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
This product has great features
This mower does a great job. It is fast, powerful and has a good turning radius. The heavy duty deck is strong and should last for years.
August 25, 2013
I traded in a John Deere, which is the make of tractor I have used for years, So I was just a little afraid that I would not like my new tractor. I should not have worried. It took 2 cuttings to get everything the way I wanted it but now it is perfect! It is a larger tractor but it uses less gas than the JD which is a big plus. I really love my Husqvarna.
July 27, 2013
I bought this machine with very high hopes. We have 4 1/2 acres to mow and we really needed a mower that could handle some heavy use. That's exactly why we went for the fabricated deck and big engine. Well, the engine certainly is powerful. The fabricated portion of the deck is like a tank, but that's where the good experience ended.
Right off the bat we hit a rock and tore up the center blade spindle. That's not the mower's fault at all. But, the thing never has cut well since then. It always leaves lines of uncut grass between the blades. I had a mulching kit put on it to help decrease the piles left behind, which it did, but the uncut rows of grass got much worse. I've had it to the dealer 2 times since then looking for help. They swear everything is fine and installed properly. But if that's so why the huge rows? The rows are about 3 inches wide and the grass in them is completely untouched. It takes forever to cut the grass because we have to keep going over the area to get the rows cut. A friend bought a cheap John Deer from a box store and it does a much better job. It's back in the shop yet again in the hopes that this time they can get it corrected. It not then I'm selling it and getting some other brand. This is it's last chance to do the job right.
July 22, 2013
I gave it a low review because when it arrived it wouldn’t run correctly. I took it into a dealer and he said that the belt drive bracket was lose and at an angle.
They fixed this loose bracket and now it works great,
Poor CQ by Husqvarna.
July 16, 2013
Cadillac compared to my old lawn tractor.
Had an old Ford lawn tractor that was a tank, but had slow travel speeds and smaller mower deck. The one thing I don't like about the GT52XLS is how the frame flexes but my old machine had a solid tube frame and they don't make them like that anymore, anyone I talked to say flexing is normal. I looked at a John Deere and this Husqvarna, for the price versus what I wanted, there was no comparison, Husqvarna all the way. Pros: Very smooth quiet powerful engine, tough wide fabricated mower deck, strong fast smooth transmission, do wish it had the diff lock though, love the wide tires, pushes through my yard whether its dry or really wet. The whole operators platform is really comfortable and controls are easy to use. Its harder on gas than I'm used to but it also cuts more per swipe and moves much faster, cut my mowing time from 2.5 to 1.5 hours, so the extra fuel is worth it. The short turning radius is really nice too. The warranty on this machine is unmatched by any other machine I researched, so that means that Husqvarna is confident in what they're selling. My yard is rough in places and this machine goes over no problem with no shock to the body. I look forward to mowing every week, overall all a fantastic machine, recommend to anyone.
July 13, 2013
I look forward to mowing now!
I replaced my commercial Toro Zero Turn with the GT52XLS. It was a great decision. I get more work done in less time. I have put 17 hr on it in 3 weeks.
I mow mostly field grass, about 3 acres a week, and it handles it with ease.
I can do all the maintenance on it which was almost impossible on the Toro. It is saving me time and money.
This one is very well built. It handles great and the rough terrain is no problem. It handles hills with ease and thick, heavy grass is no problem either. It churns through it and keeps right on going. Using it to edge around trees is easy too.
I am very impressed with this machine. Makes me wish I had more grass to mow!
July 9, 2013
I would highly recommend this mower. I keep about 4 acres mowed around my home and some of the land is very undulating. This mower handles the job twice a week during the mowing season with ease. I also have a small yard trailer I pull behind the mower which I use to haul tree limbs,soil,rocks and general yard debris. I would also like to give my Husqvarna dealer J & B Greene a lot of credit for me buying this mower and for their great customer service.
June 24, 2013