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HUSQVARNA AUTOMOWER
420/430X/440/450X
EN, English
Read the operator's manual carefully and make sure that you
understand the instructions before you use the product.

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  • Page 1 Operator's manual ® HUSQVARNA AUTOMOWER 420/430X/440/450X EN, English Read the operator's manual carefully and make sure that you understand the instructions before you use the product.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents 5.5 Winter service...........44 1 Introduction 6 Troubleshooting 1.1 Introduction..........3 1.2 Product overview ........4 6.1 Introduction - troubleshooting....45 1.3 Symbols on the product......5 6.2 Fault messages........45 1.4 Symbols on the display......5 6.3 Information messages......51 1.5 Symbols on the battery.......6 6.4 Indicator lamp in the charging station..54 1.6 General manual instructions.......6 6.5 Symptoms..........
  • Page 3: Introduction

    PIN code: The serial number is on the product rating plate and on the product carton. • Use the serial number to register your product on www.husqvarna.com. 1.1.1 Support The operator selects the operation settings with For support about the product, speak to your the keys on the keypad.
  • Page 4: Product Overview

    1.2 Product overview Automower 420/440 Automower 430X Automower 450X The numbers in the figure represent: 15. Handle 16. Blade disc Body 17. Skid plate Hatch to display and keypad 18. Contact plates Stop button 19. LED for operation check of the charging...
  • Page 5: Symbols On The Product

    29. Couplers for the loop wire It is not permitted to dispose this 30. Loop wire for boundary loop and guide wire product as normal household waste. Ensure that the product is recycled in 31. Stakes accordance with local legal requirements.
  • Page 6: Symbols On The Battery

    The installation function for manual The signal strength of the GPRS settings for the installation. reception. The settings function is where the general settings for the products are Problem with the connection to the set. Internet server. The accessories function is where all Problem with the SIM card or the settings for the accessories for the module.
  • Page 7: Menu Structure Overview 1

    1.7 Menu structure overview 1 Schedule Overview Schedule settings Overview (per day) Period 1 Period 2 Copy to Reset Current All week days Cutting height Cutting height Security Advanced Security level New loop Change Duration Medium High Custom signal PIN code Duration Duration of alarm...
  • Page 8: Menu Structure Overview 2

    1.8 Menu structure overview 2 Weather timer Cutting time Medium High Installation Find charging station Advanced Lawn coverage Overview of search method GPS Auto 430X/450X Guide Boundary Charger Overview of lawn coverage Charging station range Area 1-5 Delay time Disable More How? Disable...
  • Page 9: Menu Structure Overview 3

    1.9 Menu structure overview 3 Settings ECO mode Profiles Spiral cutting Slope control General Profile A, B or C Country & Time & Language Unit Reset all About Timezone date format user setting Select Rename Save Set time Set date Time format Date format Intensity Low-...
  • Page 10: Display

    1.10 Display The display on the product shows information and settings of the product. To access the display, push the STOP button. 1.11 Keypad Use the keypad on the product to navigate in the menu. To access the keypad, push the STOP button.
  • Page 11: Safety

    2 Safety 2.1 Safety information 2.1.1 IMPORTANT. READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USE. KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE The operator is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or property. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities (that could affect a safe handling of the product), or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person...
  • Page 12: Safety Definitions

    The appliance must be disconnected from the supply mains when removing the battery. WARNING: The product CAUTION: Used if there is a risk of damage to the product, other materials can be dangerous if used or the adjacent area if the instructions incorrectly.
  • Page 13 If the blades hit foreign objects the code has been entered. blades can be damaged. Always switch off ® • Husqvarna does not guarantee full the product with the main switch before compatibility between the product and other clearing a blockage. Inspect the product for types of wireless systems such as remote damage before staring the product again.
  • Page 14 CAUTION: Do not lift the product when it is parked in the charging station. It can damage the charging station and/or the product. Push STOP and pull the product out of the charging station before lifting it. To safely move from or within the work area: WARNING: Use the plug to disconnect the charging station before any Push the STOP button to stop the product.
  • Page 15 important that each wire is connected to the right place. 1201 - 004 - 25.03.2020 Safety - 15...
  • Page 16: Installation

    • Make a mark on the blueprint where to put the charging station, the boundary wire and the guide wire. Note: Refer to www.husqvarna.com for more • Make a mark on the blueprint where the information about installation. guide wire connects to the boundary wire.
  • Page 17 CAUTION: Do not put the low-voltage cable in a coil or below the charging station plate. The coil causes max. 5 cm / 2" interference with the signal from the charging station. max. 5 cm / 2" • Put the power supply in an area with a roof and protection from the sun and rain.
  • Page 18 recommended to make an eyelet where the guide wire will be connected. Make the eyelet with approximately 20 cm / 8 in. of the boundary wire. " > 5 cm / 2 " 35 cm /14 • Put the boundary wire 30 cm / 12 in. (C) from an obstacle that is 1-5 cm / 0.4-2 in.
  • Page 19 • Make an eyelet (F) where the guide wire is sure that the guide wire has as much free area as to be connected to the boundary wire. possible to the left of the guide wire. 3.4.3.1 To put the boundary wire in a slope The product can operate in 45% slopes.
  • Page 20 with raised roots, must be isolated or removed. The product can run onto this kind of obstacle causing the blades to be damaged. Use the boundary wire to isolate areas inside the work area by creating islands. When the boundary wires to and from the island are put close together, the product can run over the wire.
  • Page 21: Installation Of The Product

    3.5.2 To install the charging station WARNING: Obey national regulations about electrical safety. WARNING: The product is only to be used with the power supply unit supplied by Husqvarna. 1201 - 004 - 25.03.2020 Installation - 21...
  • Page 22 To install the guide wire is installed. Refer to WARNING: Do not put the power wire on page 23 . supply at a height where there is a risk it can be put in water. Do not put the Connect the low-voltage cable to the power supply on the ground.
  • Page 23 Open the connector and put the boundary Put the end of the guide wires at the eyelet wire in the connector. on the boundary wire. Cut the boundary wire with a pair of wire cutters. 10. Connect the guide wires to the boundary wire with a coupler.
  • Page 24: To Put The Wire Into Position With Stakes

    3.6 To put the wire into position with Note: Make sure that you can see the ends stakes of the boundary wire or the guide wire through the transparent area of the coupler. CAUTION: Make sure that the stakes hold the boundary wire and the guide Push the button on the coupler with an wire against the ground.
  • Page 25: Automower ® Connect App

    Note: Make a note of the PIN code. Refer to Introduction on page 3 . ® Download the Automower Connect app on your mobile device. Sign up for a Husqvarna account in the 3.9.3 Calibration ® Automower Connect app. The calibration process is automatic. After the...
  • Page 26: To Do The Product Settings

    3.12 To get access to the menu Cutting height. Push the STOP button. Use the number buttons and the OK button to enter the PIN code. Push the MENU button. 3.12.1 Menu structure The main menu contains: Schedule • Cutting height •...
  • Page 27 Enter the time with the number buttons. The Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to product can cut the grass 1 or 2 periods move through the menu structure Schedule > Overview > Copy . each day. Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to copy the schedule setting.
  • Page 28 3.12.2.6 Security level Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to move through the menu structure Security > Advanced > New loop signal . Await confirmation that the loop signal has been generated. This normally takes about 10 seconds. There are 3 security levels for the product.
  • Page 29 Weather If the product is disrupted in any way, for Push the OK button to select the example it is trapped or the battery is low, a timer . message is saved relating to the disruption and Push the BACK button. the time it happened.
  • Page 30 the distance from the charging station on page 30 . Push the number buttons to select the distance. Push the OK button. Use the number buttons to select the percentage of the cutting time the product must cut the area. The percentage is equal to the area in relation to the complete work area.
  • Page 31 Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to irregular method for 3 min. After 3 min the move through the menu structure Settings > product changes search method to the guide wire Lawn Coverage > Area 1-3 > More > Test . method.
  • Page 32 If the product does not dock with the station, it always moves to the left of the guide charging station, change the position of the wire. charging station or the guide wire. Refer to To install the charging station on page 21 To install the guide wire on page 23 .
  • Page 33 Push the down arrow button. 3.12.10.1 Profiles Use the number buttons to select how With the function Profiles, different sets of product settings can be saved. This can be used frequently the product must use each sector. when one product is used for more than one work Set in percentage.
  • Page 34 To get access to the menu Save a profile for the new charging station, Do steps 1–3 in or select a profile in the list. Do steps 1–4 in on page 26 . To save settings to a profile on page 33 , or Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to To use a profile on page 33 .
  • Page 35 Connect app settings are not reset. ® Download the Automower Connect app on your mobile device. Sign up for a Husqvarna account in the 3.12.12.6 The About menu ® Automower Connect app. About menu displays information about the An e-mail is sent to the registered e-mail product, for example serial number and firmware address.
  • Page 36 Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to account. move through the menu structure ® Accessories > Automower Connect > Log in to your Husqvarna account in the Pairing > New pairing . ® Automower Connect app. Follow the instructions in the app.
  • Page 37 Do steps 1–3 in ® the Automower Connect app and the PIN code, on page 26 . but has not created a Husqvarna account. ® Automower Direct is also useful if the Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to connection with the product is only temporary.
  • Page 38 To set the Flashes when fault function The headlights flashes if the product stops to Flashes when fault is operate because of a fault if enabled. Do steps 1–3 in To get access to the menu on page 26 . Use the arrow buttons and the OK button to move through the menu structure Accessories >...
  • Page 39: Operation

    4 Operation 4.1 Main switch WARNING: Read the safety instructions carefully before you start the product. WARNING: Keep your hands and feet away from the rotating blades. Do not put your hands or feet near to or below the product when the motor is on. Close the hatch.
  • Page 40: Operating Mode Park

    4.5 To stop the product the product moves out of the charging station and stops. The product is now prepared to start Push the STOP button on top of the product. operation, but needs confirmation from the Secondary area mode, the operator first.
  • Page 41 The display shows a message that charging is in progress. 1201 - 004 - 25.03.2020 Operation - 41...
  • Page 42: Maintenance

    5 Maintenance 5.1 Introduction - maintenance Husqvarna recommends to use a special cleaning and maintenance kit, available as WARNING: The product must be accessory. Speak to your Husqvarna switched off before any maintenance is representative for more information. done. 5.2.1 Chassis and blade disc Inspect the blade disc and blades once a week.
  • Page 43: Replace The Blades

    5.3 Replace the blades WARNING: Use blades and screws of the right type. Husqvarna can only guarantee safety when using original blades. Only replacing the blades and reusing the screw can result in a screw wearing during mowing. The blades can then be propelled from under the body and cause serious injury.
  • Page 44: Winter Service

    5.5 Winter service Take your product to your Husqvarna central service for service prior to winter storage. Regular winter service will maintain the product in good condition and create the best conditions for a new season without any disruptions. Service usually includes the following: •...
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    More suggestions for steps to take in the event of malfunction or symptoms can be found on www.husqvarna.com. 6.2 Fault messages The list below shows a number of fault messages that may be shown in the display of the product. Speak to your local Husqvarna representative if the same message shows frequently. Message Cause Action...
  • Page 46 Wrong PIN code An incorrect PIN code has been en- Enter the correct PIN code. Contact tered. 5 tries are permitted, and the your local Husqvarna representative if product is then blocked for a period of you forget the PIN code. time.
  • Page 47 Message Cause Action Outside work area The boundary wire connections to the Make sure that the boundary wire is charging station are crossed. connected correctly to the charging sta- To install the boundary tion. Refer to wire on page 22 . The boundary wire is too close to the Make sure that the boundary wire is put To install the...
  • Page 48 Message Cause Action Wheel motor over- Grass or other objects is wound around Examine the drive wheel and remove loaded the drive wheel. grass or other objects. Charging station The contact between the charging Put the product in the charging station blocked strips and contact strips may be poor and check that the charging plates and...
  • Page 49 Message Cause Action Alarm! Mower The alarm was activated because the Adjust the mower security settings in switched off Security menu. Refer to Security product was switched OFF. level on page 28 . Alarm! Mower The alarm was activated because the stopped product was stopped.
  • Page 50 Message Cause Action Battery tempera- The product does not operate if the bat- The product starts to operate again ture outside limits tery temperature is too high or too low. when the temperature is between the set limits and the schedule settings let the product to operate.
  • Page 51: Information Messages

    6.3 Information messages Messages menu in The list below shows a number of information messages that may be found in the ® the Automower Connect app. Contact your local Husqvarna representative if the same message appears often. Message Cause Action...
  • Page 52 The product has succeeded to calibrate No action required. accomplished the guide wire. GPS navigation Problem with the GPS assisted naviga- Contact your local Husqvarna repre- problem tion equipment. sentative if this message appears of- ten. Weak GPS signal The sky is blocked in large parts of the If possible, remove objects that can work area.
  • Page 53 The SIM card must be unlocked. Make sure the correct SIM PIN has been entered into the mower's menu (Network > SIM card). Contact your lo- cal Husqvarna representative if this message appears often. SIM card locked The SIM card must be replaced.
  • Page 54: Indicator Lamp In The Charging Station

    The indicator lamp in the charging station must show a solid or flashing green light for a correct installation. If not, follow the instructions in the troubleshooting guide below. You can also find information on www.husqvarna.com. Speak to your Husqvarna customer service for more information.
  • Page 55: Symptoms

    If your product does not work as expected, follow the symptoms guide below. There is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on www.husqvarna.com which provides more detailed answers to a number of standard questions. Contact Husqvarna customer service if you still cannot find the reason for the fault.
  • Page 56: Find Breaks In The Loop Wire

    Symptoms Cause Action Battery Both the mowing The battery is spent. Replace the battery. Refer to on page 43 . and charging times are shorter than usual. The product is The hatch is closed but the START but- Push the STOP button to open the parked for hours in ton is not pushed.
  • Page 57 a coupler of lower quality than the original coupler has been used. Please first check all known splices before further troubleshooting is done. A wire break can be located by gradually halving the distance of the loop where the break may have occurred until there is only a very short section of the wire left.
  • Page 58 Continue until only a very short section of the wire remains which is the difference between a solid green light and a flashing blue light. Then follow instruction in step 5 below. If indicator lamp still flashes blue in step 3 above: Put and back in their original positions.
  • Page 59: Transportation, Storage And Disposal

    When 10. Open the battery cover and remove the you remove the warranty seal, the battery. Husqvarna warranty is no longer applicable. 1201 - 004 - 25.03.2020 Transportation, storage and disposal - 59...
  • Page 60: Technical Data

    8 Technical data 8.1 Technical data ® ® ® ® Dimensions Automower Automower Automower Automower 430X 450X Length, cm / " 72 / 28.3 72 / 28.3 72 / 28.3 72 / 28.3 Width, cm / " 56 / 22.0 56 / 22.0 56 / 22.0 56 / 22.0...
  • Page 61 ® ® ® Electrical system Automow- Automower Automower Automower ® 430X 450X Mean energy consumption at maximum 17 kWh/ 18 kWh/ 20 kWh/month 23 kWh/ month for a month for a for a work month for a work area work area of area of work area of of 2200 m...
  • Page 62 ® ® ® ® Mowing Automower Automower Automower Automower 430X 450X Cutting system 3 pivoted cutting blades Blade motor speed, rpm 2300 2300 2300 2300 Power consumption during cutting, W +/- 20 % Cutting height, cm / " 2-6 / 0.8-2.4 2-6 / 0.8-2.4 2-6 / 0.8-2.4 2-6 / 0.8-2.4...
  • Page 63: Registered Trademarks

    Connect 4G Power Class 3 23 dBm Husqvarna AB does not guarantee full compatibility between the product and other types of wireless systems such as remote controls, radio transmitters, hearing loops, underground electric animal fencing or similar. The products are made in England or the Czech Republic. See information on the rating plate. Refer to Product overview on page 4 8.2 Registered trademarks...
  • Page 64: Warranty

    The blades and wheels are seen as disposable and are not covered by the warranty. If an error occurs with your Husqvarna product, please contact Husqvarna customer service for further instructions. Please have the receipt and the product’s serial number at hand when contacting Husqvarna customer service.
  • Page 65: Applicable To Us/Ca Market

    Conformity FCC Rules [and with Industry Canada licence- exempt RSS standard(s)]. Operation is subject to Issuer: Husqvarna AB, Drottninggatan 2, S-561 the following two conditions: this device may not 82 Huskvarna, Sweden . cause harmful interference, and this device must www.husqvarnagroup.com...
  • Page 66 66 - Applicable to US/CA market 1201 - 004 - 25.03.2020...
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  • Page 68 ® AUTOMOWER is a trademark owned by Husqvarna AB. © Copyright 2020 HUSQVARNA. All rights reserved. www.husqvarna.com Original instructions 1142231-95 2020-03-25...