Winter maintenance and storage of Automower® robotic lawn mower

In the autumn, when it gets cold outside and the grass growth slows down, it is time to prepare your Automower® robotic lawn mower for winter and take it indoors for storage. The preparations include thorough cleaning and maintenance, charging the battery and ensuring the correct storage environment. Preferably, you should also book an annual service at your local dealer before spring arrives.

If you have a Husqvarna Care™ Warranty Plus, Service Plus or Lease Plus contract, contact your dealer for the planned maintenance and storage included in your contract for the winter season.*

Winter maintenance and storage at home

If you want to take care of the preparations and winter storage yourself, here is a list of things to consider.

  • Don’t mow the grass too short before winter. Longer grass will be better protected during the cold weather.
  • Ensure the robotic lawn mower is fully charged and turned off before storing it for winter.
  • Keep GeoFence* active if you store the robotic lawn mower within the set GeoFence area. If you move it outside of the area, disable GeoFence before turning the product off.
  • Clean the robotic lawn mower and the charging station; perform thorough cleaning of the body, chassis, blade disc and all other moving parts.
  • Change blades and screws.
  • Carry out a general inspection; for example, check the condition of wear parts, such as lower front wheel bearings. Rotate the wheels and listen for any squeaking. Contact your dealer for spare parts and assistance.
  • Unplug the power supply and store it in a dry and frost-free place.
  • Safely store and organise the wire connectors using Automower® Connector box. It is a good idea to tag the wires with wire labels. This makes it easier to reconnect the wires correctly in the spring.
  • Store the robotic lawn mower and the charging station indoors in a dry environment above freezing point. For Automower® Nera models, it is enough to remove the top of the charging station and put it into storage. It is not necessary to put the baseplate of a NERA charging station into storage.
  • Keep the product on all of its wheels and on level ground during storage, or use an Automower® Wall Hanger. Automower® Wall Hanger is produced especially for storing your Automower® robotic lawn mower and the charging station. It is available as an accessory and is perfect for winter storage.
  • In wire-free installations with EPOS™ Technology, we recommend you place the charging station in the exact same location as before when you install it after storage. If you move the charging station, you need to reset the position in the Automower® Connect app.

*Available on selected models.

Annual service and winter storage at a Husqvarna dealer’s

We recommend you take your Automower® robotic lawn mower for a service at your Husqvarna dealer. Regular service will keep the product in good condition and prepare it for a new season without any disruptions.

To save space in your garage, ask your dealer about their winter storage offering.

Service usually includes the following:

  • General maintenance, including change of wear parts
  • Firmware updates
  • Electronic diagnostics
  • Cleaning
  • Blade replacement
  • Battery test
  • Charging
  • Safety tests
  • Functional check

Remember to disable GeoFence* before taking the product to your dealer.

Charging during winter storage

Most Automower® models do not require charging when stored. Just make sure the mower is fully charged before you turn it off.

For some older models, the battery must be charged once every three months. See your operator’s manual for what applies to your model.

Can I leave my Automower® robotic lawn mower outdoors all year?

We highly recommend storing the robotic lawn mower, charging station and power supply indoors in the winter. The boundary wire and guide wire can stay in the ground. For Automower® NERA models, it is enough to remove the top of the charging station and put it into storage together with the mower. It is not necessary to put the baseplate of a NERA charging station into storage.

If you cannot store the charging station indoors, the charging station must be connected to the mains, boundary wire and guide wires for the entire winter.

At what temperature can I use and store my Automower® robotic lawn mower?

Storage of EPOS™ reference station

The EPOS™ reference station, used in wire-free installations with EPOS™ Technology, is weatherproof and can be left outside all year around, but it can be removed from the bracket if service is required or for long-term storage.

If you keep the reference station outdoors during the winter, we recommend you keep the power supply connected.

If you store the reference station indoors, we recommend you keep the arm installed at the post or wall. This will allow you to install the reference station in its original position after storage and thereby reuse the virtual boundary and the map items you have created. If you move the reference station, you need to create the virtual boundary and work areas again.

The reference station can be stored in a temperature of -20°C to 70°C/-4°F to 158°F.

*See the terms and conditions of your Husqvarna Care™ contract for what services are included in your contract.

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