ARE ROBOT MOWERS NOISY?
No, they aren’t noisy?
You’ll hardly know you have one. It’s probably one of the best kept secrets of the robot mowers, that they go about their business without disturbing the peace.
In fact, you can go about your day to day chores in the yard, and hardly hear them at all.
They range from a low of 50 decibels through to the loudest models at approx. 75 decibels. Even at 75 decibels they no where near as noisy as a conventional lawnmower that cranks out an average 85 decibels.
Here’s a comparison of some of the more popular robotic mowers available in Australia.
|WORX WR140E – M1000||67 dBA|
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HOW DO THEY COMPARE?
Let’s compare to a few more common household devices or appliances to give you a better understanding of the different noise levels in your yard and home.
We measure noise levels in decibels (dBA), starting from 0 which is like the softest sound a person can hear with normal hearing all the way up to the sound of a shotgun that measures around 170 decibels.
- 50 refrigerator
- 50 – 60 electric toothbrush
- 50 – 75 washing machine
- 50 – 75 air conditioner
- 55 – 70 dishwasher
- 60 – 85 vacuum cleaner
- 60 – 95 hair dryer
- 65 – 70 robot lawn mower
- 65 – 80 alarm clock
- 70 – 80 coffee grinder
- 80 whistling kettle
- 80 – 90 food mixer or processor
- 80 – 90 blender
- 80 – 95 push lawn mower
- 120 chain saw
- 157 balloon pop
- 170 shotgun
IS THAT ENOUGH TO WORRY MY NEIGHBOURS?
Have you ever had a neighbour that thinks the best time to be mowing their lawns is on a Sunday morning.
It’s very annoying, and you don’t want to be that neighbour.
Well, you could be mowing your lawns on a Sunday morning, lying in bed and the neighbours wouldn’t even know.
So, you won’t be disturbing your neighbours, one less thing to worry about.
WHAT ABOUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT?
Not even then will you need to worry about disturbing the peace. From anywhere more than 15 – 20 metres you probably can’t hear them.
Closer than 15 – 10 metres you’ll start to hear a gentle whirring noise, it’s not very noisy and it’s certainly not distracting or annoying.