What are you waiting for?
I replaced a 2005 Z-Force 50 Cub Cadet that was considerably more expensive than this unit, and no where near as rugged. It was a great mower for the first two seasons and then it was one thing after another until it finally gave up the ghost this past weekend. I had already been researching mowers for a replacement and had settled on Husqvarna. I had looked at a lower end model at Lowes and it would have been OK, but I didn't want another stamped deck. I was getting some parts at a local auto store and the GT52XLS immediately caught my eye with the fabricated deck and the Kawasaki motor. When the Cub died I called the store and withing a couple hours I was mowing with it. All I can say is "WOW"!!!! This mower did not disappoint.
It is fast, cuts excellent and handles fantastic. I love this mower and if the last mower lasted 9 years, this one should last 20+ years. I rated durability as a three only because I just got the mower and it wouldn't be honest to rate it any higher at this point, but I'm betting it will be a 5. Ergonomics are good overall, but I am rating at a 4 because as a 6 foot tall guy it is a little tight when dismounting. I have no other complaints and this is really a small.
So go get one, you will absolutely not be disappointed.
April 29, 2014
my JD went out pasture last spring. This got me looking for another main mower. After checking out several brands the Husky topped the list for features, reviews and I was impressed with my local dealer near Saxton PA. It has been a pleasure to mow with my husky this summer. Now sitting in the winter resting place , I look forward to spring and back to mowing. My other tractor is a S=16 Ariens that is soon to be 41 years old. I believe my husky will one day will celebrate 40 plus years with my sons.
December 17, 2013
First new lawn tractor
I did a lot of research before buying this mower. Not only did I research Husqvarna but also the dealer. Both have been great and very reliable. I am very pleased with my purchase. Good strong engine, very fast, and great construction of the deck, by the way the deck is what really sold me.
September 29, 2013
Only thing I don't like is a little vibration going on. But nothing cuts like this tractor. I love it !!!
September 27, 2013
New garden tractor
THis product meets all my needs. It is easy to maintain and operate and has the ability accomadte attachments that will make work around the acerage much easier.
September 25, 2013
Best tractor I have used or owned
This tractor is a real workhorse. I have used John Deere and owned Cub Cadet, and MTD tractors and the Husky by far is the best. It cuts even and doesn't miss anything including stubborn dandelions. I have about two acres in the country and have a prarie area which has to be mowed or burned in the fall and the husky handled the tall grass with ease. I like the built in deckwasher and I am really looking forward to seeing how it handles snow when I can buy the dozer blade for it. The only thing I don't like about it is the shields on the outer deck pulleys are too high as when you lift the deck all the way up, they rub on the foot boards.
September 23, 2013
Speed like a Nascar
This tractor makes mince meat of the lawn in a short time span. 1.5 ac in 1 hr.
September 9, 2013
Perfect compared to other similar priced mowers.
Lets talk with the 5 rating points.
Power- This mower has a 24 HP Kawasaki Homeowner which if properly maintained will last a very long time. This engine produces almost 40 ft pounds of torque, what does the comparable briggs produce? They don't say wonder why? Engine is more than capable of mowing at high speeds through thick grass with 52 inch cut even mulching doesn't choke it down.
Durability- thick gaged welded deck with lifetime warranty in the welds, that's definitely durable. Heavy duty spindles, Kawi engine with cast iron sleeves and oil pump. If used to mow grass and do sensible chores with mower will last over a decade.
Ergonomics- Drives almost 8mpg and on flat ground mowing at fast speed is just nice, not many tractor mowers move over 5mpg. Controls all right where you need them, battery is easy to remove and oil change is simple. Front bumper supports mower if you use a chain to hoist it up. Deck wash system which is awesome if you're lazy like me, mulch kit is easy to install and uninstall in minutes. Engine runs efficiently for power output, and I got a cup holder so I can mow longer without getting off.
Performance- Best mulching lawn tractor I have used, pulls cart of firewood effortlessly, mows at fast speeds, doesn't bog down even in tall thick wet grass, and do it all pretty comfortably with a cut of lemonade sitting in reach.
Value- If I went to John Deere or Kubota I may be able to find tougher lawn tractor with more features. If I asked them for a mower that compared to this one and asked them for a quote, it would cost almost twice what the price of this beautiful masterpiece of a mower did. Husqvarna did it great and did it for less than the others, I am very pleased with this mower, you will be too.
August 31, 2013