Husqvarna Automower 435X AWD Review

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By Lawnbot on 18 May 2021
Husqvarna Automower AWD 435X AWD Review
Our Verdict
The Husqvarna Automower 435X AWD is one of the most sophisticated robot mowers on the market. It uses all-wheel-drive technology and a pivoting rear wheel assembly to climb hills, moves through complex landscapes, and navigate uneven terrain. The GPS map software ensures that your lawn is cut evenly and efficiently.
However, the Husqvarna Automower 435X AWD is by far the most expensive robotic lawn mower that we've reviewed and tested.

Price Range: AU5900-$6200

Max Mowing Area: 3500m²

Max Slope: 35º

Battery Life: 100 mins

Warranty: 2 Years

Features
Design
Performance

PROS

+Incredible AWD design

+Great on slopes & uneven terrain

+Mobile app compatibility

+Great mow-to-charge ratio

CONS

-Very expensive

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Husqvarna launched the first-ever robotic lawnmower in 1994 and have been perfecting their designs every since.

Th Husqvarna Automower 435X truly reflects Husqvarna's experience with their willingness to innovate. The 435X is the first mower to use the pivoting body design, and it looks like an absolute beast!

Let's break it down...

•Performance

The Automower 435X AWD uses 3 pivoting razor blades attached to a single rotating cutting disc, just like the Automower 315x. This is no surprise as Husqvarna has seen some great success using this cutting blade configuration, and it makes no sense to change.

As you'd expect, the Automower 435x outclasses all other robotic mowers on rough terrain and steep inclines, using its unique pivoting body and AWD to navigate uneven surfaces and climb hills up to 35º.

Another stand out for this model is its incredibly fast recharging speed. For every 100 minutes of mowing time, the 435x will only need to recharge for 30 minutes, which is incredible compared to the rest of the market.

•Features

A great feature of the Automower 435X AWD is Automower Connect. This is Husqvarna's proprietary app that can be used with a range of robotic lawnmowers to control your Automower 435X completely through the mobile app remotely.

The onboard GPS will create a map of your property, remember where it's mowed, and adjust its pattern to maximise performance and efficiency.

Thanks to the built-in GPS, you can also track the robots' movements on your property via a map view. This minimizes the risk of theft and gives the loud alarm system an additional layer of protection.

•Design

Undoubtedly the most unique aspect of the 435x is its innovative pivoting rear body and AWD design, the pivoting body assists in navigating steep hills and rough terrain.

The Husqvarna Automower 435X AWD is larger than other robot mowers and weighs significantly more at 17.3kg. 

The Automower 435X is also weatherproof, which allows it to operate in all weather conditions if needed effectively.

Another unique feature of the Husqvarna Automower 435x is its LED headlights, which assist this robot mower when working during the night.

•In a nutshell

The Automower 435x truly is a work of art designed for larger lawns with steep inclines and rough terrain.

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Husqvarna Automower 435x Specifications

  • Main Features

    Warranty: 2 years

    Lawn Size: 3500m²

    Maximum Slope: 35º

    Mobile App: Yes

    Voice Control: Yes

    Wifi Connected: Yes

    Auto-Charging: Yes

    Auto-Scheduling: Yes

  • Cutting

    Cutting Range: 3-7cm

    Cutting Width: 22cm

    Cutting System: 3 pivoting razor blades

  • Battery

    Mowing Time: 100 mins

    Charging Time: 30 mins

    Battery Type: Lithium-Ion

    Battery Capacity: 5.0Ah

  • Noise

    Noise Output: 60db

  • Safety

    Life Sensor: Yes

    Tilt Sensor: Yes

    Emergency Stop: Yes

  • Security

    Pin Code: Yes

    Alarm: Yes

    Gps Tracking: Yes

  • Dimensions

    Size: 930x550x290mm

    Weight: 17.3Kg

Lawnbot Rating

4.8/5 Stars

Husqvarna Automower 435X AWD Performance

All robotic lawnmowers look fantastic on paper ... however, their appearance on paper and their real-world performance are often completely different.

So the big question for the Automower 435X is how well it works in the real world. Let's break it down for you...


Edge Mowing

We have to first mention that no robotic lawnmower on the market today has its edges perfectly trimmed. They all lose a thin strip on some of the edges. The 435X is no different. It leaves a small uncut streak along the edges, especially if the edge is against a wall or other obstacle.


Slope Navigation

The Husqvarna 435x's innovative pivoting body, and AWD allows it to tackle hills and slopes of up to an incredible 35°! This is by far the best robotic lawn mower for steep slopes.

automower 435x on slopes


Mow-to-charge Ratio

We were very impressed with the mow-to-charge ratio of the 435x. When it comes to robotic lawnmowers, a load ratio greater than 1:1 is considered pretty good. For every 100 minutes of mowing time, the Automower 435x will only need 30 minutes to fully recharge!

The Automower 435x is an incredibly efficient robot mower.


GPS-Assisted Navigation

The Automower has a built-in GPS that creates a map of your lawn. The Husqvarna Automower 435X tracks which parts of the yard it has already covered and adjusts its mowing pattern to improve your mowing performance and efficiency.

The GPS can also be used as a great anti-theft device as you can easily track the location of your Automower using your mobile app.


LED Headlights

The Husqvarna team went out of their way to ensure that this model can actually work effectively around the clock. Energy-efficient LED headlights improve the sensor function at night.

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These lights make it easier to identify the mower in the dark and start flashing to indicate a malfunction.


Weather-proof Design

With its weather-proof design, the Automower 435x can be operated in any weather conditions. This also makes cleaning your lawnmower ten times easier as you can use a hose to remove all of the grass debris.

See the Automower 435x in action!


 

Husqvarna Automower 435X vs Husqvarna Automower 535X

Today we are going to compare the Husqvarna Automower 435x against the Automower 535X. These two models look very similar but they differ in a few different ways.

To simplify the answer for you, the 435X is designed for personal use while the 535X is designed for commercial use.

The Automower 535X is mechanically identical to the 435X, the only difference is a few design tweaks and remote fleet control on the 535X.

Let's take a closer look...


What's the Difference Between the Automower 435X and 535X?

These models are almost identical in design, however, the 535X is tweaked for public use. Here are the main differences:

•Colour

While the 435X comes in a nice dark grey tint, the 535X sports the traditional Husqvarna bright orange colours.

•LED Lights

The 535X does not come with LED headlights like the 435X.

•Onboard Control Panel

While the 435x comes with a 2.8" LED control panel, Husqvarna has swapped the LED screen for a simpler push-button control system. This is partially to make it easier for inexperienced users to operate the mower, and also to prevent vandalism to the mower.

•Guide-wire

The Automower 435x uses the traditional 2 guide wire system to help it navigate its mowing area while the Automower 535x uses 3 guide wires to help it navigate more effectively and give the user more control within a commercial envirionment.

•Husqvarna Fleet Services

The main difference between the Automower 535x and 435x is that the 535x is designed to be a commercially used mower.

Husqvarnas Fleet services software allows you to monitor and control a whole fleet of commercial robot mowers remotely. Imagine being able to mow 20 soccer fields at once while in the warmth and comfort of your office...

•Pricing

While you can get the privately used Automower 435x for $5999, its commercial brother is going to set you back $6299.

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How to Install the Husqvarna Automower 435X

Not sure how to set your Automower up? We've all been there. Setting up your first robotic mower can be a tricky business...

Fortunately for you, we've spent hundreds of hours setting up and installing robotic lawnmowers. We are here to guide you step by step through the perfect installation of your Automower. It is best to allow at least 6 hours to install your robotic lawnmower.

It's much better to take your time and get everything right the first time than going back and fixing things later.

Relax and take the time to read these steps. The better you install it, the better your mower will work...

 

Step-by-step guide on how to install the Automower 435x:


Step 1: Gather installation tools

Before you begin the installation, you need to gather all the correct tools.

Here's what you're going to need:

-Roll of guidewire

-Guidewire pegs

-Guidewire connectors

-Charging base

-Charging base power supply unit

-Charging base pegs

-Automower ruler

-A mallet/hammer

-A set of pliers

After gathering all your equipment, it's time to start step 2


Step 2: Planning

It is important to have a clearly drawn plan before you start hammering away at your guidewire pegs. Here's how to plan your Automower installation:

-Draw an overview of your property and decide the areas where you want your Automower 435x to mow.

-Choose a location for your charging station (keep this in mind). It should be within 5 m of a power source and on a level surface, preferably in the shade.

-Now, start to plan your guidewire by drawing from one side of your charging station and continue around the areas you want to be mowed.

-To isolate garden beds or furniture, draw a line directly from the boundary to the isolation area. Continue around the isolation area completely and return the way you came on the same line as shown below.


Step 3: Installing charging station

-Find a flat surface, less than 5m from a power source, and preferably in the shade.

- Leave about 0.5m free on either side and 3m directly ahead of your charging station to allow the 435x to dock without hassle

- Position the base of the charging station in the location you have chosen.

- Fasten your base by screwing the supplied screws into the ground with your allen key.

-Connect your charging base to power and turn it on

-Plug your Automower into the base charging station and allow it to charge while you lay the perimeter wire.


Step 4: Laying perimeter wire

-Start at your charging station, leaving approximately 30cm free at the end of your guidewire (you'll need this to connect to the charging station later), then continue around the boundary line of your lawn.

-Have the Automower ruler on hand to measure the distance between certain objects.

-Keep laying the guidewire around the border according to your drawn plan, inserting a guidewire peg approximately every 1 meter.

- In the corners, instead of laying the wire at a sharp 90 ° angle, round to a more even angle of 45 °. This helps your Automower navigate corners more efficiently.

- To isolate an object, run the cable 90° from the boundary to the desired isolation zone. Go clockwise around the isolation zone and follow the wire in the same way to the boundary it came from by pinning both guidewires together using a single peg.

-When you return to the charging station, run the guidewire to the back of the charging station, leaving 30cm free.

-Cut off the excess perimeter wire.

-Clamp the supplied Husqvarna guidewire connectors to each end of the guidewire