Honda has launched the patented* all-new Multi Miimo system that manages teams of HRM 3000 robotic lawnmowers to cover green spaces measuring over 4,000 square metres. Available from June in Honda Power Product dealers, the scalable technology is priced from £499.65.
Mutli Miimo’s development brings the benefits of robotic lawnmowers to larger, commercial settings. Users can install as many HRM 3000s as necessary in an area with a perimeter measuring up to 1000m long (the maximum boundary wire length), within which three full-size football pitches could fit.
Honda’s extensive pilot studies revealed professional football clubs can save around £10,000 over three years in the upkeep costs of a typical football pitch. Mutli Miimo negates the costs of machinery hire, operator wages and ongoing fertilization, however it doesn’t trade quality for frugality thanks to advanced technology. HRM 3000’s precise mulching functionality and intelligent work timer help to improve the health of the grass and reduce the amount of fertiliser required to nurture it.
£499.65 affords the Mutli Miimo control unit and its power supply. HRM 3000s, priced at £2,251 (until 30th September), are sold separately to provide scope to scale the system up should users add extra units beyond the minimum of two. For the same reason, boundary wire (500m / £239.21) is sold separately so users can tailor a Multi Miimo package to the lawn area’s requirements.
Installation of multiple Miimo units using the system is simple. At the core of Multi Miimo lies technology that generates a boundary for the entire area, allowing each Miimo to detect which docking stations are free when it’s time to stop or recharge.
Furthermore, the boundary wire within which each Miimo operates can be installed around the whole space, rather than in multiple segments as would have been the case previously, simplifying installation and avoiding the occurrence of un-cut areas between each segment which would need cutting manually.
There is no limit to the quantity of Miimos which can be installed within the 1000m boundary. To guarantee a high-quality installation, Honda will sell Multi Miimo exclusively through its trusted network of authorised dealers.
The Multi Miimo control unit has been designed for ultimate durability and reliability, using temperature-resistant ABS plastics, with a GORE-TEX breather to avoid condensation, IPX4 weatherproofing and several features for easy-install and usage.
Designed to manage lawns up to 4,000 square metres, HRM 3000 is Honda’s flagship robotic lawnmower and offers a rugged design, exceptional slope and terrain management capabilities as well as smartphone connectivity.
Honda’s Miimo, five-strong model range was bolstered by Small Miimo (HRM 40) & Small Miimo Live (HRM 40 Live) earlier this year. Priced from £849, the two models provide entry to the robotic lawnmower line-up and bring a new wave of intelligent connective functions that deliver a smart mower for the smart home.
Mick Horsfall, Head of Product Management for Honda Motor Europe comments: “We are really pleased to now share the benefits of our Miimo technology with a wider audience of commercial and domestic customers with large areas of grass to manage. Multi Miimo is another example of Honda setting the standard with exceptional lawn and gardening products which our customers have enjoyed for more than 40 years, bringing effortless mowing along with financial benefits due to lower grass maintenance costs.”
Multi Miimo will be available from Honda’s network of authorised dealers across the UK.