updated: August 16, 2021

If you’re sick of mowing the lawn, read our Husqvarna 430XH robotic lawn mower 2021 review!

Our rating: 9.5
Price: High

The Husqvarna 430XH is a heavy-duty lawn-cutting machine that’s the perfect replacement for a noisy, gasoline-powered mower. It will give you back your weekends so you can spend the time on more pleasurable pursuits.

Husqvarna 430XH mows the lawn.
Husqvarna 430XH will give you back your weekends

It comes with a two-year warranty, loads of cutting-edge features, and a sleek, elegant design that’s vaguely reminiscent of the Batmobile. The Husqvarna 430XH has everything you need for a truly trouble-free mowing experience.

Features

  • Continuous cutting capability;
  • Exceptional at navigating tight spaces and obstacles;
  • GPS navigation and theft tracking;
  • Energy-efficient LED headlights;
  • 2.5 hours of running time;
  • Perfect for lawns up to 0.8 acres.

Who’s It For

Let’s say you need a mower that seamlessly connects to your smartphone for super easy control, works even in rainy weather, and boasts robust anti-theft technology. In that case, this is the bot for you!

You’ll have a perfectly manicured yard all season long with this machine. If you live in an area where the grass grows fast and furious all summer long, you’ll love the hours it’ll save you by not having to cut the grass yourself.

The Husqvarna 430XH doing its duties on a heavy rain
Husqvarna 430XH works even in rainy weather

It’s also for those who are sick and tired of shelling out big bucks for a lawn-cutting service. The 430XH pays for itself within two years because of the money you save. Besides, these companies cut way too much off, which isn’t healthy for your lawn. The 430XH keeps your grass at a constant height as it traverses your yard with its seemingly random movements.

While you’re deep asleep, having loads of fun on vacation, or experiencing quality time with your family, your bot will be hard at work keeping your lawn well-manicured. With the Husqvarna 430XH on the job, you won’t have to ever worry about your dog getting lost in the tall grass again!

Pros

Plus

Control Right at Your Fingertips

Control of your device is right at your fingertips once you download the app onto your smartphone, Amazon Alexa, or Google Home device. Then, you’ll be able to start and stop mowing jobs, manage cutting schedules, track your mower’s location, and more without having to use the interface on the machine.

Just give it a simple voice command using your connected device, and it’ll wake up right away so it can get busy mowing your lawn. Once it’s finished, it’ll drive back to its charging station to take a well-deserved nap.

LED Headlights

The 430XH has headlights—just like a car. These lights signal you when a malfunction occurs and help increase visibility in the dark.

430XH detects person as an obstacle

Anti-collision Technology

Lift and tilt sensors help prevent collisions by automatically shutting down your machine when it encounters an obstacle. This helps prevent injury to people and pets. An innovative front bumper softens the blow if the unit collides with shrubs, trees, and other obstacles.

Carpet-like Lawn

The Husqvarna 430HX uses razor-like blades mounted on an innovative cutting system to give your yard a carpet-like look without leaving track marks. Because you can run it even in the rain, it’ll give you a perfect lawn 24/7.

Onboard GPS and Other Safety Features

An onboard GPS system maps your yard so that it always knows which parts it has already covered.

GPS system of Husqvarna 430XH allows the bot to skip already mowed parts of the yard as well as to detect stealing attempts

It can adjust its mowing patterns so that it always plots the most efficient cutting path. That way, it won’t waste precious time and battery power on sections it’s already mowed.

Suppose an unauthorized user tries to lift your device. In that case, a piercing alarm will go off, letting everyone know there’s a thief in the neighborhood. The device will notify you via smartphone if someone tries to steal it and give a map of its current location.

A PIN code is required for operation. A thief would be foolish to steal it because it’s just an oversized paperweight without this code.

Ultra-silent Operation

The wheel motors have two-step gearboxes, giving your machine ultra-silent drive. If you’re ten feet away or more, you won’t be able to hear it. This device is much quieter than a Roomba and won’t wake the neighbors if you operate it at night.

Easy Height Adjustment

Electrically operated cutting height adjustment means your grass will always be the perfect length. You can easily adjust the height from 2″ to 3.6”.

Husqvarna 430XH adjusts its cutting schedule according to weather

Weather Timer

The 430XH checks the weather and adjusts its cutting schedule accordingly. If it’s going to rain that week, the grass will grow faster, and the bot will mow more frequently. This decreases wear and tear on your machine.

Other Features

Although it’s a bit time-consuming, installing the boundary wire before using the machine the first time is relatively simple. There’s a replaceable top cover, so you can make your mower unique and personal by changing the color of the top cover. The unit has a large-sized graphic menu display that’s clear and intuitive. The backlit keypad makes all the buttons easy to see even at night.

Owner of Husqvarna lawn mower installs the charging station and the boundary wire.

The 430XH charges automatically, finding its home base whenever it gets low on juice. High-quality brushless motors, stainless steel bearings, carbon steel blades, and rubber sealings give the bot lasting durability and reliable, high-quality cutting results.

There’s no oil change to do, gas to refill, or spark plug to change. Mostly, you’ll just have to inspect the blades to make sure they’re still sharp. The unit comes with nine replacement blades, and changing the blades is quick, easy, and cheap. Occasionally, you might need to get a stiff brush and clean off all the accumulated grass clipping underneath the device.

Cons

Minus

Sometimes, the product ships without the current firmware update. The good news is the firmware updates are covered by the two-year warranty.

The bad news is only Husqvarna dealers can update firmware, and not every dealer is certified to do this. If there’s a firmware update after the warranty expires, you’ll have to pay for it out of pocket. I’m not sure why they don’t let owners do the updates themselves. After all, it’s easy to update our other electronic devices ourselves, and manufacturers allow us to do that.

The wheel treads tend to get clogged with mud if you’re operating it when it’s wet outside. This can cause your device to lose its grip on a slope. Having a mower with wheels with spikes or blades that retract and extend as it’s mowing could have solved this problem.

If you have a lot of holes in your yard, you might want to fill them in before deploying your mowbot. That way, it won’t get stuck.

430XH mows the yard
Final Verdict

Some people might say that buying the Husqvarna 430XH is the lazy way out. However, life is short. You have better things to do with your time than spending two hours a week laboriously cutting your grass with a pollution-spewing machine. If you have the app, you won’t even have to get up off the couch to interrupt your Bridgerton binge-watching when your lawn needs a haircut.

That’s one of the many reasons I recommend the Husqvarna 430XH. This mower will change your life, freeing you up to do other things. If you want to read what other automatic robot lawn mowers we recommend, check our reviews.

Author
Stephen A. Hancock received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics Track) from University of Utah in 2004. Since then, he’s contributed to numerous articles and has been a consultant for many technical publications and websites.

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