The Automower is a robotic lawn mower from the Husqvarna
company. The Husqvarna Group is based in Sweden and describes itself as
"The global leader in outdoor power products". The company's
more traditional products include chain saws, trimmers and leaf blowers
which are available to buy around the world with North America
responsible for around two-thirds of the total consumer product sales.
What Is The Automower?
The Automower is a robotic lawnmower currently in use by some 50,000
people worldwide. Husqvarna began producing robotic mowers in 1995 and
there are currently four different models available to buy. These share
much the same basic appearance however they vary in regard to capacity
and charging. The larger models also have additional features which are
reflected in the price. The Automower's basic approach to mowing is to
cut the grass in an irregular pattern with small blades, leaving a fine
mulch that doesn't need raking and can fertilise the soil. Boundary
cables can be used to restrict mowing to a desired area and collision
sensors provide another level of protection.
The basic product is the 210 C. This is rated as suitable for lawns up to 500 square meters. The 220 AC (for areas up to 1800 m2)
recharging: when it's running low it returns to its base station where
it can recharge itself then return to work. The top of the range 230 ACX
(up to 3000 m2) incorporates an anti-theft alarm and is
capable of mowing more complex and difficult areas.
The latest addition to the Automower range is the Solar Hybrid.
It's described as "the world’s first solar/electric hybrid robot
lawnmower" and is designed to save money and help the environment.
As well as standard electrical power charging the Solar model comes with
a large solar panel. By topping up the battery from the sun, the amount
of electricity used is reduced and the time between recharges
increased - meaning more mowing and less waiting. The Solar Hybrid model
is rated for lawn areas of up to 2100 m2, however this will vary depending on the amount of sunlight.
The Automower Solar Hybrid was designed at the Husqvarna global design
centre in Sweden and is manufactured in Aycliffe, England.
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