You did not say if the mower actually STOPS when it's making a turn or is
trying to make a turn while it's going back from the wire to the other side
of the wire? If it stops and then takes about 4-6 seconds to turn, then it's
old software and it is the culprit of your "schtuff" problems.
P.S. I am easily accessible - call me at the office, toll-free or instant
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and I'll catch up with you shortly.
IGGY Dybal - RE/MAX Best - Kansas City
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----- Original Message -----
From: "spenconk" <spenconk@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 1:54 AM
Subject: [RoboMower] Re: While I am at it - software question.
> --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, IGGY and Svetlana - Kansas City
> Homes & Mortgages <iggyandsvetlana@e...> wrote:
> > Is
> > > there a software upgrade for this puppy so it mows better. Mine
> > > eventually gets the job done, but if I sit there and watch it
> for a
> > > while, it does some weird ass s _ _ t.
> > >
> > > Thanks again, it is cool to find this group of like minded,
> > > edge, totally groovy, sexy, people who have this great gadget.
> > Sexy group? - this is a new one :o) We'll take it any time :o)
> > What weird schtuff does it do? Can you describe?
> > My RL500 was going in circles in the front yard of my house and I
> had it
> > upgraded to 550. I think I have some cable or power wiring in the
> front yard
> > (I had utility companies mark them and they coincided with the
> > circular motion of the mower). After then I never had a single
> > P.S. I am easily accessible - call me at the office, toll-free or
> > message me any time - info below. Your call will get forwarded to
> my cell
> > phone if I am not available and your voicemail will be e-mailed to
> > laptop. I check my e-mail frequently as my laptop has a wireless
> > and I'll catch up with you shortly.
> > Sincerely,
> > IGGY Dybal - RE/MAX Best - Kansas City
> > Office: 913-894-4024 Toll-free 1-877-550-4449
> > E-mail: iggykc@e...
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> It will stop at the wire, back up a couple of feet, change direction
> (sometimes) and then go the other way. I saw it mow the same strip
> 5 times in the row. Then sometimes it gets half way across the yard
> and changes direction.
> Mostly it works pretty good, but better is better ... so if there is
> better software, I'll consider it.
> My battery last close to 3.5 hours, so that's great!!
> Sooooooo .... I am in Austin TX. Is there a dealer here that can do
> the upgrade? If so, how much? Can I do it myself? I am a pretty
> tech savy guy and do hardware rom upgrades all the time in my work.
> Thanks again for any help.
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