Frequently asked questions.

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Read the answers to what our customers are most interested in concerning the autonomous mower.

Spider Autonomous 2.0

Can I switch off the mower quickly?

Yes, simply press the ‘Stop’ button on the lawn mower; or you can push a separate safety 'SOS Stop' button located on the remote controller, which immediately stops all machines within a certain area.

Where can I see and buy a Spider Autonomous 2.0 mower (or more)?

We will be pleased to demonstrate the mower free of charge in one of our two showrooms. In Dvořák — svahové sekačky, s.r.o. in Pohled or in the SMAUT Technology research and development center in Český Brod. You can also register to one of our free demo events or arrange individual free demonstartion.

You can fill the order form on this website to buy the mower. The snt. Autonomous mowers sales representatives will consult the details concerning your order with you.

Can I leave the mower to work unattended?

The mower cannot be left to mow completely unattended. However, one operator can operate up to three autonomous machines at the same time.

How do the service guarantee and post-guarantee service work?

If you need any service, do not hesitate to contact our customer line at +420 226 886 410, and we will tailor the maintenance or repair according to your needs.

What else will I need to use this mower?

You will need a GPS-RTK correction data transmitter to control the autonomous mower. Place the transmitter in an elevated place close to the mowing area. To load the route into the machine’s memory, you need an Internet connection. Everything is managed in an online application available for PCs, tablets, or smartphones.

Can the mower work also on muddy terrain?

The unique chassis, patented 4-wheel drive system, and lightweight structure ensure perfect maneuverability; therefore, it is also possible to operate the mower on soft, muddy and slightly damp terrains.

How big an area can the mower handle at one time?

The Spider Autonomous 2.0 can mow up to 8 500 m2 per hour when in the Autonomous mode. As a result, the operator does not need to take breaks and the overall mowing time thus elongates.

Does it have obstacle sensors?

The mower is equipped with eight bumpers. If there is an impact on one of the bumpers while mowing in the Autonomous mode, the machine automatically switches to the Manual mode and stops mowing. Obstacles in the mowing area are entered into the route during the process of area measuring.

Is the mower suitable for golf course turves?

Golf courses are usually mowed by cylinder mowers. The Spider Autonomous 2.0 can mow the boundary parts of a golf course. Its low weight, swerving system, and mowing mechanism are also suitable for mowing large-sized, regularly maintained green surfaces, such as in municipal parks or extensive commercial grounds.

Will the mower fit under solar panels?

Regarding the possibility of mowing below solar panels, we are intensively working on implementing an inertial navigation system — this preparation is necessary for the mower to be able to work under solar panels in the future.

How does the whole thing work?

You will load a route you need to be mowed via the Spider Autonomous web portal interface. You need to install a correction data transmitter to perfect the GPS signal. Using a remote control, you will guide the mower near the beginning of a particular route and switch the machine to the Autonomous mode. The mower will start and move directly to the beginning point, where it will continue on the software-defined route till the end, where it will stop.

Can I cut grass even during rain? Will rain disrupt the GPS signal?

Mowing is possible in the rain, the device is resistant even to heavy rain.

How big a downslope can the lawn mower deal with in the Autonomous mode?

The mower can work on steep slopes with inclinations of up to 35 degrees in the Autonomous mode and 41 degrees in the RC mode.

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What percentage of the area can the lawn mower take care of autonomously? How much is left to cut with a brush cutter?

It is not easy to assess this because it depends on the terrain and number of obstacles. You can mow most of the surface with the autonomous lawn mower. The mowing deck is positioned between the wheels. That minimizes the risk of leaving uncut grass tussocks when mowing around or along obstacles.

How to prevent the lawn mower from colliding with an unexpected obstacle?

The lawn mower operator is responsible for the operation of the machine; they must make sure there are no obstacles on the planned route and secure the mowing area to prevent unauthorized persons from entering it. The lawn mower is equipped with 8 bumpers; however, they stop the mower only after a collision takes place.

Is it possible to mow a surface without having an exactly measured route?

The Spider Autonomous 2.0 includes another function that we call Perimeter mowing. This feature allows the operator to drive the mower around a certain perimeter through the remote control in the RC mode. After closing the perimeter, the application automatically calculates the most efficient mowing pattern for the inside area of the perimeter. In the following step, the mower can mow the inside of the perimeter in the Autonomous mode. The device also sends the data to the application, where it is saved for later use.

Why do I need the GNSS-RTK correction station?

The precision when locating via GPS may deviate by up to 6 meters, which is too great a deviation for the machine to move around the area precisely. The GPS-RTK correction data transmitter continuously perfects the GPS coordinates so that the mower may work with a centimeter-level accuracy on the planned route.

How do I enter the route? Can I measure the route myself? Will you help me if I need help?

To be able to mow a new area in the Autonomous mode, you need to measure the property precisely first. Our specialists will do this for you. You can order this service on your user profile on the Spider Autonomous web portal. We will plan an optimal route for the measured area, and you will then save the planned route from the web portal into a particular machine’s memory. All you need is an Internet. We will measure and plan two routes up to a 5 ha area free of charge as a part of the package.

Can I cut grass even during rain? Will rain disrupt the GPS signal?

Mowing is possible in the rain, the device is resistant even to heavy rain.

How can I load a route into the lawn mower?

You can load a route via the mySpider user portal.

When using the Perimeter mode, a map is automatically loaded into the portal after the operator has driven the mower around the perimeter of the area manually using a remote control. You can watch our video guide How to use perimeter mode.

How is the measurement done?

We provide the measurement as an additional service upon an agreement with a customer.

Would you like to have more information from us?

The best way is to see Spider Autonomous 2.0 in action!

Should you be interested in seeing a new way of proffesional care and maintenance of commercial lawns with the Spider Autonomous 2.0 mower, feel free to register for one of our demonstration events..

Features of Spider Autonomous 2.0
Web application
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Remote control
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Mowing modes
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Satellite navigation
Area Coverage

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Area Coverage

Time usage

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time usage

Safety Conditions

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safety conditions

Less O&M Costs

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O&M Costs

Less Logistic Effort

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logistics effort

Fuel Consuption

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