Are you thinking about buying a Robotic Lawn Mower?

Are you thinking about buying a Robotic Lawn Mower?

Are Robotic lawn mowers worth the investment?

Husqvarna Automower 315This is one of the most common questions when discussing the potential purchase of a robotic lawn mower such as the Husqvarna AutoMower 315X, as the initial investment cost can seem to be more expensive than a standard mower.

Cost Saving

The future cost saving isn’t just in terms of money, but a lot of time is saved by letting the machine do the hard work of cutting the grass. How many of us before we go away on our summer holidays have to rush around making sure the grass is cut and then on our return it is usually the first job we have to do. Well a Husqvarna automower eliminates the stress.

robotic lawn mowerEverybody wants to have the nicest lawn and investing in a robotic lawn mower such as the Husqvarna Automower is the first step to working towards that. As the lawn can be cut daily, the quality of the lawn soon improves without the cost of a skilled gardener having to make frequent visits. Weeds and moss are kept at bay as they aren’t given the chance to grow and spoil the look of your lawn. Also, the commercial robotic lawn mower is constantly cutting very small amounts off the tip off the grass plant which falls back into the lawn and provides a food source. So, there is already a potential saving on cost of the gardener, weedkiller and fertiliser for your lawn. With the reduction of chemicals input into the soil, it must be a winning formula.

The savings don’t stop there. For example, the Husqvarna Automowers run on a battery with average running costs to charge the machine of between £8-£42 per season. So, no more driving to the petrol station, filling your 5 litre petrol cans which nobody enjoys doing and the price of fuel is constantly rising, so year on year the savings are only going to increase.

Husqvarna AutomowerA 'Greener' Mower

We are all looking to be greener these days and what’s more green than a battery powered robotic lawn mower. Not only in terms of emissions but also noise pollution as the machines when compared to a standard plug-in mower or petrol machine are very quiet.

When robotic lawn mowers such as the Husqvarna Automowers are purchased for commercial sites the investment can be very rewarding as the customer can choose the time of day and length of time the machine will work. So, if it has been purchased by a school or a work place that is in a noise sensitive area the mower can be programmed to work through the night so during the day nobody is disturbed.

As the Husqvarna automower 315X is cutting so frequently this can also benefit those who are sensitive to grass allergies as the small amount of clippings fall back into the grass and allergens do not become airborne.

Security – Anti-Theft

Security is a very big feature on these machines as on many of the Husqvarna automower models if the machine goes out of its boundary not only does an alarm sound on the machine, also a message is sent to any mobile phone that is paired with the machine. If the machine was stolen it would be worthless.

Safety

A commercial robotic lawn mower like the Husqvarna automower is a very safe mowing option. The blades on the machine are so small and there is very little risk of injury should somebody get their fingers under the machine.

Easy Storage

As the robotic lawn mowers can be stored on their docking station when not in use this also can create space in the shed/storage building. Then it’s a simple job to take in and store in the winter months with minimal space required.

Maintenance

The service cost of a robotic lawn mower can be as little as 20% of a ride on mower and in addition, remember there isn’t any waste oil from the machine that has to be disposed of correctly.

commercial robotic lawn mowerSummary

So, to summarise once the initial investment is made into the purchase and installation of your Husqvarna Automower, you start to save on time, chemicals, running cost, noise and emission pollution, minimising the dangers of cutting your lawn, servicing and storage space.

A robotic lawn mower such as the Husqvarna Automower really is worth the investment. 

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