Cricketer takes Husqvarna Automower Challenge

England cricketer, Paul Collingwood, has been revealed as one of the first participants selected to take part in the Husqvarna Automower Challenge, meaning he will never have to cut his lawn again.

As part of the challenge, the Durham County Cricket Club captain will have the robotic Husqvarna Automower, worth up to £3,000, installed in his Northumberland garden. The device will work unassisted to keep his lawn cut.
He said: "I can’t wait to receive my Automower -  before the start of the campaign I never even knew robotic lawnmowers existed. I’m very rarely at home so you can imagine how long my grass gets before I have time to cut it. I’m fascinated to see how it works and even more excited that I won’t ever have to mow my lawn again."
The Husqvarna Automower® Challenge launched in February and aimed to recruit 100 participants from across the UK to trial the Husqvarna Automower in their garden, allowing them to see for themselves the benefits of the world’s most advanced robotic mower.
Over the last three years sales of the Husqvarna Automower in Scandinavia have risen 200 per cent while in France, following a similar Husqvarna Automower Challenge last year, Husqvarna sales increased by 150 per cent.
In the UK, the market has been slower to recognise the benefits of the robotic opportunity, though Husqvarna hope this is all about to change.
Husqvarna UK sales and marketing director Ken Brewster said: "The response we’ve had from this campaign gives me great belief that gardeners from across the UK are crying out for robotic technology. The awareness across the country is still relatively low, however I feel that’s soon about to change. The aim of this campaign is to demonstrate just how beneficial robotic lawnmowers can be. They have huge benefits immediately saving time, eliminating noise, ease of use and environmental advantages.
"I have no doubt that Paul will enjoy his robotic experience and I’m greatly looking forward to seeing the results."

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