A picturesque lawn just never happens all by itself. It needs love and care which it deserves. If you have a lawn and want it to look even, green and happy, then you will need a nurse to look after it. And in such case, 430x by Husqvarna can be considered to be that ideal nurse. You know why? Let’s highlight all the factors in this Husqvarna Automower 430x review to know the reason.
The Features of Husqvarna Automower 430x
You will find three small razor blades below the 430x that have been made up of steel. The blades are screwed to one big spinning disk where they spin freely. This feature does not only ensure having enough force to mow your grass but also makes sure that the blades prevent damage to anything that gets underneath the machine. So, you can witness a much even and clean cut with 430X.
However, keep in mind that you will have to replace these razor blades after every three months which is a little bit annoying.
The brand has set up a height adjustment feature to the unit so it can keep up with the growing conditions from spring to summer. The unit mows from anywhere from 20mm to 60mm and it will just need a tap of a button on the control panel to make that happen.
It’s better that you gradually decrease the mowing height rather than jumping to 20mm from the beginning. Because, longer clippings have a chance to make your lawn look unappealing when the grass is left to lie out.
The 430X comes with rubber traction wheels. Although some of the people found them to come loose occasionally, but it is also easy to put them back on.
However, the wheels are larger. And they allow the mower to travel the slopes up to 24-degree so they can run on slippery terrain effortlessly. So, even if your lawn deals with monsoon, it will be perfect to make the most use of the machine.
Spot mowing feature is effective for those areas that are just a bit overgrown. When you activate such feature, it will start to mow in spiral manner which will focus all its power on one spot to ensure an even cut. You will just need to place the bot on the preferred area and select ‘Spot cutting’ mode from the panel. Then let the bot do the job for you. After it finishes its task, it will get back to cutting rest of the grass automatically.
Mowing pattern: The bot uses a random mowing pattern for covering your lawn. It will mow all the inches of grass with the help of its on-board sensors, two guide wires and the perimeter.
GPS system: Having 430X equipped with GPS navigation system, it is able to create a map of your lawn that includes docking station and its perimeter so it can optimize the time spent out on the lawn areas. The system also helps recognize the spots that have been mowed already and measure a path to work around them. So, you can see that the bot will spend more time on the spots that are required to be mowed and lesser time on the spots that aren’t.
Narrow passage: If you think your lawn possesses some tight spaces then this feature offers a function which will sense the narrow passages prior to reaching them. It helps in making a fast calculation to find the best path for fitting across the gaps.
However, the bot is still unable to reach any grass outside the perimeter wire, so there’s a high chance that some spots of the grass will be left untouched.
The Husqvarna App will let you maintain and control the lawn without your presence. Not just that, it also allows you to make changes as you can manually go through the panel. You will receive text alerts as well if anything goes wrong. The only issue here is that the text alert might take 10 minutes to arrive. However, there is also a GeoFence tab through which you can track the progress.
Smart Sensors and Systems
Lift and tilt sensor: This will make the mowing disk stop rotating automatically if for any reason the bot tips over or you try to pick it up.
Bump sensor: This sensor lets the bot turn around after it senses any object coming it’s way. It will switch off the rotating disk and to avoid the damage, turn around and continue to cut in different path.
Pin and alarm system: This system has been provided so that it can prevent the control by anyone who wishes to operate the bot without your supervision and hence driving them away. You will also get alerts through the app if any unusual activity occurs.
The 430X bot has a very effective power system to maintain a much bigger lawn of about 0.85 acre. It is able to generate 150 minutes of working time after a complete charge. Speaking of charging time, it will take 65 minutes which is pretty quick if compared to other rivals.
• More working hour, less charging hour.
• Mows 0.85 acre in lesser time.
• Blades give an even cut.
• Heights can be adjusted.
• Spot mowing feature helps mow one particular spot of the lawn.
• Wheels can run or slippery terrain easily.
• Spend more time on the areas that need to be mowed.
• Has both automatic and manual features.
• Apps let you control the mower.
• Apps let you keep track of its progress.
• Has a lot of safety features.
• Blades need to be placed after every three months.
• Text alert takes time to appear.
• Not able to reach any grass outside the perimeter wire.
• Wheels might come out loose occasionally.
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It’s absolutely understandable how time-consuming it is to mow the lawn all by yourself. But once you get this bot for yourself, it will do all the jobs on its own. Although there are some drawbacks, but they don’t make the 430X ordinary.