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My autonomous lawn mower thread/blog



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,824 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc

    yes, it make no difference to the functionality. But it does make a difference to the perceived quality !

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,609 ✭✭✭✭ listermint

  • Registered Users Posts: 9 CowSniffer

    If you want an alternative theres the Sileno 1000 for 799 on the Coopsuperstore . ie website.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 KayoOhio

    I got my Automower 115h all set up (what a job! The next time I will absolutely pay a person with younger knees and back to help me) and all is working well. I have my front yard connected to the back through a narrow 14-meter passage that is only 71cm wide. That passage is all brick, with beds on the sides, no grass. I've managed to set 3 starting points along the single guide wire - Area 1 the front, Area 2 the passage, and Area 3 the back yard. The mower traverses it well. But is there some way to tell it it does not need to mow Area 2? It takes time going forward, turning from the boundary wire, basically pinging from side to side down the whole thing. I tried taking out the passage as an area, but it somehow did not work right, and that was my only idea. Would be grateful for advice.

  • Registered Users Posts: 403 ✭✭ thebackbar

    Just wondering how to cater for spring flowers such as daffodils that are along the edge of our lawn, Ideally i would like a automower to stay x cms away from the edge until the early june when the daffodils have finished flowering and then for the rest of the summer this area would be mowed ? Am i asking for too much here ?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 KayoOhio

    I have seen little linking stakes that you pound in to provide a temporary barrier. They are a bit shorter than typical garden linking stakes - looks like they are just tall enough to bump the mower. Also have seen people use staked-down 'pool noodles' for a temporary barrier. I am thinking of a short willow hurdle for my front garden to be prettier. Also considering a push-in decorative fence, the little curly metal kind.

  • Registered Users Posts: 179 ✭✭ kevin306

    Just looking for some advice, complete novice when it comes to this. Basically over the summer I have transformed the field next to my back lawn into a lawn itself. All told taking me approx. 2 hours to cut this with my lawnmower. Don't fancy having to do this next Summer so deliberating whether to purchase a ride-on or an autonomous mower. It would need to mow approx. 3/4 acre. Fairly straight route, not many obstacles. What brands & price ranging would I be looking at for a lawn my size. As these are relatively new tech I'm questioning the longevity I would get from this in comparison to a ride-on which I could trust getting ~10 years for a big spend.

  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ dermotp

    I,m new here just came across this thread and what a thread ? I,m thinking of purchasing an automower,I have a small garden approx 70sqm divided by a path with kerb stones on either side,which from Reading this thread could easily be overcome and make a passage for the mower,any ideas which mower would be suitable for my garden,any suggestions appreciated.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,741 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave

    As I've mentioned previously I have the EasyMow 260. Cost me €320 and does the job. My garden is 69m².

    We don't have kids or pets so no obstacles for it to go around so a basic mower without fancy sensors does the job. No need for app control or anything as it goes at the same time every day.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,718 ✭✭✭ celt262

    Any recommendations for 1/2 acre lawn with very little obstacles ?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 261 ✭✭ mickey15ie

    bought a 315x yesterday and have it running now. will it take long to see the results? :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ dermotp

    Thanks Davydave,where did you buy your unit have not seen them anywhere up to now,

  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ dermotp

    Davydave got it ,it's the yard force easymow 260, thanks again

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,741 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave

    That's the one. I got it from My Robot Centre. The more expensive models don't seem to offer much more if you're just looking for something basic.

  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ dermotp

    Can the mower/docking station be located under a hedge in a garage for protection,I read in a manual the boundary wires must come from the back of the docking station,but that means the docking station/mower has to be located in the open?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,741 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave

    Mine is left uncovered as they're water resistant. You can buy after market covers, plenty of people have built a little roof over it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,964 ✭✭✭ Pique

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,957 ✭✭✭ 893bet

    Just bought flymo 1200 and I will need extra boundary wire. Does any boundary wire work or does it have to be flymo branded?

  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ hbab2009

    Ambrogio L30 elite, keeps getting stuck on side and rear of docking station. Is the attached correct if I want the Ambrogio to stop before it hits the side and back of the station. Where I show the 2 wires beside each other I mean I will be overlapping those 2 wires.

  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ dermotp

    Pique,thanks for your reply,that certainly answers my question,

    Can anyone give me the physical outside demensions of the Hosqvarna 305 docking station,it,s not in the manual,the only dimensions is for the automower itsef.

    I haven't purchased the 305 yet that's why I don't know the demensions.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,741 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave

    Serious amount of rain today and yesterday, garden is fairly water logged and the mower wheels have been losing traction while turning so have been digging the surface, grass is in bits!

    Think I'll hold off for a while...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,242 ✭✭✭ Tilikum17

  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭ k mac

    have a husqvarna 430 mower for about 3 years and have had my first small problem, one of the front castor wheels some how fell off i found it in the lawn one day. Anyone any experience of putting them back in, is a easy job or would i need to bring it to a dealer to fix

  • Registered Users Posts: 807 ✭✭✭ poker--addict

    i want to be ready for next spring and perhaps grab a sale price over the winter months.

    Around half an acre of grass over 2 lawns. Where do I start in terms of picking a mower?

  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭ murfler

  • Registered Users Posts: 807 ✭✭✭ poker--addict

    I have read most of the 112 pages. Latest opinion is likely to be of the most value however. Wouldn’t do any harm to split some of these threads either.

  • Registered Users Posts: 373 ✭✭ septicsac

    Half acre is just over 2000 Sq Metres, so the Husqvarna 430X would be the dearer model to cover your land area. You have to factor in slopes and guide wires as well. If you have the chance pop down to a local dealer and bleed them for info, if they are any good you will probably deal with them s well. I bought Husqvarna 450X myself, as needed that model at the time, very few others on the market at the time that ticked the boxes and have to say even though they are more expensive they are reliable, gave me little trouble and what trouble they did gave was covered by warranty with no quibbles.

  • Registered Users Posts: 807 ✭✭✭ poker--addict

    Will keep an eye on the price of the 430X! Will check out the 450

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,859 ✭✭✭ Borzoi

    Easy enough, no need to replace the axle I assume, which would be major job. Spares parts available online, and the likes of GPL will supply