Suitable gardens

What is the maximum operational area for the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R ?

The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower can handle lawns up to 400m² +/- 20%, depending on the complexity of the garden.


My garden is not totally flat, does the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R cope?

The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R manages inclines inside the working area up to 25%. At the perimeter wire the maximum allowed inclination is 10%.


Will I still need an ordinary lawnmower?

No, normally you don’t need an ordinary lawnmower any more. In the event of uncut grass along the edges of your lawn, we recommend a trimmer to get a perfect finish for your lawn.


Can the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R handle all types of gardens?

With minor garden adjustment, in principle all types of gardens can be handled by the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R. Of course the garden must meet the product specifications when it comes to maximum inclination and narrow passages for example.


How do I know if this Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R is suitable for my garden?

Simply check that your garden meets the product specification. Once you have checked the below list you are ready to go for a Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R.

Lawn area size: maximum 400m² +-20% Inclination inside the working area: maximum 25% Narrow passage: minimum 150 cm (wall to wall)


How narrow are passages allowed to be in my garden?

Minimum is 150 cm (wall to wall) to make sure that the mower can easily reach the areas on both sides of the passage.


What is the maximum incline?

The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R manages inclines inside the working area up to 25%. At the perimeter wire the maximum allowed inclination is 10%.


Will the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R cope with my uneven lawn?

Due to the large driving wheels, the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R can also cope with uneven surfaces. Sharp/deep holes should be avoided, for example by filling up the holes with soil to get an even surface in order to avoid unnecessary stops.


Can the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R detect objects such as clothes or toys lying around on the lawn?

No. It is up to the owner to keep the lawn surface free from objects. Any object that is small enough for the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R to pass over may be damaged, as well as cause damage to the machine’s blades. Make sure your lawn is clear of small objects before operating the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R.


What about pine cones, tree branches and fruit on the ground?

To avoid unnecessary stop and maximize the life of the blades these types of objects should be raked or collected regularly. They will probably not damage the Robotic Lawnmower but reduce the performance.


I have a nice flower bed and trees that I want to protect. Is that possible?

Provided the wire has been installed correctly around your flower bed, tree, shrub, or other object, then the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R cannot damage it or intrude into that area.


How does the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R handle very long grass?

In normal operation a robotic lawnmower does not need to cut long grass since it continuously maintains a well-cut lawn. If the grass is very long and thick, at your first start-up, you should raise the cutting height and then gradually reduce it to the prefered level.


I have a lot of moss in my lawn – can the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R handle that?

Yes. In fact, the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R will reduce the moss. The continuous mowing has a very positive influence on grass growth leading to the gradual disappearance of moss from the lawn.


Will the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R cut the grass in rainy conditions?

Yes. However it’s recommended that you bring the mower inside in extreme weather conditions, such as torrential rain and storms. If thunder storms are expected you should disconnect all wires to the charging station.


Will the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R cut in very hot conditions?

The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R is designed to function in temperatures of up to about 45ºC.


If I want to use a Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R at my summer home or share it with my neighbour, can the mower work at two different locations?

Yes. You will need two charging stations and two loop wire installations. At each moving from one charging station to another you will need to synchronize the Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R to the charging station via the mower menu system. For most convenient use we recommend to buy and install one Robotic Lawnmower each in the different locations.

Recall safety notice

Details of the recall notice on the Flymo UltraGlide.

Find out more

Parts Express Web Shop

Order genuine replacement parts on line.

Flymo Web Shop

Product Registration

Register your new product quickly & easily online.

Product registration