Robot mower Worx Landroid L1000 (WR147E.1): Installation, test and review

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In this article, I would like to share with you my feedback on the choice, purchase and installation of a robotic lawnmower.

It’s been a long time since I wanted to buy a robotic lawnmower for my lawn, and after long market studies as I know so well how to do them, my choice fell on the Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1

I will first explain this choice and share with you the installation of the robot (base, peripheral wire…) and give you my first impressions on this robot.

Why choose a robotic lawnmower?

Beyond the drudgery of the task, the interest that I see in acquiring a robotic mower is that regular mowing with mulching favors good grass over bad grass.

My yard is 800 m² but the mowing surface does not exceed 400 m² so I must admit that the task, even if it is not exciting, is not tedious at all.

A small picture is worth 1000 words, so I present you the envisaged surface:

Mowing area Mowing area

Why the Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1 ?

Already, to present you the beast there is nothing like a small photo:

Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1

So why did I take this LAndroid L1000 rather than a M500 finally more adapted to my surface?

For several reasons that I will expose to you!

The first one is the power of the battery, indeed this one is 4.0 Ah while below, they are 2.0 Ah batteries.

As you can see on the picture of my field, it is quite uneven with a significant slope, and also with many holes, it is clearly not a golf course green.

So, I chose the WR147E.1 version (2021 edition) of the Worx robot for its 4 wheels (2 removable wheels at the front) unlike the other models which only have 3.

Bottom of the Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1Bottom of the Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1

As you can see, it has an offset mowing deck that allows it to be as close to the edge as possible when mowing.

Unboxing of the Landroid L1000 robot mower

So let’s get down to business, here’s the cardboard box:

Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1 boxWorx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1 box

When we open this box, we find our robot mower very well packed without losing any space in the box.

Packaging Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1Packaging Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1

We find in the box :

– The lawnmower robot

Robot mower Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1Robot mower Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1

– The robot’s charging base

Base Robot mower Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1Base Robot mower Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1

– Perimeter wire spool (180 m)

Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1 perimeter wire spoolWorx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1 perimeter wire spool

– Perimeter Wire Fixing Stakes

Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1 stakesWorx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1 stakes

– The battery and the charger

Battery Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1Battery Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1

Well, everything is unpacked, we just need to install it all!

Setting up the Worx Landroid base

You must place your base at a level location with enough space on each side, the robot charging on the right side.

Be careful, this location is very important, because this is where the perimeter wire will start, go around the area to be mowed and come back to connect to the base.

Once the location has been chosen, it is now time to consider the installation of the perimeter wire.

The first step is to connect the wire to the red terminal of the base and to pass it through the channels provided for this purpose.

Connecting the peripheral wire to the Worx baseConnecting the peripheral wire to the Worx base

Once the base is installed, the wire connected to the base, it is now time to do the most tedious operation of the robot set-up: the installation of the peripheral wire.

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Worx Perimeter Wire Installation

This is the longest and most important step in setting up the robotic mower: defining the mowing area with the perimeter wire.

It is important to know that the robot will navigate over the wire to guide itself.

It is important that your wire is not too loose so that the blade does not cut it.

It is of course possible to bury the perimeter wire in the ground but it is also possible to position it on the ground as long as it is well maintained thanks to the stakes provided.

Installation of the Worx perimeter wire on the floorInstallation of the Worx perimeter wire on the floor

Over time, the wire will quickly become invisible and will bury itself.

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In fact, I advise you not to bury the perimeter wire at first, because when your mower makes its first turns, you will certainly have to reposition your wire.

This exercise will be all the easier as it will not be buried.

There is nothing to stop you from burying it afterwards, but only when you have experienced the use of your robotic lawnmower!

Another imperative to be followed is the distance of the wire installation according to the situation:

  • at 10cm for a flat surface (no change in level)
  • at 26cm for a limit higher than the mowing surface (like a step for example)
  • 30cm for a surface lower than the mowing level (like a pool for example)

First turns of the Worx mowing robot

Well, you’ve marked out your land, the wire is well connected and you’ve plugged the base into the mains.

It is finally time to start the beast!

To do this nothing could be easier, just press the power button, enter the pin code and press start!

And here is our little robot who will start to mow and discover his new playground.

Worx mower robot mowingWorx mower robot mowing

Mowing and recharging time of the Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1

As I said earlier in the article, the Landroid L1000 WR147E.1 is equipped with a 4.0 Ah battery

This power allows it to mow for 2h30.

After this mowing time, the Landroid will go directly to recharge when its battery reaches a charge of 10%.

It recharges at 100% for about 1 hour.

I let you look at the history of a mowing starting at 10h00:

History of Landroid Worx applicationHistory of Landroid Worx application

First opinion on the Worx Landroid L1000 WR147E.1 robot mower

As I write this article, I have only 2 days of use of the robot.

But so far, what I have seen is that it is great equipment and I am not disappointed.

It easily climbs the slope I have in my garden and does not flinch on the many holes in the lawn.

It detects obstacles not diverted by the perimeter wire with no problem and so far mows perfectly!

All in all, for the moment, great experience: I am delighted!

I will of course keep you informed as I use the robot!

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I propose to show you how steel crowns are attached to the Worx.

I also decided to equip it with the ACS anti-collision system.

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