Best Robot Lawn Mower [2019]

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Best Overall: WORX Landroid WR150
This brand new robotic lawn mower by WORX offers a lot for a very competitive price. You can control it easily with an app on your phone, it recharges automatically, detects rain (goes back to its garage), comes with a GPS tracker (theft-protection) and is cuostomizable. The WR150 simply ticks a lot of boxes and all that while being quite a bit cheaper than the options Husqvarna offers. We think it’s the best robot lawn mower for the money.


WORX Landroid WR150

  • For Lawns Up To 0.5 Acre
  • “Find My Landroid” Function + App
  • Returns To Base Automatically If It Starts Raining

Premium Pick: Husqvarna 430X
Yes, we know, the average lawn owner probably isn’t ready to drop that much on a mower. That being said, there are people out there that simply want the best of the best. Power for up to 1 acre, adjustability, pretty much all the features the WORX WR150 offers, ability to scale, ultra-low cuts, steep incline rates, and so much more. Adding to that, this one actually works even in rain and on slopes with an incline of up to 45%. If you want the best, the 430X is the best!


Husqvarna 430X

  • For Lawns Up To 1 Acre
  • Will Work In The Rain
  • Handles slopes with an incline of up to 45%
  • Built-In GPS And Theft Tracking Technology

Budget Pick: WORX Landroid WR140
If you are looking for a great but budget-friendly option, then the WR140 is perfect. It is a sub-$1000 lawn mower than can handle lawns of up to 0.25 acres and therefore most lawn jobs without any issues. This is great for someone who does not have a lot to mow but still wants the brand new technology the WR150 offers.


WORX Landroid WR140

  • For Lawns Up To 0.25 Acre
  • ACS System Designed To Keep It From Bumping Into Things
  • 20V Battery Works With Other 20V WORX Products

How We Picked

The sun is shining, the rain is falling, and the grass is growing – and now you gotta mow. It would be nice if you did not have to pay someone to do it for you, except then it would not get done. So, you pull out “good old rusty” and you sweat and strain to keep your yard looking great.

Well, you and “rusty” can take an extended vacation because there are plenty of robotic lawn mowers that will be happy to do this for you – every day! So, which one is right for you? Well, that is exactly what we want to show you.

Below, we have nine of the best robotic lawn mowers on the market right now. Each of these will easily handle your lawn care needs and let you get plenty of rest and relaxation.

#1 Husqvarna 430X

Husqvarna 430X

Specs:

  • Cutting Capacity: 0.75 Acres
  • Sound Level: 57 dBA
  • Incline Rate: Up To 45 Degrees
  • Weight: 29.1 Pounds

Husqvarna is a well-known giant in the lawn care industry. Over the years, they have developed some of the best, most reliable lawn equipment trusted by home handymen and professionals alike. For those looking to take a load off and enjoy their weekend, Husqvarna has created the 430X.

Husqvarna 430X on a grassy hill

The Husqvarna 430X is a robotic lawn mower than runs purely on electricity. Gone are the days of pulling out the trusty lawn mower, filling it with gasoline (and spilling some on you too), and pushing it around in the scorching heat. Robotic lawn mowers have come a long with since their inception, with the 430X showing what they are truly capable of.

Husqvarna 430X in the garden

The 430X looks more like a miniature sports car than a lawn mower. It is shrouded in a matte black finish, with a sloped look. On the back are two large wheels that control where the mower goes. On the front are two smaller guide wheels that basically keep it off of the ground.

Looking at the weight of the 430X, it comes in at 29.1 pounds which is fairly light when compared to other robotic mowers. Generally speaking, heavier mowers tend to stay in place better on rough/bumpy and hilly terrains. As for the cutting height, you can adjust it from a low of 0.8 inches to 2.4 inches (for reference, most gasoline-powered lawn mowers adjust from 1.25 inches to 3.75 inches). If you have hilly terrain, the 430X can handle steep inclines with a maximum incline angle of 45 degrees inside of the guide wire and up to 15 degrees next to the guide wire. As for yard size, the 430X is capable of handling approximately 0.75 acres on a single charge, with a charging session lasting about 50 minutes. When the 430X is running, it produces a paltry 57 dBA of noise which is comparable to an air conditioner or normal conversation; if you are inside, you will not hear it.

Husqvarna 430X avoiding obstacles

But, that is just the basics. Now, let us talk about what makes this such a great buy. For starters, this has Automower® Connect which gives you the ability to start and stop the lawn mower from your smartphone. You can change the cutting height, the schedule, send it back to recharge, and more from your chair without getting up. It has a built-in GPS system that actually maps out your yard (and everything in it), knowing where to go using the guide wires and what to avoid. Plus, it will not cut the same place twice, keeping up with where it has been to increase cutting efficiency and battery life. And, the 430X can actually work in the dark too with integrated LED lights on the front of the unit. And finally, you can control your 430X using an Amazon Alexa system or a Google Home system too.

Husqvarna 430X close up

What We Like

This is an extremely quiet lawn mower with plenty of power. The built-in GPS system is great for larger yards as it keeps the mower from mowing over the same place multiple times. It is weatherproof, making it perfect for day/night mowing without having to worry about the weather sending it back to the base for cover.