hard is it to install?
The RoboMower installation is an easy process that normally
takes about the same amount of time as mowing your lawn
once. No special skills are required. You simply unroll
the wire, stake it down around the perimeter of your lawn
using the supplied ruler and you are ready to go.
the RoboMower move from one
plot to the other?
The RoboMower can navigate between two plots only if they
are connected with a patch of grass. The minimum width of
this area between the plots is 7-8 feet for all models but
the RL1000. The RL1000 can navigate through a patch as narrow
as 5 feet, using entry points and navigating between plots
on Edge mode. Using the entry point setting, you can mow
different plots without any user intervention.
The back yard
is fully enclosed with a fence, do I need to wire it?
You sure do. The RoboMower must have an active loop of perimeter
wire around any area to be mowed. It is a major safety feature.
Without the active perimeter wire around it, initiating
automatic operation a ‘No wire signal’ message
will be displayed and the mower will not move an inch.
Can I connect a
few plots, or even the whole yard as one loop to the perimeter
Yes you could. A few or all plots could be connected together,
as long as the two wires leading from plot to the other
are parallel and laid down together. The two wires leading
from one plot to the other will not be “seen”
by the RoboMower, since it recognizes only a single wire.
This is also how the RoboMower ignores the two wires leading
to a perimeter island or to the perimeter switch.
What is the longest
wire I could connect to the perimeter switch?
Connecting to a regular perimeter switch the limit is 1000
Using the docking station, the limit is 2000 feet.
Will I have
to remove the installed perimeter wire after every operation
or for the winter?
No. The perimeter wire is there to stay for years.
I ran out of
silicone filled wire connectors,
can I just twist the two wire ends together?
This is not recommended. Twisting the two wire ends together
will work for a month or two, then corrode and become a
bad contact, which will result in a wire disconnected, an
intermittent wire signal error, or even low battery indication
on the perimeter switch. The silicone filled wire connector
we supply prevents this corrosion.