The 450X is the top of the automower range from the Husqvarna brand. It’s a serious robot mower to large-sized lawns of up to 5000 square meters or 1.25 acres. This automated mowing machine makes use of a GPS-assisted mapping feature to accurately eat tall grass in the area. It can also handle slopes of up to 24 degrees, and users can take advantage of its mowing prowess in a day or night operations.
Efficiency in mowing is the best way to describe the 450X. It presents an amazing finish as it creates a velvety lawn. Its dimensions are large which may require more space in your garage or tool shed, but its heft comes with the right features for every lawn. This automatic lawn mower even comes with an easy-to-use control application fit for every user regardless of tech know-how.
Design and Features
Take a look at the Husqvarna 450X Automower and you’ll find it to be on par with several other flagship automated mowers on the market. However, its looks are where the similarities end with other automowers out there.
This model is a fully-autonomous lawn mower equipped with numerous automated features like GPS-assisted mapping, PIN-based security, GSM networking, and ultrasonic obstacle detection. It even supports Amazon Alexa’s voice control.
Its moving pattern is random; this automatic lawn-mowing machine will back up and spin around at different angles as soon as it detects obstacles in its path. Its battery life will run for about three hours before it needs a recharge. As for its speed, it chews up tall grass on your lawn up to 3 km/h. Its cutting width is only 24 centimeters across. However, if you’re going to run this device for up to 18 hours a day and seven days a week, it will get the job done. Make sure to give it days off since it can get overworked.
Look inside and you’ll see the mower blade. It’s a two-part disc that houses three double-sided blades with razor-like features found on loose pivots. Run the machine and the disc spins with the blades rotating outward because of centrifugal force.
As it moves around, the 450X makes use of ultrasonic sensors to detect large obstacles in the area. If it detects an obstruction, it will slow its pace to ensure very gentle contacts for anything in front of it. These obstacles may include large trees, bushes, the perimeter wire, and perhaps your dog.
Specs of the Husqvarna 450X
Battery type: Li-Ion
Battery voltage: 18 V
Battery capacity: 10.4 Ah
Typical charging time: 60 min
Typical mow time on one charge: 290 min
Power consumption during cutting: 35 W
Working area capacity (±20): 1.25 Acre
Charging system: Automatic
Maximum incline within the working area: 24 °
Maximum incline inside working area: 45 %
Maximum incline at boundary wire: 15 %
Cutting system: 3 pivoting razor blades
Cutting width: 9.45 in
Cutting height, max (approximate): 2.4 in
Cutting height, min (approximate): 0.8 in
Keypad: 19 buttons
Information panel: Large LCD display
Handle type: Integrated
Wheel threads: Coarse
PIN code: Yes
Installation lock: Yes
Time lock: Yes
Lift sensor: Yes
Tilt sensor: Yes
Extra blades: 9 pcs
Staples: 0 pcs
Sound and Noise
Sound level Guaranteed: 59 dB(A)
If there’s one word to best describe the 450X, it’s “Quiet.” Turn it on and make it do its thing on your front or backyard and it puts the “silent” in silent operation. It doesn’t sound like a lawnmower at all. The only noise you’ll hear as it runs across your lawn is the blades clipping the grass away. Annoyed neighbors may not even be a possibility which means you can even mow your lawn with this device at night.
You’ll also see the clean, velvety finish of the cut grass it leaves behind. Look at each blade of grass cut by this automated mower to see a neat line. There’s virtually no feathering or tearing of grass and leaves. Brown and ragged grass tips are cleanly cut to make your lawn look greener than before.
While the Husqvarna 450X does a magnificent job in cutting grass, it can’t do the same with leaves and twigs. This machine presents delicate operations so it’ll treat leaves, twigs, and small bushes as debris. Instead of attempting to cut these tiny obstructions, the machine will just attempt to move around or away from it.
Still, that circumstance may also be a good thing. Cutting medium-to-hard density objects might damage the razors. Just pick up the lawn debris for the machine to work its way through every inch of your garden.
You can also take advantage of the blade’s fold-in action if the device does hit something. Small and hard objects like tiny stones may still cross this mower’s path. Instead of trying to mulch rocks into oblivion, the 450X’s blades fold to last a long time. If the time comes that the blades become dull, you can flip its side and you’ll have another set of sharp razors to cleanly cut grass.
Before you can enjoy all of its amazing features, you have to get past through its initial setup procedures. It’s not one you can finish in a few minutes, especially if you’re not a tech-savvy individual. You may want to seek the help of other people, even professionals to help you out in this regard.
Verdict: The Husqvarna 450X is an ideal automated lawnmower for lawns regardless of size. It has a very quiet and incredibly efficient operation to give you cleanly cut grass throughout most days of the year. Give your lawn the gift of a velvety clean finish when this automated mower runs through your grass.
It does have some shortcomings like a difficult initial setup procedure and its inability to cut leaves and twigs. Still, you can remedy these concerns without significantly troubling yourself. If you want a device for cutting grass with little human assistance required, then the 450X Automower is a definite choice.