After using a number of successive models we have learned
quite a bit more about where this mower works best. Contrary
to the manufacturers site, we believe that the RL-1000 is
best suited for lawns of less than a half acre, especially
if you have very well fertilized grass or a good number
of grades. If you want to push it further, we would recommend
that you purchase an extra battery and fast charger to allow
more than one mowing operation a day as required. Since
you cannot schedule more than one automatic run per day,
the Robomower must be manually started. This is as simple
as dropping in the other battery and pressing the "go"
The RL-1000 now comes with a rain sensor that prevents the
mower from going out in the rain and tells it to return
to its dock if it gets caught in a shower.
The RL-850 does not need a rain sensor since it is manually
Low Cut Blades
All we can say is WOW! Although these blades cut at a lower
2 1/2 inches, they provide a superior cut. In addition,
they require that you set the mowing height to its maximum.
This provides better ground clearance so the Robomower is
much less likely to get stuck on uneven terrain. We have
decided to include them free with every RoboMower that we
We not only sell robotic mowers, we use them as well. We
believe that they are good for the environment and promote