Luba robot mower

How do Luba Robotic Mowers Work?

How do Luba Robotic Mowers Work?


Luba Robot Lawn Mowers are safe, eco-friendly, and fully autonomous. They only require setting up an invisible fence around all the areas to be mowed. Once the installation is finalized, your robot mower will be scheduled to mow and return home to recharge by itself with no input from you at all.

 Why does the LUBA robot need a VIRTUAL boundary wire?

The wireless LUBA robot mower needs a virtual boundary to know where it should and shouldn’t mow. It’s like a digital fence that helps the robot stay within the designated area, preventing it from going into places like flowerbeds or other areas it shouldn’t mow.

This boundary keeps the robot safe and ensures it only cuts the grass where it’s supposed to, making the lawn look nice and tidy.

How to setup a virtual boundary wire?

Watch Luba installation videos and read the owners manual 

Can LUBA robot mowers do multiple lawns and zones?

Yes, LUBA robot mowers can handle multiple lawns and zones. They are designed to navigate and mow different areas within the same property, thanks to their advanced mapping and virtual boundary capabilities. This allows them to efficiently mow various sections of the lawn without any manual intervention. Each different model has different limits on how many zones they can have.

Does the LUBA robot cut to the edges?

Yes, the LUBA robot is designed to cut close to the edges of the lawn, ensuring a thorough and precise mowing job.

What are the LUBA robot cutting patterns?

LUBA robot mowers mow the grass in parallel lines, so you have a beautifully patterned finish to your lawn. These parallel lines can be changed programmed in the schedule so if can mow at any angle you like. You can even mow in two different angles to leave a diamond pattern on your lawn.

How often and for how long does the LUBA mow?

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

It is best to allow your robot to cover your ENTIRE lawn a minimum 2-3 times a week during the peak growing season in Australia. LUBA robot mowers 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 mow the entire lawn

*For this example, the lawn size is 3000m2 and the robot model is a LUBA AWD 5000 that mows 500m2 per hour

3000m2 / 500m2 = 6 hours to mow the entire lawn.

During peak growing season, multiply this number by 3: 6 hours mowing 3 times a week.

For wireless robot mowers is best to have your robot complete a full mowing session as quickly as it can do. In some cases, this might mean running the robot for longer periods of time.

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

How much area can LUBA robot mow?

For all robot lawn mowers, we recommend that you don’t exceed 70% of the robot’s maximum capacity to 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 work for 10 hours or more a day, excluding charging times.

What do the slope rating mean?

It is IMPORTANT to note that every robot lawn mower has 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, and thick or deep grass (>30mm deep when cut) will need to be factored into your maximum slope ratings.

How to measure slope gradients?

Most robot lawn mower ratings are displayed as % gradient, which is not the same as degrees. You can measure your slopes following these instructions:

           Use a level that is at least 100cm long or a straight stick of some sort and put your level on top.


          Measure one meter from one end and make a mark on the level.


     Then place one end of the level on the ground and position the other end so that the bubble shows that it is level.


          Then measure from your mark on the level to the ground.


          This measurement will be equal to the gradient in Centimeters. So Xcm is equal to the X% gradient.

Should I consider my grass type?

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 heavily thatched underneath can also cause the grass to be too deep and spongy.  Deep, spongy grass is also difficult for the mower to maintain correctly .

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.

You can email us at or send pictures by WhatsApp to 0493 673 285 

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