Doesn't mow, features are featureless
This mower sits too high. It is too long. The cut does not extend past the wheel. I have to mow some places twice and it still doesn't cut. I hate this mower and I hate that Husqvarna doesn't support returns, unlike Deere. It is worse than the 15 year old used Deere I bought used that my wife thought was not worth fixing. Guess what. I am fixing the old Deere that was perfect and gladly selling this piece of junk at a loss. This is a mower a homeowner with a perfect yard buys to look cool. I can think of no other reason why anyone would want this hunk of junk. I was suckered in because made in USA and 200 bucks less than a comparable Deere. I don't regret it. I learned something.
May 3, 2015
Mower does not cut well. Something always left uncut; even after 2nd and 3rd pasaes.
October 19, 2014
Had the tractor for about 2 months and the tractor is all that I expect it to be. You can hear and feel the quality of the engine (kawasaki) while it's running. Cuts the grass perfect !
And rides very nice.
The only on going problem I am having is the digital hour meter will start to build up condensation inside the glass and I can't even read the meter. I'm worried this will short out the meter after time. Iam on the 3rd replacement hour meter from the dealer
Husvarna is (I think) aware of this problem, but hav'nt heard anything yet
I give this tractor in the short period of time, 5 stars
I' ll update this after much more usage
August 23, 2014
So far so good
So far it is working very good at a semi challenging yard (slops)
The only real issue I have is the fuel sight gage.
You cannot see how much fuel you have, and I did got stuck in the middle of the yard empty
August 8, 2014
Overall Poor Quality
I bought the YTH42XLS NEW in June of 2013. First impression was great but after 40 hours on the mower I have a completely different impression. I am also having the same problems with the deck leaving a strip of grass down the middle between the left and middle blade. I have had the baffle kit installed on the deck and it still mows the same. I mow twice a week and my grass only grows about an inch and it still leaves streaks and clogs up the deck no matter how dry the grass is... Very poor design quality! I also have issues with the locking differential ripping up my grass and the mower goes straight with the wheels turned. I was mowing the other day and the left rear well fell off going around a corner which in return caused my tractor to fall towards my shed and the deck height adjustment handle caught a 4x4 post. That was the last straw for me... Warranty repairs this year include the baffle kit, battery strap, battery guage, battery, and deck spindle. I am very disappointed considering the price I paid for the mower.... spend your hard earned money on something else like a cub, deere, or simplicity...
August 5, 2014
Worst mower ever
What the brilliant designers forgot is to figure the blade. 14" blade is much different from a20" blade. Blade tip speed fps is roughly twice as fast on 20"blade. I am having the same bad cut issues as the other people. My grass gets cut at least 2x per week. Tall grass is not the issue, very poor design is. I bought a JD 130 for my son in Tn and his cut is good, 1 belt. one battery in 10 years. Sure would be nice to be able to trade for a ZT mower.. The clunking noise in the steering and the play is also an issue.
July 30, 2014
Disappointed in Iowa
I am with Disappointed in Texas. I am so disappointed it almost makes me sick. I bought what I thought would be my last mower. Boy was I wrong. Husqvarna told the man from Texas he was cutting to tall of grass well let me assure you that is NOT the case as I cut mine every week when it's about 4 inches down to 2 inches and it leaves a strip between the three blades about 2 inches wide and in the turns they get even wider. I will upload pics after my next cut. Husqvarna built a very rugged mower deck (guaranteed for life, Can I take my deck back and trade it for a 2 bladed deck?) but they didn't put enough thought in the blade alignment as they do not overlap each other enough (and Husqvarna know's this by now). I think they should build us a better deck and ship them to the dealer to install for us (wishful thinking). It also has a bad clunk in the front end when going over a bump (should of had nylon bushings and rubber pads in their design) but I can live with that. On the other hand I absolutely love the tractor it runs like a champ, starts nice and seems to pull my trailer with ease. But I bought it to mow :(
July 2, 2014
Very poor cut and deck wash thing did not work very good. Took back to the dealer and got my money back..
June 12, 2014