Reasons to buy an Automower® robotic lawn mower
Is it easy to own and use an Automower® robot mower?
Automower® is very easy to own and operate and gives you more free time by maintaining your lawn on its own. Here are some of the ways Automower® makes life easier for you:
- Once you have installed and set up your Automower® robotic mower, it independently ensures that your lawn is well cut, without any involvement from your side. All you may have to do to get the perfect finish for your lawn is to occasionally use a trimmer.
- The initial configuration is quickly taken care of and the mowing schedule is easily set up, either using the Automower® Connect app or the user-friendly mower control panel.
- The Automower® Connect app* makes it easy to control and monitor your robotic mower from your smartphone using a Bluetooth connection or the cellular network. You can also automate several mower activities using smart home services such as IFTTT, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.**
- Your Automower® robotic mower gives you a freshly cut lawn 24/7 by clipping a little at a time. The clippings are tiny enough to be recycled into the lawn as natural fertilizer, so there is no need for you to handle them manually.
- No fuel to refill or electrical cords to worry about – your robotic mower finds its way to the charging station on its own and stays there until the battery is sufficiently charged and ready for the next mowing session.
- Very little maintenance is required. But now and then, depending on your lawn size, you should spend a few minutes cleaning grass from the wheels and chassis. And replacing blades regularly is vital to maintain an excellent cutting result.
- Husqvarna’s Automower® robotic lawn mower is a clear winner in many long-term tests and is acknowledged for being extremely reliable. The design of the mower handles mover is designed to handle most kinds of obstacles. You may sometimes have to give it a hand and do an occasional restart, but the built-in intelligence really does handle most tricky situations on its own, even when faced with challenging gardens.
Finally, Husqvarna has a strong dealer network with expert knowledge of Automower®. They can help you with anything that regards your robotic mower, such as installation, service and winter storage.
*Available for X-line models, Bluetooth models and models equipped with an Automower® Connect kit (accessory).
**Available for X-line models and models equipped with an Automower® Connect kit (accessory).
Are Automower® robotic lawn mowers noisy?
Not at all. You'll be surprised how quickly you forget about your Automower® robot mower. You'll hardly notice it as it rolls around your lawn doing its job quickly, quietly and efficiently.
The sound level of Automower® is very low, around 60 dB, which equals the sound level of a quiet conversation. This can be compared to the sound level of ordinary petrol lawn mowers or ride-on mowers, which generate between 95 and 100 dB(A).
You can easily have Automower® working in the garden without disturbing you or your neighbours.
What effect does an Automower® robot lawn mower have on the environment?
Automower® is good for your lawn and for our planet.
Since Automower® run on batteries, they generate no direct emissions like conventional petrol-powered lawn mowers do. On top of that, the actual energy consumption is very low (less than a traditional 60W light bulb). They are, in addition, very quiet and do not generate any noise. The sound level is only about 60 dB, which is equal to a normal conversation. This means that you can actually have your robot mower working while hosting a garden party, without worrying about any disturbing noise or fuel fumes.
What is more, because Automower® cut just a little grass on a continuous basis, the clippings are small enough to be recycled back into the soil as a natural fertiliser. The result is a greener, fuller, healthier lawn, and reduced need of synthetic fertilisers.
What if I have allergies – does all that mowing make allergies worse?
On the contrary, if you have grass allergies or hay fever, Automower® can be a good solution for you. Since you don’t need to be present when Automower® is cutting your lawn, you automatically eliminate most contact with grass waste. Also, the grass is kept so short that allergens do not become airborne.
What is the maximum operational area for Automower®?
Automower® can handle lawns up to 5000m² +/- 20%, depending on model and complexity of the garden.
What do I do if my lawn size is larger than 5000 m²?
You can install two or more machines side by side. We have plenty of “multiple” installations in place throughout the world. Just contact your nearest dealer for support.
Can I use Automower® in smaller gardens?
Yes, there is an Automower® robot mower available for every garden, independently of lawn size.
Can Automower® robotic mowers handle all types of gardens?
More or less, yes. Automower® works inside a boundary wire that is easily installed by you or your local dealer. It is a dependable and effective system that can be customised to almost any garden layout.
Will I still need an ordinary lawn mower?
Unless you have areas in your garden that your robotic mower installation does not cover, you will not need an ordinary lawn mower when you have installed your Automower® robotic lawn mower.
However, depending on how your installation is made, you may need to complement the edges with a trimmer to get the perfect finish for your lawn.
The basic rule is, that what you can mow with a conventional mower you can normally mow with Automower®. The convenience advantage may be limited in a very fragmented lawn, that is, if your lawn consists of many small patches of lawn separated by for example steps, as the mower has to be moved manually between them.
When installing the boundary wire, you just need to make sure that the mower cannot go to areas you do not wish to cut, such as flower beds and rockeries. Automower® will go only where you want it to go – never in the street or into a neighbour´s garden.
Will Automower® robot lawn mower cope with the slopes in my lawn?
Tough slopes need to be matched by a robotic mower optimised for slope performance. Husqvarna Automower® can handle up to 45% slope performance depending on model and if your lawn has really tough slopes you should look into our all-wheel drive model 435X AWD. Our all-wheel drive model can tackle slopes up to an impressive 70% (35˚), which is equal to a black ski slope.
To minimise the wear on the grass in tough slopes, it is important that the guide wire leads the mower diagonally up and down the slope. If a slope is very steep (50–70%), you also need to make sure that there are no obstacles, such as trees or stones, in the slope.
Remember to clean the wheels from grass regularly with a soft brush. If there is a lot of grass stuck on the wheels, the mower may not be able to get up and down the slope as intended.
There is also a terrain kit available for most models (accessory), containing heavy rear wheels and wheel brushes for excellent traction on sloping lawns.
Will Automower® cope with my uneven lawn?
On the contrary, Automower® is small enough to follow the curvature of a rough lawn. It will not scalp the “hills” like many larger mowers. Due to the large driving wheels, Automower® can cope with uneven surfaces very well. It also handles slopes up to 70% (35°) incline. Only small deep holes may cause Automower® to get stuck.
Can Automower® cope with narrow passages?
Yes, Automower® can handle narrow passages down to 60 cm widths, depending on the model used.
Can Automower® detect objects such as clothes or toys lying around on the lawn?
No. It is up to the owner to keep the lawn surface free from objects. Any object that is small enough for Automower® to pass over may be damaged, as well as cause damage to the machine’s blades. Make sure your lawn is clear of small objects before operating Automower®.
What about pine cones, tree branches and fruit on the ground?
To maximise the life of the blades these types of objects should be raked or collected regularly. They will not damage the mower, but the blades will wear faster. Tree branches may also damage or bend the blades resulting in a poor cutting performance.
I have a nice flower bed and trees that I want to protect. Is that possible?
Provided the wire has been installed correctly around your flower bed, tree, shrub, or other object, Automower® cannot damage it or intrude into that area.
If you, at a later point, need to temporarily fence off a certain area from being mowed by your robotic lawn mower, you can use our temporary fence (optional accessory), for example when the spring flowers are blooming, when the kids’ inflatable summer pool is in use, or when you have a spot with freshly sown grass.
How does Automower® handle very long grass?
If the grass is very long and thick you should raise the cutting height and then gradually reduce it to the preferred level. After a couple of days you will have a nice and perfectly cut lawn. Some models are equipped with a TargetHeight function, allowing you to set your target cutting height and Automower® will automatically lower the cutting height to the target, step by step. In very extreme conditions the lawn may need to be cut by a conventional mower before Automower® takes over.
I have a lot of moss in my lawn – how does that effect Automower®?
Actually, it is Automower® that will affect the moss. The continuous mowing has a very positive influence on grass growth leading to the gradual disappearance of moss from the lawn.
Will the mower cut the grass in rainy conditions?
Yes, Automower® is supposed to cut grass in all type of weather and is designed to handle wet conditions. It is however recommended to bring the mower inside in extreme weather conditions, such as torrential rain and storms.
Will Automower® cut in very hot conditions?
The mower is designed to function in temperatures up to 45ºC. From about 35ºC ambient temperature, the charge times will start to increase in order to preserve remaining battery capacity. The maximum area capacity may, in these conditions, be slightly limited.
The weather timer function available on selected models also adjust the amount of mowing time depending on grass growth, which means that it will reduce mowing time in hot and/or dry conditions.
If I want to use an Automower® robotic mower at my summer home or share it with my neighbour, can it work at two different locations?
Multiple installations for separate lawns
You can use the same Automower® in up to three different installations. It is most convenient if your Automower® model supports using profiles. Profiles are used to save product settings related to different charging stations and work areas.
If you, for example, want to use the same mower at home and at your summer house, you need to have one charging station at home and one at your summer house and make a boundary wire installation on each location.
Then you can easily set up two profiles in the mower menu and switch between those when you move your mower between the two locations.
One installation for geographically close lawns
If the lawns are geographically close, for example if you want to share an Automower® robotic mower with your closest neighbour or if a part of your lawn is close to, but not directly adjoined to the rest of your lawn, you can make one of the locations into a secondary area. Then you only need to make one mower installation – with one charging station and one boundary wire. Remember, however, that the recommended maximum length of the boundary wire is 800m.
As there is no passage between the two areas in this type of installation, you will have to move the mower manually between them and select Secondary area when starting the mower.
Automower® Connect app
I have forgotten my password for the Automower® Connect app login?
Select Forgot password at the login screen in the Automower® Connect app and enter the email address connected to your Automower® Connect app account. A password reset link will now be sent to your email account.
How do I change the password for the Automower® Connect app login?
To change the password to your Automower® Connect app account, select Account on the mower menu and tap Password. Then enter your current password and the new password and confirm that you want to change your password.
Can I change the email address I use for login?
No, you will have to create a new account using the new email address. All mowers will need to be paired again to the new account.
Can I change the mower PIN code from the Automower® Connect app?
No, the mower PIN code and other security settings cannot be changed from the Automower® Connect app.
What does the “Unpair mower” command do in the Automower® Connect app ?
The pairing between your account and the mower is removed. All other accounts that are paired to the mower still have full access.
How do I remove pairings from Automower®?
There are two ways to remove pairings from Automower®. Which way to choose depends on if you want to remove all pairings or a single one.
Note: If you sell or buy a used Automower® robotic mower, we recommend that you remove all existing pairings before the new owner starts using the mower.
Remove a single pairing from the mower
To remove the connection between an Automower® Connect app account and your mower, you can use the unpair command in the Automower® Connect app.
Remove all pairings from the mower
To remove all pairings from the mower, you need to remove the pairings using the menu on the mower.
Why does my robotic lawn mower stop for around ten seconds after changing a setting from the app?
This is fully normal behaviour.
Where can I buy Automower®?
To find the dealer closest to you, use our Dealer Locator.
Selected Automower® models are also available to purchase direct from Husqvarna, at our online store
How much does Automower® cost?
The price varies depending on model. See the full assortment here.