This mower has given me the worst case of "buyer's remorse" that I have ever had. In the past 40 years, I have owned 5 brands of riding mowers. I thought that I had finally arrived when I bought my yt42xls. It provides the absolute worst cut of any mower I have ever owned or used. Even driving at a super slow speed with the fastest engine speed, it is hard to tell where I made the previous cut. The grass is extremely uneven and much of it has simply been pushed over.
Every use has produced the same results. A previous reviewer posted pictures of his cut, and mine is exactly the same. The mower has less than 40 hours on it, and the blades are still sharp. I had even wondered if they had been installed backwards! Trying to work with the dealer provided no results.
We love the Kawasaki engine and the overall build quality, but what good is a mower that that is terrible at its primary job? At this point, I am trying to sell it and buy something cheaper with whatever I can get for it.
June 23, 2015
Excellent design features and great value.
I purchased this product from a servicing dealer, which is a very important feature for me. The tractor was assembled, adjusted and test driven before it was delivered to me. I'm an accuracy nut, so I fine tuned leveling the deck with simple jig that I fabricated. The performance of the tractor meets all of my expectations and the excellent final appearance of my fresh mowed lawn says it all. The tractor is simple and intuitive operate.
June 20, 2015
Good value for money
I have owned another brand (2 Tractors, same brand) that gave a better cut, but this mower is comfortable and powerful for $1000 less. I have only had it for 2 months, but have been pleased with the quality and performance.
The gas level viewer cannot be seen, and I ran out of gas once. If you look at the back of the tank you can check it though.
June 13, 2015
Good tractor with a few problems
My grandpa bought this tractor last year for me to do his yard work for him.
The power from the Kawasaki is great. It's got enough power and a locking differential to pull out little 3" and smaller trees. It's perfect for plowing snow in the winter. It's a great tractor for anything but mowing.
The problems with it are that it doesn't mow that well with its 3 blades, you have to do at least 2 passes with it. The hour and battery guages get condensaton in them. When you change the oil and filter, you have to remove a body panel every time to get to the filter. It also doesn't have as many height choices as my Cub Cadet does. Its deck wash is hard to get to with it being under the foot rest. The fuel guage is useless, you can't see how much is in there.
May 29, 2015
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