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
Love it! Built like a tank!
Just brought home my GT52XLS yesterday and closer inspection shows this thing is built solid. Love the heavy duty deck. I have 5 acres of rolling hills with some sections that are steep. 1 acre is open flat area so I am excited to try out the speed on this section. No issues from factory. I did not rate durability or performance as I have not mowed yet. See attached photos.
June 21, 2013
So far, this is a great tractor. Plenty of power and turns on a dime. Very close to speed of ZT. Great value
June 20, 2013
Design of Mower
The Floorboard /Fender Assembly does not work with the Fabricated Deck. No way to use the 3.5 inch height setting without taking off the paint on the Spindle Covers and bottom of Floorboards. Visual fuel Gauge is useless. Can't see how much fuel is in it. Doesn't really cut very well for a 3300 dollar mower. You need to contact American Yard Products and have them address these issues.
June 15, 2013