Husqvarna Automower 315X review

Husqvarna Automower 315 Review -Overpriced Junk?

Husqvarna Automower 315X Review Summary

Approx. USD $2100.00
9.1

Design

9.0/10

Power and Performance

9.5/10

Efficiency and Ease of Use

9.8/10

Durability

10.0/10

Ease of locating replacement parts

7.0/10

Value

9.0/10

Pros and Praises from buyers

  • It has zero harmful emissions.
  • Maintains lawn well and cuts grass into small clippings that are great for your lawn in terms of soil water retention and fertilization
  • Low maintenance cost
  • It does not leave very noticeable tire marks in your grass.
  • quickly navigates its way out of tight spaces
  • It goes over slopes (27 Degrees/40%) that other mowers at higher prices are incapable of handling
  • Great safety features
  • Great customer service
  • Works independently
  • 5 year warranty is longe than most robotic mower Guarantee

Cons and complaints from buyers

  • People may miss the lawn lines
  • Does not get to the edges if there is a wall or other obstacle at the edge of the lawn because the blades are tucked away under the mower
  • Takes time to adjust to your lawn
  • Limited working area compared to the 430 X and 450 X

All the other Husqvarna automower reviews done here so far have been excellent. What makes this Husqvarna Automower 315 review (Updated 2020) any different? I heard someone call the Husqvarna Automower 315X “overpriced junk.” I aim to find out if this is true.

Overpriced? Definitely. All automowers are overpriced but only a few get the job done. Husqvarna automowers are like epinephrine pens, costly but life-saving. What about this automower 315X? Is it as good as the rest? Let’s find out…

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Product: Husqvarna Automower 315X

Company:

Model: 967623405

General Market Price: USD 2000-2200

Where to buy New for the best price online: Amazon

Warranty: 2 Year Warranty (1 year on battery)

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What is the Husqvarna Automower 315X ?


Well, it is a robotic lawnmower but I am sure you already knew that. The Husqvarna Automower 315X is from a series of automowers available from the Husqvarna company that has the intelligence to work independently to cut your lawn. Zero effort from your part was the aim of this robotic mower.

This is the first automower in the line of ‘X’ mowers at Husqvarna. The latest is the Husqvarna Automower 450X – Robotic Lawn Mower. (You can take a look at the sidebar or suggested posts below to see if we have completed the 450x review)

How does it work?


These mowers work by using a low voltage guidewire and a very intelligent user interface to cut your lawn.

Your only tasks are:

  1. setting up the user interface from the control panel on the top of the mower
  2. Setting up the charging station and the guidewire which sets the parameters for your 315X bot to work.
  3. There is no three, that’s it.

After that, you will have an almost maintenance-free yard for years. That is the beauty of having an efficient robotic lawnmower.

But…


After taking a good look into this mower, we found some good and bad qualities. It all depends on what you can live with.

These are the areas of major importance to you when purchasing a mower from Husqvarna or any other brand so we focused on the good and the bad aspects of each:

  1. Design
  2. Power and Performance
  3. Efficiency and ease of use
  4. Durability
  5. Ease of locating replacement parts
  6. Customer service from the company
  7. Value

Design – Husqvarna did an excellent job with this automower design


What’s inside the box? Husqvarna Automower 315X Unboxing Video

Know what to expect. Never buy any new product. Get familiar with the product without knowing what’s in the box. Always watch unboxing and installation videos before trying to install your gadgets. These are always helpful and I always start by watching one before conducting my reviews. You can also find more pictures in the customer review section of amazon

 

These are the boring details of the Husqvarna Automower 315 X robotic mower. (Important details are broken down for you below so don’t get too flustered with all the details)

Husqvarna Automower 315X review-specs

Design – SUMMARY

The specs on this automower look great but it a bit limited compared to the new Husqvarna Automowers.

The good:

  • It has zero harmful emissions. Great for the environment!
  • You do not need to stop the mower from working in the rainy season as it is weatherproof. It would be very annoying as this is when you have major grass growth. All the work would be left on you. Most robotic mowers cannot work in the rainy season.
  • Has a weather timer to adjust mowing time based on the season and rate of growth of your grass.
  • Pin code mechanisms make it useless to thieves and an alarm sounds if it is lifted without first unlocking it.
  • Safety lock prevents children or other handsy people from messing with your settings.
  • 3 pivot razor design does not harm pets tails, damage fallen fruits, and any other soft objects that it might run over.

The bad:

  • It cannot be monitored from your phone as it is not integrated with the Husqvarna App as with the 430X and 450X upgrades.
  • Limited working area compared to 450X and 430X.

Update–> Automower Connect App available and compatible with for Husqvarna 315X

Power and Performance – Another thumbs up here


Here is a Video of the Husqvarna 315X performance after being left unattended for ten days. Take a look at the lawn care results

 

Even though it performs extremely well, this Husqvarna Automower 315 X is not without faults. This is what we found out

The good:

  • Can handle patches in your lawn that other automowers like Landroid will get stuck in. So if like me, you do not have a perfect lawn, this robotic mower will still work.
  • It does not leave clumps of grass in your yard for you to rake. It leaves small clippings that are great for your lawn in terms of soil water retention and fertilization. For all the lazies like me, awesome feature.
  • Low maintenance cost so it pays for itself in a few years if you are currently paying someone to cut your lawn.
  • It does not leave very noticeable tire marks in your grass. It runs in all directions leaving a smooth finish.
  • It turns pretty well to avoid getting stuck after meeting an obstacle and quickly navigates its way out of tight spaces. Very independent little guy.
  • It goes over slopes (27 Degrees/40%) that other mowers at higher prices are incapable of handling.
  • It is very safe to use as the blades stop when lifting or tilting the mower so you do not need to worry about losing a few fingers each time you tilt it.
  • Can cross over to different sections of your lawn through tight spaces as seen in the video above. A lot of robotic mowers find it hard or impossible to do this. This makes it easy to care for both the back and front lawn with or without driveways or stone finish walkways.

The bad:

  • It does not get to the edges if there is a wall or other obstacle at the edge of the lawn because the blades are tucked away under the mower. This is a safety precaution.
  • Takes up to a week to adjust to your lawn so to speak. Initially, you will need to make some tweaks here and there with the boundary wire and the charging base to ensure that it is lined up properly or else the mower might look confused in your lawn trying to get back to the charging station.

Efficiency and ease of use


The Good:

  • The 315X is very efficient at handling lawns of up to 0.4 acres independently. This is hands down the easiest way to have your lawn immaculately kept.
  • Overall, going through the installation process once is nothing compared to the trouble and time wasted mowing your lawn for two to four hours weekly or bi-weekly, especially in the rainy season. This little bot saves a lot of time and energy.

The Bad:

  • The hardest part of using this automower is the installation process.
  • While the automower itself requires very little programming, the laying out of the guidewires for any automower can be time-consuming, especially if you have a complicated lawn.

Take a look at how it should be done


Durability


All GOOD:

  • The blades can be sharpened every month.
  • According to Husqvarna, if you run your Automower 6 months a year on an area of 8,600 sq. ft., your battery will last 5-7 years.
  • To conserve your battery, you should set the timer according to the size of your lawn. During the dry season, you can easily reduce the running time without losing performance.

Warranty


There is a 2-year warranty on the mower but it will last a loooooot longer if you do not do anything crazy like run over your mower in the driveway. I have heard of that happening.

For such an expensive item, Husqvarna needs to up this to a 5-year warranty on at least the mower if not the battery. They are very durable so this should not be a problem for the company.

Ease of locating replacement parts


Replacement blades, boundary wires, clips, etc are found on Amazon and eBay. If you need replacement parts, Husqvarna will direct you to the nearest dealer.

Dealers are located few and far in between. If you need to get an expert to fix it, I have seen complaints that said the dealers where they live do not have the expertise needed to fix the mowers but you can call Husqvarna and ask about your area before purchasing.

Customer service from the company


They are always active in the Amazon question and answer section, on their Website and call services. Questions were answered quickly and understandably.

My Final thoughts on the Husqvarna Automower 315X mower


(Updated 2020)

This is a very reliable way to get your lawn cut without the hassle of actually mowing it yourself so what’s not to love right? Well, it is costly but it has a good design, performance is good and it is very easy to use. This mower is the gift that keeps on giving. It has been over 3  years and the Husqvarna automower 315X is still fully functional and getting the job done just as well as when it first hit the market. If you are thinking about buying this mower, I would recommend the purchase.

Who would I recommend this mower for- Is the Husqvarna Automower 315X right for you?


If you have a relatively flat lawn of up to 0.4 acres and you are looking for a way to keep your lawn looking pristine without the trouble of actually mowing, this might be your guy. People I would definitely encourage to buy this automower include:

  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Busy individuals
  • Connecting lawns
  • lawn size of up to 0.4 acres.
  • Complicated garden with narrow passageways.
  • Travel a lot – mower can be monitored from your phone or computer.
  • Looking to spend more time with the family
  • People who hate mowing
  • Do not feel secure allowing strangers to cut your lawn

I hope this review was helpful to you. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comment section below and take a look at what others had to say. Take care

  • Value
4.5

Summary

Automowers are generally expensive but this Husqvarna Automower 315X is not just “expensive junk” it actually gets the job done so I would say, go and get one if you can afford to. It will be the envy of your community and your neighbors will hate you for no apparent reason but hey, your lawn will be well kept. My number 1 recommended online store to make the purchase is from Amazon simply because they have the best price and delivery services with money back guarantees in some instances. Last time I checked, it was less than USD 2000.00 on amazon. eBay has some great deals too.

 

6 thoughts on “Husqvarna Automower 315 Review -Overpriced Junk?”

  1. The 315X is using the Husqvarna Automower Connect app. I’m using that and works fine, in Sweden at least.

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  2. I have been seriously considering an automower since relocating. I left my old mower behind. But after reading your review, I think I might want to go with the traditional mower. I certainly don’t want it missing patches of grass, or along edges. I do have a retaining wall on two sides. So seems like a traditional mower would work better, so I don’t have to go over it after it has been mowed. Glad I found your review, thanks!

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    • Hey Matt’s Mom.

       I’m not sure what you mean when you say it leaves patches uncut. If your lawn is bigger than 0.4 Acres, this mower will not be able to do its job well in the high growth season as it cannot cover all the area fast enough to have all of your lawn well kept. It was meant for small lawn spaces. If your lawn is bigger, I suggest you go for the Husqvarna automower 430X or 450X. We reviewed them here also. Take a look Husqvarna Automower reviews.

      . Also, most traditional lawn mowers do not have edging feature. You can contact us, give us your lawn size and other details on the “Contact C-ELMR” page and we will suggest some great options for you.
      Don’t give up on the robots so easily. I’m a huge fan of robotic mowers. They make our lives so much easier. I hope you find one fitting for your lawn soon! Take care.

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  3. Very cool product that honestly I think will become much more popular in years ahead because the technology will only continue to improve. It has the ability to help so many people from the elderly to people that have disabilities that hinder them from doing much physical work. When buying something like this you’re better off spending a little more to get the best.

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    • I absolutely agree. Robotic Lawnmowers make lawn care so much easier, especially for physically challenged individuals. These mowers will be very popular in the near future, especially with the recent advancements in Robotics and growing acceptance for Artificial Intelligence

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