Husqvarna Automower 115H

Husqvarna Automower 115H Review

Husqvarna Automower 115H is an entry-level residential robotic mower that will give you the perfect lawn 24/7 if you own a small or medium-sized yard with up to 0.4 acres of grass.

With the rising popularity of robotic mowers around the world, let’s take a look if it’s worth you’re money.

If you’re in a rush, here’s a quick overview. For a more in-depth take, keep reading.

Pros & Cons

  • Professional installation included
  • Cuts up to 3.6″ (9 cm) high
  • Handles slopes up to 30%
  • Works in the rain
  • Security features
  • No GPS
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth connection has a 100 ft (30 m) limit
  • No control while you’re not home
  • Can lose battery before returning back to charge
  • Reliant on the guidewire or boundary wire to get back to the docking station

Conclusion

For mowing simple lawns without any crazy obstacles, the Automower 115H does an excellent job. It’s a great entry-level option. More complex terrain may with narrow corridors requires a higher tier model with GPS or multi-guide wire. The professional installation included in the price is also a huge incentive. If you want to get a premium robotic lawn mower without breaking a bank, this is one of the best ways to do so.

Husqvarna Automower 115H Robotic Lawn Mower

How it works

If you know robotic lawn mowers work, feel free to skip to the features section below the video.

There are 3 key parts for this machine to work:

  • The mower
  • The charging station
  • The boundary wire

The mower works inside an electronic “fence” created by a loop signal sent from the charging station through the boundary wire.

If the mower comes close to the wire, it detects the signal, stops, and continues in another direction.

Automowers work fully automatically.

When batteries run low, there are several ways the mower can return to the charging station:

  • Follow a radio signal sent from the charging station
  • Follow a guide wire
  • Follow the boundary wire

When the battery is fully charged, it returns to work without your intervention.

Husqvarna Automower 115H entering its docking station

Installation

A robotic mower requires time for installation, however, this is a one-time effort, that will give you more or less maintenance-free lawn for many years.

You can do the installation yourself, but the most convenient way is to let the dealer do the job. They use a cost-effective tool that places the wire a few inches underground and has experience with all kinds of challenges from other yards. And since the installation is included in the price of the machine, it’s a no-brainer.

The boundary wire is laid around the yard, ensuring that the automower will never work outside this area. The wire can also be placed around flower beds and other areas you don’t want to be mowed. When you place the wires close to each other on the way back, the signal is canceled and the robotic mower will pass. Then you have created what we call “islands”.

Husqvarna Automower has a collision sensor, when it hits something, it’ll stop and change directions. As it is designed to regularly handle gentle bumps, obstacles like trees and walls don’t always need to be fenced by the boundary wire.

If you have remote areas with narrow passages, guide wires can be laid there to guide the robotic mower through the passage. Some models are also assisted by GPS navigation.

Husqvarna Automower 115H mowing lawn

Movement

For the first time, it’s best to start the mower at the highest cutting height.

The mower works in a free movement pattern. This will efficiently let the mower find every challenging corner of the yard. Under bushes, benches, between trees – everywhere.

Generally, after 2 days all grass is cut, depending on the size of your yard. Now you can lower the cutting height.

Yard types

The mower can handle really rough terrain, slopes, holes, and temporary obstacles like pine cones and fruit are not a problem. It’s designed to work in rain. Useful when you live in an area with regular rainfall.

It’s so quiet that it can work at night without disturbing anyone.

You’ll have total control over its working hours. For example, you can choose to let it work only at night, so you have the lawn for yourself whenever you like. You can use the display on the mower, or the App –  Automower Connect.

Husqvarna has more than 20 years of experience in robotic mowers and has refined the technology over time. As a result, Husqvarna Automower is reliable, which is important for the concept.

If you leave your house for longer periods, you can be confident that the lawn will still be maintained while you were away. After a week you can already see a big difference in the yard. All grass is cut and will never be tall again.

Grass quality

The robot mower will now continue to work and constantly cut the grass as it grows, but just a few fractions of an inch at a time. This is by far the most gentle way to cut grass. And ît keeps moss away.

Before you probably cut the lawn when the grass was too high and you took off a few inches. You might have used a collector to get rid of the clippings. However, this removes any natural goodness from the soil. The clippings from Husqvarna Automower are only a fraction of an inch long. It’ll fall to the soil, decompose and serve as natural nutrition for your lawn.

Since Husqvarna Automower works with razor-sharp blades the grass is cut with a fine edge, which also helps improve the grass quality.

Husqvarna Automower 115H mowing a lawn next to a house

Safety

There are 2 schools of cutting systems.

One uses a heavy and massive steel blade with high kinetic energy to tear off the grass.

Automower is equiped with Husqvarna’s safety blades. They are very strong but thin. Has a low weight and are pivoting, when they hit a hard obstacle, they just fold away.

The cutting swath is not the entire width of the mower. There are several inches worth of space between the edge and the blades. This is why you still have to go around with a string trimmer to do the finishing touches around the boundaries.

Automower has several sensors. When lifted the cutting disk stops. And whatever it runs into the sensors will stop the mower and it will continue in another direction.

Theft protection

Husqvarna automower is protected from theft in several ways.

  • A PIN code is required for any intervention.
  • An alarm will immediately sound if the code ignores when the mower is stopped or lifted
  • The machine is useless when stolen as it can’t be matched to other charging stations
  • When reported stolen, it will be blacklisted in all support
  • Some models have a built-in geofence. If brought outside your home, the alarm will go off and will automatically send tracking data.

Husqvarna has a wide range of robotic mowers that suit small to large yards. All have the same clever technology in capability to handle complex yards. In short, when installing a Husqvarna Automower you will enjoy an almost maintenance-free lawn that is nice-looking and healthy all year round.

Design

1. Graphic menu display, medium-sized

High resolution, medium-sized display with graphic menu structure. Easy to use with a self-explaining set-up.

2. Theft protection by alarm/PIN code

Different level theft protection for high security. If the mower carried away a high-sounding alarm starts and can only be deactivated with the mower’s unique PIN code.

3. Lift & Tilt sensors

If Automower® is lifted off the ground or tips over, the cutting automatically shuts off. In addition, the blades are rotating far from the outer edge of the machine. If Automower® meets an obstacle it will stop and redirect itself without causing any damage.

4. Weatherproof

Automower® can be outside around the clock and is designed to function properly and unattended regardless of the weather conditions. Automower® is built to withstand the harsh Nordic climate without any problems.

Ease of use

1. Automower Connect@HOME

Automower® Connect gives you full control of the mower right in your smartphone. You can easily send start, stop and park commands, check and adjust settings. If required also receive alarms and track your mower’s position in case of theft – wherever you are.

Standard on X-line, optional for all 300-400 series.

2. Guided passage handling

Husqvarna Automower® automatically senses narrow passages and lets the mower follow the guidewire even through the smallest passages.

3. Guidewire – PATENTED

The guidewire helps the mower to find its way back to the charging station, which will reduce searching times, especially for complex lawns.

4. Scheduling

You decide if you want Automower® to mow the lawn around the clock and 7 days a week.

5. Easy height adjustment

The cutting height adjustment is easily done from above by turning one large knob.

6. Automatic charging

When Automower® needs more power, it finds its own way back to the charging station.

Performance

1. Manages slopes up to 30%

Large coarse-tread wheels provide excellent traction even if the surface is slippery. The mower handles slopes up to 30%.

2. Remote start points x3

A uniform cutting result throughout the lawn thanks to the possibility to start the mowing at three different remote locations along the patented guide wire, out from the charging station. The larger the grass area, the better and more important with several starting points. With active GPS-assisted navigation (specific models), the remote starting points are autoset and manual settings are not needed.

3. Reliability

Robotic lawn mowing is all about reliability. Husqvarna has during 25 years of development refined its mower concept to achieve the highest level of reliability, quality, and cutting result, with a minimum of assistance.

4. No emissions

Because it is electrically powered, Automower® produces no harmful emissions.

5. Flexible charging station placement

Enables flexible placement of the charging station in the garden which simplifies the installation and secures reliable docking every time.

6. Silent

Thanks to its unique cutting system, Automower® works extremely discreetly and quietly and just when you want.

9. Unique cutting system

Husqvarna Automower® cuts just a little but frequently, which assures a nice and healthy lawn. It is equipped with sharp razor-like blades made of strong carbon steel mounted on a robust cutting disc system. This provides for efficient operation and extremely low energy consumption.

8. Low energy consumption

Efficient energy management means low energy consumption, allowing Automower® to operate at a fraction of the cost of conventional lawnmowers.

Features

Automower 115HAutomower 115H (4G)
Automower Connect
Automower Connect@HOME
Guided passage handling
Guidewire – PATENTED
Manages slopes up to 30%
Remote start points x3
Flexible charging station placement
Easy height adjustment
Graphic menu display, medium-sized
Reliability
Silent
Unique cutting system
No emissions
Theft protection by alarm/PIN code
Automatic charging
Low energy consumption
Scheduling
Lift & Tilt sensors
Weatherproof

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Specifications

Husqvarna Automower 115HHusqvarna Automower 115H (4G)
Capacity
Working area capacity0.4 acre ±20%
4 km² ±20%
0.4 acre ±20%
4 km² ±20%
Maximum slope performance inside installation30%30%
Maximum slope performance at boundary15%10%
Charging systemAutomaticAutomatic
Search systemSinglesearchSinglesearch
Follow guide11
Area capacity per hour721 ft²
219.8 m²
721 ft²
219.8 m²
Max active time24 h24 h
Cutting system
Cutting system3 pivoting razor blades3 pivoting razor blades
Cutting Height, min-max2 – 3.6 in
5 – 9 cm
2 – 3.6 in
5 – 9 cm
Cutting width8.66 in
22 cm
8.66 in
22 cm
Cutting height adjustmentManualManual
Skid plateNoNo
Dual cutting directionNoNo
Safety & Security
GPS Theft trackingNoNo
PIN codeYesYes
AlarmYesYes
Lift sensorYesYes
Tilt sensorYesYes
Ultrasonic sensorNoNo
Product data
Weight20.7 lbs
9.39 kg
20.7 lbs
9.39 kg
Product size (L x W x H)23.2 x 17.7 x 10.6 in
58.9 x 45 x 26.9 cm
23.2 x 17.7 x 10.6 in
58.9 x 45 x 26.9 cm
ColorGreyGrey
Protection index (IP code)IPX5IPX5
Battery typeLi-IonLi-Ion
Battery capacity2.0 Ah2.0 Ah
Charging current1.3 A1.3 A
Typical mow time on one charge60 min60 min
Typical charging time60 min60 min
Mean energy consumption at maximum use10 kWh10 kWh
Control
User interfaceKeypad and display/AppKeypad and display/App
DisplayMedium LCD displayMonoChrome Graphical Display 2.1”
ConnectivityBluetoothBluetooth
App controlledAutomower ConnectHomeAutomower ConnectHome
Smart home integrationNoNo
Firmware updateDealer serviceDealer service
Included at purchase
Extra blades6 pcs6 pcs
Stakes800 pcs800 pcs
Loop wire1476 ft
450 m
1476 ft
450 m

Other Husqvarna residential robotic lawn mowers

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