Victa Robot Mower
Victa is an iconic Australian brand with a history spanning more than 65 years, from the humble beginnings of the Victa lawnmower; the business has expanded to become a global leader of lawn care power equipment for both domestic and commercial applications.
Victa power equipment features a wide host of innovations to give Australians the best lawn/garden on their street with the support of our nationwide Victa Gold Dealer network to ensure your Victa gives you the best for years to come.
Victa Robot Mower FAQs
Robot 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 Victa mower will be scheduled to cut 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 Victa mower approaches the boundary, it stops and goes back the other way.
Moreover, when the Victa robotic mower 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 to initially peg the wire down to ensure that the 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.
Yes, all Victa models can start mowing from 4 separate locations. The Victa 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 robotic mower, the boundary wire can still be installed around this and connected to the main boundary wire loop. Then, the robot can be placed manually in this area to continue mowing.
Yes. Victa robots will finalise the mowing by following its boundary wire. Due to the blade system being located in the centre of the robotic mower, 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 Victa robotic mower 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.
Victa robotic mowers 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 mowers 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 robotic mower to cover your ENTIRE lawn 2-3 times a week during the peak growing season in Australia. Victa mowers have a programable schedule feature that lets the lawnmower work when you want it to.
Otherwise, you can work out the number of hours per week needed to cut your lawn by a simple calculation:
Lawn size in m2 / m2 per hour your robot model mows = time required to cut the grass of your entire lawn
*For this example, the lawn size is 300m2 and the robotic model is a Victa rm100 that mows 55m2 per hour.
300m2 / 55m2 = 5.5 hours to cut the grass of 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 robot mowing either every day or every second day in peak growing periods. So, you can schedule the robotic mower to mow for either 1.5 hours every day or 3 hours every second day.
* The above calculation is only a guide as different shaped lawns will take different durations to trim.
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 robot lawn 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 robot lawn mower have 3 different slope ratings.
Maximum Permissible Slope – It determines the highest gradient value that the robot 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.
Thick grasses like newly laid Buffalo and Kikuyu can be difficult for some robot mower 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 mower. Newly laid or grown grass are usually deeper than older established grass.
Also, lawns that are heavy thatched underneath can also cause the grass to be too deep and spongy. Deep spongy grass is also difficult for robot mower to maintain traction.
If your lawn is under 40mm in height when freshly mowed, then most robot mowers 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 robot mowers are suitable.
The Victa Robot Mower
The RM100 is a fully automated Robotic Lawnmower which means you enjoy a perfectly mowed lawn, while saving you time to do other things with your free time.