The Segway NaviMow

The Segway NaviMow

For some people, mowing the lawn is a pleasurable experience, a chance to get outside and smell that freshly cut grass. For the rest of us, mowing is a painstaking chore that cuts into their free time when they’d rather enjoy their garden space than mindlessly maintain it. Without a doubt, robot mowers are for people in the latter category! We’ve been testing, using and selling robo mowers for a numbers of years now. Up till now, we exclusively sold the Stihl iMow as it was the best machine available. However, since then, we’ve added the incredible Segway NaviMow range to our arsenal. The NaviMow range offers great new features and greater ranges than even the iMow GPS 422 PC can manage. So let’s take a look.

No More Random Patterns

One of the least attractive parts of a traditional robot mower is that they tend to cut in random patterns. Most are only guided locally via sensors, and as soon as they encounter an obstacle, they randomly turn around it and start cutting in another direction until they hit a boundary. The Segway NaviMow uses a systematic mowing pattern to give you those nice clean lines. This is a mulcher, which is healthier for your lawn and since this can be done quite regularly, the clippings are not going to be large or unsightly.

Breaking Down Boundaries

Most Robo mowers use perimeter wires to keep the mowers contained within a specific area. One of the problems with this is that the mowers can leave permanent wheel marks from going around the perimeter edges many many times. Not to mention the effort involved in setting up these wires and making sure they’re out of the way from your normal garden activities. It’s just something we’d all rather do without. The Segway NaviMow does not need the boundary wire. Instead, the NaviMow uses an EFLS system (Exact Fusion Locating System) to designate the boundaries within 2cm’s of accuracy. It’s just a much cleaner, easier and better way to manage a robo mower.

The Segway NaviMow: Setup

Before using the mower, you do need to cut the grass under 6 centimetres. Most robo mowers help you maintain your lawn, but they can’t handle rough tall grass. Once that’s done, all you need is to designate the boundaries. This is mostly done automatically, but you need to be there to ensure it correctly marks boundary areas.

If you have any questions about our range of robo or push mowers, you can always give us a call on 021 4965132