Robomow RK Review

A Veteran in Lawncare Robotics

By Robot Maniak on 01 July 2021
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Our Verdict

The Robomow RK Series mowers have some unique features that other mowers don’t. It can mow on all terrains. Its unique patented wheels allow it to climb terrains of up to 24o.

We would say that the RK mowers are definitely worth your money. For the best value, we would suggest you buy the pro model.

Price Range: AU$2000-$3200 (€1300-€2000)

Max Mowing Area: 1000m² | 2000m²

Max Slope: 24º

Battery Life: 60 Mins | 120 Mins

Warranty: 3 Years

Features
Design
Performance

PROS

+ Unique Patented Design

+ Mows Very Close to Edge

+ Smart Navigation System

+ High Resolution Touch-Screen Control Panel

CONS

- Long Recharging Times

What's the Difference Between the RK Models?

The Robomow RK Series currently has four different models. Two of them are basic, and two of them are advanced versions.

The basic models are the RK1000 and the RK2000. The difference between these two models is their capability of mowing and their overall energy consumption.

Mowing Area

The RK1000 can mow up to 1000m2. On the other hand, the RK2000 can mow 2000m2.

Other differences include battery capacity and runtime. The RK1000 can run for 60 minutes after a full charge, and the RK2000 can run for 120 minutes.

RK Standard Vs RK Pro

Between the standard and the pro version, there is no difference in performance.

The difference is the price and the app compatibility.

robomow rk app

The standard versions do not have any connectivity.

Everything will need to be set on the mower control panel, and it will run according to your schedule.

The Pro versions have app connectivity where you can update your mowing schedule directly from the app. This gives you much better control over the mower.

All the pro models have a GSM module for connectivity. Apart from this, there is no other technical difference between the standard and pro models.

The control panel of these RK mowers is a 4.3-inch colour touchscreen and a few buttons.

robomow rk edge mowing

On both types of RK mowers, you can set up all the settings from this interface. In the pro models, you can do all the settings from the app.

Safety & Security 

The RK series comes with all sorts of safety and security features. There is a four-digit pin system for accessing the settings.

For anti-theft, there is an alarm system. For child safety, we have the lift and tilt sensor. It also has a hood sensor for avoiding obstacles.

robomow rk review

Robomow RK Specifications

  • Main Features

    Warranty: 3 years

    Lawn Size: 1000m² | 2000m²

    Maximum Slope: 24º

    Mobile App: Yes

    Voice Control: Yes

    Bluetooth Connected: Yes

    Wifi Connected: No

    Auto-Charging: Yes

    Auto-Scheduling: Yes

  • Cutting

    Cutting Range: 2-8cm

    Cutting Width: 21cm

    Cutting System: 4 x Razor blades attached to rotating disc

  • Battery

    Mowing Time: 60 | 120 mins

    Charging Time: 120 mins

    Battery Type: Lithium-Ion

    Battery Voltage: 18V

    Battery Capacity: 2.8Ah | 4.9Ah

  • Noise

    Noise Output: 60db

  • Safety

    Life Sensor: Yes

    Tilt Sensor: Yes

    Emergency Stop: Yes

  • Security

    Pin Code: Yes

    Alarm: Yes

    Gps Tracking: Yes - Pro models

  • Dimensions

    Weight: 10.5Kg

Overall Rating

4.6/5 Stars

See the Robomow RK in action!

Robomow RK Performance

All the RK mowers have the same attributes. Just different capacities. Two can cover 1000m², and the other two can cover 2000m2 with a much powerful battery. Two can be controlled with the app, and the other two cannot interact with the app.

So let us look at their common functions and see how well they perform.

Mowing Pattern

The Robomow RK Series mowers use a randomly generated pattern to cover mow your lawn. This way, the mower will go over the lawn multiple times to ensure a clean and freshly mowed lawn.

robomow rk cut to edge

However, you may find some places to be missed, and if this is the case, you simply need to increase the runtime of the mower.

Cutting System

All RK series mowers have a unique blade structure. It is a four pivoted blade system. The blades are located at the side of the mower.

It's a unique setup, but it gives the RK mower the advantage of cutting the edges cleaner than other configurations. This is something that most other automatic mowers lack.

The mower blade can be set into different heights from 2 cm to 10 cm.

robomow rk blade configuration

The strategically placed mowing blade system allows the Robomow RK Series mowers to cut the edges of your lawn quite efficiently.

The Robomow will hover over the boundary wire by 10-15cm to effectively trim to the edge. Keep this in mind while installing your Robomow.

Rough Terrain

The patented all-terrain wheel can make the Robomow RK Series mowers climb up terrains of up to 45o.

robomow rk wheels

The unique patented wheels of the Robomow allow it to maintain traction on steep slopes, wet grass and make it an extremely mobile robotic lawnmower.

Security

The Robomow RK mowers have four-digit pin code settings for accessing security.

Insert the wrong pin, and it will sound like the anti-theft alarm.

If lifted and taken out of the territory, it will shut down for good. The only way of turning it on again is by inserting the pin.

Child Safety

Using the lift and tilt sensors, the Robomow RK Series mowers will shut down its blade when a child or someone tries to lift it.

robomow rk child safety

Robomow RK Vs Worx Landroid M1000

These two models are arguably the most advanced robot mowers for small lawns on the market today.

They both have great features and are their unique patented designs, let's see how they differ, shall we?

robomow rk vs worx landroid

Robomow RK Vs Worx Landroid: Features

In terms of features, these two mowers are packed to the brim.

Both models offer a great mobile app, numerous sensors, multiple mowing modes, and much more, making them pretty much equal feature-wise.

Robomow RK Vs Worx Landroid: Battery Capacity

This category is a landslide victory for the Landroid.

While the Landroid m1000 can mow for 120 minutes and require 90 minutes to recharge, the Robomow RK can only mow for 60 minutes and require 120 minutes to recharge.

The Landroid is far more efficient when it comes to battery life.

Robomow RK Vs Worx Landroid: Safety

It's clear to notice that both manufacturers are extremely safety-centred.

robomow rk sensors

Both models offer numerous sensors to avoid injury or property damage and have introduced multiple fail-safes into their mowing algorithms over the years.

Both models are extremely safe robotic lawnmowers.

Robomow RK Vs Worx Landroid: Noise

The Landroid will be noticeably louder than the Robomow RK.

Robomow RK's noise output:  60db.

Landroid M1000's noise output: 67db.

Therefore, it would be best to get the Robomow RK if you live in a very noise-sensitive area.

Robomow RK Vs Worx Landroid: Overall

As you can see, both the RK and M1000 excel in their own way, with a few key differences in approach.

While the Landroid is far superior in terms of battery efficiency, the RK is quieter and more pleasant in suburban areas.

The Robomow RK in a Nutshell

The Robomow RK series is a game-changer in automatic lawn mowing. The RK series has some of the best features you can ask for from an automatic mower.

It will mow your lawn at any height you want (up to 10 cm) and it can drive through difficult terrains.

The RK series currently has four models under its belt. RK1000, RK1000 Pro, RK2000 and RK2000 Pro. All of these models share Robomow’s patented technology of lawn mowing.

Happy mowing!

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