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Anyone got any experience of these?

I have 12,500m2 of grass to cut and I'm thinking of pressing the button on 2nr Husqvarna 450X, which will apparently reliably do up to 10,000m2 of it. I'll just leave the rest fallow.

Would be interested in feedback - good or bad.
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Have experience of two, my mumís and a mates.

My mum bought one of the early ones (about 10 years ago), and when it worked, it was brilliant. The grass was cut every night, no problems. But the fault rate was pretty terrible - lots of repairs and it ate lead-acid batteries, needing a new set every year. Tracing faults in the limiting wire was a complete pain. She got rid of it last year, it became cheaper and more reliable to pay the neighbours teenager a tenner to cut the grass with a normal mower.

A mate bought a top end Husqvarna last year. 2 cutters, li-ion batteries, itís a beast. Itís also spent more time in the workshop than actually cutting grass.

It seems like a brilliant idea that really should work, but the implementation isnít quite there. I suspect complex electronics + water + grass + the usual knocks that happen in a garden is not a great combination.
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Thanks RXE. I suspect it may be one of those things that sounds like the ideal solution, but doesn't quite work in practice. I'm still tempted to try it, if only to try and get back 90 hours a year mowing time!
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We sell and install them at work., they are getting better but not all gardens are suitable. I would check that it is going to work in the areas you want it to before buying. Husqvarna having been offering free trials and install but I'm not sure if it's still on.
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