TAG: robotic mowers

Put mowing on autopilot with robotic mowers

September 30, 2019By
LABOR SAVER Installing robotic mowers on residential properties can help cut down on man-hours. Photo: Husqvarna

Implementing robotic mowers is one way to ease the landscape industry’s labor shortage and cut down on man-hours at jobs. read more

Husqvarna adds new technology for robotic mowing

September 24, 2019By
Husqvarna satellite navigation system for robotic mowers

Husquvarna released EPOS technology, a satellite-based navigation system for its Automower robotic mowers. Husqvarna EPOS satellite-based technology can create virtual boundaries for professional robotic mowers with an accuracy of up to 1.18 inches. The company said this innovation will increase the flexibility and use of robotic mowers into areas that were traditionally challenging for robotic lawn mowers, such as passing hard surfaces.... read more

Cutting Edge

March 1, 2019By
Kubota mower (Photo: Kubota)

Andrew Morse of Belknap Landscape Co. in Gilford, N.H., compares operating a mower from a few decades ago to driving a tank. Paul Fraynd, co-owner of Sun Valley Landscaping in Omaha, Neb., jokes that the machines’ seats resembled those found in football stadiums. Stephen Crowell, director of Maui operations for SGS Hawaii in Maui and Kauai, comments on the extra... read more

Penn State students participate in field day with Husqvarna’s Automower

January 16, 2019By

How do you feel about robotic mowers? This is the question Penn State University students recently asked customers of Eichenlaub Inc., a full-service landscape firm based in Pittsburgh. Nearly 100 students took part in the field day hosted at Eichenlaub Inc.’s headquarters. The event included a live case study where students called and spoke directly with Eichenlaub Inc.’s customers to... read more

Husqvarna’s Automower now compatible with Amazon Alexa

September 10, 2018By

Husqvarna’s Automower, the company’s robotic mower, is now compatible with Amazon Alexa. The first version is available in English. “Our customers rightly expect Husqvarna products to be in the forefront and work with the mobile infrastructure and technical possibilities of today, giving them multiple and evermore convenient ways of interacting with our products,” said Sascha Menges, president of Husqvarna division.... read more

Robin gets funding from MTD Products for robotic mowing franchise

May 23, 2018By

Robin Autopilot closed a $1 million round of financing—led by a mower manufacturer—to grow a nationwide network of robotic mowing franchises. MTD Products led the financing and was joined by several new and existing Robin investors, including Ken Murphy, former CEO of Mattress Firm. MTD, based in Valley City, Ohio, manufactures and distributes residential robotic mowers under its Cub Cadet,... read more