Gallery: Automatic lawnmower at North Start Performance

The Husqvarna 430x automower is a battery operated lawn mower that trims grass ideal for three quarters of anacre properties.

“It can cut on slops, has GPS navigation so if you have a playhouse the moment it touches it it records it into its system so it knows to cut around it next time, and it is adaptable so if you move it, it will recognize that the playhouse is no longer there and will cut the grass of that area and then update the new location of the playhouse,” said John Bodnar, manager at North Star Performance.

There are three sizes the Husqvarna automower comes in, the 430x is the medium version. There is a smaller and a larger size available, the larger can cover one plus acre properties.

Wire to mark around trees, property lines, concrete or wooden patios, and such can be purchased and installed separately to indicate areas consumers don’t want the automower to go into, and control how far away they want it to cut from these areas.

“A drop of rain hits it, it will automatically go to the docking station for shelter and charge,” said Bodnar.

Bodnar added that it is waterproof can be connected to cellular devices to manage, is connected to the weather network and is able to recognize when there has been heavier rainfall causing more growth and will work longer to maintain that.

“I don’t want this to take away from people who enjoy mowing there lawn, that’s your choice. Here is an alternative that you hardly have to think about or spend a lot of time on,” said Bodnar.

Bodnar also showcased the Husqvarna battery trimmer which is a chargeable battery that has eco friendly settings and has a collapsible length.

People interested in a demonstration of the Husqvarna 430x automower can contact North Start Performance to make an appointment to watch the automower at work. Call 250-845-3255 for more information.

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John Bodnar, manager of North Star Performance, showcasing the new Husqvarna Automower and a Husqvarna Battery Trimmer.

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