Make the most of your iMOW® robotic mower

We’ve got all the advice you need for how to commission, clean and maintain your robot lawn mower so it can give you many years of service.

A STIHL iMOW® RI 422 robot lawn mower sitting on a green, lush grass in front of a house

A robot mower makes lawn care easy 

STIHL iMOW® robotic mowers offer a range of different features, though there are a few things they all have in common. They know when it is raining, calculate their own mowing plans, mow your grass automatically and most importantly give you more time to enjoy the garden. With our tips you can make the most of your garden helper and keep it at its best for a long time to come. 

A STIHL iMOW® 422 robot mower on decking with cable and operating instructions

¡MOW® installation

Installing your robot mower is not too challenging. Our guide tells you how to install the docking station and perimeter wire correctly, and offers some extra tips for getting the job right. Alternatively, your STIHL dealer will be pleased to assist you with installation.
Robot mower tips: installing your robot mower
A STIHL dealer kneeling to adjust settings on a STIHL RMI 422 iMOW® robot mower in a garden

¡MOW® robot mower mowing plan

Your iMOW® intelligently calculates its own schedule, but you can manually adjust it if necessary. Rain sensors ensure your robot mower won’t work when it’s wet, but if there are specific periods you want to exclude from its schedule, we’ve got advice on how to do that.
Robot mower tips: calculating and setting mowing times
A STIHL iMOW® robot lawn mower turned on its side ready for cleaning, with a brush on the ground nearby

Cleaning your robot lawn mower

Regular cleaning is important maintenance that helps ensure your robotic mower remains fully functional. We have summarised all the main tips and tricks to make cleaning easy.
Robot mower tips: cleaning
A STIHL iMOW® 422 robot mower on a lawn beside a gravel bed with garden sculptures

Robot lawn mower maintenance

Your robotic mower does plenty of things without help, and just a little regular maintenance work by you will help it to stay fit for purpose. You should inspect the blades once a week and check if they need cleaning, and we also recommend an annual service by your STIHL dealer.
Robot mower tips: maintenance
Close-up of a STIHL iMOW® 422 robot lawn mower being cleaned with a cloth

Prepare your robot lawn mower for winter storage

You should not leave your robot mower in its docking station during the coldest part of the year. It needs a little end-of-year attention before you store it somewhere dry. Then it will be ready and raring to go next spring!
Robot mower tips: winter storage

Dealer advice

Our STIHL dealers will be pleased to advise you if you have any questions, and can also perform any important work on your iMOW® robotic mower for you if needed. 

Summary: robotic mower tips 

  • Installing your own STIHL iMOW® is easy with our instructions.
  • A STIHL dealer can install your mower for you if preferred.
  • We recommend weekly cleaning and visual inspection of your robotic mower.
  • Over winter, you should store your iMOW® in a dry place such as a garage or STIHL Dealership.