Let's answer some of the most commonly asked robotic mower questions and take a closer look at exactly what an Automower® can achieve for you.
Is my lawn suitable for a Husqvarna Automower®?
The Husqvarna Automower® is a fully adaptable robotic mower that is able to tackle just about every type of lawn around the home. If you are currently using a push mower or ride on mower, there is an Automower available that can do the same job, thus freeing up your time for other activities. This means that regardless of whether there are narrow passages to navigate, inclines, ground objects and tough grass, the Automower® will be able to carry on cutting for you.
Australian gardens come in all shapes and sizes and the types of grass can vary drastically. Whether you have couch, kikuyu or buffalo grass or even a mix of them, the Automower® will keep it in perfect condition; rain, hail or shine. And unlike traditional mowers, the Automower uses 3 blades to cut the grass rather than tearing it. This results in a carpet-like finish with the clippings decomposing and acting as a natural fertiliser for your lawn.
What size lawn can the Automower® cut?
Depending on the model, select Husqvarna Automowers can cut lawns up to 5000 square metres. For most home owners, this is more than sufficient for lawn maintenance. When the battery begins to get low, the Automower® navigates its way back across the garden and docks itself to charge. Charging takes approximately 50 minutes and can provide up to 270 minutes of mowing time.
For those with larger lawns, you can have multiple Automowers working in tandem, saving you time effort and running costs such as fuel. Simply set the schedule and let them get to work on their own. As an example, the Husqvarna Automower 450X-XLine model can cut lawns as large as 5000 square meters (+/- 20%), while the Automower 315X-XLine model can cut lawns up to 1600 square meters (+/-20%).
An excellent way to check is to prepare a site plan using Google Earth Pro. Simply type in your address and use the ruler to mark out your perimeter, obstacles etc. The site plan will advise what the total length of your perimeter will be and the overall square metre size to be mowed.
Can an Automower® cut grass slopes?
Absolutely! Many gardens in Australia have inclines and slopes that may be difficult to cut with a traditional mower. When using a traditional mower on slopes and hills it is possible to scalp the lawns in various places, leaving a lawn that is unpleasant to look at. The Husqvarna Automower® 430X model is able to make quick work of inclines up to 24 degrees and provide an even cut and finish every time.
It can be more than challenging to properly cut slopes without gravity trying to pull you and your lawn mower back down the incline. The Automower® is light weight enough to overcome this and its centre of gravity allows it to cling to inclines, slopes and hills with ease.
Additionally, the ability for robot mowers to work come rain or shine means that there will be few track marks left behind.