Husqvarna Automower 415X is a robotic lawnmower.
We know: when you hear “robots” you think of the robots of Japanese cartoons, of the robots (or automatons) of the film I, Robot, of those affairs that keep the floors of our homes clean, or even those small appliances that facilitate us life in the kitchen.
Yet they too exist, the robots that take care of our gardens. The Automower 415X belongs to this category, a product that we have had the opportunity to test in the field and that has proved to be as effective as it is technological.
Husqvarna Automower 415X: how is it made?
Husqvarna Automower 415X it’s a robot lawn mower rather light and compact, designed not to step on the lawn and not to compact the grass.
The small size guarantees maximum maneuverability even in small gardens, thus allowing him to slip in and operate and even in narrow passages without difficulty.
All this, however, does not imply fragility. On the contrary, we are faced with a solid and well-built product, able to last over time and equipped with a front bumper that allows it to resist collisions. There is also the IPX5 certification for water resistance; this allows it both to resist cleaning through a classic water barrel and to always remain outdoors, regardless of the weather conditions. For more the rain does not stop him: Even if it rains for several consecutive days, Husqvarna Automower 415X continues to cut the grass and keep your garden tidy.
But how to cut? Simple: using the pivoting blades, in carbon steel, mounted on a disc system and positioned in the lower part of the robot. Moreover, the blades can be easily replaced by removing the screw that holds them fastened to the disc with a screwdriver.
The lower part of the 415X also houses the four wheels necessary for its movement, with the rear ones being much larger and doing most of the work.
On the front instead we have gods far LED which make it perfectly visible even at night. On the other hand, you can decide whether to use them only at night, only in the evening, both in the evening and at night or if not to use them at all. In addition, these same lights start flashing in the event of a malfunction, so as to attract your attention.
We conclude with the top where we find the display and a series of buttons that allow you to set up the robot. The interface is designed to be simple and intuitive so you don’t have to go crazy to adapt it to your needs.
Automower Connect application
Husqvarna Automower 415X can be also controlled and set via the Automower Connect application.
In addition to renaming it, so as to distinguish it from all the others, you can start it, stop it, decide the height of the grass, check where the robot is, program the days and times of operation, receive notifications from the robot and above all use Husqvarna AIM technology, i.e. Automower Intelligent Mapping.
What is it for? Basically it is a system that allows you to create different workspaces with customized schedules and schedules.
What does all this mean in practice? Well, for example, you may decide to have an area where the grass is never cut to grow wild flowers. Or you can choose to have the mower run in a specific area every day. Or again, you might have an area where the grass is at a different height than the rest of the garden.
You therefore have maximum control over your Automower 415X, which helps you to always achieve the desired result.
Automower Connect application
Finally, the app allows you to receive the notifications on the operation of the robotincluding those that report a possible block, so you can go and check that it happened or start it again, remotely.
What if they steal it from me?
Husqvarna Automower 415X costa 2.921 €.
€ 2,921 which remain outside in the garden.
Some of you will therefore think about the safety of this robotic lawnmower. Legitimate but you really have nothing to worry about.
First of all robotic lawnmower theft is not a particularly widespread practice. Secondly there is the alarm, so if someone takes it away, an audible alarm will sound that can only be deactivated with the unique PIN code you set.
Finally on board there is a SIM with ten years of data traffic included, which allows the robot to transmit its position. And no, the SIM is not as easily removable as it happens on a smartphone.
This allows the police to recover even those few lawnmowers that are stolen from the owners.
How does the Husqvarna Automower 415X work?
Inside the Husqvarna Automower 415X package you will find the base for charging, base that you will need to connect to perimeter wire.
What is that? IS a thin wire that is buried and with which you delimit the operating area of your little robot. It is as if you created virtual walls that, together with the GPS, help him to orient himself better, both when he mows the grass and when he has to go back to the base to recharge thanks to the additional guide wire.
Does everything seem very complicated to you? In reality this is not the case. In fact, the Husqvarna specialist dealer can take care of the installation and, with his own experience, will carry out the installation in a workmanlike manner.
A piece of perimeter wire
Once you have completed this preliminary phase, you can enjoy your robotic lawnmower, with the Automower 415X that it can cover an area of up to about 1,500 square meters and manage slopes of up to 40%.
Autonomy is of about 50 minutes and, once unloaded, it is able to autonomously return to the base to recharge itself, resuming cutting later.
How does it behave in the field? Really very good seeing that can operate in any condition without having to intervene. After a few days you will forget about his existence, even though he is active practically every day.
Yes, because the 415X – like other Husqvarna robotic lawnmowers – doesn’t intervene once in a while to bring the grass back to human size. It works every day, according to the schedule established by you and according to the needs of the garden. This means that it does some of the work every day, keeping the height of the lawn constant.
If you are wondering what happens to the micro-residues, the answer is “nothing”.
There is no bag or compartment in which they are collected and which you must then empty. In short, it is not like a robot vacuum cleaner.
The cutting residues (we tend to speak of a few mm or cm) fertilize the soil and increase the density of the grass itself, helping to make your lawn better.
But that’s not all. Husqvarna Automower 415X change cutting mode by itself, then it switches from casual to systematic when dealing with narrow passages. There is also a spiral mode that activates when the 415X finds areas where the grass is taller, so it can uniform it to the rest of the garden in a super precise way, while the spot mode is used to cut precise areas, such as for example the one positioned under a table or under a deckchair.
L’Automower 415X di Husqvarna inoltre optimizes cutting times based on the period therefore it works more when the grass grows more and less on sunny or dry days. If it is very cold, however, it stops working on its own to protect the grass.
We also particularly appreciated the silence of this robotic lawnmower: you won’t even notice you have it, even when you are in the garden sunbathing.
Finally, we would like to point out to you compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant so you can even use the voice controls, even if, for now, not in Italian.
Husqvarna Automower 415X: is it worth buying?
Husqvarna Automower 415X costa € 2,921, separate installation.
Is it worth it? On balance, absolutely yes.
Sure it’s a major investment but you actually take home a product that performs great on different types of terrain and even on slopes, it can handle even tight spaces well, it’s super smart, it’s practically theft proof , check it with the app and it saves you a lot of time because you will not have to periodically cut the grass but above all you will always have the grass cut as if the gardener passes every day. Not to mention the savings of traditional fuel and the possibility of safeguarding the environment because it is totally eco friendly.
If you have a large enough garden it is certainly an excellent solution.
Of course, the 415X isn’t the only lawnmower in the range for Husqvarna. The Swedish company began manufacturing robotic lawnmowers in 1995 and today boasts a very broad portfolio, designed to meet the needs of any consumer and any lawn.
To understand which product suits your needs, just contact the dealer who will take care of the inspection, he will help you choose the machine that best suits your garden and will take all the necessary measures to calculate how many meters of perimeter wire will be needed for the installation.
To find the dealer closest to you, just visit the dedicated page.