A new standard has been set for sustainable, large-scale robotic commercial turf care.
After a successful introduction to a select number of European markets during 2022, Husqvarna’s ground-breaking robotic solution for commercial turf-care management is finally available in Australia.
Husqvarna CEORA™ is expected to revolutionise an industry dominated by heavy, conventional, petrol-powered mowers by automating time and resource consuming tasks and, at the same time, help reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 83 per cent during the machine’s life cycle compared to a petrol Husqvarna P 525DX ride-on mower*.
Husqvarna is a world leader in robotic mowing solutions, and the European reception of CEORA™ has been extremely positive, underlining – among many things – the great cutting quality and the consistently good turf quality over time.
“We have seen a rapid acceleration in the use of robotic lawn mowers for commercial turf care in Europe over the past few years,” said Pauline Nilsson, Vice President at Husqvarna Australia. “It’s clear CEORA™ is a solution that lives up to the expectations and hopes of greenkeepers, golf course and sports fields managers, and we are looking forward to seeing the same acceleration occur here in Australia.”
Reducing your carbon footprint
The benefits of choosing CEORA™ are many, especially for professionals caring for large grass areas. Switching from conventional commercial mowers is estimated to result in cost savings up to 50 per cent^, and the electric operation of autonomous machines, minimises noise and reduces CO2 emissions significantly.
“Husqvarna is dedicated to a sustainable future, leading the industry with low-carbon, battery-powered, resource-smart solutions,” said Nilsson. “Through pioneering solutions we empower people to make sustainable choices daily.”
Over the complete product lifecycle – from production via transportation and operation, to end-of-life – the overall carbon footprint can be reduced by as much as 83 per cent, when comparing a CEORA™ robotic mower with a petrol Husqvarna P 525DX ride-on mower*.
A wide range of benefits
The machine is purpose-built to be autonomous and with safety in mind. Future releases will see CEORA™ evolve to have a wide range of accessories to support the various needs of green-space professionals.
“We’re actually just seeing the start of all that can be made possible with CEORA™,” said Kylie Berge, Robotics Acceleration Manager at Husqvarna Australia. “We see Husqvarna’s commercial robotics being able to free up staff from time-consuming, repetitive tasks, allowing them to use their expertise for more varied and value-adding tasks, this is an enormous benefit for just about any maintenance or landscaping business in our market.”
Healthier grass with minimal maintenance
CEORA™ makes the lawn greener and denser thanks to its unique cutting technology, low weight and opportunity to mow more frequently. Instead of manually operating the mower, green-space professionals can simply use their smartphone to control how, when and where CEORA™ mows. The performance on the lawn is efficient and systematic, mowing in a lane-by-lane sequence.
Maintenance during the season is limited to changing blades and cleaning.
Flexible operation and intuitive control
CEORA™ is robustly built and easy to manage, even for somebody with little experience using robotic mowers.
Greenkeepers can expect CEORA™ to navigate with a precision of between two and three centimetres, thanks to Husqvarna’s satellite navigation system, EPOS™. It is possible to select individually defined areas on demand, with different schedules and height settings. The user keeps perfect control of all mowers in the fleet through the Husqvarna Fleet Services application.
CEORA™ is backed by Husqvarna’s maintenance and support program, providing fast repair and replacement services. Obstacle detection CEORA™ is designed to avoid obstacles. With the ultrasonic remote object avoidance system, the mower slows down as soon as it senses an approaching object. This increases uptime by eliminating interruptions and undesired stops.
Husqvarna introduces two models to Australia: Husqvarna CEORA™ 544 EPOS capable of up to 60,000m2, and Husqvarna CEORA™ 546 EPOS capable of up to 75,000m2, with capacity variable due to grass type, soil, cutting height, lawn complexity, slope and working hours.
Find out more about the entire Husqvarna OPE range at husqvarna.com.