If you’re looking for a robot to mow your lawn, look no further than the John Deere Tango E5. If you would rather spend your money on a lawn mower and a weeklong tropical vacation, maybe you should think about keeping your manual mower.
Rolling in at over three thousand bucks, John Deere’s Tango is a great option for someone who really hates mowing lawns and has a lot of extra money. Another addition to the generation of robots that do menial tasks, the Tango certainly has its perks. With its self charging dock and timed schedule similar to the Roomba, the Tango can set itself off for an hour and recharge in 1.5 hours for months without human intervention. That is, of course, if you don’t mind a perimeter of long grass around the edge your lawn where Tango can’t reach, and if you’re okay with the robotic mower deploying in the rain.
Designed for large (under 20,000 square foot gardens), the Tango mulch mows in a crisscross fashion. Much like the Roomba, it bounces off the edge of an installed perimeter wire, turns and heads straight until it hits the perimeter again. It will mow, bump away from heavy objects, and push children’s toys out of the way, all without harboring feelings of resentment as it lives in your garden shed most of the week.
When all's said and done, the Tango is a pricey addition to the world of robotic appliances and may not be quite what most average consumers are looking for. It is the Maserati of lawn mowers, and would be most useful in huge gardens with warm, dry weather and rectangular lawns. Owners of Tango will need to use an edge trimmer around their lawn, and will have to intervene when it rains to stop the mower from smashing those acres of beautiful grass. If you don’t mind all that, this robot could certainly replace the gardener who would have mowed, edged and weeded your lawn for two years for the same price.
I've owned it for one year now, and I can not recommend buying it (If I had to decide today, I would choose Husqvarna). It doesn't have climbing ability.
I've owned it for more than a year, and I'm very pleased with it. The mower works very well even in complex land.
Excels by adding sensors that cut the power in different situations such as working on tilted slopes more than 35 degrees, or a big STOP button for manual emergency shutdown.
When the mower detects that its battery is low, it drives itself back to its charging station. Once fully charged, it returns to its previous task.