How to use the Robotic Lawnmower
How do I start and stop the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R?
Once the system is installed and the calibration of the guide wire has been carried out you can easily start the mower by pressing Start and close the keypad hatch. To stop it, simply press the orange STOP button and the keypad hatch is automatically opened for you.
Do I need to bury the wire in the ground?
No. The wire can be laid upon the ground using the supplied pegs and will after some weeks be grown over and disappear into the grass. A good tip is to cut the grass as short as possible at the perimeter in order to get the wire as close as possible to the ground. However, to allow for aerating of your lawn, you can bury the wire up to 5-20 cm deep.
How do I adjust the cutting height?
It is very easy to adjust the cutting height. Open the keypad hatch and turn the height adjustment knob. You can choose a height between 2-5 cm.
How long does it take to recharge the batteries?
The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R automatically returns to the charging station and charges for approximately 80-100 minutes. After having completed the charging process the mower automatically starts cutting.
How long does it take to mow the lawn?
The principle of a robotic lawnmower is to continuously cut the lawn so that it will always be well maintained and have a good looking. The question “How long time it takes to mow the lawn” is therefore not applicable on a robotic mower.
How does the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R work and how does it know where to go?
The working area is defined by a perimeter wire (called loop wire) that you can compare with the fence for sheep. The robotic lawnmower operates in a random pattern within the fence. That gives a carpet-like nice looking result.
What happpens if the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R hits trees or other objects?
The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R will make a gentle touch to the tree, reverse and change direction. Soft/sensitive obstacles and obstacles lower than 15 cm are simply protected by laying the loop wire around that obstacle. That will make the mower stop and reverse without touching the obstacle.
How much grass won’t be cut?
The amount of uncut grass depends on how close the loop wire can be laid to the edge of the grass. See below the illustrations.
5 cm from the edge gives no uncut grass. 20 cm from the edge gives gives approx 12 cm uncut grass. 30 cm from the edge gives approx 20 cm uncut grass. Note that the amount of uncut grass can be reduced or even eliminated with some rearrangement of your garden, for example by replacing the outer part of the lawn with flat stones or concrete.
Do I need to collect grass?
No. The principle of continuously cutting makes the clippings become very small. These clippings fall to the ground and fertilize the lawn.
How can I program the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R timewise?
Use the timer settings to make the operation time suit you and your garden. For each 30 m² lawn area, please program one hour of operation time per day. Example: For a lawn of 300 m², from 7.00 until 17.00 or from 7.00 until 12.00 and again from 15.00 until 20.00 (all days a week). During that operation time, the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R will independently mow and charge. You can also increase the time per day and skip cutting one day per week. You will find more examples on how to set the timer in the installation manual.