Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Are you dreading mowing the lawn? Robot lawn mowers have been around for some time now, and almost all of them operate the same way. However, in the Spring of 2009 we all witnessed the latest revelation in lawn mowing technology with the Spyder LB1200. The Spyder LB1200 is a robot lawn mower designed for people looking to improve the quality of their life by eliminating the more menial task of mowing the grass, and also in setting up a robotic lawn mower.
What are the highlights?
The Spyder is a sleek looking machine; forest green, with two handles on the top to better grasp the mower and carry it around (not that it’s heavy though). This electric mower produces very little noise and covers a lot of ground in little time. It’s silent and green! In order to reduce the price as low as possible, the robot does not have a docking station, but rather a unique charging cord which has you press a lead onto each of the front two wheels to charge the robot.
What is so great about this lawn mower?
Unlike almost all other robotic lawn mowers, the Spyder LB1200 doesn’t require a perimeter wire. The mower relies on obstacles found on the property such as; rocks, trees, fences, concrete and asphalt, and others. The mower uses specially patented sensors to manage the mowing action; once the mower reaches a zone containing dry lawn or asphalt, it turns away and continues its course through uncut lawn. It will only cut your good grass – nothing else! The Spyder robot mower provides quality lawn mowing performance and merges simplicity with safety. This is the first robotic lawn mower of its kind to not require any setup whatsoever.
How to operate the Spyder LB1200?
The Spyder package includes the mower, a rechargeable lithium battery, a charging cable and the user’s manual. Once the robot is fully charged, all you need to do is grasp the two handles on the top of the robot lawn mower to settle it on your lawn, and press the “On” button on the top. As easy as 1-2-3.
What are the Spyder’s benefits and drawbacks?
The Spyder LB1200 is one of the simplest robots you’ll ever get. There is no time consuming installation; no wires to install around the perimeter of your property and no programming. It can manage slopes up to 27 degrees with its 4 wheel drive. The 18 pound (a little over 8 kilos) mower will perform on yards up to 5500 square feet.
Bear in mind that this lawn mower does not have cliff sensors nor does it have a perimeter wire. If your property has a beautiful pond, creek, river or simply no obstacle to limit the mowers action, you might want to pass up on the Spyder LB1200 since it doesn’t come with swimming aids. You will find that other Lawnbott robot lawn mower models might better meet your needs.
A final word The Spyder LB1200 is definitely a great and efficient product for busy home owner and for people simply wanting ot take full advantage of great summer weather. At around 1 000$, the Spyder is a smart choice when looking at some of the traditional lawn mowers out there starting at 600-700$ to a few thousand dollars. Oh, and labor is not included!
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