Great yard tractor for the money !!!!!!!
After a respectable amount of resurch I purchased a YT42XLS yard tractor. My initial impressions are that the tractor is well built especially the mower deck. I love the kawasaki engin its quiet and never boged down under load. My property is a bit rough and the diferential lock works seamlessly and gives you the traction to power through. The hood is metal and most others arent. Is it built better than a John Deere equivalent? No, However the Husquvarna is half the price, HALF. I have felt the twisting of the frame, however im not sure if thats good or bad yet, flexibility has it's benefits. The mower deck really cuts nicely. At this point with less than 10 hours on the meter i believe that this tractor will provide me many years of reliable service.
July 11, 2013
Poor design on deck Chute
The large deck chute on this mower tends to drag the ground, then buckles and pops into the air when going in reverse and the deck is even in the middle position. The smaller chute on the YTH48 mower does not drag on the ground and works better than the large one on this mower. Other than that the mower is great.
June 21, 2013
Traded in yth21K46.The YT42XLS is built like a tank and the Kawasaki engine is smooth and quieter than the K46.
June 16, 2013
Great mower with awesome features. Love the deck, very well made and built like a TANK!!! No wonder there is a lifetime warranty on the fabricated decks. Having a locking diff makes this mower well worth the price! Very happy with the power of the Kawasaki 23hp engine. Engine is very smooth and surprisingly quiet. I am very pleased with this tractor. I have shopped around and drove other mowers for a few weeks now and compared to other "high end" competitors, the Husqvarna blows them away with almost everything. I love the pedal control hydrostatic trans and it is very quiet also compared to other competitors, I can't comment on long term use but I can see this tractor lasting a very long time with minimal maintenance. For the price and the features you can't beat this tractor!
May 17, 2013
a great combination of quality parts
I looked at mowers for weeks before deciding this was the way to go. Simple reasons, fabricated deck, kawasaki engine, under 3000 dollars. I have used it once so far, it cut wonderfully. I have about an acre and a half of hilly tree scattered lawn, the 42" deck fits great between trees and aound flower beds. Im very happy so far with this mower. 5 stars
April 29, 2013
Just bought this one today. Researched for 2 months. Homed in on Husqvarna..and 2 or 3 models. Owner of dealership very knowledgeable..helped me choose this one...mainly because of Kawasaki engine and the fabricated deck.Will pick new assembled one up in a week...will follow up this posting after I do first cut.
April 27, 2013