Thanks to ever-advancing technology, many of the chores humans face every day are being knocked out by automated systems and robots. We’re sure you’ve already heard of the Internet of Things - smart devices and other tools that keep you and your home connected at all times. Now, with the dawn of robotic ice cream vendors and robot-run hotels, it seems like just about everything can go digital.
One advancement in particular that caught our attention is the robotic lawnmower. Think of it as a Roomba for your lawn. Have you been thinking about buying one for yourself? The Orlando parts people at Gator are here to break down some of the big pros and cons of robo-mowers:
Never break a sweat mowing the lawn again! Beyond cleaning up large debris, this machine will take care of it for you.
Electric mowers are quieter than gas-powered mowers, so you’ll have more flexibility in scheduling your mowing sessions.
Allergy sufferers, rejoice! You don’t have to deal with the dust kicked up from mowing.
As they’re new to the market, all robo-mowers currently come with a hefty price tag.
If you have kids or outdoor pets, you may want to avoid these. One wrong move could lead to serious injuries.
The battery life on these first-generation machines isn’t that great. Most of these robo-mowers are programmed to return to their charge stations when they need it, but that means you’ll need to be ever-vigilant about debris.
There aren’t many certified robo-mower repair centers available.
Overall, we love seeing these new advancements in technology, but we would advise waiting a couple generations before investing in a robo-mower. By the time they’re ready for mass production, they’ll be more affordable and have most of the big issues ironed out. To learn more or to get new parts for your traditional mower, call the Orlando parts people at Gator Mower Parts at 407-260-1292.