Masport Robot Mower

SOLO by AL-KO from Masport offers garden care products and forestry technology engineered in Germany. Every device is designed with the highest precision and uses the latest technology; solo performance for the serious user. Meet Robolinho from Masport, a robotic lawnmower that is smart, compact and agile, taking care of your lawn maintenance automatically and quietly.

Masport robot mower, Solo by Al-ko
Masport automatic Robot Lawnmower

Say goodbye to the days of working up a sweat, marching up and down the lawn, and spending hours of your time keeping your garden tidy. We know you have better things you’d rather be doing instead of housework, so Masport is now offering the perfect solution at the push of a button.

So, go ahead, sip a glass of lemonade, relax with a good book or even take a nap while Masport Robolinho cuts the lawn for you.

Masport is packed with features that ensure trouble-free operation. Not only is this robotic lawnmower fully automatic, but it also operates with a 60 dBA quiet electric motor. That means Masport Robolinho can mow the lawn anytime, including at night without disturbing the neighbours!

Masport Robot FAQs

Masport lawnmowers are safe, eco-friendly, and fully autonomous. They only require a perimeter wire installation around all the areas to be mowed. 

Once the installation is finalized, your Masport robotic mower will be scheduled to mow and return home to recharge by itself with no input from you at all.

The perimeter or boundary wire function is to communicate to the robotic mower where your lawn boundaries are. 

The charging station emits a signal through the boundary wire, so when the robot mower approaches the boundary, it stops and goes back the other way. 

Moreover, when the Masport robotic lawnmower is low in battery, it will first find the boundary wire and then follow it to return to the charging station.

There are two options for the installation of the perimeter wire around the edges of your lawn. One option is to peg the boundary wire to the grass. The second option is to bury the wire approximately 5cm deep, by cutting a small slit in the ground.

If possible, we recommend initially pegging the wire down to ensure that the robot lawnmower is running flawlessly over the space for a few days or a week, and then bury it if you wish to bury the perimeter wire.

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Yes, all Masport models can start mowing from 4 separate locations. The Masport mower will locate these areas by following the installed perimeter wire to the set location.

If a zone that requires mowing is inaccessible for the Masport robot, the boundary wire can still be installed around this and connected to the main boundary wire loop.

Then, the Masport mower can be placed manually in this area to continue mowing.
See closed and open loops on DIY install page.

Yes. Masport lawnmower will finalise the mowing by following its boundary wire. Due to the blade system being located in the centre of the robot, there will be some uncut grass around the edges of your lawn. This uncut grass is minimal, but you will still need to use a line trimmer in some areas.

If you have level concrete or paved edging on your lawn boundary, the Masport robot will travel with one wheel on the hard edge and another on the lawn during the boundary mow. This allows the robotic mower to cut to the edges in this situation.

Masport lawnmowers use straight cutting patterns which have been proven to be the most efficient way to reach all areas of your lawns.

Cutting patterns are calculated by an algorithm, which might seem random, yet, this method ensures that your entire lawn is mowed even in the tightest spaces.

The main benefit of robotic lawnmowers is that they will cut your lawn more often than you would and keep the grass perfectly mowed all year round.

It is best to allow your Masport robot to cover your ENTIRE lawn 2-3 times a week during the peak growing season in Australia. Masport robot lawnmowers have a programable schedule feature that lets the robot work when you want it to.

you can work out the number of hours per week needed to mow your lawn by a simple calculation:

Lawn size in m2 / m2 per hour your robot model mows  = time required to cut the entire lawn

*For this example, the lawn size is 300m2 and the robot model is a Masport robolinho 700E that mows 55m2 per hour

300m2 / 55m2 = 5.5 hours to mow the entire lawn.

During peak growing season, multiply this number by 3:

5.5 hours x 3 = 16.5 hours mowing per week

It is then best to have your robotic mower mowing either every day or every second day in peak growing periods. So, you can schedule the robot to cut for either 2.5 hours every day or 5 hours every second day.

The above calculation is only a guide as different shaped lawns will take different durations to mow.

For all robot lawn mowers, we recommend that you don’t exceed 70% of the robot’s maximum capacity, so you get the best cutting results in a reasonable time frame.

Mowing to the highest capacity of any robotlawn mower is possible but, you will expect the robot to be working for 10 hours or more a day excluding charging times.

It is IMPORTANT to notice that every robotic lawn mower have 3 different slope ratings.
Maximum Permissible Slope – It determines the highest gradient value that the robot mower can manage. The highest slope should only be in a small part of your lawn and it should be well inside your perimeter wire.
Maximum Consistent slope – If most of your lawn is sloped, this should be the maximum slope gradient value of your lawn.
Maximum edge slope – This is the most important rating, is the maximum slope allowed within 1 metre of your boundary wire.

* These ratings are the maximum allowable ratings on a perfectly manicured lawn surface. So lawn areas with rough or uneven surfaces, thick or deep grass (>30mm deep when cut) will need to be factored into your maximum slope ratings.

Find out how to measure slopes gradient here.

Thick grasses like newly laid Buffalo and Kikuyu can be difficult for some robot lawnmower to travel on.

If you notice that your lawn is more than 40mm in height when freshly mowed, keep it in mind when choosing a robotic lawnmower. Newly laid or grown grass are usually deeper than older established grass.

Also, lawns that are heavily thatched underneath can cause the grass to be too deep and spongy. Deep spongy grass is also difficult for the robotic lawnmowers to maintain traction.

If your lawn is under 40mm in height when freshly mowed, then most lawnmowers will be able to travel on them easily.

For the best advice on this, please send a photo of your lawn to us to provide you with the best advice on what robotic mowers are suitable.

Masport Robolinho 700E Advantages

Masport robolhino charging on the charging station
  • Sleek base station
  • LED indicators displaying the operating state
  • Integrated home button
  • Easy installation and operation
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  • Convenient cutting height adjustment
  • Intuitive operation – large keypad
  • Rain sensor – choose to mow in the rain or take a break
  • Easily removable battery
  • Automatic recharging
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  • Four blade mulching – reduces debris build up in the deck
  • High manoeuvrability – well suited for overcoming terrain
  • Climbing ability up to 45% slope
  • Soft front bumper for deck protection

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Masport DIY Installation Video

Watch the video to discover about Masport installation step by step. You will learn about:

  • What there is in the box 
  • Needed parts for installation
  • How to lay down the boundary wire
  • How to set up the docking station
  • How to lay the loop cable around obstacles 
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