Typical Three Plots Setup Solutions
Your lawn may require set up of more than one zone in order for Robomow® to work on the entire lawn effectively. Having two or even three zones does not affect the efficiency of the Robomow® and in many circumstances is more desirable than one large zone. Where grass areas are not contiguous, or are separated by fences or other objects, it is also recommended to make each of these a separate zone.
The key is to set up the zones that will allow Robomow® to operate with the greatest efficiency, even if it is more than one or two zones. You will quickly find that mowing the lawn in these zones is an easy process that will allow you greater flexibility in your mowing habits. The Robomow® gives you the ability to control the operating time for each zone independently. There are several ways to set up these zones, including the placement of the Perimeter Switch, depending on the actual layout of the lawn. Examples are given in the figures below:
Figure 1 - All three zones are looped together and connected to the charging station. Locate the Charging Station at the back yard and wire all around the three zones. The beginning and end of the loop are connected to the Charging Station, providing the power source for all zones. Robomow® will take care of the dock zone automatically using the weekly program. To mow the front zones, simply steer Robomow® to the desired zone and press the green ON button on your Robomow®. Wires leading to the next plot are parallel and touching. The gap between them is for illustration only.
Figure 2 - Another option for this very same lawn is to have two separate loops. First, locate the Charging Station and wire the back yard as your dock zone.
The front zones will be operated using a perimeter switch. To mow the front yard, drive the mower manually from the Charging Station to each of the front zones separately, press the ON button in the Perimeter Switch and press the GO button in the mower to start the operation. When done, drive Robomow® to the next zone or back to the Charging Station.
You may purchase a perimeter switch as an accessory. Mount it on a wall or on its stake making sure it is vertical to the ground at all times. Locate the perimeter switch at least 5 feet outside the perimeter wire.