Last updated: 16 / 3 / 2020
After 4 months spent with the McCulloch R1000, I decided to share my experience and lessons learned with this mechanic lawn mower.
The mcculloch rob r1000 is a great robot lawn mower on paper, but what about performance and cutting patterns? And can the McCulloch ROB R1000 mowing robot deliver what it promises? We find out in the McCulloch ROB R1000 test. We will tell you everything you need to know about the mowing robot and what the advantages and disadvantages are.
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Any robot lawn mower involves a setup process, learning about its capabilities, making adjustments, and a gradual optimization process to get the most out of your robot lawn mower.
This lawn mower priced similarly to an entry-level lawn mower, but it offers the freedom of never pushing and riding another lawn mower ever again.
Who is this product for?
The McCulloch ROB R1000 is great for people with gardens up to 1,000 square meters. It can handle slopes of up to 25%, so the lawn should not be too steep. With a guaranteed sound level of 59 dB, it is so quiet that it can be used 24/7 - it's especially great if you're living in a densely populated area and don't want to bother your neighbors too much.
McCulloch R1000 performance
What we found positive in the McCulloch ROB R1000 test was the good performance. Innovative technologies alongside powerful and reliable engines are the heart of every McCulloch device. It not only fights well through tangles in the garden, it also overcomes steeps of up to 25%. This is not a peak value, but it is quite sufficient considering the price.
The McCulloch ROB R1000 is programmable so that it is also suitable for every garden. Just tell ROB what times to mow your lawn, and it will mow your lawn while you spend your time doing the things you love to do. All it needs is an occasional rest period at the charging station. It will automatically return to its station when it's about to run our of battery juice. Programming is done on the top panel using the 15 buttons and the LCD display.
McCulloch rob r1000 vs Husqvarna
As someone who used both McCulloch and the entire Husqvarna Automower series, I can say that both brands are great and serve different types of market. While McCulloch Rob R1000 is great for mowing small gardens, Husqvarna can handle heavy duty commercial tasks as well with many superior features compared to McCulloch. R1000 for example works on inclines up to 25%, while the Husqvarna robot mower can work on slopes up to 45% incline.
What oil for McCulloch lawn mower?
Since it's not a gas mower McCulloch Rob R1000 doesn't require and oil or gas fills. Only maintenance it requires is occasional blade checks and grass clippings clean up. Other than that, robot mowers are pretty much maintenance-free.
Cons and pros of McCulloch r1000
The R 1000 has many positive features to highlight. It has a built-in alarm, pin code security, installation lock, time lock and the mandatory lift and tilt sensors. A noteworthy feature is that the ROB R1000 also works in the rain, which is very interesting considering using other electric or even gas lawn mowers is not advised under the rain.
It drives around your lawn fully automatically. By design, this robot lawn mower cuts your grass very short, which means you need to mow more frequently, or the device will get stuck on long grass. This can also happen when the grass is wet.
The cutting width of 7inch is a bit poor, which means the small robot has to work for many hours to keep the grass in your garden under control. Continuous use of the McCulloch R1000 is, therefore, practically mandatory to achieve good results in the long run. This is important to keep in mind. Please don't expect to run this robot lawn mower once every two weeks and keep your grass short.
Inside the box, you're going to receive a charging station, the robot mower itself, 400x pegs, 656 feet boundary wire, and finally 3x metal cutting blades when you need to replace it.
The extra stuff you get in the box is more than enough for areas of 1,000 square meters and is sufficient for half or three-quarters of the boundaries to be set.
McCulloch R1000 Manual
Download the user's manual for McCulloch Rob R1000
All in all, we have had great an experience with the McCulloch ROB R1000. I've spent about 6 months with it at Columbia Florist, and so far so good. In 6 months, I'll come back and update this post with long-time use experience.