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Robot lawn mowers are not the gadgets you might think they are. The robot lawn mowers on the market today are serious mowing machines. Not only do they do a great job mowing, they keep your lawn mowed.
Do you care about the environment? If you care in the slightest, you are already using a mulching lawn mower vs. bagging your grass clippings. However, since you do not have much time to mow, the length of your grass overwhelms your mower. Long clippings and large clumps remain on your grass. They turn brown and kill the grass underneath. Is it possible to be environmental yet still have a great looking lawn?
The answer is yes. Electric robotic lawn mowers are the answer. Since they run on batteries, there is no gas, oil or pollution. All-electric, robot lawn mowers reduce global warming. Are you aware of traditional lawn mowers and riding lawn mowers pollute 10 times more than cars?
Robotic lawn mowers maintain a consistent grass height by mowing more often. They obey the 1/3 rule of grass cutting. That is, only one third of the height of your grass should be cut at each mowing. This is the healthiest way to mow your lawn. Experts also agree that the random mowing pattern used by robotic lawn mowers is the best pattern for keeping grass healthy and avoiding permanent lawn mower tracks.
Many electric robot lawn mowers are self-recharging. That is, they recharge themselves in a charging station that stays outside. This enables the robot to mow as often as it needs to in order to keep the lawn mowed. The batteries last anywhere from 3-7 hours, depending on the model chosen. The recharge time is 2-3 hours. This is plenty of time for the robotic lawn mower to mow the lawn in a random fashion and get all of the missed spots on its own.
Electric robot law mowers can mow by themselves with no intervention from you, or you may prefer to be present while the robot mows the lawn. Robot lawn mowers can be set-up to mow one section at a time. In this configuration, you set the robot lawn mower down, click a few buttons and off it goes to mow the designated section. Then you can move him to the next section for more mowing and so on. Choosing this method enables one to purchase a less expensive robot for a larger yard, saving money.
Now that you are intrigued, you will want to understand more about how a robot lawn mower works. As mentioned above, some models have a charging station that sets outside. The robot has a control panel in which you can set the days and times the robot can come out to mow. There is a wire that goes all the way around the edges of the property and around any flower beds or troublesome tree roots. The wire can be staked down (recommended) or buried up to four inches. The robot comes out when scheduled and goes back to the charging station whenever it needs to recharge or if it is scheduled to go back. Many robot law mowers include a rain sensor that will send the robot back to the charging station during a rain storm.
There are three main brands of robotic lawn mowers that have been shipping for many years. These are Lawnbott, Robomow and Husqvarna Automower. Lawnbott is manufactured in Italy by Zucchetti. Lawnbott is available under the name Ambrogio all over Europe. Lawnbott's US importer is Kyodo America or KA for short. The Automower is distributed by Authorized Husqvarna dealers and is manufactured in Sweden. Robomow, also known as Robomower, is made in Israel by Friendly Robotics. Robomower's US importer is Systems Trading Corporation, or STC.
Lawnbott and Robomower are the main US consumer robot law mower brands. Lawnbott is available through a group of authorized dealers (most are online) and a handful of smaller hardware stores. Robomower is available through many online retailers. The Automower from Husqvarna is primarily promoted through dealers rather than on the internet and is not available as widely as Lawnbott and Robomower.
Belrobotics is the first commercial robotic law mower brand to become available in the US. Belrobotics also sells a robot that picks up golf balls. It comes with a lift station that places balls in a bin. Soon, a new robot lawn mower will become available specifically for putting greens. It is designed to mow in perfectly straight lines to golf course manager's greens specifications. This new robot is from Precision Path. It is not clear what Precision Path's marketing plan is since this has not been publicly disclosed.
In light of the green movement, the recent gas price escalation, people's desire to save time and business's desire to optimize labor costs, robotic law mowers are here to stay.
You can mow a 2-acre lawn for pennies with an all-electric lawn tractor. Brian Edmond’s DIY Electric Tractor Conversion Kit lets you take a lawn tractor headed for the scrap heap and make it mow again.
“I put together a complete kit for converting a 38 to 42-in., gas-powered lawn tractor to 24-volt all electric drive,” says Edmond. “You can convert almost any lawn tractor of that size.”
Edmond recommends checking with local repair shops for tractors headed for the scrap heap. He advises looking for tractors with 18-in. rims to match the gear ratio of his transaxle. Deck size is also important, as he has sized the electric motors to 19 to 21-in. blades.
Once it has been stripped down and parts resold or discarded, the frame should be power washed. He estimates the repower could take as long as 40 hrs., depending on experience levels. He provides complete plans, including videos and diagrams.
“Standard hand tools and basic electrical skills stripping and wrapping wires are all that are needed, aside from a small amount of welding,” says Edmond. “A local welding shop can easily handle that.”
With the exception of batteries, the kit contains the most difficult-to-get parts. The transaxle with brake and drive motor come in one unit. The kit also includes individual motors with mounting flanges for blade drives, electronic motor controller, control relays, digital amp/volt meter, circuit breakers and more.
Edmond selected components for their energy efficiency. “Other conversion kits are out there that will run for 15 to 20 min., but my kit will cut as much as 2 acres of grass on one 50-cent charge,” he says. “Another difference is battery placement. Instead of under the hood, I put the batteries under the driver’s seat for traction. Without the extra weight over the drive wheels, you can spin out on wet grass.”
Safety is a big feature with Edmond’s kit. He focused his 41 years of experience with electric motors and instrumentation on making his kit not only efficient, but also safe.
“Take your foot off the accelerator pedal, and the tractor slows in 1/2 a second, stops and applies the parking brake,” explains Edmond. “Without a mechanical drive, the cutter blades stop within 2 seconds. You could fall off, and the tractor will come to a standstill and the blades will stop before they could hit you.”
Other safety features include the mower deck itself. In order to activate the blades, the deck has to be lowered and the tractor has to be at rest with the operator’s foot on the brake pedal.
“You can’t activate the blades when the tractor is moving,” says Edmond.
Stopping and restarting on a hillside is also safer than with a mechanical drive. Stop on a slope, and the parking brake engages. Step on the accelerator pedal, and the parking brake disengages. The tractor begins moving within 1/10 of a second.
“With a mechanical drive, release the brake, and the tractor will begin to roll as you let out the clutch,” says Edmond. “With my kit, the mower won’t roll back more than an inch.”
Minimal maintenance is an attractive feature of Edmond’s converted tractors. Not only are there no oil or gas levels to check, but there are also no filters, belts or pulleys to replace.
Removing the entire mower deck can be done by pulling 2 pins and a steel bar at the front. Even the blades are easy to maintain. Remove 4 pins to pull the blades for sharpening or replacement. Again, safety is paramount.
“Power to the motors on each blade is delivered via a plug-in cable,” explains Edmond.
The kit is available at an introductory 22 percent discount of $1,247 U.S. or $1,597 Canadian. It uses standard 6-volt golf cart batteries and can be recharged with a standard battery charger in 4 to 5 hrs.
“You can go on eBay and find a battery charger from an electric wheelchair. They are all smart chargers,” suggests Edmond. “They will shut off automatically, extending battery life.”
Edmond estimates annual operating cost for cutting 2 acres 22 times a year with his repowered mower at about $11 plus $57 towards replacing $400 batteries every 7 years. He compares that with the $366 estimated cost of operating a gas tractor (fuel and service) the same amount of time.
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When you own a battery powered lawn mower, you will want to pay close attention to the lawn mower batteries you purchase. Therefore, the first thing you will need to do is understand about all the different types of lawnmower batteries that are available and which ones you should be buying. There are two general types of lawnmower batteries available for lawn mowers; these are the nickel cadmium and the lead acid batteries. Each have their advantages, however, many people are turning to nickel cadmium batteries because they are environmentally friendly and provide for better performance.
All lawnmower batteries are rechargeable, however, they do not have unlimited life, they will have to be replaced occasionally. If you find that the mower is running strangely, or have troubles starting it up, it may be time to replace look for lawnmower batteries. There are two different types of batteries used in a lawn mower, 12-volt, and 6-volt. To find which type of battery you need for your lawnmower, the best thing to do is refer to your owner’s manual.
When it comes to lawnmower batteries, some of the most popular brands are snapper and Toro. Because battery powered lawnmowers comes in several styles such as push behind and riding lawnmowers, it is essential that you understand which batteries work well with your specific lawnmower.
People choose battery powered lawnmower for a variety of different reasons. One such reason is the money saved when compared to the cost of gas-powered lawnmowers. With a battery, you can recharge it and get many uses out of it. With a gas-powered lawnmower, you have to constantly purchase gasoline to mow your yard and if you have a large yard, that could prove to be a costly task. Another reason for the popularity of a battery powered lawnmower, is that they are typically quieter and much more economical. Of course, as with anything, there are some disadvantages, such as the battery running dead before you are finished, or the amount of lawn it can mow with one charge.
What is great about lawn mower batteries is that you can find them almost anywhere, such as outlet stores, department stores, specialty stores, or even various places online. When looking online for a lawnmower battery, make sure that you only buy the battery from a reputable company. Talk to your friends and family to determine where they buy their batteries from and who they would recommend. Make sure the battery comes with some form of warranty to protect you from a bad investment and that the dealer knows what they are talking about when making recommendations.
Keeping your yard in pristine condition nowadays needs some serious consideration. Hiring someone else to do it for you would be pretty expensive considering the economic condition nowadays so it is better to look for cheap lawn mowers and do it yourself, right? Absolutely, since it is something that you need to do periodically so that the façade of your home is always presentable to your neighbors and passersby and to ensure that your backyard remains a clean and quiet retreat for you and your family.
However, if keeping the front lawn and the backyard trimmed were the only consideration it would be very easy but you need to consider how you do the mowing because of current environmental issues. Luckily, there is an approach to the situation that can be considered a healthy alternative while a providing a solution to the environmental issue! It all begins with finding the right mower from among all the collection of cheap lawn mowers that would help you do the job and at the same time give you a light warm-up!
Cutting the grass in your front lawn and backyard with old-fashioned but modern lawn mowers gives you a win-win solution. Old-fashioned because it has no gasoline powered motor that will add to your carbon footprint and modern because it is constructed from lightweight but high tensile strength metal and industrial plastic and more efficient in cutting grass! Today’s cheap lawn mowers does not really reflect cheap because cheap here translates more into affordable rather than second-rate.
In case you haven’t noticed, these push-pull lawn mowers are making a big comeback. They are absolutely green, environmentally friendly AND they will definitely keep you fit! Mowing the front lawn for 20 minutes each weekend is a good enough warm-up before you hit the jogging path for a 2-mile jog! Of course, if you have a big lawn then a push-pull mower may not be ideal but maybe if you schedule your lawn mowing activities, then maybe it would just work out!
Push-pull mowers have several valid reasons going for them, at the top of the list is that they are cheap lawn mowers, they’re green (zero smoke and zero noise pollution) and they are economical to maintain, just a squirt of lubricant here and there!
Among the long list of cheap mowers, here are three models that come highly recommended by customers who bought and are using them to take care of their lawns. Incidentally, one of them is battery powered, pushing the cheap lawn mowers category one notch higher.
There’s the Gilmour RM30 20-Inch Reel Mower that comes fully equipped with a grass catcher. The unit has a 20-inch mowing width and has an extra wide dual shrub/blade guard to guarantee operator’s safety. Sporting a dual wheel design for greater stability, the mower’s adjustable knife bed allows easy cut height adjustment from 1 to 3 inches. Other features of the mower are the ergonomic design of the handle for a comfortable grip and shelf-sharpening reels.
The Scotts 2000-20 is another 20-Inch classic push reel mower on the list of cheap lawn mowers. Features of the Scotts 2000 include 10-inch dual tracking wheels, adjustable cutting heights, composite wheels and a 2-year warranty.
The America APT1216 GoMow belongs to a new species of cheap lawn mowers. The GoMow is powered by a 24-Volt rechargeable lead-acid battery and has a 16-Inch mowing width. The unit has a 50-minute operating time per charge, more than enough for homes with small lawns and comes equipped with a grass catcher.
Using reel lawn mowers will certainly make your lawn look good especially if your lawn is no bigger than 1000 square feet. Aside from being able to keep your lawn trimmed and presentable, you will also gain that lean physique and sweat off excess pounds just mowing your lawn.