Robotic lawnmowers feature cutting-edge technology (pun intended), which means they’re not always cheap. Thankfully there are robotic lawnmowers on the market that don’t break the bank and still make your lawn look good. Today, we’re going to share with you some of the best budget-friendly mowers on the market in 2022.
However, we should warn you; just because it’s a cost-effective purchase doesn’t mean it’s always the best purchase. Certain mowers work best for certain lawns. Depending on your needs, you may want to pay for the top of the line instead of springing for the budget robotic mower.
Keep reading and you’ll get the rundown of what options are out there and whether it’s worth it for the kind of lawn you have.
What You Should Keep in Mind When Looking for Budget Robotic lawnmowers
We understand that robotic lawnmowers can be expensive. Some brands can charge upwards of $4,000 for a mower. And with technology continuously improving to deliver a sharp, quality mowing, don’t be surprised to see prices climb higher.
The thing is, the features that make robotic lawn mowers so expensive are what make them so great. From the sensors that help the mower auto-pilot to the phone or smart home connectivity to bring you maximum convenience; the high price tag essentially buys back your time.
When you buy a budget robotic mower, you need to make sure you aren’t sacrificing performance and convenience. You also need to evaluate your lawn.
Do you have a modest size lawn? Is your home on decently flat ground? Is your yard free of any big dips or holes? If you can say yes to those three questions, then a budget robot mower will be great for you.
Here are some of the best budget-friendly robot mower options for your lawn.
Gardena Sileno Minimo 250
For the urban household, the Gardena Sileno Minimo 250 is a great pick. With prices starting at $630, you get a robot mower with great cutting angles. The small size makes it easy to navigate through the most complex of small lawns.
With its weather and frost detection, it adjusts its cutting routine time to protect your lawn better. When it senses that it’s being lifted, the blades automatically stop; saving injuries and making for an easier cleaning process.
Two concerns to note: the battery life and slope performance. This mower will only last a little over an hour. Plus, it doesn’t do well on slopes.
Husqvarna Automower 115H
For lawns with a little bit of a slope, the Husqvarna Automower 115H will do nicely. While this mower doesn’t have GPS features, the installation comes with a guidewire. This helps it perform better overall across the yard compared to other robot mowers.
On top of better slope coverage (up to 30%), the blades cut grass as high as 3.6in.
You get just an hour of mowing time on a full charge. But when the battery starts running low, the mower uses the guidewire to find its way back to the charging station.
Prices begin at $1,200.
Husqvarna Automower 430X
The other Husqvarna mower on this list is the 430X. If the 115H caught your eye but the low acre coverage turned you away, the 430X covers double that at 0.8 acres. Like the 115H, the 430X also comes with a guiding wire. But this one has a GPS to help guide around the yard better.
From a full one-hour charge, you get two and a half hours of cutting performance. Its sensors help to adjust its performance based on slopes, weather, or small objects. However, it’s the most expensive option on this list (starting at $2,500). And the optional accessories can easily spike that price up even higher.
Ambrogio Twenty Deluxe Robotic Lawn Mower
For those of you with small lawns, get small, lightweight, long-lasting mowing with the Ambrogio Twenty Deluxe. Measuring in at roughly 15 pounds and delivering two hours of power on a full charge, this mower gives a good cutting range (0.17 acres) with Bluetooth connectivity.
Costing around $1,325; this mower has the navigation to swiftly maneuver your lawn with multiple angles and different slopes (up to 24%). Plus, as it works, you’ll notice the quiet operations; it sounds as loud as a regular conversation, which isn’t loud at all.
Worx Landroid 20V (4.0AH) Cordless Robotic Lawn Mower S
Last but not least, we have the Worx Landroid 20V Robotic Mower S model. This brings some nice competition to the Automower 115H we mentioned earlier.
Priced at around $950, this mower is one of the best at doing its job once the installation is over. Unfortunately, the installation will be a drag; it might take around four hours, plus whatever adjustments you make as the mower works.
But once it’s set up, it’ll cover ⅛ acres at a higher battery efficiency compared to its competition. With the user-friendly app, the Landroid will navigate within the wires and the digital fence you set up for it.
Once it’s all set up, sit back and watch it cut grass from heights up to 3.9 inches.
Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Worth It?
We know you want to keep your yard looking spiffy throughout the seasons. But which sounds better: pushing the mower yourself or letting it go on autopilot while you tackle other things?
When you buy a robotic lawn mower, you buy your time back. Furthermore, you’re ensuring that your lawn stays healthy, fertilized, and that less stress is placed on the grass. Robotic lawn mowers are the environmentally friendly choice, and they’re nice and quiet.
Why Looking for Budget Mowers Might Not be the Best Idea
We don’t blame you for seeking budget-friendly options.
But you may not have a yard that’s compatible with budget-friendly robot mowers. For example, if you have a steep yard, have rough terrain, or there are plenty of areas for the mower to get stuck, you’ll need to invest in a higher-tier robot mower.
Do a deep inspection of your yard before purchasing a budget-friendly mower.
Have questions? Reach out to the experts at Autmow to find out which budget robotic mower is right for you.