John Deere Tango E5 Series II

John Deere Tango FAQ



Q. What sort of garden is the Tango best suited for?

In principle, the Tango can be used for any type of garden. Under certain circumstances, the equipment must be adapted slightly to the garden. But of course the product specifications, such as the maximum possible incline and the minimum width of the mowing path, should be observed.

Q. How long does it take to charge?

The Tango 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.

Q. Can the Tango be used in inclement weather?

This Tango can also mow in the rain without any problems however, it’s best that you don’t use it in stormy weather to protect it from possible lightning strikes. You can interrupt the mowing by pressing the stop button and instantly resume mowing once the weather improves.

Q. How narrow can a passage be within my garden?

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.

Q. Can the Tango move between two areas of lawn that aren’t connected to one another?

If the areas are connected by a level path and the cable is laid accordingly, the Tango 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.

Q. Can the Tango return to its docking station by itself?

The Tango 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.

Lawn Specifications

Q. How steep a slope can the Tango handle?

The Tango 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).

Q. How can I guide the Tango around flower beds and other obstacles?

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

User Requirements

Q. Does the Tango have to be supervised?

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

Q. What happens to the grass clippings?

The cuttings 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.

Q. What’s the best way to store the Tango during the winter and does it take up a lot of space?

The Tango 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. Just make sure you place it somewhere inside and dry without any access to frost, that includes the docking station as well.

Q. What’s the best location for the docking 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.

Q. Does the Tango have anti-theft protection?

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

Q. How do I change the cutting height?

Switch the mower off and turn it 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.


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