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Automower Buying Guide 2019

The Husqvarna Automower® is the world leader in robotic lawnmowers. Designed for functionality and durability, they work quietly, efficiently and autonomously to give you a better finish than any other mower. With over 23 years of research and development, Husqvarna has designed a machine that will change how you cut your lawn forever. Developed in Sweden and produced in England, the Automower is one piece of European technology taking the world by storm. The Automower is not just an average lawn mower, it’s a fully robotic concept that does all the work for you, keeps your grass healthy with natural fertiliser, saves you money on fuel and works constantly without any supervision. Each Automower includes features such as the Pin Lock Anti-Theft & a user-friendly Display Screen for changing settings and more. If you haven’t already, check out our blog “5 Reasons How The Husqvarna Automower Will Change Your Life”

Features & Benefits
 

 

Husqvarna 105 Automower

The 105 is the entry-level robotic mower from Husqvarna’s Automower range. Ideal for smaller and flatter lawns but still has the added reliability and performance of the larger models. Capable of covering areas up to 600m², has a mower time of 50 minutes and a cutting width of 17cm. The machine is very easy to install, operate and maintain. Due to its extremely low noise nature, your neighbours won’t even notice it mowing, but they will definitely notice the clean cut every time. View full details of the Husqvarna Automower 105 here

 

Husqvarna 310 Automower

Have a slightly larger area to cover? The 310 can efficiently cover a small/medium sized garden of up to 1000m² and can handle slopes with an incline of 40%. Smart technology will automatically guide the robot mower through the complex areas of your garden. With a mowing time of 70 minutes, this machine will maintain your garden without you even noticing. The anti-theft alarm also offers maximum security. View full details of the Husqvarna Automower 310 here.

 

Husqvarna 315 Automower

Ideally, for your medium sized gardens that are more complexed, the 315 model can cover up to 1500m² areas and can handle slopes of up to 40%. Smart technology adapts the amount of mowing to the lawns growth rate, enables spot mowing of a limited area of longer grass and guides the mower through narrow passages. The intuitive menu system on the large, user-friendly display allows personal settings for when you would like the machine to mow. Automower is equipped with an effective PIN code system, which largely increases the protection of the mower. View full details of the Husqvarna Automower 315 here.

Husqvarna 315X X-Line

The premium model from the 315 collection, the 315x can mow complicated lawns of up to 1600m² whilst managing 40% slopes and taking tough terrain in its stride. In the premium X-Line robotic mower range, it includes features such as Automower Connect with GPS theft tracking, GPS-assisted navigation. The X-Line sleek design features LED Headlights, front bumper and special coloured wheel caps. The Automower Connect App keeps you in full control of the mower: track, interact and stay up to date at the touch of your smartphone or tablet screen, wherever you are in the world. View full details of the Husqvarna Automower 315X here.

 
 

Husqvarna 420 Automower

The 420 model is an advanced, large sized robotic mower for efficient mowing of larger gardens. This machine can tackle the most challenging and hilly grassed areas. Handling up to 2200m² (0.54 acre), the 420 can handle slopes with an incline of as much as 45%. It has a mowing time of 75 minutes. The SMART technology adapts the amount of mowing to the lawn's growth rate, enables spot mowing of longer grass and guides mower through narrow passages. View full details of the Husqvarna Automower 420 here.

Husqvarna 430X Automower

One of the higher premium models from Husqvarna’s domestic robotic, the 430X has generous in-built competence perfect for handling large complex areas and gardens. Equipped with the GPS navigation for efficient mowing of the most demanding grassed areas. Capable of covers areas up to 3200m² and steep slopes with inclines of as much as 45%. The main menu on the mower allows fast adjusting of cutting heights by the electrically operated height adjustment. The intuitive menu on the large, user-friendly LCD allows personal settings.  The Automower Connect app keeps you in control: track, interact and stay updated at the touch of a screen, wherever you are in the world. View full details of the Husqvarna Automower 430X here.

 

Husqvarna 450X Automower

The top of the line in the domestic range from the world leaders in robotic mowing! This highly intelligent machine can handle the largest and most complex gardens there is. Capable of covering a massive 5000m² (1.23 acres), this machine is packed full of the features available in lower spec models. The GPS navigation system and a host of features including Automower Connect make it the intelligent way to keep your lawn lush, healthy and perfectly mowed. The Automower Connect app keeps you in complete control: track, interact and stay updated at the touch of a screen, wherever you are in the world. Grass cutting technology at your fingertips! View full details of the Husqvarna Automower 450X here.

 

What to Consider

What is the size and area of your lawn?

When looking for the correct Automower to suit your garden, you should pick one that can handle the terrain, the size and the slopes of your lawn. Remember that the cutting capacity is generally based on flat, open and easy to navigate lawns. If your lawn is undulating or there are bushes, flowerbeds or trees throughout your garden it’s better to choose a mower with a greater capacity and higher specifications. If your garden has steep banks and slopes, it’s important to pick the right mower for the job. As the mower even works in the rain, it’s crucial to pick one with wheels that have a high grip rate and can handle the slopes of your lawn. Use Husqvarna's Lawn Calculator here 

Is your garden complex?

The Husqvarna Automower uses guiding wire to guide the mower through your garden, staying away from any obstacles it shouldn’t cover. The wire must be continued through different sections, passages and corridors of your lawn. The more complex your garden is, the more guiding wire is neccassary. 

Security System

As the Automower stays out in your garden for the better part of the year, it's important to know the robotic mower has a security system in place through a pink lock code to ensure unauthorised use. If the mower is lifted without unlocking the pin code, the machine will set off an alarm and the machine will lock. The GPS-tracker is an extra security feature on certain models. If your machine is ever stolen, report it to an official Husqvarna dealer, who are able to blacklist your mower, thus making future use of the mower impossible.

Is the display easy to understand?

It’s important to have a full understanding of the display screen feature of every model. Most people think the robotic mower is fully set upon installation, but features such as time settings and cutting lengths often change over the season. The display is user-friendly, but it’s important to ask about any features and operations of the machine that are accessible through the display screen.

Installation Guide

Let us do all the work!

At Robert Kee, we understand a robotic mower is a financial commitment and you might not fully understand how everything is installed and setup. We highly recommend that an official Husqvarna dealer installs the Automower. We offer a complete installation & set-up service using the Stiga Professional cable-laying machine. Once fully tested, we will run through all the features & benefits of your new Automower answering any questions you may have. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy never having to cut your lawn again!

Self Installation

The Husqvarna Automower Fitting Kit includes all the pieces needed for the Husqvarna Automower installation. The kit includes Loop Wire, Staples, Splicers and Connectors in different number and lengths.

1 - Take your time!

Begin by looking and inspecting your lawn, removing all rocks, twigs, tools, toys. This will reduce the chances of the mower getting stuck or damaged. If your grass is longer than 10cms, you should cut your grass with a regular lawn mower one last time before setting the Automower.

2 - Place your charging station

Place the charging station flat on the ground of the cutting area with free space around it. Make sure the station is free from sunlight, out of reach of any taps and close to an electric power socket.

3 - Charge the battery

Once the charging station is in place and connected to a power supply, it’s time to charge your little robot up and let the fun begin! Put the mower on charge and move onto the next step. Charging an empty battery takes 80-100 minutes.

4 - Lay the guide wire

The purpose of the guide wire is to lead the Husqvarna Automower back to the charging station when the battery is running low on energy. Connect one end to the station and place the wire straight across the farthest part of your garden so that the robotic mower can easily find it. The other end is attached to the boundary wire where they intersect. Both the boundary and the guide wire are then connected to the charging station.

5 - Sit back, relax and enjoy never having to cut your garden again!
 

And that’s that! Turn on your Automower, select your four-digit security pin, adjust your cutting height and set the working hours. Once that mower leaves the charging station, you have official mowed the lawn yourself the last time!

 
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