Deck belt want stay on !! Poor design
I wouldn't buy this mower again.... Never had so many problems with a mower. Every time it is used something has to be repaired. The deck belt will not stay on and has been replaced twice this year2013! I bought it Lowes and they don't keep parts or belt in house.. I have a big craftsman mower I had for 13 years and it a better mower than this one will ever be!! Run fast away from these mowers.....
August 28, 2013
This mower seems like it is a good buy.
Have not had any problems with the mowing ability of this lawn mower. It is a little hard to clean out the grass underneath. The auto-cleaner does not work well on the far blade.
August 21, 2013
Not a quality product.
We were GIVEN an LGT2654, with only 135hrs, because the original owner didn't like it.
I have since put about 15 more hours on it, and in that time, I have had to replace all three deck spindle housings and one deck spindle. Luckily a nearby parts place keeps a shelf full of spindles and spindle housings because they sell so many of these poorly designed parts.
If that wasn't bad enough, the frame is so flimsy that every time I go over an uneven piece of ground, the hood pops up 1-2inches.
Further, the mower wasn't designed with enough clearance between the deck and frame, so every time I encounter a raised area in the ground on either side of the mower deck, the deck hits the frame and the mower becomes stuck.
Oh, and I should also add that the mower is now straining to back up any sort of slight hill because the hydro axle is about to go out...at 150hrs.
I have had John Deere utility and farm tractors that were still running great at 12,000-14,000hrs. Why would anyone sell a machine that only lasts 150 hrs?
On a side note, this mower also came with a RIDICULOUS feature which shut down the engine if I tried to back up with the mower deck PTO on. It would have been impossible to do a good job mowing if I hadn't found the associated switch and disconnected it.
By the way, I have mowed this property for a couple years now using a nearly 30 year old walk-behind mower, which I have never had any issues with. The 54" deck on the Husqvarna gets the mowing done faster, but the Husqvarna has yet to be used more than 3 or 4 times in a row without something breaking. It's a very good thing that I still keep the walk-behind as a backup.
August 12, 2013
Best rider I've had!
This is the best rider I've ever had. It has plenty of power. The large deck has reduced the time spent mowing my 3.5 acre yard. This machine cuts the grass evenly. Even if the grass gets too high, it just mows with no loss of power. The ride is very comfortable. My only issue is with the brake pedal on the left side. I am used to pedal on the right side but this is a minor issue and I will get used to it. I would definitely recommend this mower to anyone.
August 11, 2013
too many guidelines for true reviews
Good luck if you buy one it gets stuck somewhere every time I use it and leaves gouges in my lawn.
August 10, 2013
Nothing but trouble with the deck belts
I have had this LGT2654 mower for about 3 months now. I purchased it from Lowe's. I have had constant trouble keeping the deck belt on. Have tried a couple of different replacement belts, but they keep coming off and when they do, it tears up the belts. I finally have taken it to a repair shop, and while i still dont have it back yet, they tell me the drive pulley already needs to be replaced. I have since also purchcased a John Deere which so far has been far superior to this Husqvarna.
August 7, 2013
Happy with the purchase
I have over 4 acreas of ground and have been very happy with the performance and value of this product. It mowes great and handles very well. The large mowing deck allows me to finish in half the time my old mower did. The engine keeps up even when the grass is think and long. I looked at alot of garden tractors and for the money I am very happy with my choice. It is easy to operate and to maintain. I do wish this model has a lock in rear differential in wet unevan areas I do get stuck.
July 27, 2013
We are pleased with this machine
We purchased the LGT2654 for our two acres and so far are very pleased with it (only has 16 hours of use). Purchase price was approx. $2300.00
It replaced a 2009 Cub Cadet LT 1040 that just wasn't up to the task and had to be worked on constantly in order to keep it going.
We ordered the LGT2654 through Lowe's online and they did not keep their delivery schedule, but that's a seperate issue.
When it did arrive it was (and still is) missing the storage pouch that mounts on the lower left side of the tractor.
Also the LED hour meter is so small, it's nearly impossible to see without glasses! These are minor issues and overall we are pleased with it's power, comfort and maneuverability. It has also the cut the required mowing time by about 25% and has a very nice and even cut.
We hope it lasts as long as our old 1994 Sears Craftsman GT 6000 (also with a Kohler engine), which is still running and has been donated to another family member. Time will tell, but we would recommend this tractor to anyone with 2 or more acres to mow.
July 13, 2013