Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe?


Article by: Kerry Clabaugh

You're standing in your front yard , Stone Garden Benches minding your own business when a robot with three razor sharp blades spinning at 5,800 rpm starts racing toward you. What do you do?

Is this some kind of nightmare? No, you're awake and this is really happening, so once again, what do you do?

The answer is nothing. It will just bounce off you and go another direction. Rather anti-climatic ending wasn't it? That is just the way the robotic lawn , Florida Homes: Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal mower companies want it to be.

The greatest concern most people have about robotic lawn , Start Planning for Your Backyard Water Garden or Pond mowers is safety. , Know Your Bird Feeders; Part 2 'Bots with Blades' just can't be safe. , How to Build Fences According to Ames Tiedeman, National Sales Manager for Systems Trading Corp., the US distributor for the Friendly Robotics Robomower, over 72,000 emergency room , Easy Lawn Care - Use Clover - Ditch the Pesticide visits involved lawn , Grow Herbs in your Garden for Pleasure and Profit mowers in 2005. ZERO involved robotic lawn , Easy Care - Use Clover - Ditch the Pesticide mowers.

These mowers , Floral Garden and Landscape Toupees have so many safety features , Why Do Flowers Inspire Me So Much? and shut-off triggers that it is amazing that they are actually functional.

The Friendly Robotics Robomower turns the blades off at 16 degrees, not even high enough to get a hand under. Even if a small hand could get under, the blades are far back and recessed into a chamber in the body. It would take creativity, not stupidity, to get to the blades while they are still turning.

Unlike push and riding lawn , Pruning Trees mower safety , A Rather Shady Affair devices, robotic lawn , How to Build Fences mower features , Bamboo: a Versatile and Renewable Resource are not easily disabled. The tilt detection devices are soldered on to the main boards. Even the resistance against the blades and the ability of the software to stop them is measured in thousandths of seconds.

Since these robotic lawn , Using Hydrogen Peroxide in Your Hydroponics Gardening System mowers are designed to mulch there is no easy outlet for flying debris. Pebbles and pine cones do not get tossed very far and at low velocity.

Some robotic lawn , Know Your Bird Feeders; Part 2 mowers have sonar detection systems that if any moving objects get close they'll slow down and at another point stop the blade before even being touched. All have some sort of touch sensors that when they lightly bump into a stationary object that they change , Using Hydrogen Peroxide in Your Hydroponics Gardening System direction. So actually getting run over is unlikely.

Another big concern is pets getting chopped to bits, again, no reported accidents involving robotic lawn , Caring for Bonsai plants mowers. Dogs have a tendency to chase and bark, but not attack. A dog actually chewing up a robotic lawn , Hardy Hibiscus mower is more feasible than a robotic lawn , Grow Herbs in your Garden for Pleasure and Profit mower chewing up a dog.

Robotic lawn , Is it Really Teak Wood? Caveat Emptor! (Part One) mowers move relatively slow, people and animals can easily move out of the way. Although it takes a lot longer to mow, if everyone used them there would be 72,000 fewer hospital visits this year.

This article was written to educate people that robotic mowers , Easy Lawn Care - Use Clover - Ditch the Pesticide under intended circumstances are safe. , Stone Garden Benches There has been a great deal of thought and engineering involved to make robotic lawn , Basil: The King of Herbs mowers safe , Stone Garden Benches for public use.
Kerry Clabaugh runs, a website dedicated to robotic lawnmowers , Re-Potting Your Orchids sales and education. Kerry is also interested in your experiences with robotic lawnmowers. , Snakes - They're Not as Slithery as Some People I Know! He can be reached toll free (877) 383-6054

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