Good engine, not so good cut
I'm torn because I want to love this tractor. Has a great engine, rides nice, and is powerful. While I will agree the fab deck will take a beating, the cut quality is terrible. I've tried everything from making sure tire pressure is good, deck is level, changed blades, bought a mulch kit with blades, and still can not get a nice even cut. I even jack up the mower and wash the deck clean so to start fresh every time I cut. The first few passes are great. Once any grass gets built up in the deck the cut quality suffers immensely. I have 1.5 acres to mow. For how much I spent it is very frustrating. My solution is to have them replace the fab deck with a stamped deck in hopes of better air flow, thus a better cut.
May 30, 2014
Great litte Workhorse
Love this little machine, I love driving it as its very comfortable and easy to handle! My wife thinks I'm nuts and who knows she is probably right! I can't wait till i can get some of the accessories for it! Like the blade and the snowblower.
May 24, 2014
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