MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 robotic lawnmower assessment

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REVIEW – I had the chance to assessment one other a type of wi-fi boundary outlined robotic mowers. The MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 is a robotic mower that has addressed one of many points which was difficult for an additional robotic mower I lately reviewed. Learn on to see how the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 achieved this feat.

What’s it?

The MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 is a robotic lawnmower that makes use of GPS to create maps to mow your yard in the identical basic method {that a} robotic vacuum cleans the flooring in your house.

What’s within the field?

  • LUBA AWD 5000 robotic garden mower
  • Charging Station
  • Energy Provide
  • RTK Reference Station
  • RTK Reference Station Extension Cable(10m)
  • RTK Reference Station Energy Provide
  • Further One Set Of Blade
  • Key x 2
  • Set up Kits
  • Mounting Pole
  • Fast Begin Information


  • Garden dimension: as much as 5000㎡(25 acres)
  • In-App Space Storage Capability: 5500㎡(35 acres)
  • Engine: All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • climbing means: 75% slope(37°)
  • Space capability per hour, max: 500㎡/hour
  • Digital boundary: Sure
  • Max Zone Administration: 10
  • In-App reducing top help: 30-70mm
  • Reducing width: 400mm
  • Battery Capability: 10Ah
  • Mowing time on one cost: 3h
  • Help for No-go-zones: Sure
  • Rain sensor: Sure
  • Deliberate route modes: 3 modes
  • Wi-fi App management: Bluetooth,Wi-Fi
  • Over the Air Firmware replace Help: Sure
  • Waterproof degree: IPX6
  • Dimensions: 70D*53W*25H cm
  • Edge reducing: Sure

Design and options

From Julie: Earlier than Lee will get into the assessment, I need to point out that I used to be the one who was initially going to assessment the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 robotic lawnmower. However, after setting it up on my property, I discovered that it had points getting a great GPS sign as a result of all of the bushes. After I did the unique setup, it had me use my cellphone like a joystick controller to maneuver the mower across the perimeter of the yard to create a map. I had points even getting that achieved as it could lose the GPS sign and require me to restart the map-making course of.

After I made a small map, I did have the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 robotic lawnmower full a brief mowing session and located that my yard was simply too “rustic” for it to work effectively. I just about reside within the woods, which implies small sticks and rocks with some grass and weeds are the primary make-up of my garden. In my very own very quick private expertise, I believe the present crop of robotic mowers is greatest fitted to flat, open house, semi-well-manicured lawns. And now let’s get the precise “actual” assessment from Lee!

Whats up reader, thanks Julie, I (Lee) have had the chance to assessment one other considered one of these GPS map-based robotic mowers, the EcoFlow Blade robotic lawnmower (which once more started with Julie) about 4 months or so in the past. I’m going to make use of my expertise with that mower to assist in a number of the descriptions of the assorted points of this assessment in hopes of offering much more related details about the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000.

I want to say yet one more factor earlier than I get began. My neighbor throughout the road, Michael H., has volunteered his garden for this assessment, so all photos and video of the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 are from his garden. He has the right garden for a wi-fi boundary mowing system as there aren’t any bushes. So, with out additional delay.

Earlier than I get too far, I most likely ought to say extra about these sorts of mowing programs for the reader who is probably not acquainted. As an alternative of how different robotic mowing programs work, the place wires are shallowly buried to outline the boundary of the place to mow and a randomly shifting robotic for a set time period, hoping to cowl all of the mapped space finally, these trendy wi-fi programs are based mostly on GPS, augmented with RTK (Actual Time Kinematics) GNSS navigation applied sciences to outline the mowing boundary.

The MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 system consists of two GPS receivers, the place one of many receivers is the precise mower, and the opposite is a reference station, the RTK GNSS half and is mounted in place. This GPS-RTK GNSS system is able to centimeter accuracy. I’ve seen 2 cm and 5 cm accuracy, relying on the place you look. The guide has a pleasant diagram and outline of the system. Talking of the guide, it has a ton of element about all points of operation, and I like to recommend anybody in search of one thing particular to reference it instantly. I’m offering a hyperlink to the present English model here. I hope this hyperlink will not be damaged with an up to date model of the guide. If that occurs, remark and I’ll discover the up to date guide on-line and replace the hyperlink above.

Blessed with correct place information, programs designed just like the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 can now mow the mapped space in a similar way to what one would do in the event that they themselves had been mowing it. Lengthy paths that are parallel to one another, leading to a uniform take a look at the completion of the job. Simply not attainable with the wired boundary, random mowing, rumba vacuum like robotic mowers of the previous.

OK, so the right place to begin this assessment is with the mapping of the to be mowed space. In truth, I’d say that top-of-the-line assurances of getting good efficiency (exterior of GPS reception in fact) from any of those wi-fi boundary mowers is to outline an correct map for the mower to work from.

It should be understood that to outline a boundary across the mowing space, you could manually drive (management) the robotic mower alongside the surface boundary of the world to be mowed. The higher one does at that, the higher, i.e., much less trimming, one goes to must do following a mowing.

This boundary mapping “of the mowable space” is one place the place the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 actually shines. This mastery of mower management is achieved by two design options which in my expertise and opinion surpass the EcoFlow Blade’s present choices.

In no particular order, the MAMMOTION cellphone App controls present a superior interface to manage the robotic mower. It does this by offering two distinct and separate controls for sending drive management instructions to the mower. I’m not a drone proprietor, however I’d say they resemble them from what I’ve seen in that there are two distinct pleasure sticks (just about applied within the App) to manage the mower’s motion throughout one’s garden.

There’s a drive management for ahead and backward motion on the lefthand aspect of the App and on the righthand aspect is a drive management to show the mower to the left or proper. This management association is in stark distinction to the EcoFlow App’s single, multi functional, drive controls which haven’t any useless house between the 4 primary actions and make it a lot tougher to manage the mower alongside straight traces. Driving a straight line is by far essentially the most frequent maneuver that’s achieved when mapping out the boundary.

Secondly, the operation of how every mower strikes and turns. The MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 is an all-wheel drive mower, whereas the EcoFlow Blade is a rear-wheel drive mower. Each mower designs can carry out a zero-degree flip. The good thing about having the ability to do a zero-degree flip is that the automobile doing the flip is not going to require any ahead motion to carry out the flip. In impact, the flip turns into a pivot.

Whereas each mowers can carry out a zero-degree flip pivot, there’s a huge distinction within the ensuing flip based mostly on the place the pivot is being achieved. One among these mowers is simply able to having the ability to pivot about one rear wheel, whereas the opposite is able to that pivot and pivoting concerning the middle of the mower. In case it isn’t apparent which mower does what, the EcoFlow Blade can solely pivot a couple of rear wheel by driving one wheel ahead and the opposite in reverse, whereas the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 can pivot about what’s in impact the mower’s geometric middle, using all 4 wheels to carry out the maneuver, very similar to what a tank can do.

Understanding that the subsequent mowing path is often proper subsequent to the earlier one, the EcoFlow Blade does a 180-degree pivot concerning the wheel that’s the inside the flip. Within the case of the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 mower, it does a slower, 4-point flip, shifting backwards and forwards which is a maneuver that will be laborious to duplicate with the restrictions of the EcoFlow Blade’s motion. Briefly, it does not likely steer very effectively going backwards.

I’ve put collectively some video displaying the EcoFlow Blade doing a number of the identical issues because the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000, to not say one is best than the opposite, however extra to only distinction the consequences of a number of the completely different design selections which had been made within the two excessive finish robotic mower options. I ought to level out, since you’re going to hear them within the video, that solely the EcoFlow Blade has voice affirmation and notifications for a lot of operations.

You might have seen the portion of the video that confirmed the docking behaviors of the 2 programs. The MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 makes use of an infrared system to utterly management the docking of the mower in its charging dock. The guide states that this means permits for the mower to be saved inside a coated space because the docking process doesn’t want the GPS or the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to carry out a docking operation. As soon as it positions itself in entrance of the dock, by way of GPS location, the LUBA mower will slowly again itself into the dock utilizing solely that infrared system. Fairly cool.

The EcoFlow Blade alternatively makes use of not solely GPS, however as you may see within the video, it makes use of its pc imaginative and prescient. There aren’t any ultrasonic or infrared sensors on the Blade because it has a digicam and LiDAR (Gentle Detection and Ranging) system. I’m pretty assured the blue mild on the charging dock is crucial to a profitable docking operation, particularly at evening. Lastly, with respect to docking/charging it’s value declaring that the charging contacts on the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 are gold-plated, whereas these on the EcoFlow are chrome like. I’d count on the gold-plated contacts to require much less upkeep (cleansing) then the chrome-plated ones.

Robotic mowers from MAMMOTION are supplied in three configurations. The AWD 5000 is the most important which helps a reducing space of 1.25 acres as talked about above. MAMMOTION additionally affords the AWD 3000 and the AWD 1000, which help garden sizes of both 0.75 or 0.25 acres respectively. After all, the opposite mowers are cheaper, and so they additionally produce other decreased capabilities which I cannot go into element right here as it’s clearly laid out on the MAMMOTION web site and within the linked guide for the reader. Briefly, the AWD 5000 has essentially the most functionality as one would count on. It’s their excessive finish providing.

Earlier than going additional I ought to point out that the supported mowing dimension is extra reflective of the quantity of space that may be mapped and saved, vs the quantity of space that may be mowed in a single charging cycle. In truth, in my neighbor’s case, he has mapped about .31 acres in complete and he stated that if he does all of it within the “environment friendly” (standard) mode (wider spacing, quicker tempo, single grid, all addressed beneath) it may be achieved in slightly below three hours (100% to fifteen%), and thus can do it multi functional cost. Mowing at a slower pace and with extra overlap in addition to enabling the double grid would require the unit to recharge mid mow, selecting up the place it left off after recharging mid mowing job.

There’s a slew of mower conduct traits which may be manipulated to the person’s want, all accessible from the MAMMOTION App. I’ve collected just some display screen photographs displaying numerous items of data. The guide describes all of this in full.


The MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 has three completely different means for notion for object avoidance. These bypass methods as referred to within the guide deal instantly with the 4 ultrasonic sensors on high of the mower. I ought to level out that ultrasonic sensors don’t want mild to function, which implies that object detection at midnight must be the identical as object detection within the mild. I’m not certain the identical may be stated for the EcoFlow Blade, despite the fact that it does have the LiDAR system. After all, this isn’t a problem should you plan to solely mow within the day, however perhaps one thing to consider in case you are solely planning to mow at evening.

Again to the bypass methods. If the bypass technique is ready to off (degree 0), the ultrasonic sensors should not used, relying solely on the entrance bumper to be struct earlier than the unit will cease, backup and attempt to transfer across the impediment.

If the bypass technique is ready to degree 1, the ultrasonic sensor inputs are used to decelerate the mower within the presence of an impediment earlier than the entrance bumper is activated by putting the impediment, once more triggering the unit to again up and attempt to transfer across the impediment.

If the bypass technique is ready to degree 2, the mower will use the ultrasonic sensors to steer across the object, with out touching it in any respect. That is the one object avoidance technique that the EcoFlow Blade employs because the Blade utterly makes use of pc imaginative and prescient vs having any form of bodily bumper. So, if the EcoFlow Blade can not detect the impediment visually, it should actually run by it, I’m guessing, as I’ve by no means seen it happen. I did witness on one event the LUBA being caught on one of many playset legs, at evening, coupled with probably different points, sign loss, low batter degree. This was very early in with the unit, and the expertise with the unit was not as effectively understood at the moment.

It must be famous that solely degree 2 will forestall the mower from putting the impediment in any respect. In each the opposite modes, the mower will strike the impediment earlier than altering its present course. The guide states that off (0 degree) ought to solely be used when there may be excessive grass, degree 1 when there may be just some excessive grass, and degree 2 for a flat and well-cut garden. Evidently, excessive grass will intervene with the ultrasonic sensor system. The identical (excessive grass points) may be stated for the EcoFlow Blade. Each mowers could wrestle with grass that’s effectively past the very best minimize setting.

Talking of the minimize top setting, the reducing top may be modified from 1.2 – 2.6 inches in accordance with the guide, however the math works out nearer to 2.8 inches for the higher sure wanting on the specs.

The spacing between every cross may be adjusted. The precise reducing width is 40 cm (15.75 inches). So, every cross may be adjusted between 30 cm (11.8 inches) and 20 cm (7.9 inches). Because of this there may be a couple of 4-inch overlap in any case, which may be moved even nearer collectively to permit for an excellent larger overlap between mowing passes. Michael discovered 25 cm (9.8 inches) to work greatest for him along with his garden. It’s value declaring the apparent right here that an marketed 16” of reducing width, by way of the dual blade system will not be totally utilized in observe.

After all, this doesn’t actually matter as who cares if the mower must make extra passes than a 16” reducing path would dictate. It isn’t just like the person should work any tougher. After all, narrowing mowing passes will end in longer mowing duties and once more, who cares. I’ll word that the EcoFlow Blade can not alter its mowing width and has a set 10” mowing width.

There are two navigation modes. If a single grid navigation mode is chosen all of the cuts are achieved alongside one principal line, and within the double grid mode, the rows will crisscross permitting for a extra full minimize.

The mowing pace may be adjusted between 0.3 to 0.5 meters per second.

In order to not get too slowed down in all this element there are three predefined mowing modes which laborious code a few of these settings. Wild mode is for tall grass. There isn’t a ultrasonic sensor assist on this mode and it does a single grid mow.

Typical mode makes use of the ultrasonic sensors, cuts at a better pace than the advantageous mode, nonetheless single grid, and a wider mowing path than within the advantageous mode.

The final of the three outlined modes is the advantageous mode, lowest pace (0.3 m/s), double grid, and a narrower mowing path than within the different two modes.

One last mode is a customise mode and all traits of the duty may be individually managed by way of the MAMMOTION App.

The MAMMOTION App additionally retains a report of all duties (mowing jobs), their standing and different element related to a job.


Again to some extra settings. There may be boundary reducing, defaulted to on, which is completed first as a part of a mowing job, of two to three journeys across the total boundary. This may be turned off if there are partitions and such which might be near the mowing boundary. Whereas the EcoFlow additionally gives boundary mowing (they name it edge work), it’s achieved on the finish of the mowing job and never originally. I believe doing it at first is good because it units up a buffer between the boundary line and the total mowing paths, permitting the mower to show round effectively inside the boundary with out the danger of working into issues close to the boundary.

It is usually value mentioning that the Path angle can be specified for a given job. This enables mowing alongside a diagonal, vs simply straight traces alongside the width, or depth of the garden. If one does nothing, it should derive the path by figuring out which axis is longest within the boundary. No less than this appears to be the algorithm it makes use of.

All the above, may be coded right into a schedule, permitting the mower to begin itself based mostly on the time and day for the specified reducing. Whereas one can take the time, as Michael did, to outline a working schedule for the mower, one can simply instruct the mower, by way of a Bluetooth connection to the system, or the buttons on high of the LUBA, every time one feels the necessity to have an space, or all areas, mowed.

Throughout this assessment, the mower has remained exterior, and operated virtually autonomously this manner. The mower has run at evening every so often, and outdoors of the couple of the occasions (day or evening) when it misplaced the GPS sign, works simply advantageous.


The arrange for the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 could be very straight ahead. I’m not going to attempt to rewrite the set up directions/tips which might be included within the guide right here for brevity’s sake, as a substitute concentrating on the higher-level data.

That stated, listed here are two nice movies (plus many extra) from MAMMOTION which just about cowl all the pieces. Right here is their set up information video and right here is their App video.

Merely observe the directions in choosing a location in your yard for the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 to be docked, and for the related RTK base station. Each of those positions are essential. The next picture reveals the setup that was used for this assessment, on this case the again yard, subsequent to the deck.

As soon as one has the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 mower and the RTK base put in, the place the bottom station requires very minor meeting, and has hooked up the bumper to the entrance of the LUBA, one then must proceed to the MAMMOTION App to finish the setup. The MAMMOTION App will then information the person by full setup of the system, from making a MAMMOTION account all the best way all the way down to connection to the mower with each Bluetooth and WIFI. The WIFI will not be wanted for the mower to function, however it’s used to initialize the mower because the mower can solely be related to one MAMMOTION account for safety causes. I truly bumped into this once I took the LUBA from Julie, and my WIFI connection stored failing, with a very worded error message, virtually leading to me contacting after-sales help. Fortunately, this may very well be addressed remotely as Julie simply unbound the machine from her account by way of the settings display screen within the App after I contacted her about that probably being the problem.

I ought to point out that a couple of cellphone may be related to the system, restricted to just one in use at a time. All information is saved within the mower and synced to the cellphone App upon connection to the mower.

Lastly, the unit despatched to us by MAMMOTION included the components to mount the bottom station a distance from the robotic mower, utilizing the RTK Reference Station Extension 30 ft cable, and the RTK Reference Station Energy Provide. We didn’t do that as all of the testing was achieved with the usual setup.

The ultimate piece of the setup can be the mapping of boundary surrounding every mowable space, together with creating paths between areas, and no-go zones as applicable. That is the step the place the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 robotic management options actually shine. You possibly can see the mapped out areas on this beforehand displayed picture for a job that’s in progress.


General, the efficiency of the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 was actually fairly good all issues thought of. As I discussed beforehand, the mapping of the boundary is so important as to how a lot trimming one must do. Once more boundary definition will not be solely the defining of the outermost boundary, but in addition rings round components of the boundary the place the mower mustn’t even try to mow, known as no-go zones. The MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 permits for as much as 10 outlined no-go zones and there was one, pretty complicated one proven within the video, in addition to two very small ones across the legs of the swing set.

As with all robotic mower, mowing usually vs weekly is the technique that must be adopted for any of those mild robotic mowers. Michael arrange midday mowings, every single day with half of the garden sooner or later, and the opposite half the opposite day, alternating path angles between them. With both of those mowers it is vitally simple to maintain your garden wanting as if it was simply mowed. On a few events, it rained in the course of the mow, and the mower would return to the charging station. All one should do after the rain is proceed the duty from App and the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 will decide up the place it left off. Fairly cool if I say so myself.

I also needs to add that the standing of a job in progress may be monitored from the App. The intense traces on the backside of this display screen are mowing passes which have been accomplished. The LUBA erases the darkish traces, and the EchoFlow Blade attracts white traces in. Each are ample for monitoring progress.

I’ve not talked about this earlier, however these mowers appeal to critical consideration. In case you are close to the mower when somebody is strolling by, count on to get right into a dialog concerning the mower. I’ve but to fulfill somebody who doesn’t simply assume they’re actually cool, which they’re in fact. This was skilled in fact by Michael’s younger household. Michael says his youngsters find it irresistible and his three-year-old son, Raymond has named the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000, affectionately Mowie!

Here’s a last remark from Michael who utilized the mower throughout this assessment.

I nonetheless want to make use of my conventional lawnmower to get areas which might be inaccessible to the robotic. I additionally use the string trimmer to do edge work. However having Mowie run its program all through the week saves me about an hour of guide labor every week. When the climate obtained into the excessive 90’s with excessive humidity, it was good to see Mowie head out with out complaining.

I wager it was!

What I like

  • Very good management, leading to nice boundaries.
  • Modifying of current boundaries.
  • I actually just like the all climate really feel of the mower design.

What I’d change

  • I wish to see it get better after dropping the sign higher.
  • Higher pushing of Notifications that happen exterior of being linked to the mower.
  • Extra strong anti-theft help,

Ultimate ideas

Like I discussed above, I’ve been reviewing the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000 by the eyes of somebody with now first rate expertise with considered one of these programs, and I can let you know with good confidence that should you get this robotic mower you’ll not be dissatisfied. Just like the EcoFlow Blade, this mower is dear, however there are three completely different worth factors, which does make it extra approachable if you will get by with much less garden to mow.

I virtually forgot, one of many fantastic issues that may be achieved with the MAMMOTION App is the power to edit a mowing boundary. The editable boundary function will not be strictly an onscreen edit, however extra of the power to exchange some boundary with a alternative boundary that you simply once more drive out. This edit functionality is talked about within the guide, however it’s talked about as one thing that will likely be out there sooner or later. Effectively, just like the MAMMOTION LUBA AWD 5000, the long run is now child, so don’t be afraid to get on board.

Value: $1999 and up relying on acre protection
The place to purchase: MAMMOTION and Amazon
Supply: The pattern for this assessment was supplied by MAMMOTION.

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