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AUTOMOWER FAQs

Do you have questions about Automowers?
We're here to answer them.

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How does the Automower know where to cut?


A perimeter wire is run around the property to guide the Automower. The X Series Husqvarna Automower also uses GPS to learn the layout of your yard and navigate for optimal coverage.




Do trenches need to be dug into my yard to lay wires?


No digging is required to install the perimeter wires for the Automower. Instead, the wires are laid by “stapling” them into the dirt. This makes Automower guidewire installation and repair fast and easy, eliminating the need to regrow dug up grass.




What if the perimeter wire gets cut?


Should something happen to the guiding wire, the Automower Connect app will notify you as well as our monitoring team. If repairs are needed, we will come out and patch or replace the guide wires ASAP.




Are Automowers safe for kids and small pets?


Yes, Automowers are equipped with sensors to detect people, pets, and obstacles so it can safely avoid them. The Automower’s blades automatically stop if it’s picked up. While new to many Americans, over 1 million Husqvarna Automowers have been sold in Europe over the past 25 years, all while maintaining a stellar safety record.




What happens to the grass clippings?


Because the Automower trims the grass so frequently, the clippings are small enough to simply fall back into the soil where they act like a natural fertilizer -- no need to rake or bag them.




Can the Automower handle sidewalks, driveways, and rocky terrain?


Automowers can cross over sidewalks and driveways without issue. Gravel and uneven ground are usually fine, too. During installation, we’ll test to make sure the Automower can navigate all the terrain it needs to travel over.




Can the Automower work in the rain?


Automowers are built to work just fine in dew and light rain. If the downpour gets to be too much, the Automower is programmed to return to its charging station or find a safe spot to wait out the storm.




Can Automower handle hills?


Some Automower units can mow hills as steep as 70 percent slope.




Can the Automower be scheduled to run at certain times?


Yes, absolutely. You can schedule when your Automower runs. If you need to use your yard while it’s running, you can always send it back to its charging station where it will wait until told to resume.




Will Automower keep running when I’m out of town?


Yes, that’s one of the perks of an Automower! Your grass will continue to be cut like clockwork so you come home to a beautiful yard. You can monitor your Automower remotely from the Automower Connect app. If problems need troubleshooting while you’re out of town (like a downed tree branch blocking the Automower’s path), our monitoring team can handle it for you.




What if my Automower gets stolen?


Automowers won’t work outside of the lawn they were installed on, making them useless to anyone else. Your Autmower will also have our identifying stickers and a unique ID code. Automower models with GPS can be tracked remotely through the Automower Connect app.