Just like The Jetsons, robotic lawn care now available in Duluth
Atle Rennan went to Sweden to play soccer, and was amazed to see that most of the lawns were mowed by robot.
“I knew when I came home I had to do my best to get them going here,” he told us.
In 2019, he started a landscape company. Mitch Drobnick joined in 2020, and it’s now known as Rennan Drobnick Landscape & Snow.
Over the past year, they’ve been researching which models of robot lawnmowers they wanted to launch. And they determined Husqvarna was the best.
Rennan said, “Husqvarna has been developing the residential robot lawnmower since the early 2000s. Nobody in the world has been working on this longer, and I don’t think anyone’s made a better robot, either.”
It’s quiet, and runs on electric battery power. As for safety, there is a bump sensor that will stop the robot from getting close to anything to cut it.
Drobnick told us, “I’ve heard it referred to as something out of The Jetsons. You know, it’s futuristic. You can sit on your porch and watch the lawnmower drive itself around.”
He wants to be part of the solution to the climate change problem, and lawn care emissions account for about 5% of emissions in the country. “Well, being able to change that and, you know, continue doing what we love, also not harming nature is one of the best feelings ever,” Drobnick added.
The blades are also smaller than the traditional mowers.
Rennan said you basically run the robot each day, and it basically runs itself. You can rent one or buy one from Rennan Drobnick.
It’s comparable in price to traditional mowing. And there are larger commercial sized ones available as well.