Robotic Lawn Mower Guide

Robot lawn mowers are increasingly being seen as essential garden gadgets. There are lots of models of machine on the market which are suitable for gardens of different size and complexity. Models of Husqvarna Automower™ are classified in terms of how much lawn they can cut, as well as their other features and benefits. You can program them to operate at regular intervals meaning that your garden stays in great condition. There is no need to collect clippings, as the cutting action creates a fine mulch which goes back into the soil and enriches the lawn.

 

Why Choose a Robotic Mower?

Many garden owners enjoy spending time in their garden but dislike the chore of mowing the lawn. For smaller lawns, Husqvarna Automower™ is comparable in price to a good quality pedestrian mower, and for larger gardens a robotic lawn mower would work out better value than most suitable ride-on mowers. And they take up much less space. Many Automower™ users we speak to no longer need to pay for the services of a gardener because their new device does the hard work for them! 

Automower Principle Functionality

+ Unattended mowing - achieve great reliable results with no physical effort or supervision around the clock, at times and durations to suit you, even when you are not around and/or at work, away on holiday etc.
+ Mow little but efficiently and frequently.
+ Good performance even in wet weather.
+ Thanks to its unique cutting system and silent wheel motors, Husqvarna Automower™ works discreetly and quietly and just when you want - no more worrying about disturbing the neighbours early on a Sunday morning when you would ideally like to be cutting your lawn, but put off doing so because of the noise pollution to surrounding households generated by conventional pedestrian and ride-on lawn mowers.

Efficient Cutting Technique

+ The grass is cut with thee fine, razor-sharp blades.
+ The three free-hanging blades are mounted on a disc and are easily replaced.
+ The blades can rotate back into the disc to minimise damage, should they hit hard objects - stones, branches etc.
+ The grass is mown so fine and small that it does not need to be collected.

The Mowing Cycle

+ The Automower™ concept is to keep short grass short - to cut a little and often - this is what leads to more efficient cutting and healthier grass.
+ Finds the charging station automatically.
+ Charges for approximately 50 minutes.
+ Resumes mowing, day in and day out - regardless of the weather.

Mowing Patterns

+ Husqvarna Automower™ features a unique, tried, tested and proven random cutting process learned from sheep grazing - mimicking them by constantly mowing in a seemingly random pattern that ensures that all the ground is covered, taking a little growth every day and returning the retained moisture and nutrients to the lawn as a natural fertilizer. Some other robotic mowers available do not operate on such a random basis, which can result in the formation of tracks caused by the mower travelling the same course repeatedly over and over.
+ No need for specific programming.
+ Covers all parts even if the lawn is complex and/or contains trees, flowerbeds, passages etc.
+ Allows the grass to be cut from different directions - to create a smooth, carpet-like surface.

Anti-Theft And Collision Sensors

+ Husqvarna Automower™ features collision and lift sensors for improved and safe operation. When Automower™ runs in to an object, it will stop, reverse, turn and simply redirects itself in a different direction of travel. If Automower™ is lifted whilst in operation the blade(s) and the mower will stop immediately.

X-Line Automower™

X-Line models have premium features that enhance connectivity and design. These models are also made in the UK. Look out for models such as the 450X

Automower X-Line | Husqvarna | Red Band UK

Which Model of Automower™ Should I Buy?

Some models can be monitored and controlled remotely using a smartphone app, and every Husqvarna Automower™ has anti-theft elements such as alarm, lift and tilt sensors and PIN code lock.

We first recommend measuring your garden to see which models are suitable for you and how much installation wire you need. Then you can compare robotic mowers below,

Automower Comparison Chart

Automower™ for Small-Mid Sized Gardens up to 1000m²

  1. Husqvarna 405X Automower | Robotic Mowers | Red Band UK
    Husqvarna 405X Automower® - Robotic Mower (area <600m sq)
    £1,620.00 £1,350.00
    RRP £1,699.20
  2. Husqvarna 305 Automower | Red Band UK
    Husqvarna 305 Automower® - Robotic mower (area <600m sq)
    £996.00 £830.00
    RRP £1,099.20
  3. Husqvarna 310 Automower -Robotic Mower
    Husqvarna 310 Automower® -Robotic Mower (area <1000m sq)
    £1,338.00 £1,115.00
    RRP £1,399.20
  4. Husqvarna 105 Automower -Robotic Mower
    Husqvarna 105 Automower® - Robotic Mower (area <600m sq)
    £718.80 £599.00
    RRP £799.20

The Automower™ 105 is a great value robotic mower for small operating areas, and features the basic principle functions. This range now includes an X-Line model which has increased connectivity. The 405X Automower™ is limited to use on smaller lawns, but uses GPS to navigate more complex areas. We recommend the small installation kit which contains loop wire, pegs, splicers and connectors to suit your defined lawn area.

Automower™ for Mid-Large Sized Gardens above 1000m²

  1. Husqvarna Reference Station | EPOS Automowers | Red Band UK
    Husqvarna EPOS Automower® Reference Station
    £1,074.00 £895.00
    RRP £1,099.20
  2. Husqvarna 415X Automower | Robotic Mowers | Red Band UK
    Husqvarna 415X Automower® - Robotic Mower (area <1500m sq)
    £2,094.00 £1,745.00
    RRP £1,833.00
  3. Husqvarna 550 EPOS | Robotic Automower | Red Band UK
    Husqvarna 550 EPOS Automower® - Professional Robotic mower (area <5000m sq)
    £4,794.00 £3,995.00
    RRP £5,199.00
  4. Husqvarna 435 AWD Automower Robotic Mower
    Husqvarna 435XAWD Automower® - Robotic Mower (area <3500m sq)
    £3,958.80 £3,299.00
    RRP £4,399.20
  5. Husqvarna 450X Automower -Robotic Mower
    Husqvarna 550 Automower® - Professional Robotic mower (area <5000m sq)
    £3,840.00 £3,200.00
    RRP £3,999.60
  6. Husqvarna 420 Automower -Robotic Mower
    Husqvarna 520 Automower® - Professional Robotic mower (area <2200m sq)
    £2,580.00 £2,150.00
    RRP £2,698.80
  7. Husqvarna 450x Automower
    Husqvarna 450X Automower® - Robotic Mower (area <5000m sq)
    £3,594.00 £2,995.00
    RRP £3,799.20
  8. Husqvarna 450X Automower
    Husqvarna 430X Automower® - Robotic Mower (area <3200m sq)
    £2,820.00 £2,350.00
    RRP £2,799.60
  9. Husqvarna 315 Automower -Robotic Mower
    Husqvarna 315 Automower® - Robotic Mower (area <1500m sq)
    £1,476.00 £1,230.00
    RRP £1,599.60
  10. Husqvarna 310 Automower -Robotic Mower
    Husqvarna 310 Automower® -Robotic Mower (area <1000m sq)
    £1,338.00 £1,115.00
    RRP £1,399.20

If Automower™ is the gold standard of robotic mower then the 450X has long been their flagship model. WIth a huge range of up to 5000m², it can handle most types of lawn. The most recent innovations in robotic mowing, as explained earlier on this page, are AWD models and the new EPOS technology. EPOS (Exact Positioning Operating System) uses satellite positioning instead of boundary wires, making installation a virtually instant affair. 

Automower™ for Commercial Use

  1. Husqvarna Reference Station | EPOS Automowers | Red Band UK
    Husqvarna EPOS Automower® Reference Station
    £1,074.00 £895.00
    RRP £1,099.20
  2. Husqvarna 550 EPOS | Robotic Automower | Red Band UK
    Husqvarna 550 EPOS Automower® - Professional Robotic mower (area <5000m sq)
    £4,794.00 £3,995.00
    RRP £5,199.00
  3. Husqvarna 535 AWD Automower
    Husqvarna 535AWD Automower® - Professional Robotic Mower (area <3500m sq)
    £4,299.60 £3,583.00
    RRP £4,599.60
  4. Husqvarna 450X Automower -Robotic Mower
    Husqvarna 550 Automower® - Professional Robotic mower (area <5000m sq)
    £3,840.00 £3,200.00
    RRP £3,999.60
  5. Husqvarna 420 Automower -Robotic Mower
    Husqvarna 520 Automower® - Professional Robotic mower (area <2200m sq)
    £2,580.00 £2,150.00
    RRP £2,698.80

Husqvarna's 5 series Automowers are designed for commercial use at properties such as parks and business premises. They also make use of the Husqvarna Fleet Services app, which manages multiple machines at once. Serious efficiency savings can be made when using a 5 series Automower on commercial premises. Traditionally, a large commercial premises might use a ride-on mower. Not only is this a large piece of kit that costs money and needs fuel and maintenance, it still requires an operator whenever it is in use. A large site can have a fleet of Automowers at a fraction of the cost.

Latest Automower™ innovation

New for 2019 was Husqvarna's introduction of AWD models. In a similar way to cars with four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive functionality, it brings more control to the machine to help it negotiate rough or sloped terrain. Not all lawns are perfectly flat and free of obstacles, so the idea of an articulated body style and 4WD traction is Husqvarna's way of opening up the opportunity of unmanned mowing to many more types of lawn.

The most recent Automower innovation from Husqvarna is the EPOS Automower™ , which uses a satellite reference point instead of boundary and guide wires.

Find Out More About Robotic Lawn Mowers

If you'd like any more information about Husqvarna Automower™ or you need help with installation then you can contact Red Band on 0116 26027601 or [email protected], Red Band are Husqvarna Forest & Garden Gold Dealers.