John Deere’s new TANGO E5 Series II robotic mower is designed to make life easier by maintaining your lawn automatically, in sunshine or rain, and at any time you choose. You’ll never have to mow the grass yourself again.
This next generation mower features a new operator interface and smarter navigation technology, so it’s even simpler to operate and produces consistently excellent results.
TANGO mows in a random pattern within a boundary wire that’s easy to install and is virtually invisible. It’s also easy to move if you change your garden layout. As the mower moves around the lawn, its navigation sensors detect the boundary wire, as well as any obstacles, and it turns automatically.
TANGO uses a lithium-ion battery that delivers enough power to cover grass areas up to 2200m² (about half an acre). The robotic mower knows when it’s time to recharge and heads for the docking station automatically. The PIN-protected display ensures that only the mower’s owner can use it. Safety during operation is also guaranteed; the blade stops automatically when the mower is tilted or lifted up, or comes into contact with any obstacles.
A robotic mower cuts more frequently than a conventional mower, and the grass clippings go straight back into the lawn as a valuable fertiliser. The result is a perfect lawn with no clippings to dispose of and no trace of them left on the grass. A tidy-up lap around the boundary keeps all the edges neat.
Programming the TANGO E5 Series II is easy. A large display screen and intuitive controls make it simple to set the mowing schedule to suit you, and to change it whenever you want. TANGO is also extremely quiet, so late night or early morning mowing won’t disturb anyone.
The mower’s special recessed blade cuts swiftly and cleanly. It’s durable and will mow throughout the season without losing its edge. The height of cut is adjustable from 19 to 102mm (¾ to 4in) and is easily changed by rotating the blade protection shield.
Slopes and inclines are no problem for TANGO, and an optional Traction Kit enables it to master hills up to 36 per cent (depending on the garden layout and ground conditions).
The TANGO E5 Series II sets off slowly, building up gently to its full speed. This helps to reduce turf wear and the risk of slipping on wet ground. In more challenging conditions, the speed can be reduced if required, for smoother operation.
A new default mode enables the mower to operate at three speeds, from 36 up to 44cm/sec. When operating on inclines, enhanced slope compensation and a slightly reduced speed help the mower to mow both the bottom and top of slopes identically.
The new TANGO E5 Series II robotic mower is available from this spring, at a cost of £2090 including VAT.