Thanks to its super unique AIA technology, the Worx WR140 Landroid M 20V can navigate narrow passages without guide wire – something that’s pretty rare when it comes to robotic mowers. The brand, therefore, claims to mow lawns in a much shorter time, when comparing it to other robotic lawn mowers. But is this true?
Compared to the other mowers mentioned in our best robot lawn mowers guide, Worx is a relatively new brand known for its lawn and garden tools. Launching in 2004, the company only started making affordably priced robotic lawn mowers in 2014.
Worx WR140 Landroid M 20V: Features
Like many other robot mowers, the Worx WR140 cuts the grass using three razor-like cutting blades which are attached to a spinning disc on its underside. It cuts the grass into small clippings and these clippings then serve as manure for your lawn.
Just like the Husqvarna 315X we reviewed, Worx has its own app, the Landroid App. From your phone, you’ll be able to choose and alter when your robot mower gets to work. If your mower is already out cutting the grass, you can also check on its progress. You can even input the size of your lawn for the app to create a custom schedule just for you. However, it’s worth noting that unlike a handful of its other counterparts, this Worx doesn’t have remote control capabilities.
The patented AIA technology enables the machine to maneuver around narrow pathways that other mowers might struggle with. This clever tech makes it navigate tight passages in a zig-zag movement. If you want to make use of GPS tracking in case your robot mower is stolen, you have to purchase it as an additional extra which is a little disappointing.
Worx WR140 Landroid M 20V: Performance
The Worx WR140 Landroid is quite small measuring in at 21.97 x 15.91 x 8.07 inches and can handle lawns no bigger than a quarter of an acre.
It has a cutting width of 7-inches and it has five adjustable cutting heights between one to three inches. The robotic lawn mower can tackle inclines of up to 20 degrees – which despite it being one of the smallest angles compared to other robotic lawn mowers we have reviewed, it’s still reasonable.
Helping this Worx WR140 robotic lawn mower cut even more precisely is its cut to edge design. This design feature includes a 7-inch, 3-blade cutting disc which enables an even closer cut to all those edges or perimeters. It has a typical mow time of 50 mins.
Worx WR140 Landroid M 20V: Design
The sturdy Worx WR140 robotic lawn mower sports the same black and orange color scheme as all of the manufacturer’s power tools.
The actual base of the Worx WR140 has a control panel with a 2.5inch LCD screen. This screen shows you the current time and date as well as the percentage of work done. It also has a nine-button control panel on it.
By way of design, this Worx has a safety feature on it that when the robot is lifted off the ground the blade disk underneath immediately stops spinning.
The design of the charging station is also super sleek. Virtually invisible, the station has enough room for the Landroid to sit on its perforated black grid whilst it charges but still allows grass to grow through it. Although the Landroid is fully water-resistant, unlike many other charging stations, this one doesn’t come with a cover to shield it. It will also automatically return to its charging dock when it senses rain so that it doesn’t cut wet grass.
Worx WR140 Landroid M 20V: User reviews
Despite being ranked with four out of five stars on Amazon, Worx WR140 robotic lawn mower has received a number of mixed reviews.
The positives that seem to stand out about the Worx is the fact is that you’ll get great-looking grass that looks like it’s just been cut even when it hasn’t. One user said: “My lawn never looks overgrown. It has got that "just cut" look every day.” Another few users praised the design for the cut to edge feature.
However, it seems that wheel traction is what users have marked the brand down for. One user wrote: “The wheels slip and lose traction on flat dry grass. This causes the mower to wiggle its way outside of the boundary wire frequently.” Other users also were disappointed that the mower didn’t come with GPS features as standard.
Should you buy Worx WR140 Landroid?
If you are looking for a decent robot lawn mower that can take all the hard work out of keeping your small lawn looking fresh, then the Worx WR140 Landroid is a good robotic lawn mower for you. You can control it via an app, and cut small gardens without missing the edges - and it handles narrow passages like no other. For one of the cheapest robot lawn mowers on the market, it’s not a bad choice.