Compared to all the other models in our round up of the best robot lawn mowers, the Husqvarna Automower 315X is the most expensive gadget at around the $2,500 mark. But that’s the price you pay for having a piece of outdoor garden equipment that carries the Husqvarna name and quality.
The Swedish manufacturer actually invented the first ever robotic lawn mower in 1994 and has been continuously developing mowing robots since then. Unlike any of the other robotic lawn mowers we have reviewed, like the Gardena 4069 or MOWRO RM24A, the price includes the installation of the boundary wires.
The Husqvarna Automower 315X is the smallest model in the brand’s X-Line range. This range comes with all the added extras that you could need – including a GPS tracking system, LED headlights, and Automower Connect. The latter enables you to control the lawnmower remotely via an app. But whilst it’s the smallest in the X-line series, it is one of the most powerful machines for larger lawns and slopes.
Husqvarna Automower 315X: Features
The Husqvarna Automower 315X has three razor-sharp blades which cut little and often to create very fine grass clippings. According to the Swedish manufacturer, these fine grass clippings ‘act as a natural fertilizer for your lawn so there’s no need for bagging’.
Spot cutting mode is another feature the Husqvarna Automower has. This enables the robotic lawn mower to cut a section of longer grass in spiral motions to even out the grass length. Once the mower has finished making the grass even, it will resume in automatic mode. This is handy if you have longer grass in some areas because of garden furniture coverage.
The Husqvarna Automower 315X also doesn’t leave any tire marks after it’s finished cutting the grass. And when it needs more charge, it automatically takes itself back to the charging dock the robotic lawn mower comes with. Using GPS, this clever mower will get to know your garden layout and will ensure it covers all areas of the lawn to do a thorough job.
Perhaps the added extra of this robot lawn mower is the fact it comes with Automower Connect. This is Husqvarna’s own app which can be used with its range of robot mowers. The special app gives lets you control the mower. You can start, park, or stop the lawnmower simply by operating it via the app. Plus, thanks to the built-in GPS, you can keep track of the robot’s movements on your property via a map view. Not only does this minimize the risk of theft, but its high-sounding alarm (which sounds when it is picked up without having its pin entered), adds another layer of protection.
Husqvarna Automower 315X: Performance
Weighing in at 9 kilos, the Husqvarna Automower 315X mows areas up to 0.4 acres and can cope with inclines up to 40% inside the working area. It can also take tough terrain (like gravel or tarmac) in its stride, as it can be programmed to skip sidewalks.
The three blades have a cutting width of 22cm with a minimum cutting height of 20mm and maximum of 60mm.
Once charged fully, the Husqvarna Automower 315X has a typical mow time of around 70 minutes. This is over double the amount of time the average home lawn takes to mow (standing at just 30 minutes). The sturdy robotic lawn mower can handle traveling over leaves and small twigs, however, it’s normally best to clear your lawn of any huge obstructions.
The Husqvarna Automower 315X is powered to perform in rain or shine and it’s suitable to use even when it’s raining.
Husqvarna Automower 315X: Design
Perhaps one of the first things you will notice about the Husqvarna Automower 315X, is that it looks more like a high-spec toy car than a lawn mower. The body of the Husqvarna Automower 315X is black, it has got LED headlights, a front bumper, and orange-colored wheel caps.
The LED headlights are energy-efficient – perfect if you are looking for a robotic lawn mower that can work after hours. The only other time the lights will flash on if there is a malfunction with the device.
If the Automower is lifted off the ground or tips over, the cutting blades are designed to automatically shut off. The front bumper is made from rubber, making it strong and resilient if it bashes into anything.
Husqvarna Automower 315X: User reviews
The Husqvarna Automower 315X robot lawn mower hasn't got masses of user reviews and that's because it was only released in 2020. However, it has received an overall star rating of 3.5 stars out of five on Amazon.
Positive user reviews mention how this is the ‘best auto-mower ever’ as it’s super quiet and does a ‘super job cutting’ the lawn evenly. Whilst one commented it was ‘overpriced’ and another said that in less than one year of ownership, one of the wheels has ‘fallen of twice’.
Should you buy the Husqvarna Automower 315X?
Although this is one of the most expensive robot lawn mowers we reviewed, it does come with all the features you could want and more. You can control it remotely, it has GPS, and it comes with anti-theft features to give you some peace of mind. This powerful robot lawn mower is best suited for larger lawns and those with steep slopes.
But there are other inexpensive lawn mowers that could get the job done. What will determine whether you purchase this or not, is whether you want the ease of installation (instead of laying the boundary wires yourself) and whether you will use all the extra high-spec features.