Which robotic lawnmower is suitable for 700 m²?

300 m², 500 m², 2,000 m² - lawns come in a wide range of sizes, and the cut also varies according to the individual garden design. So when choosing a robotic lawnmower, the question that inevitably arises before purchasing is: Which device is best suited to my garden?

A 300 m² lawn has completely different demands from the robotic mower than an area of 2,000 m² or more. The individual cut of the garden also affects the choice of a suitable robotic lawnmower. Only when the robot fits your particular lawn can labor-saving time become optimal as well as the cut result will be perfect.  So, which robotic lawnmower is suitable for 700 m²?

Why is it important to consider the area performance?

Many robotic lawnmowers are designed for either 300 m², 1,000 ² or even 2,000 m². Finding a lawn robot for an area of exactly 700 m² is not so easy - but recommended. 
If you decide on a model with an area capacity that is too small, there is a high probability that the robot will not reach every area within a maximum of two days. The result: the cutting pattern becomes irregular and uncut and the lawn clippings will be too coarse to rot quickly into mulch. In the worst case, the lawn begins to rot under the clippings.
On the contrary, a model with an area output that is too large is not only more expensive, but also consumes more energy while operating. At the same time, the cutting width of robotic lawnmowers for bigger areas is often larger so that the necessary maneuverability in small gardens is lacking.

Criteria for a robotic lawnmower for 700 m²

The area output is one thing - but mainly a guideline from the manufacturer. Slopes or very slanted gardens partially reduce the efficiency of an area. Therefore, you should choose a model that brings a slightly higher performance than the maximum recommendation. 

Maximum and recommended area performance 

The manufacturer's specification of maximum area output is usually a specification that is only achieved under optimal conditions, simple mowings and when the power is fully utilized. In extreme cases, this means 24/7 use, interrupted only by breaks at the charging station. 
In normal cases, however, there are limitations in terms of the layout and mowing times, stoppages during rain or larger slopes in the terrain. For an average garden, a deduction of around 30% of the maximum area output is advisable to be on the safe side.
Above all, the planned mowing times have an influence on the area output. If the manufacturer specifies an operating time of 12 hours a day but you only want to run the robot for 6 hours, the specified area output is halved.
The situation is different if the manufacturer specifies a recommended area output. Here you can assume that a robotic lawnmower for 700 m² will realistically mow the area.

The slope of the terrain

Most robotic mowers master a slope of up to 25% without problems. Nevertheless, if the terrain is steeper, some models will reach their limits. If in doubt, calculate the slope precisely so that there is no loss of area output. 
A robotic lawnmower with excellent traction is recommended in order to always have the perfect grip even in wet weather, especially on extreme slopes. Otherwise, the robot will quickly start to totter, which will have an undesirable effect on the area output.

Battery power and motor

Battery power and motor also determine how efficiently the robotic lawnmower cuts the area. The key here is to choose the optimum between charging capacity, power consumption and efficiency. At the same time, you should highly consider a Li-ion battery when purchasing. This design is particularly easy to maintain, durable and robust.

The number of main and secondary zones

Not every robotic lawnmower is capable of controlling several starting points and hence, mowing separate lawns without further action. If your garden has several zones that are either connected only by narrow passages or even completely separated from each other, it is quite important to consider this function when purchasing. When doing so, pay close attention to the distinction of choosing different starting points in main and secondary zones as well as the definition of separate zones.

Other features of a robotic mower for 700 m²

In addition to the technical features that are necessary for your robotic mower to reliably mow and maintain the area of 700 m² in the first place, there are other features that further increase the pleasure of using the robot and simplify handling in everyday life:

  • integrated mulch cleaner and self-cleaning wheels, which significantly reduces the amount of cleaning required
  • variable cutting height adjustment
  • convenient control via app
  • GSM module
  • low-noise operation
  • cutting width
  • pendulum suspended mowing deck, which ensures perfect cutting results on even or uneven terrain

Determine the area size of your own garden

In order to determine which robotic lawnmower is suitable for a garden, it is necessary to measure the garden. There are several ways to do this:

  • Read the area from a plot plan.
  • Determine the area using Google Maps (right mouse button -> measure distance).
  • Measure the garden by hand with measuring devices.
  • Use a specific measuring app to determine the lawn area.

For the optimal ratio of performance, power consumption and purchase costs, it is important to consider the area output when buying. The recommended area output for a robotic mower for 700 m² is a good guide for gardens with average complexity, slope and regular mowing times.