Which mower is right for me?

Click here to go to a page that will allow you to measure your property. It will then ask a few questions and help you determine which Automower model is best for you.

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Husqvarna Automower Web Page

Click here to open the Husqvarna Automower web page. Here you will find info on Automowers, promos and programs, links to videos, model comparisons and much more.

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Automower Install Basics

  Before we get started lets make sure you have the right model Automower for the job. This page on the Husqvarna site will let you measure your yard and then asks a series of questions to help you decide which model is best.  Your Husqvarna Automower will need to be installed before it can be put into use. This involves either burying wire or even just laying wire on the surface of the ground and stapling it down. Don’t worry, wire laying on the surface will eventually become unnoticeable. You will also want to find a centrally located flat area for your charging pad. This location must have household ac current and also be free of obstacles within a 10 foot radius of the mowers entry side of the pad. We find it best to make a map of the property so you can plan boundaries, guide wires and the charging pad location. This could come in handy in the future if you’re looking for a broken wire or have plans that involve planting or digging in the yard. The buried wire is low voltage but you still don’t want to break it if you can avoid it.  Once the charger location is set you can begin trenching wire. Leave a few feet of loose wire and begin at the center of the base location. You will want to install the boundary wire at different distances from the edge of the property depending on what you want to happen there.  The above picture is a good reference and shows the varying distances of the boundary wire away from objects. This is the wire that keeps your mower in your yard. For example if you want the automower to mow over the edge of a drive or patio and leave no trimming then you want to install the wire 4 inches from the edge of those pavers. If the wire is installed 12 inches away from an object then it will bump it and leave some trimming. If the wire is installed 14 inches away from an object then the mower won’t bump into it at all. A good example of this kind of install would include vinyl siding that would be damaged if the mower bounced off of it.  The above picture also shows a wire leaving the charging pad and running through the middle of the yard eventually connecting...

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Automower on YouTube

A great video from Husqvarna that should answer most questions. Testimonials How to install an...

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Husqvarna Automower

 Welcome to a world that no longer requires the weekly commitment of you spending valuable time to maintain your lawn. Introduced in 1995, the Husqvarna Automower isn’t just some new fad, this is a high tech robotic lawn mower that has been refined for decades. With over a million units sold its the worlds best selling robotic lawn mower. Modern Rentals is thrilled to be able to offer you this time saving device.    The Husqvarna Automower gives you a carpet like lawn by maintaining your grass rather than mowing it. The idea is simple. The Automower cuts just a little bit of the grass blade at a time, all the time. This gives you a freshly cut looking lawn every day, not just once a week like traditional methods. The Automower is small and lightweight so it doesn’t leave stripes and tire marks like tractors do. The result is an even carpet like appearance.    The Husqvarna Automower is a fully automatic system that mows until the battery is low then finds its way back to the charging station. Once charged it will return to work based on the schedule you have set for it. Don’t worry about the forecast, Automower can operate in the rain and because its only cutting a little bit of grass blade at a time it doesn’t leave clumps like a traditional mower. Another advantage of those little clippings is that they break down faster and don’t create a deep thatch layer in your lawn.  So how does it work? The mower needs a centrally located place for its charging station that has 120 volt ac power. From there a low voltage signal wire is laid out creating a boundary that the mower will operate in. This usually just follows your lot line around the property, house and drive. This wire can be trenched in or stapled right to the surface. Most installs aren’t too complicated but some could involve crossing sidewalks or driveways, adding to the complexity of the install. Modern Rentals has done many installs and we know how to handle these situations. We can do the install for an additional fee or we can rent you the equipment, and sell you the wire and supplies needed.       Once the wire is installed the mower just randomly bounces around inside that “loop”. This random pattern is what contributes to the even carpet like appearance but saying its...

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