Lawnbott SpyderEVO LB1500 Review
Editor Rating - 7.2/10
Customer Rating - 7.3/10
The SpyderEVO is an older 2012 model that is still viable for use in 2016. Although it isn't fully autonomous, it requires very little maintenance and does exactly what its advertised to do.
In this review today, we’ll be looking at the LawnBott SpyderEVO LB1500. Although this is an older model compared to our other bots, rest assure that the quality and reliability of this bot is just as good. This is a semi automatic lawn mower because there is a separate docking station that you have to purchase. Without the additional docking station attachment, you have to manually charge it. If you’re looking for a full on automatic mower, check out our huge compilations of the best mowers of 2016.
What comes with the SpyderEVO Box
The SpyderEVO comes with:
- 330 ft. of wiring
- 200 pegs
- User Manual
- USB cable
- Wire installation guide
- Power supply
- Wire signal transmitter
- Tips/advice guidebook
LawnBott Design and Feature Overview
The LB1500 model is the upgraded version from the LB1200. Although similar in design to its predecessor, the LB1500 sports dual antennas on the top. These antennas are used for charging purposes if you decide to buy the docking station.
The Spyder is completely rainproof like all of the other lawnbotts, however it does not have a rain sensor. This means that it will be able to mow when your grass is wet, but the bot won’t know whether or not to return back to base if it is raining. It’s suggested that you do not run the unit when it’s raining because it could lead to internal damage.
The Spyder uses two buttons on the side rather than an LCD display. In our opinion, this was a pain in the butt and made the scheduling very hard to set up. The unit communicates settings back to you with a wide arrangement of different beeping patterns.
After you install the perimeter wiring around your lawn, just plop down the Spyder and press start. It should start mowing according to its own algorithmic pattern. Depending on the size of your lawn it can take anywhere from an hour to 5 hours.
We were quite surprised to find that the LawnBott was quieter than our expectations. We had assumed that older machinery would not be able to function as efficiently, but found the Spyder to be very quiet. Don’t expect anyone to make any complaints about the bot running in the nighttime.
Our verdict was that although the Spyder can perform necessary tasks to keep your lawn looking fresh, the amount of maintenance and setup time required is too tedious. The cost is comparable to other mid range mower’s such as the RS630 or Husqvarna. We would suggest you rather buy a more recently made robotic lawn mower as their in the same price range, but have more features as well as better efficiency. However, if you’re still convinced on the SpyderEVO then go check out amazon. They offer great deals on shipping and handling. Good luck!