In a ten week long test, Swedish testing company Bäst-i-test has tested nine robotic mowers for homeowners. The test analysed functionality, efficiency, reliability and design in relation to price. Husqvarna Automower® 330X was awarded best premium choice.
Quote from the tester:
Husqvarna Automower® 330X – exclusive luxury model with unbeatable performance and functionality.
The test areas were set up to mimic a regular garden, including the following challenges often found in private gardens:
• Uneven and steep lawn areas
• Trees, bushes, roots, paths, flowerbeds, sandbox, swings and trampoline
• Difficult ground, i.e. sand, newly planted grass, smaller piles of leaves, needles and pine cones
• Challenging cutting areas, i.e. narrow passages, sharp corners, corners with multiple obstacles, secondary lawn areas
• Long, thick and wet grass
The test period lasted ten weeks and the cutting results were reviewed after the machine had been operating on a regular basis. Each model was tested in different test areas, which each offering a set of challenges for the product. The participating mowers’ stops were counted, and the effect this had on the cutting results taken into consideration. Additionally, the test also analysed safety, cutting technique, cutting speed, noise, design and usability.
Robotic mowers have been on the market since 1995 when Husqvarna introduced the SolarMower, a predecessor to today’s robotic mowers. Since then, Husqvarna has launched several high quality robotic mowers with high reliability and safety considerations, always with the ambition to enable effortless mowing with perfect cutting results.
• Gardena R160
• Husqvarna Automower® 330X
• Gardena R40 Li
• Husqvarna Automower® 308
• Bosch Indego
• Honda Miimo
• Stiga Autoclip 527
• AL-KO Robolinho 100
• Stiga Autoclip 520
For more information on the Husqvarna Automower® range visit their website at: http://www.husqvarna.com/uk/products/robotic-mowers/husqvarna-robotic-mowers-for-homeowners/