Worx Landroid Robot Lawnmower Review

Worx has a long history of producing high-quality lawn mowers, and the new Worx 20V Landroid is one of their most efficient versions. We’ve put this new Worx mower through its paces and want to share some installation instructions as well as discuss the advantages and cons of the Worx Landroid 20V.

Whatever the rest of your landscape looks like, manicured lawns help to frame the mess and make the disarray look lovely. Every gardener’s philosophy should be a well-kept lawn, and the Worx landroid robotic lawn mower does all of the work for you.

Worx Landroid V20 Robot Mower Review
The Good
  • High performance and clean cuts
  • Very quiet humming
  • Lightweight
  • Mulches lawns
  • Last forever if properly maintained
The Bad
  • Doesn't collect grass clippings
  • Frequency cuts
9.2/10
Great

 

Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower: What Is It?

The Worx 20V Landroid robotic lawn mower is available in three sizes, and we tested the smallest for a 500m2 lawn, which proved to be an excellent complement to our lawn maintenance. It’s one of the greatest mowers on the market when compared to similar mowers from other companies (and, in my personal view, it’s also a nicer looking mower). It has more intuitive controls and a sturdier chassis than the old Worx Landroid M (discontinued in 2019).

Admittedly, the appearance of a mower is worthless if it does not perform properly, but the Landroid Worx robotic lawn mower is a fantastic lawn mower that is relatively easy to set up opposed to most robotic lawn mowers. This robotic lawn mower is one of the best on test, with an adjustable cutting height, automatic charging, user-controlled cutting programmes, a simple software, and a robust security system.

Why do I want a Worx robotic lawnmower?

This prise lawn mower adapts to the growth rates of your grass, the weather conditions in your area, and (a feature I find particularly captivating) it understands from several other Worx mowers across Australia by conveying via the app to acknowledge the weather conditions as winds and rains move around from state to state.

The Worx Landroid robot mower we assessed can manage up to 500m2 (the other models can handle up to 1000m2 and 1500m2) and virtually eliminates the work of maintaining your lawn. As it cuts twice a week by default, the cut blades are small enough to mulch back onto the lawn to nourish your grass and enhance the soil.

In comparison to other robotic lawn mowers, the Worx Landroid 20V

Most robotic lawn mowers perform best on flat ground, which is a crucial aspect to remember. A few divots in your lawn won’t bother you, but slopes, mounds, and trenches will be difficult for most robotic lawn mowers to navigate. The Worx V20 Landroid, on the other hand, handles slopes and mild inclines with ease, thanks to its high-grip wheels, which make ups and downs in the garden a breeze.

Most robotic mowers on the market are either manual starts or remote operated, so its automatic charging and app control make it remarkably up-to-date. While remote control has its advantages, it still requires your presence. All of that is taken care of by the new Worx Landroids.

Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower Installation

A mallet, wire-cutters, and a spirit level are required to instal the new Worx V20 Landroid. The spirit level is listed as optional in the installation guide, but we found it to be quite useful when ensuring the charging base was properly set up.

To ensure that the boundary wire measurements are accurate, the box includes a convenient Landroid straight ruler and a template for corners.

Worx 20V Landroid Lawn Mower Setup Time

Worx 20V Landroid Lawn Mower Setup Time In less than 2 hours, we put the Worx 20V Landroid on a 370m2 plot. With some trial and error, the key task was to properly instal the border wires. The base plate must be installed (more on that later), and there are some simple cutting height changes that may be made.

After you’ve physically set up the lawn mower, you’ll need to set a pin number and download the app so that the mower can be tracked and used only by you. You can also modify the cutting frequency this way. The instructions in the box were a little rudimentary and difficult to follow.

We ended up watching the YouTube video below, which was quite simple to understand and follow. Watch the installation video for the Worx 20V Landroid:

20V Power Share
Battery Capacity (Volts/Amps) 20V 2.0Ah
Cutting Capacity Up to 1/8 Acre
Adjustable Cutting Height
Wi-Fi Enabled
Cutting Diameter 7"
Cut to Edge Feature
Cutting Incline

Written Landroid Installation Manual Available Online

Worx includes a rudimentary handbook with the mower, but it’s also available online if you lose it, and while the manual doesn’t go into great length, Worx offers a wonderful user installation film on YouTube that will walk you through all you need to know.

Installation Manual: Worx 20V Landroid base plate installation The charging station for your new lawn mower is the base plate, which must be put on level ground. Secure the Landroid’s base plate to the ground with the spirit level and ground screws provided, within 5m of your mains electricity (ideally this should be a watertight outdoor socket). Place the charging plate with 80cm of free space to the right and 30cm of free space to the left. This is required for the mower to neatly return and exit the charging point, attach the power cord, and plug into the mains.

Setting up the Worx 20V Landroid Lawn Mower’s boundary cable: Once the boundary is complete, leave 50cm of boundary wire at the base to join. Unwind the boundary cable and place a peg every 60-80cm on the edging turns, and closer on the edging turns. We merely did it at 80cm at first, but a few days later had to put extra pegs in between to ensure the boundary rope kept firm and secured to the turf.

Tip: Every 10-15m, leave a loop of 20cm of boundary cable and carefully peg it down outside the border. We discovered that the boundary may need to be altered in some areas, and that having extra boundary wire was preferable to cutting the boundary wire and joining more wire on to get the length needed. Worx has an excellent YouTube video with all the information you need for wire installation, but in summary, keep the wire parallel to the base plate for the first 80cm on both sides, and leave 10cm for flat limits or 26cm for stairs. You’ll get a flawless cut right to your boundaries if you get that right.

How to change cutting length on your Worx Landroid

Because there isn’t much information in the installation manual about how to modify the cutting length, get to know your new Landroid. On the top of the lawn mower is an orange dial that easily adjusts the cutting height, but it has a few safety features to prevent inadvertent modifications.

To alter the cutting length, pull the dial up to release it, then turn it to adjust the length. We started with “5” but decided it was too high and switched to “4”. After some summer rain, our grass was around 7cm tall. For the first week, the robot lawn mower went out every day to cut the entire lawn; during this period, the lawn was extremely patchy in parts where the mower had not yet mowed.

Tip: Mow your lawn as usual before installing the Landroid robot mower to keep it in good shape. This way, you won’t have a messy lawn while the mower gets to know it.

Note: When installing the cutting blades, use pliers instead of turning the nuts by hand, as loose connections can force blades to slip, resulting in an uneven cut as well as possible mower damage. Before you use it for the first time, double-check that all connections are secure.

Worx Landroid Anti Collision System

The Anti-Collision System, which is sold separately from the Landroid, prevents your mower from cutting too near to bushes or garden islands, and, more significantly, from hitting you while you’re out in the garden. I let the mower run into my leg in the centre of the lawn, causing a minor bump before it came to a halt and turned away. It should not injure you if it collides with you. It’s an added cost, and it consumes more energy, but each mower is programmed to include enough power to run the sensor.

Worx Landroid V20 Robot Mower Review
The Good
  • High performance and clean cuts
  • Very quiet humming
  • Lightweight
  • Mulches lawns
  • Last forever if properly maintained
The Bad
  • Doesn't collect grass clippings
  • Frequency cuts
9.2/10
Great