The Optimow series from Greenworks tools are our favourite robotic mowers. Robotic mowers have taken the European continent by storm and are now beginning to make inroads into the UK garden market.
Yes, they are expensive, several times that of a traditional mower, but the benefits are enormous. In simple terms these mowers mow the lawn for you – nothing for you to do but enjoy the garden, using your free time to your advantage. Programmable so they will mow at any time of day and night, they run nearly silently, so won’t keep you or your neighbours awake if they are out at night.
Controlled by a boundary wire you place along the edge of your lawn, the robotic mower will mow anything inside the wired zone. But here is the clever bit. It has sensors that mean it will turn back from obstacles it touches, making sure it is safe, and won’t damage anything inadvertently left on the lawn. Its pet and child safe as well.
Equipped with a SIM card for connectivity, you can instruct and programme your robot via your mobile phone, set it up and manage its activities all from your handheld device. the SIM connection is free for the first 2 years, and chargeable at £20 per year there after.
Waterproof, so you can leave it outside all season, the mower goes out everyday and just takes a little of the grass tips off each time, this way it keeps on top of the lawn during the growing season.
The Optimow15 is the bigger brother of the Optimow10 and is capable of managing lawns up to a massive 1500m2 – that is about 40m x 40m square – a very big lawn
- Cutting area: < 1500 m2
- Cutting time: 70 Minutes
- Charging time: 70 Minutes
- Included wire: 200 Metres
- IP classification: IPX5
- Maximum slope: 35%
EASY TO INSTALL
Simply hammer the wire into the ground using the pegs provided, attach to the charging station and plug into an electricity supply. Grass will grow over the wire so it is invisible in use.
GUIDE WIRE INCLUDED
Optimow mows in a random pattern, so laying the guide wire can help it find any narrow corners or passageways. It also helps to guide it back to the charging station for more efficient mowing.
WASH WITH A HOSEPIPE
Optimow is rated IPX5 which means it can withstand water spray, so it is very easy to clean – ideal for putting the mower away for winter storage.
Blade height is controlled manually by a knob on top of the mower. Other settings, such as the hours your mower goes out, can be controlled on your phone via the 4G chip embedded in the mower that you can control from anywhere in the world.