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Flymo 1200 R Lithium-Ion Robotic Lawnmower, cuts a lawn size up to 400m²Designed to cut lawns up to 400m², the innovative Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200 R does your mowing for you. Relax, and never have to mow your lawn again. Day or night, rain or shine, the 1200 R automatically cuts any garden shape, and slope gradients of up to 25%. cuts the grass, effectively, reliably and without wheel ruts. The robotic lawnmower is supplied with a charging station, boundary wires, connectors and security features such as alarm, lift sensor and PIN code
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Excellent price, paid £450 a few months ago, laying the boundary wire is a chore but once that's done it works really well.
Absolute no-brainer if you dislike cutting the grass. Simple to install and zone off tree roots, flower beds etc. Bear in mind the wire isn't cheap if you've a large or complicated lawn and need extra.
These any good ?
Best thing I ever bought
had mine 2 years lawns never looked so good
What did you all do for an electric point? I’ve an outdoor plug, but I’ll need to place the mower at the furthest point from the house. It’s not too far, maybe, 15 metres
Best thing since sky +
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My lawn is around 950m2 - anyone know how this mower would cope?
I'd be worried about long term battery fade on this. Is the battery removable/replaceable? I think I've seen a Worx robot lawnmower which shares its battery pack with other power tools, so battery replacement should be easy.

I've got a £200 robot vacuum cleaner whose battery faded to almost useless after a couple of years' use, and that was also a Li-Ion battery.
Edited by: "terriclarkfan" 15th Jul
Just came to post this. Shame I already bought a corded mower otherwise I'd have had this at £400
nigel.harrison15/07/2019 08:54

My lawn is around 950m2 - anyone know how this mower would cope?




Do you live at Lord's?

Joking aside, I'm suspecting no.
  • Working area 400 m2 +/- 20%
  • Area Capacity 30 m2/hr

I reckon it's a sit on mower for you.
Edited by: "bellboys" 15th Jul
£400 to cut grass
does it put the cut grass in the red wheelie bin too?
terriclarkfan15/07/2019 08:58

I'd be worried about long term battery fade on this. Is the battery …I'd be worried about long term battery fade on this. Is the battery removable/replaceable? I think I've seen a Worx robot lawnmower which shares its battery pack with other power tools, so battery replacement should be easy.I've got a £200 robot vacuum cleaner whose battery faded to almost useless after a couple of years' use, and that was also a Li-Ion battery.


Had mine 2 years and battery is fine. Replacements available - around £100
malhal15/07/2019 09:38

does it put the cut grass in the red wheelie bin too?


One of the best things is that it just drops the cuttings so no composting/garden waste to deal with. Cuttings are unnoticable as it cuts so frequently.
nigel.harrison15/07/2019 08:54

My lawn is around 950m2 - anyone know how this mower would cope?


The area is mainly limited by an inbuilt timer, so it will only cut X number of hours per day. I think it's about 8. Ours covers well over 400m2 without problems and I think it would do 900 if the ground was quite smooth (so it doesn't often get stuck). Bare in mind they sell this mower under the Gardena brand ratesf to at least 700m2. The only other limitation will be the length of the wire. I found that it struggled to follow the boundary wire when the total wire kength was too long (I think around 300m, so twice what was included within the box).
I did some research on these the other year, & the battery is too small (ridiculously so if you were to do a tear down, not what you'd expect at all, yes they monitor themselves & return to dock n' charge, but whereas you'd expect an e-bike to have 400 watt hours within a shell, I seem to recall that there were only a couple for this making the voltage & power drives really really negligible (despite this I still yearn for one).

to give some context the battery on numerous models will likely be smaller than a rechargeable drill (18v) & this needs to push itself over undulating laandscapes.

I get that frequent cutting via a strimmer "type" cutter cord meets little resistance, but it seems this is where the battery must be majorly depleting (whilst dealing with chemistry exhausting swings in temperature.

someone might be able to back up what i've said about the battery pack, or scotch it (I hope), because I hate cutting he lawn.
18v / 1.6 ? (presumably Amperes)!?

that's enough for about 15 minutes (small job run-time) of my electric chainsaw with the (LARGER) smaller Ah battery before it starts to drop voltage & the pack needs swapping out (runs at 36v running one chain motor mechanism compared to pushing a large body on 2 wheels & a guiding castor) over uneven terrain.

The idea that counters everything i've said is "frequency of cut" (the path of least resistance) as it constantly trims micro levels off your growing grass, & provides a natural fast rotting mulch of the miniscule grass particles, this is good! ..less chemical treatments if any. more space in your green bin, renewing the soil around you naturally.

I am still (always was) a fan of higher grass lawns rather than bowling greens to deal with dehydration of the root system & the subsoil (drought is always present due to poor clay in my area, & likely if you live on a new estate, topsoil with brick junk buried beneath it possibly affecting foundations if its really bad eventually, long after any house warranty has gone.
Edited by: "Mr_Gus" 15th Jul
bellboys15/07/2019 09:21

Do you live at Lord's? Joking aside, I'm suspecting no.Working …Do you live at Lord's? Joking aside, I'm suspecting no.Working area 400 m2 +/- 20%Area Capacity 30 m2/hrI reckon it's a sit on mower for you.


Thanks for the feedback! Funny you say that I do have a Westwood sit down mower but my pain is getting rid of all the cuttings hence why though a robo lawn mower easier option.
nigel.harrison15/07/2019 10:04

Thanks for the feedback! Funny you say that I do have a Westwood sit down …Thanks for the feedback! Funny you say that I do have a Westwood sit down mower but my pain is getting rid of all the cuttings hence why though a robo lawn mower easier option.


What about a little army of these robotic mowers?
Good deal and mower.

But sneaky that they're saying its knocked down from £600 when its been £500 everywhere for ages (including Amazon)
How often do you need to run it? I think someone said every few days...that sounds mad!
nigel.harrison15/07/2019 08:54

My lawn is around 950m2 - anyone know how this mower would cope?


Buy 2, there was a chap on one of the previous 1200r deals who ran a team of 4 robot mowers with 2 1200r's.
For info, I run mine using an extension lead from my shed and I take it in every night - I will eventually set it up on a more permanent basis eventually. If it's raining it stays in the shed, this last week it wasn't out much so at the weekend I raised the cut height and it spent a day at the higher height then I lowered it to the normal height for the second day - lawn is probably just over 300 square metres.
Coffee10015/07/2019 10:24

How often do you need to run it? I think someone said every few …How often do you need to run it? I think someone said every few days...that sounds mad!


It doesn't cut like a normal mower, it just snips of the tip of the grass blade and mulches it, using it normally you hardly see the grass cuttings.
One of my best ever purchases. Frankie (yes, it seems to have a personality in our house) keeps my lawn looking immaculate - and the best thing is no grass cuttings to dispose of. Not only that, but the mulch actually helps the grass grow! Great price - you won't regret buying!
Good deal.......one of the best pieces of kit ever bought..... second only to the dishwasher. Really nice having lawn looking good all year round. Laying boundary wire a bit if a pain........used edge tool to cut channel for the wire as
clips tend not keep wire as low on the grass and can cause the wire to be cut.
Hi - does anyone know whether having railways sleepers as flower bed barriers means that I don’t need to bury the boundary wires? I am pretty lazy and also concerned about longevity of the buried wire (being dug up by various animals including pet dog). The lawn mower I assume will simply bounce off like a robot vacuum?
mustardsenf15/07/2019 11:21

Hi - does anyone know whether having railways sleepers as flower bed …Hi - does anyone know whether having railways sleepers as flower bed barriers means that I don’t need to bury the boundary wires? I am pretty lazy and also concerned about longevity of the buried wire (being dug up by various animals including pet dog). The lawn mower I assume will simply bounce off like a robot vacuum?


I have the same. There is a sensor which when pushed, the mower will stop and turn in the same way it would with a wire. The only thing is that it would be constantly "bashing" the sleepers, which would be pretty noisy and annoying...and probably not that good for the mower. I have a pegoda without wires and so just gets bashed which isnt too bad, but the whole garden would be a pain. Also the system needs a completed circuit completed by the boundary wire in order to operate.
Infiltrator15/07/2019 11:02

It doesn't cut like a normal mower, it just snips of the tip of the grass …It doesn't cut like a normal mower, it just snips of the tip of the grass blade and mulches it, using it normally you hardly see the grass cuttings.


so how often does it go?
Coffee10015/07/2019 11:45

so how often does it go?


You can programme it to your individual needs, the other mowers in the same price range can't do this. Once I get mine set up properly I'll do this but at the moment it's just on auto and it probably mows/charges about 10 times in a day and this covers much of my lawn.
mustardsenf15/07/2019 11:21

Hi - does anyone know whether having railways sleepers as flower bed …Hi - does anyone know whether having railways sleepers as flower bed barriers means that I don’t need to bury the boundary wires? I am pretty lazy and also concerned about longevity of the buried wire (being dug up by various animals including pet dog). The lawn mower I assume will simply bounce off like a robot vacuum?


It needs the boundary wire in place to operate. If you set it on a random garden with no wire it won't operate.

The boundary wire isn't that difficult to install. You can either bury it or peg it down and it'll become overgrown with grass over time.
TP215/07/2019 14:08

It needs the boundary wire in place to operate. If you set it on a random …It needs the boundary wire in place to operate. If you set it on a random garden with no wire it won't operate.The boundary wire isn't that difficult to install. You can either bury it or peg it down and it'll become overgrown with grass over time.


Bury - ours (Angus ) has cut through the wire a few times, but only on the brow of a steep incline - I will bury this section but it's a new bit of turf so waiting for it to establish itself.

The 1200r is remarkably waterproof, ours mowed through our cheap paddling pool - hilarious, drove though one side, through a couple of inches of water and it the other side, I wondered what the funny splashing noise was there wasn't enough water to hold the side to initiate the collision sensor!
Edited by: "Infiltrator" 15th Jul
All gone!!
Expired whilst in my basket :-(
magicmat15/07/2019 11:28

I have the same. There is a sensor which when pushed, the mower will stop …I have the same. There is a sensor which when pushed, the mower will stop and turn in the same way it would with a wire. The only thing is that it would be constantly "bashing" the sleepers, which would be pretty noisy and annoying...and probably not that good for the mower. I have a pegoda without wires and so just gets bashed which isnt too bad, but the whole garden would be a pain. Also the system needs a completed circuit completed by the boundary wire in order to operate.


Thank you magicmat and TP2.
Coffee10015/07/2019 10:24

How often do you need to run it? I think someone said every few …How often do you need to run it? I think someone said every few days...that sounds mad!

We have well over 400m2 but run it every day. That would be mad if it was you doing it but if it's a robot who cares?!
Mr_Gus15/07/2019 10:04

I did some research on these the other year, & the battery is too small …I did some research on these the other year, & the battery is too small (ridiculously so if you were to do a tear down, not what you'd expect at all, yes they monitor themselves & return to dock n' charge, but whereas you'd expect an e-bike to have 400 watt hours within a shell, I seem to recall that there were only a couple for this making the voltage & power drives really really negligible (despite this I still yearn for one).to give some context the battery on numerous models will likely be smaller than a rechargeable drill (18v) & this needs to push itself over undulating laandscapes.I get that frequent cutting via a strimmer "type" cutter cord meets little resistance, but it seems this is where the battery must be majorly depleting (whilst dealing with chemistry exhausting swings in temperature.someone might be able to back up what i've said about the battery pack, or scotch it (I hope), because I hate cutting he lawn.18v / 1.6 ? (presumably Amperes)!?that's enough for about 15 minutes (small job run-time) of my electric chainsaw with the (LARGER) smaller Ah battery before it starts to drop voltage & the pack needs swapping out (runs at 36v running one chain motor mechanism compared to pushing a large body on 2 wheels & a guiding castor) over uneven terrain.The idea that counters everything i've said is "frequency of cut" (the path of least resistance) as it constantly trims micro levels off your growing grass, & provides a natural fast rotting mulch of the miniscule grass particles, this is good! ..less chemical treatments if any. more space in your green bin, renewing the soil around you naturally.I am still (always was) a fan of higher grass lawns rather than bowling greens to deal with dehydration of the root system & the subsoil (drought is always present due to poor clay in my area, & likely if you live on a new estate, topsoil with brick junk buried beneath it possibly affecting foundations if its really bad eventually, long after any house warranty has gone.


It mows for around an hour and takes about an hour to charge. Even though my garden is far bigger than the stated maximum I've never thought it needed a bigger battery. I wouldn't get hung up on tech specs;the overall concept works well.
nick_sub16/07/2019 10:39

It mows for around an hour and takes about an hour to charge. Even though …It mows for around an hour and takes about an hour to charge. Even though my garden is far bigger than the stated maximum I've never thought it needed a bigger battery. I wouldn't get hung up on tech specs;the overall concept works well.


Yeah, I get it, but don't like to deep discharge any battery, its not so much tech spec, as to weather, heat, cold, kills batteries & if the battery is super small yet super expensive then upon "buy or bin" people are being fiscally fisted in terms of the battery if you cannot open it & replace it yourself.

Battery packs are treated as extra sales these days rather than selling units by dint of good, reliable, maintainable design ....that's how landfill is made.
If I could see the pack & get into one i'd be happy, I asked flymo but never got a decent reply! ..if that's customer service then the price outweighs convenience should you need help... maybe as an owner you'd get better assistance?

Designing in this manner also helps you shift extra units & garner a positive reputation to be utilised, something I would always try to impress upon our designers to facilitate the production workers who ran the gauntlet in assembly & those further down the line, it made the difference between "on site / shop servicing & getting the goods back into play & costlier return to base for repair or credit of an often customer mashed unit.
Mr_Gus16/07/2019 10:57

Yeah, I get it, but don't like to deep discharge any battery, its not so …Yeah, I get it, but don't like to deep discharge any battery, its not so much tech spec, as to weather, heat, cold, kills batteries & if the battery is super small yet super expensive then upon "buy or bin" people are being fiscally fisted in terms of the battery if you cannot open it & replace it yourself.Battery packs are treated as extra sales these days rather than selling units by dint of good, reliable, maintainable design ....that's how landfill is made.If I could see the pack & get into one i'd be happy, I asked flymo but never got a decent reply! ..if that's customer service then the price outweighs convenience should you need help... maybe as an owner you'd get better assistance?Designing in this manner also helps you shift extra units & garner a positive reputation to be utilised, something I would always try to impress upon our designers to facilitate the production workers who ran the gauntlet in assembly & those further down the line, it made the difference between "on site / shop servicing & getting the goods back into play & costlier return to base for repair or credit of an often customer mashed unit.


The battery is owner-replaceable. I think it's covered in the instructions. I've found customer service to be good, but their spare parts service to be very poor (I was after an additional/extended low power cable and they had no idea what the part number was).
nick_sub16/07/2019 12:48

The battery is owner-replaceable. I think it's covered in the …The battery is owner-replaceable. I think it's covered in the instructions. I've found customer service to be good, but their spare parts service to be very poor (I was after an additional/extended low power cable and they had no idea what the part number was).


Thanks, that is all very helpful indeed, (you can probably tell my product design standards
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