Automower Solar HybridNatali Del Conte demos some new outdoor products from Husqvarna, including a fully robotic solar powered hybrid mower.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> We're invited to look at some outdoor power equipment by [inaudible] so we jumped at the chance, of course it's not computers or cell phones, it's cooler; this is a mower that I'm sitting on but we're also gonna see some chainsaw and a robotic lawn mower. ^M00:00:15 [ Music ] ^M00:00:23 >> So out here we're gonna see some of the most innovative products and a lot of the products that we're focused on now is the as far as they have the best impact on the environment, so we're gonna see some of those today too. This is our latest land owners zero turn, it is what we call the LSZ5422, it's a 54 inch cut at a 22 horse power, what we call the endurance engine and it's actually custom designed just for us, a very high-quality engine, you can turn right on a dime and go back the other way so great for productivity. Now what was your experience on that mower? >> Purrs like a kitten. This is the Solar-Powered Robotic lawn mower, and what I really want to know before anything else is can it mow straight lines? >> Well it actually mows in a random pattern so when you put it out into your lawn it will randomly roam the yard and it will get to every point in the lawn over the course of about a week, so it's a random pattern but it gets everywhere. Your lawn always looks like it's been cut. It is solar hybrid, which means it works off some power from the sun and some power from the electrical supply from the house; there's no gas or emissions or any of that kind of thing. The mower will back out when you tell it to, basically you program it for any day of the week or, ya know, certain hours of the day, it backs out, it goes and mows, when it needs to recharge, it comes home on its own, it charges itself back up again and then goes back out again. [background noise] >> This is our new line of land owner chainsaws; of course it's a [inaudible] saw so it has all of the safety features. An additional feature on this one is it has a chain break for the rear which adds a level of safety to the chainsaw for the person that's not so experienced or for the municipality that wants a little bit higher level of safety. This saw, the 445, features our patented [inaudible] technology which reduces emissions by up to 60% and reduces fuel consumption by 20%; this is a new line from [inaudible] and ready for retail in the U.S. right now. ^E00:02:20