower 430X. It can mulch grass just fine, but it struggles with bigger objects. Think leaves, twigs, mushrooms, or big weeds. It won’t mulch those, but it will mulch grass until the cows come home!

PROS

 - App is incredible

 - Very quiet

 - Requires next to no maintenance

- Mowing height is adjustable

- Bad weather-retardant

- Cuts very well and evenly

CONS

 - Can’t mulch twigs or leaves

 - Installation can be pretty tricky

- Expensive

  3    Worx WG794

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

Third place goes to the Worx WG794. If you’ve been doing your research on robotic mowers, you’ll most likely recognize this beautiful contraption for a number of top ten lists, including this one. That’s because Worx is known for specializing in creating the most efficient robotic lawn mowers found on the market. It’s just shy of making it to the top of this list.

But only because Husqvarna’s inventions have just a little bit more longevity.

While the Worx WG794 isn’t waterproof, it does have a built in rain sensor. It works by sensing the overall temperature in the air, scanning the land for any lingering precipitation. Once it catches the slightest hint of rain, it automatically alerts the AI and it returns back to its docking port. And if you’re indoors at the time and unaware of what’s coming on, don’t worry! The AI’s app will let you know when this happens.

PROS

 - Has a built in rain sensor

 - Affordable, Eco-friendly

 - Already assembled and programmed!

CONS

 - Sharp boundary wire

 - Struggles with edges close to fences

- Not waterproof

  4    Robomow RS612

 Robomow RS612 Robotic Lawn Mower

At number four, we have the Robomow RS612. Ain’t it the cutest thing ever? It looks like a little fancy dustpan! Well, we suppose it IS a fancy dustpan, in a way…

A fancy dustpan for grass, that is!

Unlike the Husqvarna mowers on this list so far, this beauty shares the same affordability as the Worx WG794. The Robomow RS612 also has an eco-setting, which allows the mower to release fewer toxins in the air--thus saving the environment just a little more with each cutting job. This will especially come in handy if you have a larger lawn.

You heard that right folks; this robotic lawn mower is one of the few on the market that works exceptionally well with larger lots. All you have to do is adjust the perimeter wire and the built-in settings on the mower and boom! You got a large lot with cut grass! And that’s not even the best part, ladies and gentlemen.

You what is, though?

Wait for it..

It’s child-proof! Yes, you can set it to where it’s in permanent child-lock mode. No longer do you have to worry about your rambunctious toddler--or your neighbor’s--messing with your robot. Or, in my personal case, my cats. Cats can be mean sometimes.

PROS

 - Affordable

 - Has a lot of range

 - Eco-friendly, Child-proof!

CONS

 - Short time-frame for warranty

  5    Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315

Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 315, Robotic Lawn Mower (Install Kit Sold Separately)

Coming to us at number five today is the illustrious Husqvarna AUTOMOWER 310. As you can see, we weren’t joking when we said that Husqvarna’s created quite a few top-quality robotic lawn mowers. And like all of the Husqvarna robots on our list so far, this lovely machine is strongly built so that you almost never have to perform any routine maintenance on it. While it can’t mulch like the Husqvarna Automower 430X, it’s much less expensive than it and the Husqvarna Automower 450X combined!

Plus, unlike the number one entrant on this list, your app will let you know almost immediately if your bot has left the work perimeter!

PROS

 - Affordable

 - Requires next to no maintenance

 - Cuts very well, App is incredible

- Very quiet, Mowing height is adjustable

- Bad weather-retardant

CONS

 - You might need to readjust the border wire every once in a while

  6    McCulloch ROB 1000

McCulloch ROB 1000 Programmable Robotic Mower

Move over Johnny, here’s ROB!

Sixth place on our list of the top ten best robotic lawn mowers for your money is none other than the McCulloch ROB 1000. ROB is a handy little robotic lawn mower who is super safe to own. While it’s common for these little guys to have a built in anti-theft mechanism inside them, this model takes it to the next level. How does it do this, you ask? By incorporating a PIN-code setting for each time it’s handled--whether it be by you or your neighbor!

PROS

 - Affordable

 - Supremely quiet

 - Advanced anti-theft mechanism

CONS

 - Doesn’t have a lot of range

  7    Robomow RX12

 Robomow RX12 Robotic Lawn Mower

Number seven on our list goes to the Robomow RX12. Now the second Robomow model to appear on this top ten list, this little fellow is no slouch when it comes to cutting grass--tall or short. Along with being yet another child-proof robot to grace our list, this mower comes with accessories AND it supports any new accessories you may purchase later on. So you’re free modify this little bad boy to your heart’s content and still have a more than satisfactory piece of grass-cutting equipment on your hands!

PROS

 - Inexpensive

 - Accessory-friendly

 - Child-proof!


CONS

 - Heavyweight when compared to other robots

-Doesn’t have a rain sensor

-Struggles with slopes/hills

  8    Robomow RC304

 Robomow RX12 Robotic Lawn Mower

Coming in at number eight on our list is the Robomow RC304. The third and final entrant from Robomow to claim a spot on our illustrious list, this brand proves to know how to hold their own when it comes to AI-controlled grass-cutters. What this model has that the others don’t have, however, is the neato feature to switch the mowing speed from normal to turbo-mode. What’s turbo-mode, you ask? It’s the setting to use if you’re either expecting rain, or you just want to cut your grass at a faster pace than normal. Pretty cool, huh?

Be mindful, however, that the battery life will wear out fast if you abuse it too much.

PROS

 - Inexpensive

 - Utilizes turbo-mode

 - Cuts well and evenly

CONS

 - Can be loud

-Uses power up pretty fast

  9    MowBo M14

 MowBo Automatic Robot Lawn Mower - Professional Grade! Keeps Yard Perfectly Manicured, Lithium Ion Powered, Programmable, Efficient - Never Mow Again! (M14)

Ninth place goes to the MowBo M14. Never heard of MowBo before? Don’t worry, not many have heard of this brand! But let us tell you first hand that it’s an enigma for sure--in all the right ways!

Aside from being stupid affordable, it’s got one of the longest lasting batteries out of ANY mower on this list. What?! An unknown outranks even the top robots’ battery power? That’s insane! Who are these people?

If you find out, please let us know. Customer service is pretty tricky to get a hold of!

PROS

 - Affordable

 - Long-lasting battery power

CONS

 - Customer service is a mystery

  10    Gardena 4069 R80Li

Gardena 4069 R80Li Robotic Lawnmower

Lastly on our list of the top ten best robotic lawn mowers for the money is none other than the Gardena 4069 R80Li. Before we get into what makes this mower a top contender in the competitive market of AI-controlled grass-cutters, can we first appreciate just how aesthetically gorgeous this thing is? The light blue cover to go with the silver frame is a stunning design choice by the inventors or at Gardena. I can’t speak for everyone on the team, but I personally love the look of this robotic lawn mower!

But getting back to the important details here, the Gardena 4069 R80Li is the first weatherproof mower to appear on this list that doesn’t have the Husqvarna name attached to it. It doesn’t have a rain sensor, unfortunately. So if it begins to rain while it’s mowing your grass, you’ll need to go and manually tell it to return back to the safety of its docking port. And by telling it, we mean you’ll need to actually go out and turn it off.

Yeah, it doesn’t have a mobile app.

Which is unfortunately a big enough downside to bring it down to number ten on our list.

PROS

 - Affordable

 - Bad weather-retardant

-Eco-friendly, Very quiet

CONS

 - No rain sensor

- No mobile app

- A little slow

Concluding Thoughts

So there’s our list of top AI-controlled grass-cutters. For such small little devices, these ten sure know how to lap up unwanted grass! But despite all of these unique robots being fantastic purchases, only one can come out to the top. And the winner for this list is the Husqvarna Automower 430X.

The Husqvarna Automower 430X proves to be the best robotic lawn mower to come out of the Husqvarna brand. And there’s no question why, considering its excellent ability to mulch anything and everything in its wake! You can’t find that kind of feature in too many robotic mowers on the market. Unless you go with a Husqvarna brand robot, you’ll struggle to find an AI-controlled mower! But as we all know, mulching doesn’t make or break a mower. Not everyone wants to mulch, much like not everyone wants a robotic lawn mower.

But hey, why not order one?

You got quite the handy reference guide right here!

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