Snow Preparation Guide for Yarbo S1

Snow Preparation Guide for Yarbo S1

As snowfall approaches, we recognize the significance of both your safety and the efficiency of your Yarbo, particularly in challenging winter conditions. In anticipation of the snow, we've assembled this guide to assist you in preparing for and maximizing the effectiveness of your Yarbo.

Pre-Snowfall Preparation
  • Check all components of your Yarbo for any signs of damage, wear, or malfunction. Pay close attention to the auger, sensors, wheels, RTK, and docking station.
  • Inspect the power cord or battery pack for any fraying or damage. If you notice any issues, refrain from using the Yarbo until it's repaired or replaced. 
  • Ensure that the battery of your Yarbo is fully charged to maximize its operational time during the snowstorm.
  • It is recommended to conduct a test run of your Yarbo in a controlled environment to ensure that all functions are working correctly.
  • If your Yarbo includes calibration settings tailored to various snow conditions, ensure you adjust them accordingly based on the forecasted snowfall and the terrain of your property. For optimal performance in wet snow, we recommend referring to the article:
  • Clear the work areas where the Yarbo will operate from any obstacles, such as rocks, branches, or debris. This will prevent damage to Yarbo and ensure efficient snow-clearing.
  • Identify any potential hazards in the operating area, such as uneven terrain, steep slopes, or obstacles that the Yarbo may encounter during its operation.

During the Snowfall
  • Regularly check the status of your Yarbo to ensure it's operating smoothly and efficiently.
  • For your safety, remain indoors while your Yarbo is operating outside. Avoid venturing outdoors during the storm unless absolutely necessary.
  • Avoid manually interfering with Yarbo's operation unless there's an emergency or specific intervention is required.
  • Keep an eye on the snow accumulation in your area to ensure that your Yarbo can effectively clear the snow without being overwhelmed.
  • Monitor the battery level of your Yarbo throughout the snowstorm to ensure continuous operation on the App.
  • If operating on rechargeable batteries, have spare batteries charged and ready to swap out if needed.
  • If you notice any irregularities or issues with your Yarbo's operation, such as unusual sounds or movements, intervene promptly to prevent further complications. 

Post-Snowfall Maintenance
  • Inspect your property to identify any remaining snow buildup, especially in tight corners, stairways, or areas where the Yarbo may have missed.
  • Manually clear these areas to ensure safe passage and prevent potential hazards.
  • Gently remove any snow, ice, or debris accumulated on the exterior surfaces of your Yarbo using a soft brush or cloth.
  • Conduct a thorough visual inspection of your Yarbo to check for any signs of damage or wear, such as cracks, or loose components. 
  • Test the functionality of your Yarbo by running it in a clear, open area to ensure all systems are operating smoothly.
  • If you notice any issues during the inspection or testing, refer to the article from the support center for troubleshooting tips or contact our customer support team for assistance.
  • Consider storing spare batteries in a cool, dry place and maintaining them.

Safety Reminder
  • While Yarbo is designed for autonomous operation, it's essential to supervise its activities, especially during the initial runs or in areas with potential hazards.
  • Keep an eye on  to ensure it navigates safely and effectively, particularly around obstacles or uneven terrain.
  • Keep children and pets away from the operating area to prevent accidents or injuries.
  • Keep electrical cords and power outlets away from moisture and snow accumulation to prevent electrical hazards.
  • Perform regular maintenance checks on your Yarbo to ensure it remains in optimal working condition.
  • Address any issues promptly to prevent potential safety hazards during operation.
  • If you have any concerns regarding the safe operation of your Yarbo or encounter any issues, do not hesitate to contact our customer support team for assistance.