Good tractor if you want short grass
We are rural and keep our grass at about 3.5-4 inches. Unfortunatly, unless you set the cutting height at 2" on this tractor, there is not enough suction in the deck to lift the grass before cutting. As a result, when cutting at 3.5 (the highest allowed and my desired height) or even 2.5 to a lesser extent, grass that isn't standing up doesn't get cut. This leave the yard with a very unprofessional look.
The locking differential is very helpful on our hilly yard but don't confuse it for 4x4. It does get stuck.
There is no way to lift the deck other than adjusting the cutting height. My previous tractor had a hydraulic lift in addition to the cutting adjustment. Something I miss.
Turning radius is great. They say a Zero Turn mower will cut your time in half. Just salesman's talk - at least for my yard. Occasionally, I need to back up to make a sharp reverse but until that last turn, this baby turns very nicely.
Oh yea, I just lost a blade. No, I don't mean it broke and I don't mean I can't find it. If found it laying in the grass. Apparently, what is supposed to hold it on came off when I hit a rock. That's better than breaking a spindle but still not expected.
June 3, 2013
best lawn tractor I have ever had
I have loved this mower since i got it. The 24HP kawasaki engine gives me more than enough power. I can go up a hill that's at least 35 degrees without it getting stuck. I recently used it to pull over 250 lbs. of tree limbs across 2 acres and the tractor did more than acceptable. The seat is also very comfortable with plenty of padding and plenty of back support. The large 48" deck with 3 blades gives me a huge cutting path and helps me cut my 2 acres in about 1 hr 30 min. Since i only purchased this mower about 3 weeks ago, I only have about 7 hrs on it, but love it. The only problem with it is the price. $3,000 is a little steep, but it is definitely worth the price.
May 31, 2013
Heavy duty deck & turns sharp
Done a lot of homework before buying this mower. This mower weighs about 120 pounds more than the cheaper ones at other retail stores. That told me it was a lot better construction than the cheaper ones. Bought this mower from a local independent Husqvarna dealer and was very impressed. After I bought it they filled it with gas, checked the deck for being level, and went over the whole mower and made sure it was ready for service. Then on top of that delivered it free! When they delivered it, they went over everything about it with me until i had no more questions. I mow 3 yards with it, I have about 10 hours on it now, the mower handles great, makes sharp turns, seat sets great with good back support. It has the heaviest and sturdiest deck of any that I have found on a lawn tractor. It also is quiet operating. It also does good on moderate slopes. Very pleased with the service and the mower so far. Will leave more feed back on this product after i get more hours on it. All though the price is a little tasty, its like the ole saying, "You get what you pay for!"
May 4, 2013
We love our tractor. Older version of this tractor. It is the YTH24V48 Fab deck Lock Diff
Our tractor lives in an enclosed shed but is used weekly to mow a .4 acre of grass. 300+ hours on the meter. We use Mobil 1 engine oil in it. The engine runs perfect. The transmission whines a little but so far no problems with the drivetrain. The posi makes pulling our steep sidehills no problem. No other tractor will do what this one does. The electro blade engagement burned out due to wife overloading it with wet grass but that isn't the tractors fault. That was an easy DIY repair. I buy non alcohol 92 octane gas by the 55 gallon barrel and we put fuel stabilizer in the barrel right when we buy it as the fuel lasts almost a year. The tractor always starts right up and runs and works perfect. Still looks and runs just like new.
April 12, 2013
Worst Purchase Ever Made
I bought a new Husqvarna riding mower from a local dealer and have had nothing but issues with it ever since. After the first 1/2 season the mower stopped turning over. I took it back into the dealer and had it "fixed". But everytime I mow with it, it breaks down the next time, so i am having to take it make in every week. I have taken it to numerous shops and all have claimed to fix it. They said that the carburetor and would not be covered, So we changed it, a few weeks later, the same issue. It seems like this is a HUGE product issue with multiple consumers and I would like my money back or a new mower that works! I would love some good customer service after spending $3000 on a worthless mower. Thank you
January 24, 2013