LawnBott General Info
Does the LawnBott
It certainly does. The Lawnbot is the latest version of
the previously branded "Ambrogio" robotic mowers.
They nibble on your lawn to keep it looking its best with
the least amount of stress on the turf. Turf experts recommend
that grass be cut frequently for optimum health. The Lawnbotts
do this for you automatically!
long will it take the Robot
to mow my lawn?
That really depends on the size of the lawn. Since it is
designed as a maintenance machine, the number of hours required
will be higher than mowers that cut once or twice a week.
This will keep you lawn looking its best all of the time.
When working at the upper end of the 3/4 acre capacity,
it may have to run up to 12 hours a day to keep the lawn
to an even "just cut" appearance. Since the mower
is so quiet, you can run it at any time of day without disturbing
does it work and how does it
know where it is going?
A thin wire is pegged to your lawn and it generates a weak
signal. The LawnBott uses this signal to stay inside the
area and follows the wire to perform its trim. It then starts
mowing the main lawn area. The Lawnbot uses a random mowing
pattern and switches to a spiral pattern when heavy grass
in encountered (LB3200 Evolution and LB3500 only).
the mower safe, I'm worried
about it running when I am not around?
Basically, the fact that the LawnBott mows by itself without
the presence of the operator, makes it a safer way to mow.
However, you need to decide if running unattended is right
for your situation or not. An optional alarm system is now
available that emits an alarm if the unit is picked up.
Many users set the unit to run in the front yard
to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the top two injuries
from walk behind mowers are from thrown objects and from
feet slipping under the mower. It is their opinion, and
our experience as well, that simply separating the operator
from the mower will dramatically reduce these injuries.
The low mass blade and cowling basically eliminates thrown
the LawnBott moves across
the lawn in a random pattern, won't I have lawn stripes
that make my lawn look like patchwork or a puzzle?
The Lawnbot will not stripe your lawn very much (if at all).
You may see a few wheel tracks in the lawn but they quickly
disappear. A patchy appearance may occur if the mower is
not scheduled to run for the time required to maintain the
area being cut or the model chosen is run in a larger lawn
happens to the grass clippings?
The clippings only consist of the grass blade tips. These
small particles fall into the grass and quickly decompose
to feed the lawn. In other words: instant recycling!
the height of cut adjustable?
Yes, from 3/4 to 2 3/4 inches. This is controlled by adjusting
the blade support post.
I have trees and other objects
in my lawn. How will it work with these obstacles?
Obstacles or other areas within the lawn that should not
be accessible to the mower are handled in one of two ways.
If the object is rigid and at least 4 inches tall, the mower
simply bumps into it and changes direction. Other areas,
like a flower bed or a swimming pool, are excluded from
the cutting area by using the same wire as installed on
the perimeter. The object is simply looped out during setup
of the perimeter wire. The inbound and outbound leads of
the wire used to loop out the object are installed right
next to one another. This causes the signal in this section
of the wire to cancel, allowing the mower full access around
the obstacle, but keeping it out of the area to be excluded.
kind of grades can a Lawnbott handle?
All models with the exception of the Professional will scale
a 27 degree slope. The Professional will handle a respectable
15 degrees. Special wheel options are available that will
increase traction on steep or slippery slopes if required.
The graphic below shows how to check your grades.
long will a
Depending on grass height and type, but normally up to 2-3
hours of run time per charge. It will return to its
dock for a 2-3 hour recharge and automatically restart if
scheduled to do so..
Are the Lawnbotts
Software upgrades are can be downloaded from the internet
and be installed via connection to a computer. There is
no need to do this unless a new feature has been added that
will benefit your lawn or a software bug is affecting operation.
We don't recommend that uses do this without instruction
and we can provide assistance if required.. A LawnBott cannot
be upgraded to another model with the exception of adding
batteries (Plus or Ultra) or converting an LB2100 to a Lithium
Battery. Accessory upgrades are available to enhance your
current model such as spiked wheels and a remote control
if you don't have one.