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The perfect lawn

TANGO cuts much more often than a conventional mower. The clippings go straight back into the lawn as valuable fertiliser.

The result: a perfect lawn with no clippings to dispose of.

  • Intelligent power Intelligent power

    Intelligent power

    You can program your TANGO for the specific challenges of your garden. Complex layouts with trees and shrubs are no problem, and neither are gradients of up to 35% (in the mowing area)*

    *depending on conditions and the shape of your garden.

  • Rain or shine Rain or shine

    Rain or shine

    TANGO is weatherproof, so it’s happy to work while you stay snug and dry indoors. The double casing protects the most important components – electronics, battery and motor – for long years of reliable service.


  • Any time Any time

    Any time

    It’s easy to set mowing locations with days and times to suit your preferences and your lawn. TANGO is so quiet, you can use it on Sundays or even at night without disturbing anyone.

  • All season All season

    All season

    The special recessed steel blade cuts swiftly and cleanly to keep grass healthy all summer long. It’s so durable, it can mow all season without losing its edge.

Enjoy your time

The TANGO E5 maintains your lawn automatically meaning you can enjoy the more important aspects of life. TANGO is designed to make life easier, not more complicated.

As the TANGO is so quiet you can snooze happily while it mows around the garden. You can even use it at night.

The controls and technology are so intuitive, you’ll be ready to mow in no time. Or rather, to watch while TANGO does it for you!

The TANGO E5

Durable chassis

The TANGO E5 chassis is strong and rigid, built using a solid, double walled chassis. The inner part of the body is sealed against the hood. All electronics are inside the double-wall body, protecting them against dirt, dust, moisture, and other outside interference. Solid acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) material is highly resistant to sunlight.

Bumper

The front bumper absorbs impact to prevent harm or damage. After touching an obstacle, TANGO turns away automatically and carries on mowing.

Powerful Wheel motors

Sturdy and powerful brushless motors are used to power the drive wheels. The two identical motors power the rear wheels through an integrated planetary transmission.

Drive Wheels

TANGO takes your garden’s slopes and inclines in its stride too. The tread profile maximises contact with the lawn to provide better traction and stability. With the optional traction kit, it can even master hills!*

* Depending on your garden layout and ground conditions. Please consult your local TANGO dealer for professional advice.

Durable blade

TANGO’s sharp, durable blade is designed for a high quality cut all season long. The blade is designed to create optimal airflow that helps to get the cuttings back into the ground and keeps the mowing deck housing clean in damp weather. Special shock-absorbing shims protect the blade motor and shaft if the blade hits an obstacle and stops hard. The only parts of the blade that touch the grass are the angled cutting edges, so mowing is quiet and energy-efficient.

Unlike other robot mowers, TANGO can mow all season long with a single blade in many applications. The blade is so tough, you won’t have to worry about sharpening or breakages. For even greater peace of mind, there’s a safety shield that goes up and down with the blade.

Cutting-height adjustment

The height adjustment is done by turning the blade shield. The cutting system with the blade and protection shield is similar to a traditional mower. The height-of-cut range goes from 19 mm—102 mm. With autonomous mowing you are adjusting the mower to your preferred grass height, unike traditional mowing where the grass height of cut tends to be set lower, allowing for the grass to grow back before being cut again. It is recommneded that a change of approach is adopted with fine tuning of your preferred height of cut as and when needed. A height of cut decal long with visible notches in the shield assembly help to find your preferred cut height, which may of corse vary throughout the season.

Main switch

The main switch turns the mower on and off for transportation and storage purposes. It is located next to the carrying handle at the rear, facing down. The switch is not directly visible from the top. This prevents unintended activation of the mower by untrained people.

Safety sensor

TANGO has a practical carrying handle with a safety sensor that locks the blade.

Stop switch

The strategically placed red stop button is on the top of the mower, easily visible and accessible. Pushing it will abort any operation immediately. On both sides of the button are decals which explain safe operation of the mower.

Pin code

Your TANGO is PIN-protected, so only you can use it. The screen locks automatically after the interval you set – perfect when children are around. TANGO will only recharge at the docking station in your own garden. Good news for owners, bad news for thieves.

Large user interface

TANGO has the best-in-class user interface in the industry. The large, six-line display is easily visible from a distance. The intuitive operation of the mower was the key objective when designing the user interface. Programming TANGO is really easy. The big screen and logical controls make it simple to set the schedule you prefer – then change it in moments, whenever you wish.

On the left part of the user interface, there are buttons for quick access to the main operations: mow on schedule, mow now, and go home. The right section of the user interface is reserved for the buttons to program the mowing hours and change further settings. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) clearly signal current operation mode and potential faults.

The TANGO E5

TANGO is designed to make life easier, not more complicated. The controls and technology are so intuitive, you’ll be ready to mow in no time. Or rather, to watch while TANGO does it for you! Whatever the weather, TANGO never complains. The electronics, battery and blade are protected by a robust, double walled casing that makes them completely weatherproof.

Powerful, maintenance-free drive motors power the rear wheels

Sturdy and powerful brushless motors are used to power the drive wheels. The two identical motors power the rear wheels through an integrated planetary transmission.

The single durable blade offers long-lasting, high quality cut and performance with low noise, emission and power need.

The high quality cutter blade offers perfect cut performance all season long. Should the blade hit a hard object and stop suddenly, the blade motor is protected from the impact by the blade mounting shim which allow the blade to stop immediately without causing any damage. The shape of the blade means only the sharp cutting edges are in contact with the grass, reducing noise and power requirements.

A large user interface provides clear mower status information and easy activation of the operation modes

The controls and technology are so intuitive, you’ll be ready to mow in no time. On the left part of the user interface, there are buttons for quick access to the main operations: mow on schedule, mow now, and go home. The right section of the user interface is reserved for the buttons to program the mowing hours and change further settings. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) clearly signal current operation mode and potential faults.

Perfectly engineered – easily installed

  • Wayfinding

    Wayfinding

    TANGO mows in a random pattern and detects obstacles and the boundary wire automatically, and even adapts to patches of taller grass on the fly. The guide wire is virtually invisible, and is easy to move should you change your garden layout.

  • Automatic Recharge

    Automatic Recharge

    TANGO knows when it’s time to recharge, and heads for the docking station automatically. Thanks to the powerful Li-Ion battery, that doesn’t happen too often.


  • Installation

    Installation

    For the best mowing results, ask your John Deere dealer to help you plan and install the boundary wire. We have the experience and training to assist you.

  • Watch it work

    Watch it work

    view video demonstration: How the TANGO works


The Perfect Solution

Specifications

Height of cut
19-102 mm
Battery type
Li-Ion
Automatic charging
Yes
Navigation
Random and spiral
Bump sensor
Yes
Individual machine pin code
Yes
Recommended retail price
£ 2,090 incl. VAT

Accessories

  • Traction Kit Traction Kit

    Traction Kit

    For maximum uphill performance, fit this traction kit to your robot mower’s rear wheels – and watch your TANGO climb!

  • Extra charging Extra charging

    Extra charging

    Planning to use TANGO at more than one location? We suggest you install a second charging station.


  • Extra wire / Wire connection Extra wire / Wire connection

    Extra wire / Wire connection

    Need more boundary wire for your garden? Order our practical extension drum/roll with 150 or 500 metres.

    This is ideal for extending or repairing your boundary wire. The special gel in the connectors keeps them dry for perfect signal continuity.

  • Wire fasteners Wire fasteners

    Wire fasteners

    Use these wire fasteners to fix the boundary wire when you extend your mowing area. Made of high-quality plastic.

Operation

Height of cut
19-102 mm
Productivity
up to 1800 m²
Navigation
Random and spiral
Hill climb capability (in field)
up to 36%
Hill climb capability (at turning points such as boundary wire)
up to 10%
Max boundary wire length
300 m
Blade motor
60 W
2600 rpm
Drive motors rpm at wheel
40 rpm
Cutting system
1 × 4 sided blade
Values depend on conditions and layout.
Consult your dealer for a demonstration to verify smooth operation

Battery

Battery type
Li-Ion
Battery capacity
98 Wh (2.6 Ah)
Battery voltage
25 V

Charging

Automatic Charging
Yes
Charger Input
120/230 V
Charger Output
36 V
Charging time
80 min
Mowing time
90 min (with one battery load

Dimensions

Length
775 mm
Width
535 mm
Height
360 mm
Weight
15.3 kg
Noise level
69 dB(A)

Safety

Bump sensor
Yes
Tilt sensor
Yes
Lift sensor
Yes
Handle touch sensor
Yes

Security

Individual machine pin code
Yes

Modern styling represents high quality

The modern styling in combination with the functional design underlines the robust character of the mower. TANGO E5 has been designed with consistancy, functionality and weight in mind.

A durable chassis protects the mower from impacts and weather

The TANGO E5 is strong and rigid, built using a solid, double walled chassis. The inner part of the body is sealed against the hood. All electronics are inside the double-wall body, protecting them against dirt, dust, moisture, and other outside interference. Solid acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) material is highly resistant to sunlight.

The predominant red stop button immediately aborts all operations of the TANGO

The strategically placed red stop button is on the top of the mower, easily visible and accessible. Pushing it will abort any operation immediately. On either sides of the button are decals which explain safe operation of the mower.

The main switch turns the mower on and off for transportation and storage purposes. It is located next to the carrying handle at the rear, facing down. The switch is not directly visible from the top. This prevents unintended activation of the mower by untrained people.

Sensors assist the TANGO in its mowing operation

Boundary sensors (highlighted in red), indicate the mower’s position in relation to the boundary wire.

Should the TANGO be inadvertently lifted during its operation, the sensor in the handle and the two front caster wheel sensors will detect this and shut the mower off immediately. The TANGO also features a built-in tilt sensor that instantly stops the mower whenever it is raised more than 35 percent (20 degree).

Four boundary sensors indicate if the mower is operating within the area defined by the boundary wire. Outside of this area, the mower will neither drive nor spin the blade. If the mower encounters an obstacle even at low force, it will stop and resume mowing in another direction.

The durable charging station provide power for both the mower and the boundary wire

After TANGO E5 has been mowing a while and the battery loses charge, the mower automatically drives back to the charging station to recharge. The mower is charged via two metal plates in the charge station, touching two metal contacts at the front of the mower. The charge station receives the necessary 36-V electric power from a voltage converter connected to house electrics (AC 120 V/50 Hz or 220 V/60 Hz). The maximum charge time is 80 minutes.

With a fully-charged battery, TANGO E5 can operate for an average of 90 minutes. Note that the actual mowing time depends on cutting frequency, slopes, complexity of the garden, etc. A professional installation along with the machine's smart navigation features allows maximum mowing time per battery charge. To better protect the mower against theft, charging station and mower will be paired.

The charge station also provides power to the boundary wire around the garden which defines the mowing area as well as to the guide loop which aids the mower to align with the station when going for recharge. A green light-emitting diode (LED) on top of the charge station clearly indicates the status of those wires, allowing quick and easy diagnostics should the wire get broken.

To protect the charge station’s circuit board in freezing winter conditions, the solid charging station can easily be taken off the charge-station pad and stored, for example, in the basement. A cover encloses the connectors for the boundary wire during mowing season. When taking off the charge station in winter, this cover folds down to continue protecting the cables from weather impacts.

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery offers high power and long life

TANGO E5 uses a Li-ion battery for power supply. The battery delivers 98 Wh at 25.2 V - enough power for outstanding drive and cutting performance. Li-ion batteries provide high power at low weight keeping the mower light. There is nearly no memory effect so the battery capacity does not decrease over time. This along with the very low self-discharge rate, maximizes battery lifetime.

Smart navigation enables the TANGO to cover the entire lawn in the least amount of time

There is a big difference between traditional and autonomous mowing. The traditional method is to mow your grass lower than average and let it re grow before cutting it again. Autonomous mowing takes place continuously, maintaining the grass at the desired pre-set height throughout the week.

As per the short-grass-short principle, the mower can also operate in wet conditions as the short grass clippings do not clump and leave an unsightly finish. The autonomous mower will operate within boundaries defined by wires installed in the garden. It operates randomly on the lawn at given times. Whenever the battery power becomes low or scheduled time is over, the mower will return to its station to charge and idle until the next mowing sequence is scheduled.

Cutting every corner even of complex gardens

While the boundary wire defines the borders of the entire garden, it can also be used to create keep-out areas such as flower beds where the mower should not mow. To cut hidden corners of the garden, TANGO E5 will drive to launch points along the boundary wire and start mowing from there. Up to five launch points can be adjusted.

Modifying the frequency starting from the various launch points, as well as the charge station, ensures even coverage of all garden sections. A cleanup lap around the entire garden boundary ensures all edges will be well-maintained. The frequency of this cleanup pass is adjustable.

Homing and automatic charging

Once the battery level gets low, TANGO E5 will return home by traveling next to the boundary wire until finding the charge station. As the mower using different routes during its homing process, tracks will be avoided. Once reached, a guide wire in front of the charge station helps the mower to align with the charge station.
In addition to this home-finding along the boundary wire, the smart-homing feature is built-in. In the same way you may fuel a car when reaching a convenient fuel station shortly before reaching critical fuel level, TANGO will charge its battery when being next to the charge station before power goes low. This provides more time to mow instead of traveling and less tracks in the garden is your benefit.

Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) is the control centre for the mower

The VCU is mounted inside the mower to ensure protection for the elements. The VCU connects all sensors, motors, and power harnesses and contains an accelerometer providing slope angles as well as the speaker for audible signals.

Powerful, maintenance-free drive motors power the rear wheels

Sturdy and powerful brushless motors are used to power the drive wheels. The two identical motors power the rear wheels through an integrated planetary transmission.

Easy height of cut adjustment

The cutting height adjustment is done quickly and easily by simply turning the protection shield. The Blade and shield move simultaneously, another added safety feature of the TANGO. The height of cut ranges from 19mm to 102mm.
The traditional method is to mow your grass lower than average and let it re grow before cutting it again. Autonomous mowing takes place continuously, maintaining the grass at the desired pre-set height throughout the week.

Powerful and maintenance free motors power the cutting blade

The blade is driven by a brushless motor which requires no maintenance. Well-protected from rain, grass, and impacts, the motor resides in the height-of-cut assembly, moving up and down with the blade when changing the height of cut. It offers a powerful 60 W at 2600 rpm.

Durable blade offers long-lasting, high-quality cut with low noise, emission and power need

The high quality cutter blade offers perfect cut performance all season long. Should the blade hit a hard object and stop suddenly, the blade motor is protected from the impact by the blade mounting shim which allow the blade to stop immediately without causing any damage. The shape of the blade means only the sharp cutting edges are in contact with the grass, reducing noise and power requirements.
Our experience shows that in many applications, one single blade can be used an entire season; whilst other autonomous mowers in the market would require blade change frequently.

A Large user interface provides clear mower status information and easy activation of the operation modes

TANGO has the best-in-class user interface in the industry. The large, six-line display is easily visible from a distance. The intuitive operation of the mower was the key objective while designing the user interface.

On the left part of the user interface, there are buttons for quick access to the main operations: mow on schedule, mow now, and go home. The right section of the user interface is reserved for the buttons to program the mowing hours and change further settings. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) clearly signal current operation mode and potential faults.

Friendly Service

The people at your local John Deere dealership are always there for your - with personal service you can rely on. As part of the John Deere community, they combine their own individual style with all the benefits of a strong global company.

Quick repairs

In the unlikely event that your John Deere should ever need repairs, your dealership service center can fix it quickly.

Long term support

A John Deere is for life. Even after long years of service, we make sure you can still order any spare parts your model may need. Thanks to our close-knit dealer network, help is never far away.

What size of lawn is the TANGO E5 best suited for?

It is ideal for areas of up to 1,800 square meters. Objects or sections of the garden, such as flower beds, can be excluded using the limiting wire. Using a wire sensor, the TANGO E5 simply avoids them by automatically going around any obstacles outside of its limits ('excluded obstacles'). The mowable area depends on the complexity of the garden-layout. The more complex the garden (lots of exclusions, steep inclines and fragmented yard layouts), the higher the energy consumption. Your local John Deere Dealer will be at your side with advice and assistance during the setup.

What sort of gardens is the TANGO E5 suited for?

In principle, the TANGO E5 can be used for any type of garden. Under certain circumstances, the equipment must be adapted slightly to the garden. Of course, the product specifications, such as the maximum possible incline and the minimum width of the mowing path, must be observed. To do this, please observe the information in the operating instructions or contact your local John Deere Dealer directly.

How long must the TANGO E5 be charged for?

This John Deere automatic mower fully charges itself in 80 minutes and, depending on the complexity of the mowing program, can then be used for up to 90 minutes of work.

Can the TANGO E5 also be used in inclement weather?

This John Deere automatic mower can also mow in the rain without any problems. However, we recommend that you do not use the TANGO E5 in stormy weather and protect it from possible lightning strikes. You can interrupt the mowing by pressing the stop button and instantly resume mowing once the weather improves.

How narrow can the passage-ways in my garden be?

The minimum width (from edge to edge) is 150cm. This ensures that the mower can reach the areas on both sides of the passage-way. Your local John Deere Dealer will be happy to assist you with programming the mowing program.

Can the TANGO E5 mow two areas of lawn that are not connected to each other?

If the areas are connected by a level path and the cable is laid accordingly, the TANGO E5 will move to the second area as programmed. If there is no path between the two work areas, it is recommended that you create a secondary area (also 'bordered' by a sensor-cable). In such a scenario, the TANGO E5 unit will have to be manually carried from the main area to the secondary area.

Can the TANGO E5 move into the charging station on its own when needed?

The TANGO E5 automatically returns to its charging station when the batteries are mostly drained. It will charge itself to 100% before continuing the pre-programmed mowing program.

Can the TANGO E5 also handle inclines? If so, how steep?

The TANGO E5 can handle inclines inside the work area of up to 35 % (this means a height difference of 35cm over 1 meter). Along the limiting cable (the edge of the mowing area), the maximum permitted incline is 10%. This prevents the mower from slipping over the limiting cable when it reaches the edge of the lawn (for example if the grass is wet).

Can it handle more than one mowing area?

Maintaining additional mowing areas is not a problem. If they are connected by a path, the TANGO E5 will move back and forth independently, corresponding to the program.

How can I guide the TANGO E5 around existing flower beds and trees?

Assuming that the limiting cable has been correctly laid around flower beds, trees, shrubs or other objects, the TANGO E5 will not enter those areas and thus will not damage flowers, trees, shrubs, etc. Your local John Deere Dealer will be happy to assist you with installing the limiting cable.

Does the TANGO E5 have to be supervised?

Firstly, the rule is that no people or animals should linger in the mowing area unsupervised. The TANGO E5 always carries out its mowing tasks as per the programming, thus allowing you to enjoy your leisure time instead of mowing.

What happens to the cuttings?

The cuttings made by TANGO E5 are approximately the length of a small grain of rice. The cut grass remains in the small spaces between the mowed areas, acting as a natural fertilizer without causing unsightly piles of grass. The grass on the mowed area looks healthier and greener.

What is the best way to store the TANGO E5 during the winter period? Does the TANGO E5 require a lot of storage space?

This John Deere automatic lawnmower can be safely stored in a cellar or a frost-free garage. It takes up considerably less space than a comparable manual walk-behind lawnmower. Your local John Deere Dealer will be happy to give you some recommendations for winter servicing.

What is the best location for the TANGO E5's charging station during the mowing season?

The charging station is weather-proof and can be flexibly positioned in your garden. Your local John Deere Dealer will be happy to discuss this with you and give you recommendations for an ideal position, while taking into account whether the location already has power or needs to be supplied with power.

Does the TANGO E5 have anti-theft protection?

The TANGO E5 is protected by means of a PIN code, which renders it useless to thieves.

How do I change the cutting height?

Switch the mower off and turn the TANGO E5 over so that you can see the saucer-shaped blade cap. This can be rotated slightly in order to move the blades upwards or downwards.

Locate a John Deere Dealer

To ensure you get the best support and advice possible, we only sell TANGO and all our lawn care products through authorized John Deere dealers.
Your local John Deere dealer is a fully-trained professional and is ready and waiting to assist you. Find a John Deere dealer in your area:

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