Tertill Weeding Robot Reviews
About Tertill Weeding Robot
The Tertill Weeding Robot is a new product currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter that is described as “the solar powered weeding robot for home gardens,” giving people a way to effortlessly maintain their garden.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, Joe Jones, the inventor of the robotic vacuum Roomba, has created a new robotic home care product but this time the goal is to help homeowners maintain a clean garden.
The Tertill Weeding Robot works using the same technology as robotic vacuums do. It will patrol your garden each and every – powered by the sun – and will avoid all plants and obstacles while looking for weeds to eliminate.
To identify weeds, the Tertill uses a simple system: plants are tall, weeds are short. A plant tall enough to touch the shell of the Tertill will make the robot turn away. A plant short enough to pass completely under the shell, however, activates a different sensor that turns on the weed cutter.
This robot uses a spinning string trimmer which cuts the weed off as close to the ground as possible, and because the Tertill stays in your garden full time it never allows the weed to develop, and eventually the weed will give up and die.
Customers who are concerned about new plantings in their garden don’t need to worry – all Tertills are sold with metal plant guards that are easily placed around new plant growth so that the Tertill will avoid them until they are taller and stronger.
This product is actually not yet available on the open market, as it is still in the process of their Kickstarter crowdfunding project. During their crowdfunding, customers will be able to purchase a Tertill Weeding Robot for $249, and this order will include one Tertill robot and one package of the necessary plant guards. Their crowdfunding page indicates that these products will not be made available to supporters earlier than they will be available to everyone, but crowdfunding supporters do receive a discount on their product.
Their website does say that this product is estimated to ship in May of 2018, but these dates may change if issues or problems occur during the production process.
Because this product is still in the crowdfunding stage of production, it does not appear that their website offers any information regarding refunds or returns of their product at this time.
Customers who are curious about refunds of the money they paid to the Kickstarter campaign will need to contact their Customer Service team directly to see what policies might be in place, and hopefully by the time these products begin shipping out to crowdfunding supporters the website itself will be offering a published, detailed explanation of Refund or Return Policies for their customers who have an issue with their purchase.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by using the Ask A Question link available on their Kickstarter page.
Unfortunately this company does not yet have any products available for their customers, so there are not any customer reviews available for them at this time. That being said, most people are aware of how successful automatic vacuums have been inside the home and there are already many different brands of lawn mowers that claim to be fully automatic, so it’s not out of the question that the Tertill will be able to fulfill their promises to investors.
Competitors and Alternatives?
As most gardeners are aware, there are tons of different options when it comes to weeding your garden, whether it is tools, chemicals, or all natural options. But the Tertill Weeding Robot might be the very first product to offer a robot to automatically weed and maintain your garden for you.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Tertill Weeding Robot reviews below.
2 ‘Tertill Weeding Robot’ Reviews
This little robot has been amazing! My Tertill arrived at the beginning of the summer and has been busy ever since. My vegetable garden is in full sun so Tertill has lots of energy to keep it running! And boy is it persistent, the pesky weeds that are usually all over my garden at this time of year didn't have a chance with Tertill on the patrol :) Does that mean my garden is completely weed free? No. But it does mean that instead of weeding everyday I just pick out a few weeds every two weeks or so! Which would you rather do? It's been so much fun to watch Tertill roam the garden while I get to harvest my delicious tomatoes!
My raised bed vegetable gardens are too densely planted to allow an 8" diameter robot to go roaming around whacking small seedlings, and placing barriers around lots of small plants was not feasible. I didn't think it would work in a mulched foundation bed. But I had a large flat area of lawn that was all weeds that I had mowed very short. I blocked off a section using paving stones to prevent the robot from wandering away. And in fact it tried to climb over the pavers and would get stuck. But mostly it just twirled around in one spot until it ran out of juice. So I would have an 8" circle of bare dirt. So for me it was a lot of effort with a very expensive robot that I could have done in a few seconds with a hoe or my hands.