One of the most common misconceptions about robotic mowers is that they cannot go the distance. Meaning, that robotic mowers are ideal for people with small lawns but aren’t a feasible option for customers with lawns over an acre. However, as the robotic technology gets better and better over time, size and distance are becoming less and less of an obstacle, and the Echo Turn Mower is proof of this.
Echo Robotics is a worldwide leader in professional-grade outdoor power equipment and has been fulfilling customer needs for over 40 years. Their ground-breaking robotic mower aims to move sports-turf and other large space mowing management into a new era with robotics. So, just how far can these mowers go?
More Than Just a Distance Mower
Yes – it’s true that the number one selling point of the Echo Turf mower is its ability to cut up to 6 acres. In fact, these robotic mowers can mow for 2 hours straight before having to return home for a charge. This means that more work gets done and more area is covered between every charge.
However, the features do not stop with just the distance. Smart-phone control allows users to change settings and track the mower’s progress throughout the mowing process to keep an eye on any unforeseen issues. Rain sensors help the mower avoid cutting your grass when it’s wet, and no-growth sensors help the mower avoid cutting grass that has had limited growth since the last mowing job was completed. Both of these features help your mower cut your grass in the most ideal manner possible. In addition, if the robot is too far away for you to see with your naked eye (6 acres is a long way after all), an alarm, a PIN code, and GPS tracking system keeps the mower safe the whole distance. These security measures provide the owners the peace of mind in knowing that their mower will complete the job safe and sound.
Fleet-Capable for Even More Coverage
If one 6-acre cutting robot is not enough for your needs, there is good news for you. Echo’s Turf Mowers are fleet-capable, meaning that you can monitor and maintain multiple mowers running side-by-side. Specialized fleet software allows users to adjust as many units as is necessary from your phone, tablet, or computer. This makes getting the job done even easier and more time efficient. Potentially, this means that for an 18-acre lot, only 3 robotic mowers would be needed to maintain the entire property in a single day.
So how far can you go with Echo Turf Mowers? The distance is endless because of their ability to work in a fleet! Plus, if managing a whole fleet of robots seems out of your reach, Autmow can help. Autmow is North America’s first, largest, and fastest growing network of robotic lawn and turf-care specialists. They provide the world’s top-rated robotic lawn mowers and a team of experts to help customers every step of their robotic mower journey.
Ensure that your autonomous lawn mower experience is easy, efficient, and affordable by contacting an Autmow specialist today!
Yes - all of us homeowners, lawn nuts and pros have heard the unending praise of push reel mowers and have been told that they are the gold standard when it comes to lawn care. And yes, we have ALSO all heard our wise neighbor tell us that “back in his day, they didn’t have those darn gas guzzlers to mow the lawn” and that he used his sweat equity to bring his lawn to perfection with a reel mower and still does to this day.
To your wise neighbor’s point, there is significant evidence that reel mowers are extremely beneficial for the overall health of turf and for the environment, but they require significantly more effort than a traditional gas lawn mower. So, which sacrifice do you make? Do you put in the hard, never-ending work of reel mowing your lawn and spend hours weekly to attain landscaping perfection while doing your part for the environment; or do you save your time and effort, forget about the environment, and hope for the best with a “gas guzzler”? Our answer is: don’t settle for either.
How Robotic Mowers Stand Up Against Reel Mowers
So, while robotic mowers and reel mowers may be similar in their benefits for both lawns and the environment, effort is where robotic mowers gain all their bonus points. It is estimated that a homeowner using a push reel mower will spend about 19 hours a year mowing their lawn (depending upon how often you mow and how large your lawn is). In contrast, regardless of your lawn size or how often you mow, homeowners using a robotic power will spend 0 hours a year mowing their lawn. That’s nearly a DAY in saved time.
In addition to this saved time, robotic mowers save the effort. It is very vigorous work to reel mow a lawn because there are no self-propelling mechanisms on a reel mower. In contrast, it takes minimal effort for robotic lawn mower owners to get on their phone, set a mow schedule, and deploy their robotic lawn mower to work.
So, who is the real winner overall? You are! Even if you love to put in the time and energy to create your perfect lawn, you can accomplish it with a reel mower. However, if you are ready to trade your sweat equity in for an extra day a year of time without sacrificing the health of your lawn, Autmow can help. Autmow provides the worlds top-rated robotic lawn mowers and ensures that our team of experts will be there every step of the way. From purchase to installation, long-term care and maintenance, we want to make sure that every aspect of your autonomous lawn mower experience is easy, efficient and affordable.
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