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Best Commercial Robotic Mowers for Your Business

Published on July 22, 2021

As you grow your lawn care business, you might find it difficult to find the right employees. Likewise, you may need to find new ways to mow faster and save money. For these reasons, commercial robotic mowers just might be the answer you’ve been seeking.

However, with the countless options of robotic mowers on the market, finding the right one can seem overwhelming.

In this article, we’ll help you accomplish a two things:

  1. Determine if commercial robotic mowers are right for you
  2. Find the best commercial robotic mower for your business

I promise, by the end of this article you’ll be equipped with everything you need to know to choose the best commercial robotic mower for your lawn care business.

Are Commercial Robotic Mowers Right for You?

Before we dive into some of the best commercial robotic mowers for lawn care businesses, let’s talk about if robotic mowers are right for you.

Depending on the robotic mower you choose, they can range anywhere from $3,000 to upwards of $20,000.

As a result of its cost, commercial robotic mowers are potentially a huge investment into your lawn care business.

For this reason, you need to sit down and crunch your numbers. Ask consider things like:

  • Are robotic mowers feasible for the properties you service?
  • Are you being impacted by the lawn care hiring crisis, and you can’t seem to fix it?
  • Have you tried everything else to cut corners, and you still can’t solve your lawn care hiring crisis?
  • With the cost in mind, would buying commercial robotic mowers save you more money than it costs?
  • Is it possible to raise your lawn care prices in order to cover the new cost of commercial robotic mowers?

These questions are just the beginning of the factors you should consider before taking the leap with commercial robotic mowers.

Once you’ve decided if commercial robotic mowers are right for you, don’t forget to consult with your trusted financial advisor or accountant to ensure you’re making the right decisions.

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The Top 3 Commercial Robotic Mowers

As you choose the best commercial robotic mower for your lawn care business, there are numerous factors you need to consider.

First off, think about the types of properties you mow. Do you mow small lawns, large commercial properties, etc.?

Then, consider how many acres each of your crews mow. This will tell you how many commercial robotic mowers you’ll need for each crew, which will help you determine a budget.

Next, consider the types of terrain you mow. Is it flat surfaced or are there hills and other obstacles? This answer tells you if you need a more robust commercial robotic mower.

Take a look at a few basic factors you should consider when choosing the best robotic mower for you:

  • Average charging time
  • Mowing time per charge
  • Working area capacity (how many acres it mows)
  • Cutting height (length of grass you typically mow)
  • Necessary features (e.g. remote object detection)

Once you’ve considered these important factors, you’ll have everything you need to be able to choose between one of the best commercial robotic mowers on the market. Now, let’s get started… 

1. Husqvarna

Due to its combination of affordability and advanced commercial features, the Husqvarna commercial robotic mowers are a great option for lawn care business owners.

Here’s a quick breakdown into some of the best Husqvarna commercial robotic mower models:

Model550 EPOS535 AWD550H
Working Area Capacity~1.25 acres~0.9 acres~1.25 acres
Cutting Height0.8-2.4 in1.2-2.8 in2-3.5 in
Typical Mow Time in One Charge210 min100 min270 min
Typical Charging Time60 min30 min60 min
FeaturesHusqvarna Fleet Services
GPS-Assisted Navigation
Husqvarna EPOS Technology
Commercial User Interface
Husqvarna Fleet Services
Automower All-Wheel Drive
Pivoting Rear Body Design
Commercial User Interface
Husqvarna Fleet Services
GPS-Assisted Navigation
Remote Object Detection
Commercial User Interface

2. Echo

Although the Echo Robotics Turf Mower Series is priced higher than Husqvarna, it has a larger working area capacity (with more than three times the working area).

Depending on how many acres you need to mow, the Echo commercial robotic mowers might be worth the higher price tag for you.

Take a look at a quick breakdown between the two Echo commercial robotic mower models:

ModelTM-1000TM-2000
Working Area Capacity~3 acres~6 acres
Cutting Height0.8-3.9 in0.8-3.9 in
Typical Mow Time in One Charge260 min110 min
Typical Charging Time80 min60 min
FeaturesRemote Commands
GPS Location and Georeferencing Notifications
Real-Time Status and Performance Monitoring
Floating Cutting Heads With Retractable Blades
Remote Commands
GPS Location and Georeferencing Notifications
Real-Time Status and Performance Monitoring
Floating Cutting Heads With Retractable Blades

3. Next Level Commercial Robotic Mowers

Whether you’re a commercial lawn care business, or you’re looking to take your commercial robotic mowers to the next level, these next level options might be right for you.

While you already know about the traditional robotic mowers, there is a new push for autonomous commercial zero turn mowers.

Even though Wright Manufacturing and Greenzie (Wright manufacturing is partnering with Greenzie) is the main zero turn commercial robotic mower option, Graze is a new up-and-coming solar powered option trying to enter the market as well.

While the Wright Manufacturing and Greenzie zero turn robotic mowers are a true next-level option to solve your lawn care hiring crisis, it does present a recurring cost of $1,000 per month. However, this cost is likely still less than you’re paying for labor.

If you’re interested in a next level commercial robotic mower option, then check out their site to see if it’s the right option for you.

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Choose the Best Robotic Mowers for Your Lawn Care Business

Use this complete guide to help you decide whether commercial robotic mowers are right for you as well as which one is best for your lawn care business.

Before taking the leap into commercial robotic mowers, be sure you’re taking a wide variety of factors into consideration. For example, you need to consider things like:

  • Your finances and profit goals
  • The needs of your lawn care business
  • The main types of properties you service

As always, don’t forget to consult with your trusted financial advisor or accountant to ensure you’re making the right decision for you.

Now, you have all the information you need to choose the best robotic mowers for your lawn care business!


Related: The Top 5 Ways to Survive a Lawn Care Hiring Crisis


Originally published July 22, 2021 7:00 AM

Alyssa Sanders

Alyssa is a Content Marketing Specialist II at Service Autopilot. Her bookworming began after she discovered the Harry Potter series. Her love of books evolved into writing and creating content. When she's not writing, you can find her watching a new sci-fi series or shoving her nose into a book.
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