Transaxle failed after 510 hours.
Mower when new would slow down cosiderablely climbing a hill. After 500 hrs the mower now will not even go up a small hill. Cost of a new transaxle is over $1000. Motor still running great and tractor in fair shape but the transxale is diffently the weak link for long ter reliability... If U mow 2 acre or so 500 hrs will add up in about 5 years.
July 2, 2013
Purchased this tractor at the first of last year, had it in the service center twice. The second time I had the guy watch me cut some of the yard so he could see how poorly it cut. I had already talked to someone at Husqvarna and done all trouble shooting. When we got the mower back, the cutting season was over, so it was put in storage. Have used it this year and have to go over every inch of the yard at least twice, but usually more. If I didn't still owe money for this thing, I would burn it for the trash it is.
July 2, 2013
Less than 2 months old and cannot mow.
Front wheels are already out of line but not surprised. If you turn the front wheels to make a corner, sometimes the front end slides instead of rolling. Now they are out of line and wearing the tires.
I had a John Deere even a smaller model and never had this problem.
June 5, 2013
Power to Spare.
26 HP is a lot of power so you can cut tall grass fast .It does have a problem with wheel spinning but I fix my tractor with wheel weights .Now it can go up and down step hills with easy .
May 30, 2013
Will not go up hill
We purchased the tractor less than two years ago. At first we love it, cut good, comfortable, designed easy to use. Started to mow this year and notice the tractor started to get slower. After mowing a couple times the tractor would stop moving when mowing up a hill.
Changed the drive belt thinking that was the problem but did not resolve the issue. For the price I paid for this mower my expectation to would last longer than two year before having these problems.
May 27, 2013
This is my first rider. I have 2 acres and about 1.25 of that is irrigated pasture. Got tired of horses so I sold them and bought a rider to keep the grass mowed. This machine is great. It chews through 6-8 inch grass in the pasture with no problems. The 26 horse engine has power to spare even with the 54 inch cut moving up grade. On my lawn the cut is smooth and looks great. My neighbor liked the Husky so much he got rid of his ailing John Deere and bought a smaller model Husky. For the money I felt the LGT 2654 was the best buy after looking at Husky built Craftsman, John Deere, and Cub Cadet. In my search I tried not to get color blind and glad I didn't. After two months use I am impressed and feel the money was well spent on a quality product.
May 15, 2013
Just bought one from Lowes. First riding lawn mower for four acres. I wanted a John Deer as from what I researched seems that they have better service but the 2654 looked like it was slightly better built then the J.D.s setting in Lowes beside it. Got it home and started. The wife wanted to try it out as she'd never rode one. 2 and a half hours later property was done. She never let me back on. So I set in the shade and had a cold drink. Darn good mower. Can't tell you much about it though. Guess its hers now.
May 11, 2013
Purchased tractor from local Lowes to mow a 1 acre yard. The tractor has plenty of power and seems to mow decent. However, this tractor was purchased to replace a Troybilt 2654 model that was purchased from Lowes as well which had to have the electric clutch replaced twice. Thinking that this issue was just a fluke, I purchased a new Husky 2654 and after 11 hours use, the clutch shorted out. I was not cutting tall grass or bogging down the mower when this occured. I take good care of my equipment, clean it after each use, and do all required maint. and would expect it to last at least several years for the price it cost. Anyway, it is under warrenty and was dropped off at Lowes to be sent out for repairs. Hopefully the clutch issue with these type of tractors is resolved since more and more people are reporting issues.
May 11, 2013