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John Deere Tango E5 Series II robotic mower

John Deere Tango E5 Series II robotic mower review

Good for large, simple gardens but with few features

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8

In a nutshell

A robust, easy to use mower that’s ideal for large lawns but has fewer features for the price.
Set-up/ease of use
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Cut/performance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Features
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Value for money
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Pros: Wide and high cut
Very simple to use keypad
Excellent for large lawns
Long run time
Cons: Not suitable for narrow areas
Awkward height adjustment
PIN code is only security feature
No Smart connectivity
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How is the John Deere Tango E5 Series II Installed?

All John Deere robotic mowers are sold subject to a site visit by a local dealer who will assess the lawn and your needs. Installation is discussed then – some dealers will include the set up as part of the cost of the mower while others may charge for installation and the cost depends on the size of your lawn and the amount of work involved to set up the Tango. Any installation fee would therefore be agreed in advance as part of the sale.

If you opt to install the mower yourself, video guides are available on line

Is John Deere Tango E5 Series II easy to programme?

The Tango is very easy to programme and operate with simple, logical keypad commands and separate buttons to manually mow and park. The display panel is a difficult to read in bright sunlight and the height of cut adjuster is awkward – you need to turn the mower over and rotate the blade surround and it is tricky to see the height calibration clearly.

How well does John Deere Tango E5 Series II cut?

This is a substantial and robust mower that is great for cutting large lawns but it can’t cope with narrow gaps – it has the widest mowing width of 31cm of the mowers we tested but this means that any gap less than 150cm is too slim for it. Large back wheels help it tackle slopes up to 36% and its single steel blade cuts evenly and closely with a good finish and it mulches well but it doesn’t mow over edges. It also sounds a little noisier than other mowers tested with the same decibel rating.

What Features does John Deere Tango E5 Series II have?

The Tango has the widest mowing width and the longest height of cut of all the mowers we tested. It has no connectivity and although the mower can only be operated after a PIN code has been entered and this is the only security feature, which is surprising given the price.

Is John Deere Tango E5 Series II good value for money

The Tango is easy to use and cuts large lawns well but we feel it is pricey given its few features. Comes with a two year warranty.

Are there other models available?

John Deere currently only have this model of robotic mower

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand John Deere
Name John Deere Tango E5 Series II Robotic Mower
Model Tango E5 Series II
Price £2130.00
Lawn mower type Robotic

Features

Powered by Lithium-ion battery
Battery charge time 80min(s)
Battery life 90min(s)
Cutting height 19-102
Cutting width 31cm
Lawn size suitable for 2,200m²
Mulching Yes
Smart compatibility No
Noise 62dB
Weight 14.7kg
Warranty 2YEAR
No
Feature notes

Maximum slope 36%