Some common questions about Wiper robotic mowers

Frequently Asked Questions

Usually people have lots of questions. It’s only natural as you may not have seen a robotic mower in action. Hopefully we have covered the most common questions below but if we’ve missed something do let us know!

Wiper robots cut grass autonomously and automatically. It does not require your help or assistance. Every day Wiper robot cuts a few millimetres of grass and leaves the clippings on the ground, fertilising your lawn in a natural way. Wiper robots work according to programmed work intervals and alternates cutting cycles with recharging.

Yes. Wiper robots give a warning when the batteries need to be recharged. All models (apart from the Blitz series) automatically return to their charging base when they detect their batteries are running low.

No. It is not necessary to collect or dispose of grass clippings. Every day the Wiper robot cuts a few millimetres of grass. The clippings are left on the ground and act as a natural fertiliser for your lawn.

Yes. Any objects you prefer the Wiper robot not to collide with must be surrounded by boundary wire, laid according to the instructions in the section in the operating manual entitled “Preparation and marking the boundaries of the work areas”. The Wiper Robot will move to the edge of the wire, and then proceed in a different direction.
Some of the latest models have buit-in radar to recognise and avoid obstacles.

Yes, provided that these objects are over 10cm high. Wiper robots will approach and gently touch an obstacle in order to cut the grass around it. The Wiper robot will then proceed to cut in a different direction. 

Wiper robots work in an area marked by a boundary wire positioned around the edge of your garden. The wire is attached to the ground using plastic fixing nails, or it can be buried. The beginning and the end of the wire are connected to the recharging base to forms a continuous circuit. The recharching base is connected to a power outlet via a power unit.

The Blitz models are different. This unique mower doesn’t require any installation. Three different types of sensor automatically visualise you lawn so all you have to do is place it on a lawn and press go. Find out more about the Blitz series here.

Yes. Wiper Robots are designed to work at an ambient temperature from -10 to + 50°C, a range that is much wider than the growth rate of grass.

Most of our mowers do have rain sensors built in so can be set not to mow in the rain, however due to being lighter than a traditional mower and cutting minuscule amounts each time, it it not a problem generally to mow in the wet.

Yes. All Wiper Robot models are protected weatherproof and can cut while it is raining. However, to prevent it from getting too dirty we recommend activating the rain sensors. As cutting wet grass may damage the lawn, the robot will return to the recharging base and will wait for the next work cycle.
Please see the section in the operating manual entitled “Settings – Programming mode”.
If you want the robot to mow during or shortly after rain, please bear in mind that more moisture accumulates under the robotic lawnmower in wet areas, and the robot should be cleaned more frequently in wet conditions.

Unlike most other robotic lawnmower blades, which are recommended to be replaced every 2 months, Wiper robotic lawnmower stainless steel blades will last the entire season under normal circumstances.