Review: Husqvarna 220 AC Robot Lawn Mower

Since time is of the essence for modern people, it's easy to understand why tech innovations such as robotic lawn mowers have gained such a great success. One of the models that caught our eye due to its great performance and high quality in design is the Husqvarna 220 AC, this amazing robot lawn mower being everything that you need in order to cross off mowing the lawn from your list of chores. Since it is produced by Husqvarna, you can rest assured that it is made with the best materials out there and that attention to detail was paid…

Husqvarna 220 AC Ratings

MOWING PERFORMANCE - 76%
SMART FEATURES - 72%
MAINTENANCE - 85%
SAFETY - 75%
DURABILITY - 80%

78%

AVERAGE

While it might not be the best choice out there, this mower is still a decent performer, being able to effectively mow the lawn without requiring your help for the chore. What stands out about it the most is the fact that it offers a great adjustable cutting height and that it doesn't require much in the way of maintenance work.

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

Since time is of the essence for modern people, it’s easy to understand why tech innovations such as robotic lawn mowers have gained such a great success. One of the models that caught our eye due to its great performance and high quality in design is the Husqvarna 220 AC, this amazing robot lawn mower being everything that you need in order to cross off mowing the lawn from your list of chores. Since it is produced by Husqvarna, you can rest assured that it is made with the best materials out there and that attention to detail was paid when manufacturing it. This company has been on the market since 1689, and it has stood among leading brands in the production of a wide variety of products ever since. With the addition of this fully automatic robot lawn mower to its otherwise impressive array of products, Husqvarna has once again proved that it is a truly great company that doesn’t sacrifice quality at all. It’s recommended for lawns that measure up to 0.5 acres, and it produces only 60 dB while it mows, being extremely quiet in order to ensure that it won’t wake you up if you fall asleep while tanning. If you’re curious to learn more about it in order to decide if it’s the best choice for you or not, check out the rest of this review.

Mowing performance

The cutting height of the mower can be adjusted between 0.8 inches and 2.4 inches, so you will easily find the height that suits your preferences best with ease. It has a cutting width of 8.7 inches that unfortunately makes it less efficient than other better performing models. The 3 pivoting razor blade cutting system that it boasts ensures that the lawn will be mowed to perfection. It is capable of mowing inclines and declines of up to 35 percent, suiting you perfectly if you have an uneven, bumpy terrain. Also, it can navigate through narrow passageways with ease. But this model does have a major performance flaw, more precisely the fact that it isn’t capable of multi-zone mowing. Therefore, it won’t be able to travel to separate areas in order to mow them.

Smart features

Due to the fact that the the robot is fully automatic, there won’t be any time lost on setting it up. It features a useful rain sensor that ensures it will return to the docking station in conditions of high humidity or rain to prevent damage from occurring. When it starts to run out of battery, the unit returns to the docking station on its own, so you won’t have to aid it in any way. The security PIN code feature that it comes with ensures that only you and those who know the code will be able to operate it. Also, it features an alarm that sounds off when it leaves the perimeter, thus scaring the burglars to prevent it from being stolen. On the downside, it lacks a major smart feature, more precisely the smartphone compatibility. This means that you won’t be able to access it remotely.

Design and accessories

The design of the mower makes it a must have for all modern people who want to have only effective and stylish solutions at their disposal. It measures 11.8 inches in height, 28 inches in length, 21.6 inches in width, and it weighs only 19.8 pounds. The compact size and light weight ensure that it will be easy to transport and that you will store it without facing any issues. The materials that go into its construction make this model fully weatherproof, so there won’t be issues like deterioration in case it starts raining or there’s high humidity while it mows the lawn. It comes with 820 feet of perimeter wire, and 9 replacement blades that ensure you won’t have to make additional purchases anytime soon. Unfortunately, it lacks a highly appreciated accessory that other top of the line models come with, more precisely the remote control.

Safety

The robot lawn mower is built with safety in mind, this being easy to see due to the impressive obstacle sensors that it features. In addition to being able to detect obstacles in order to avoid them, it will automatically stop the blades when it encounters obstacles along the way in order to prevent any damage. Another important safety feature that it comes with is the anti-theft alarm that announces you when the unit has left the perimeter. Unfortunately, it lacks a child lock feature, so you’re not ensured that the small ones won’t be able to operate it when you’re not paying attention to them.

Maintenance

This model is powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery that takes only 45 minutes to fully charge and that lasts for up to 45 minutes of continuous use. Due to the fact that it’s fully automatic, it comes ready to use, so you won’t have to waste any time on setting it up. Best of all, the blades are fairly easy to replace, and they don’t require to be changed more than 1-2 times per year. Therefore, there isn’t any hard maintenance work that might consume your time if you go with it.

Warranty and support

The product comes with a generous 2-year warranty for parts and labor. During this period of time, the manufacturer will handle any defects and problems that appear without charging you a cent. Unfortunately, unlike other top of the line models, it doesn’t come with a warranty for the battery. When it comes to supporting, no matter the issue that you’re faced with, you will get the help that you need if you contact the customer support team. Also, the unit comes with a very explicit and easy to understand user manual that will aid you when it comes to setting it up and operating it.

Final considerations

Bottom line, the robot is totally worth considering if you want to replace your old lawn mower. Even though we would’ve liked it to come with more performance and safety features, the model is still a reliable choice. Therefore, you will surely appreciate the fact that the unit is fully automatic, is able to efficiently mow your lawn and it has some helpful smart features. At the same time, the design is very innovative and it’s made only of top-quality materials, meaning it’s very resistant and long-lasting. Furthermore, the unit is easy to use and maintain which is a great advantage for a lawn mower. However, we dislike the fact that it’s a little expensive, but since it’s manufactured by a reliable brand, we consider it a fair price.

PROS

CONS

Easy to operate Can’t mow multiple zones
Silent Needs frequent charging
Comes with more replacement blades No smartphone comaptibility
Sturdy construction  
Comes ready to use  

6 Comments

  1. Oscar says:

    I’m curious to find out what is the power consumption of this model. Do you have this information? Thanks.

    • Janice Rembrandt says:

      Yes, Oscar, we have this information for you. According to the manufacture’s specifications, the robot has a power consumption of 30 W.

  2. Jasmine says:

    Some robots come with extra blades, does this one has any other blades included?

    • Janice Rembrandt says:

      Hi, Jasmine. Yes, the robot lawn mower comes with 9 extra blades when you purchase the unit. In this way, you can conveniently replace the old ones when they become dull.

  3. Jason says:

    Does it come with any staples?

    • Janice Rembrandt says:

      Yes, Jason. At the purchase of the mower you will also receive a number of 200 staples.