How does the LawnBott Spyder LB1200 compare to the LawnBott Professional LB2150? We are comparing these two LawnBott robotic lawn mowers because both are considered entry-level robotic lawn mowers and there is a $1,400 price difference. For many, $1,400 is enough to sway the deal one way or another, but this information is for everyone else.
So, the question asked: Is it worth paying $1,400 more to get the LawnBott Professional LB2150 robotic lawn mower? Several things come to mind.
LawnBott LB1200 and LawnBott LB2150 are two very different robotic lawn mowers. The LawnBott Spyder requires no perimeter wire and is meant for lawns less than 5,500 sq. ft. The LawnBott LB2150 Professional on the other hand does require perimeter wire (unless it is in an completely enclosed area). It could be used for very small lawns but also medium sized lawns up to 25,000 sq. ft., which is about a 3/4 acre lot. The LawnBott Professional LB2150 is clearly the more flexible unit when it comes to yard size.
But let us assume you have a 5,000 sq ft lawn and you are debating the two robotic lawn mowers. Here are some things to consider:
LawnBott Spyder LB1200 robotic lawn mower advantages are:
- No perimeter wire to install
- Lightweight and easy to carry around
- Can mow grass up to 2.8 inches high
- Can easily be shared with a friend or relative - portable
- Looks better than the LawnBott Professional LB2150
LawnBott Professional LB2150 robotic lawn mower advantages are:
- Scheduled based mowing - self docking for fully automated operation with rain sensor
- Can be used on a larger lawn if you were to relocate
- Will complete mowing the lawn faster than the Spyder due to wider cutting path, faster movement and spiral mode
- Has a strong, proven track record for being the most reliable LawnBott lawn mower
- Can mow lower grass types (0.75 to 2.5 inches - this could be a disadvantage for some)
- Has a stronger blade motor
LawnBott Spyder LB1200 robotic lawn mower disadvantages are:
- Lawn compatibility requirements could eliminate this mower from your short list
- Does not self-dock. Requires you to carry it out to mow and recharge.
- Cannot mow grass lower than 1.7 inches high — grass will not reach sensors
- Will not mow dormant or half dormant lawns
- May require a lawn border or lawn divider of some sort to make your lawn fully compatible
LawnBott Professional LB2150 robotic lawn mower disadvantages are:
- Requires perimeter wire installation
- Cost $1,400 more than the LawnBott Spyder LB1200
- 'Blah' appearance
So what do we think? To be honest, the LawnBott LB2150 offers the flexibility one may grow to desire after having a robotic lawn mower. If you want to avoid installing perimeter wire, the LawnBott Spyder is a clear winner. However, if you do not mind to spend a few hours staking down wire and setting up the mower in one afternoon and if you can swing the extra cost, I would pick the LawnBott LB2150.
If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact us at anytime.