As the drone of lawnmowers heralds the arrival of summer, robots are evolving to meet landscaping needs. RC Mowers last week announced that it is releasing its new R Series to replace older versions of its remotely operated robotic lawn mowers.
“These mowers are an upgrade to our already innovative remote-controlled robotic mowers and will continue to help our customers solve their business challenges,” said Michael Brandt, CEO of RC Mowers, in a press release.
“Landscaping contractors, public works departments, park systems and road departments can not only use the upgraded R Series to help them solve labor shortage issues; they can mow hazardous terrain safely as they improve working conditions and efficiency and capture previously out-of-reach niche revenue,” he said.
Founded in 2018, RC Mowers said it manufactures autonomous and remote-operated robotic mowers to improve profitability and growth for landscaping contractors; public works departments; and city, county, state and federal parks systems and roads departments. The company recently opened new facilities near Green Bay, Wis.
New mowers replace older models
The R-60 model replaces the RC Mowers' TK-60XP, the R-52 model replaces the TK-52XP, and the R-44 was formerly the TK-44E. The company said new features include:
- An improved first-pass yield with a larger deck opening
- A narrower design to allow all of the models to fit on most standard landscape trailers
- A design update featuring new materials in critical locations for improved durability
- Improvements to the camera optics and display unit
- A soft-start clutch system to reduce the impact load on the engine, belts, and spindle during startup
The updated product line is purpose-built for steep slopes—up to 50 degrees without a winch—and for extreme, hazardous terrain, said RC Mowers. It is engineered to perform well in wet and muddy environments with thick vegetation such as canals, retention ponds, and embankments, as well as other terrains like roadsides, containment berms, and ditches.
“These new features promote our initiative to stay innovative while meeting the demands of our customer base,” Brandt said. “We made these improvements to the mowers to help our customers increase efficiency, reduce their labor concerns, keep their people safe, and allow scalability and growth.”
RC Mowers made in the U.S.A.
RC Mowers said it designs and manufactures all of its robotic mowers in the U.S. It added that experts in aviation safety and robotics specialists who have worked for the U.S. Department of Defense have designed and built its products.
The company noted that it has established a dealer network with distribution across the U.S., Canada and Australia and that it has nearly 600 mowers currently in operation. They come with a 30-day buy-back guarantee and a 72-hour parts-shipping guarantee.
More information about RC Mowers and the new R Series is available at the company's website.
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