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This has to be one of the coolest and most useful gadgets I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing. Husqvarna’s robotic lawnmower, called the Automower.
The small rectangular device is abut the size of a standard lawn mower, but has no handle. One other key difference? it operates almost completely silently! The only sound you can hear while it’s running is a soft whir and the clipping of the grass.The Automower benefits from a professional installation; mine was done by local Husqvarna dealers Alberta Forest & Garden. A ‘track’ of rubber-coated copper wire is laid in the grass and spiked in tightly. Then the mower operates within its boundaries.
The robot mower will be mulching my lawn for the next few weeks – watch for a full review here on the blog, and it’ll get demonstrated on an upcoming CTV Tech Talk. I’ll also talk about how you keep it from being stolen, and how you can get it to cut your front lawn AND your back yard, even if the grass doesn’t connect.
Do you have questions about the mower; how it works, whether it might be right for you? Let me know in comments below!