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Do robot lawn mowers work on hills?

Robot lawn mower working on steep hill
Discover how robotic lawn mowers like the Husqvarna Automower® are revolutionising lawn care on hilly terrains.

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Homeowners with steep or hilly lawns often find themselves at a crossroads when considering modern lawn care solutions. A frequently asked question we encounter at Landpower Robotics is, “Do robot lawn mowers work on hills?” The short answer is yes, but let’s dive deeper into this topic to provide reassurance and confidence for those considering a robotic mower for their hilly terrains.

Can Robot Mowers Cope with Slopes?

Absolutely. Today’s robotic mowers are engineered to handle slopes and inclines with ease. Specifically, Husqvarna’s Automower® has models like the 435X AWD and 535 AWD, designed to tackle steep slopes with an impressive capability of managing inclines up to 70% (35˚), equivalent to a black ski slope.

The Maximum Slope for a Robot Mower

Each model has its specifications, but standard Automower® models can manage slopes with an incline of 25–50%. The key is to match your lawn’s steepness with the right model, ensuring optimal performance on your specific terrain. We can help you decide the best Automower® model for your garden with a free site visit.

Optimising Installation for Steep Slopes

For those with challenging, hilly gardens, it’s crucial to optimise the boundary and guide wire installation. For steeper areas, Husqvarna recommends laying the boundary wire on flat ground before the slope begins. This ensures the mower navigates these areas without compromising on performance or safety.

Disadvantages of a Robotic Mower?

While robotic mowers offer numerous benefits, it’s essential to acknowledge some limitations. For instance, they require a well-optimised installation, especially in uneven terrains, and may need manual repositioning if they get stuck in an unusual spot. However, these are minor compared to the convenience and efficiency they offer. Again, we can provide installation of your new robotic mower to ensure it is optimised for your specific garden.

The Best Robotic Lawn Mower for Steep Slopes

When it comes to steep slopes, the Husqvarna Automower® models, particularly the 435X AWD and 535 AWD, stand out. Their all-wheel-drive functionality provides excellent traction, even on challenging inclines, making them ideal for hilly gardens.

Improving Traction and Performance

Maintaining clean wheels and possibly using a terrain kit, including heavy rear wheels and wheel brushes, can further enhance traction on sloping lawns. Most Automower® models also feature Slope Control, improving performance on steep slopes and decreasing lawn wear near the boundary wire.

Efficiently Manage Hilly Terrains

So, do robot lawn mowers work on hills? With the right model, like Husqvarna’s Automower® series, and proper installation, your robotic mower can efficiently manage hilly terrains, offering you a beautifully maintained lawn without the physical strain of manual mowing.

Ready to conquer those steep slopes with ease? Explore our range of Husqvarna Automowers® tailored for hilly terrains and find the perfect match for your garden. Contact us at Landpower Robotics for expert advice and say goodbye to the hassle of mowing steep slopes manually!

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