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Automower Buying Guide 2022

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 25 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. The new X Line models are equipped with all the latest features such as Automower® Connect meaning you have full control of your Automower from your phone. It also features GPS assisted navigation, LED Headlights, front rubber bumper and X-Line body design. 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 Mark II Automower

The NEW mark II model of the Husqvarna Automower 310 covers lawns up to 1000m² and slopes up to 40% incline.Perfect for domestic lawns! Efficient 4-wheeled robotic mower for larger and more complex grass areas and the intuitive menu system allows personal settings for when you'd like the machine to mow. This model features Automower Connect@HOME meaning you can control the mower from your smart phone within 30 metres. With remote starting points you have the option to start the mowing at 3 different locations along the guide wire. Full details of the 310 Mark II Automower here.

Husqvarna 315 Mark II Automower

New and improved Mark II version of the 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. Full details of the Husqvarna 315 Automower here.

Husqvarna 405X Automower (X-Line Series)

The Husqvarna 405X is a reliable and high performance mower, best suited to smaller lawns up to 600m². The 405X features systematic passage mowing to cut through narrow passages. As an X-line series model it features Automower® Connect so you have full control of your mower from your mobile phone. This mower handles slopes up to 40% and also features onboard GPS assisted navigation so the mower can register which parts of the garden it has already covered and adjust the mowing pattern accordingly. Full details of the Husqvarna 405X available here!

Husqvarna 415 X Automower (X-Line Series)

The 415X model is the latest addition to the X- Line Series, launched at the end of 2021. It's best suited for midsized complex lawns up to 1,500m². As a premium X line model it features the onboard GPS system, Automower® Connect app, LED Headlights and manages slopes up to 40%. The Automower® Connect app allows you to control the mower from your mobile phone. All Automower® Connect equipped robotic mowers are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. This means all you need to do is give your smart speaker a voice command, and Husqvarna Automower® will jump to the task. It also features theft protection by using a PIN code and GPS location. Full details of the Husqvarna 415X available here.

Husqvarna 430X Automower (X-Line Series)

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. Full details of the 430X Automower here

 

Husqvarna 450X Automower (X-Line Series)

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! Full details of the Husqvarna Automower 450X Automower here.

 

Husqvarna 435X Automower AWD

Husqvarna Automower® 435X AWD – a pioneer on the robotic lawnmower market. An all-wheel-drive model that covers lawns up to 3,500 m² and navigates obstacles, rough terrain and slopes of up to an impressive 70 % or35°. It's rear body design allows excellent movement through complex lawns and rough terrain. Again being an X-Line model, it features the Automower® Connect App andthe new Automower Access user interaction with high-resolution color display. With Husqvarna AIM Technology you can use the app to create work areas with different cuttings heights and schedules, or stay-out zones for personalised zone control. Full details of the Husqvarna 435X AWD here.

Husqvarna 520 Automower

The Commerical 550 Automower®is designed for professional fleet use. Offering remote control including theft tracking through Husqvarna Fleet Services on PC/tablet, as well as full mower control and configuration via smartphone. With remote start points, you can start the mowing at 5 differen points along the guide wire. It features a PARK button on the charging staion, just push this to call the Automwoer back to the charging station in public areas such as football pitches or golf courses. GPS assisted navigation and weather timer ensures uniform coverage of complex lawns, while automatically adapting mowing frequency to lawn growth. Suitable for areas up to 2,400m² and handles slopes of 45%. Full details of the Husqvarna 520 Automower here.

Husqvarna 550 Automower

The Husqvarna 550 Commerical Automower for large complex lawns. Suitable for large areas of up to 5,000m².Featuring Husqvarna Fleet Services™ which gives you the possibility to monitor and control multiple numbers of mowers from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. You can overview your mower’s status or exact location, command them to start, stop or park them all before the storm arrives. This mower is also compatible with Huqvarna's Automower Connect App to control the mower from your phone. This model is equipped with status LED indication and robust and easy to manage switch for START / STOP functionality. Simplifies use for inexperienced users and minimizes the serious impact on the mower in case of vandalism. Full surveillance from smartphones, tablet or laptop. Full details of the Husqvarna 550 Automower 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! Give us a call for further information on locations covered - 074 97 21805.

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!