Maximum mowing, minimum effort

Maximum mowing, minimum effort: With smart speakers, heating systems that can be controlled from afar and the ability to turn the oven on without having to get off the sofa, automation in the home is becoming the norm. So why not extend that to the garden?

For many years, robotic lawnmowers have been popular in Europe and Scandinavia in particular, but the market in the UK has been slow and options deemed too expensive. But now, like lawns, demand is growing. Cobra, which is already known for having the largest range of lawn mowers available in the UK, has an affordable solution.

Maximum mowing, minimum effort

Maximum mowing, minimum effort

The Mowbot is the latest evolution in garden machinery, maintaining a beautiful, healthy lawn with minimal effort.

The process is simple. Set up the electric parameters in which the Mowbot is to do its work by laying a thin wire around the edge of the lawn, under the turf, which will keep it on track and stop it straying onto paths and flowerbeds. Then leave it to mow! When it has done its job, it will return to its charging station so it is ready and raring to go out again next time. It will also know to return to the charging station when the battery is running low, or if the weather turns bad.

You can choose how often you would like it to mow, even programming it to do multiple cuts for a little-and-often approach at the height of the season. All without having to lift a finger!

For the ultimate mowing convenience you can control it via Bluetooth connectivity by programming the frequency as desired, or use the Mowbot app to send it on its way from afar. You can even relax in peace on holiday knowing that mowing the lawn is being ticked off the to do list whilst you are away!

There are two models of Mowbot available. The Mowbot800 is for gardens up to 800m2, and the Mowbot1200 is for larger lawns up to 1200m2. Both have a 180mm cutting width and are powered by 28v lithium-ion batteries; the charging house comes as standard with both models. The cutting height ranges from 20mm to 60mm, allowing for regular trims as well as the option to leave the grass a bit longer.

A truly unique feature of the Mowbot is its variety of designs. Each model comes in a choice of colour, with the options of Midnight Black, Metallic Red, Metallic Green and Racing Green. For those wanting a change from time to time, there are also additional covers available in Carbon Fibre, Camouflage and Floral patterns.

Prices start from £599 for the 800m2 model, and £759 for the 1200m2, with the covers costing £59.99 each.

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Mowbot Full Installation Video

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Wheelbarrow Effort Cut By Makita

Wheelbarrow Effort Cut By Makita:

  • In-wheel Brushless motor drives up to 3.5 km/h (2.2 m/h)
  • 130kg max load up to 12° incline
  • Adjustable chassis with pipe frame or bucket frame option

Wheelbarrow Effort Cut By Makita

AT LAST – Makita has harnessed the impressive power of the incredibly successful 18v Brushless motor to reduce the back-breaking task of pushing a fully laden wheelbarrow across a rocky, bumpy building site, a muddy commercial garden or rough pasture towards a favourite fishing lake!

In fact, designed principally to reduce the physical demands in the construction industry the new Makita DCU180Z will prove popular in many operating fields.  Capable of carrying 130kg of blocks on the tubular frame, or similar amount of ballast in the barrow bin option, this power-assisted wheelbarrow has the Brushless motor integrated into the front wheel to ensure the maximum possible traction to the heavily ribbed agri-tyre.  This barrow has two forward speeds: Hi up to 3.5 km/h, Lo 1.5 km/h, and powered reverse of 1.0 km/h and will climb a 12° maximum incline.  Main braking is provided by the front disc brake controlled by the hand lever on the steering handles. The wheelbarrow weighs just 32.5kg, is ready to work with handles that can be adjusted to three height levels for operator comfort and also fold for easy storage.  The detachable rear trailing wheels with kick down brake can be adjusted from a width of 480mm to 760mm which further improves stability and reduces operator effort.

Powered by any of the Makita 18v LXT Lithium-Ion batteries used to power Britain’s number 1 professional power tool range, the new Makita DCU180Z power-assisted wheelbarrow has soft start to ease the load away; constant speed control; twin LED driving lights and locking brake lever for maximum site safety.  For site security an individual ignition lock key is provided.  Previous walk-behind powered site platforms can cost several thousand pounds but the new Makita powered wheelbarrow will prove particularly attractive in relation to price competitiveness and rugged performance.

The DCU180Z is a body only machine which is available with a choice of optional accessories which includes the pipe frame set and bucket frame set.

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