I love avoiding household jobs, and I love robots. So I’m all about the Automower 305, Husqvarna’s cheapest robotic lawnmower yet. But by cheap, I mean $2000. That’s a chunk of change, though certainly more realistic than $3000+ for their other models. The 305 is designed for gardens 500m² or less, and uses a rechargeable battery that provides a 50 minute mow time on 2.5 hours of charge.
It works by shaving millimetres of grass on each pass, and sends cuts back into the lawn to act as greening fertilizer. And if you’re super trusting and let it roam on the front yard, it has a PIN-based anti-theft kill switch.
Though the 305 weighs 7kg, it’s designed not flatten grass as it shuffles around within the boundary you’ve set using wires in a one off setup (as shown in the video below). You’ll start seeing the Automower 305 at Husqvarna authorised dealers in October. You can find ’em at: [Husqvarna Australia]