Review: Husqvarna Automower 430X Robot Lawn Mower

    Mowing the lawn is a mandatory chore for those who care for the aesthetics of their property, but it's a very tiring one nonetheless. To make your life easier by completely getting rid of this tiring chore, the best thing for you to do is to invest in the Automower 430X by Husqvarna and let it handle mowing the lawn for you. To purchase it, you have to spend $2700. Due to the fact that it's produced by Husqvarna, it's easy to understand why it's a good idea to go with it, the quality of their products being…

Husqvarna Automower 430X Ratings

Mowing performance - 96%
Smart features - 98%
Maintenance - 94%
Safety - 95%
Durability - 95%

96%

EXCEPTIONAL

It's hard to find a robot lawn mower that does as great of a job as this mower. What makes this model such an ideal choice for all gardeners is the fact that it offers a great performance, the many features that it comes with ensuring that it won't encounter any problems when operating.

User Rating: 2.56 ( 64 votes)

 
 
Mowing the lawn is a mandatory chore for those who care for the aesthetics of their property, but it’s a very tiring one nonetheless. To make your life easier by completely getting rid of this tiring chore, the best thing for you to do is to invest in the Automower 430X by Husqvarna and let it handle mowing the lawn for you. To purchase it, you have to spend $2700. Due to the fact that it’s produced by Husqvarna, it’s easy to understand why it’s a good idea to go with it, the quality of their products being undeniable. The 57 dB that it produces when it operates surely won’t bother you or your neighbors, the discrete operation of the unit even allowing you to take a nap on the hammock while it does its job in the garden. It’s recommended for 0.8-acre lawns. To find out more about this product for you to better understand why it’s a must have for any gardener who wants less hassle and more free time, continue to read this review.

Mowing performance

The 3 pivoting razor blades of the unit offer a great mowing of your lawn in order to keep it healthy and looking perfect at all times. The cutting height of this model can be adjusted between 0.8-inch and 2.4 inches, so you don’t have to worry because there are plenty of options for you to choose from. It’s capable of multi-zone mowing and it can effectively navigate through narrow passageways without encountering any issues. In addition, it is able to mow inclines and declines of up to 45%, so you are assured that this model is great in operation no matter the type of terrain that it encounters.

Smart features

The mower features automatic programming. The mowing schedule of the unit can be changed by the user as desired. When it senses that the battery is running out of power, it will automatically return to the charging station and sit there until the battery is replenished. The smart navigation technology that it comes with ensures that it will find a fast and efficient path to follow when mowing your lawn in order to not only do a good job but to be as fast as possible at this task as well. Due to the fact that it’s smartphone compatible, it allows you to check on it and even set it to run when you’re away from home via the app. It features a useful rain sensor that makes it automatically return to the docking station when it starts to rain in order to prevent any damage from occurring. Also, a security PIN can be introduced in order to ensure that the unit won’t respond or operate in case someone else than yourself tries to use it.

Design and accessories

This unit measures 12.1 inches in height, 28.4 inches in length, and 22 inches in width. It weighs 29.1 pounds, so it won’t be very difficult to store it once winter comes and there won’t be a need for it to mow anymore. The fully waterproof design of this model ensures that it won’t suffer damage in case the humidity levels are too high or if it starts to rain and it is still operating. It comes with 1310 feet of perimeter wire, 600 pegs, 5 connectors, and 9 replacement blades. Unfortunately, it lacks a remote control, an aspect that has left some customers unpleased.

Safety

This model features obstacle detection, so you can rest assured that it won’t damage itself or your outdoor furniture pieces by knocking into them. Also, it features a useful anti-theft alarm that will sound off in case the robot leaves the perimeter of your home to alert you of this situation and scare off the burglars. Unfortunately, unlike other top of the line models, it doesn’t come with the child lock feature.

Maintenance

The mower is powered by a lithium-ion battery that takes only 65 minutes to fully recharge. When the battery is charged, it can operate for up to 135 minutes. The blades should be replaced as soon as you notice that the unit isn’t performing as well as it did when it comes to cutting the grass, usually being recommended to change them 1-2 times per year. When you do have to change the blades, set the main switch to position 0, turn the unit upside down, rotate the skid plate for the holes to align with the screw. Next, you have to remove the screw using a straight slot or cross-tip screwdriver. Afterward, simply remove the old blade and screw and replace them with the new ones.

Warranty and support

The product is backed by a 2-year warranty for parts and labor, and a 1-year warranty for the battery. In case you have difficulties with operating it, you will find the information that you need in the user manual that it comes with. Also, if you need extra information regarding its operation or any other details about the robot lawn mower, you can contact the customer support team via e-mail or telephone.

Final considerations

From our point of view, the Automower 430X is among the most powerful and efficient robotic lawn mowers of the moment. It’s equipped with advanced cutting technology that makes it a performant lawn mower which has only one purpose: to take care of your lawn’s quality. Therefore, as you’re read above, the unit comes with many impressive features that will help you achieve the best results without having to do too much, all these being possible due to the fact that it’s manufactured by a reliable brand, always dedicated to finding new ways to make things easier for their customers. As a final thought, we truly believe that this is the product to go with if you want to replace your old lawn mower.

PROS

CONS

Can mow multiple zones Doesn’t come with extra blades
Fully waterporoof Doesn’t feature a child lock feature
Can be operated by smartphone  
Automatic programming  
Fast recharge  

6 Comments

  1. Nicole says:

    Thanks for the review. I’m looking for a quiet robot lawn mower because I don’t want to disturb my neighbors. My current lawn mower is rather noisy and it’s not automatic. This seems to be the perfect unit for me because it features only 57 dB and it doesn’t need any assistance. I think I’ll buy it.

  2. Frank says:

    From what I see, the unit doesn’t feature a remote control. Can I buy it separately?

    • Janice Rembrandt says:

      Hello, Frank. Unfortunately, the model doesn’t have an optional remote control, but you can set it to run with the help of your smartphone.

  3. David says:

    How many blades does it feature?

    • Janice Rembrandt says:

      Hi, David. The model works with 3 pivoting razor blades and when purchasing the unit, you will receive 9 extra blades.