I really like the power, smoothness, and quietness of the Kawi motor. The turning radius is small, smaller than the 38" Toro this mower replaced. Cuts fine and was ~$1000 less than the equivalent Deere. The ergonomics of the foot pedal for the hydraulic drive is poor, I must lift my foot off the floor board and press it straight down to make it reverse correctly. To go forward the pedal has to go forward and not down like you would do with the gas pedal on a car. The vinyl covering the seat is paper thin and I expect it to tear in a very short time. The bagger is way too expensive and not that well made for the price. Attaching it and removing it requires the deck height on the right side be adjusted to keep the deck level when it's attached. I would like to see the deck more rigidly mounted to the mower. At first the lever for the deck height seemed to get in the way when getting on and off but as I get more time on it I don't seem to be having as much issue with it.
Even with these faults I like the mower and it mows my 2 acres just fine.
May 23, 2014
Rough Ride and Tight Steering
No thight turns can be made on the fly. Some turns have to be made at a dead stop.Ride is very unforgiving. Reacts to even the least hump or depression in the lawn. Between the two it makes operating this mower alot of work. I missed the comfort part.
May 16, 2014
second new husqvarna riding mower in 2014
I had the 2012 craftsman yts3000 made for them by husqvarna. after two good years of use with it i decided to get a new YTHV2242 with the upgraded deck. It was very much like my older yts30000, but with many improvements in particular the air flow on deck for clearing grass while mowing.
Got into some tall grass right after a rain and got stuck 4 times which is same thing my other mower does also, so i went down to our local lebanon oregon dealer, steve there has always been a straight shooter, and i told him what i wanted for hills, slopes, slick ground etc, and he showed me two models, one the new all electronic model with elec axle lock, and he showed me this model the review is on with a posit traction or no slip differential. I have used it on two mowings where my smaller mowers had traction problems, problem solved, it also has a better deck system, cuts better, rides better, and and softer to ride for us old senior mowers.
I now have the two husky mowers, i use the smaller mower which is no slouch to say the least for smaller lots and jobs, and my big one for bigger projects with slopes, berms, ditches, hill sides, etc. I was really shocked to see the 24 hp kawasaki be easier on gas than the 22hp briggs in the smaller mower. my personal push mower is a husqvarna electric start, and my two riders are also from the Husqvarna line, went in today and ordered the mulching kit for the big mower. HINT! look into husqvarna's excellent 0% finance plans, we used it for our newest husky, heck of a deal!
May 14, 2014
Well built tractor.
Your quality control needs improving. the console asm had a striped out screw hole. And no hex screw .Also a wire to the battery charging system was not hook up. So far its running fine. Don't need the hassle from a new tractor. Great power and solid framing is a plus.
May 10, 2014
This is a comfortable lawn tractor to ride, cuts grass good and has good speed. The limited slip differential is great and will keep the rear wheels from slipping. The only thing that I find wrong with the tractor is it's hard to steer.
May 8, 2014
Mows even tall grass with ease.
Purchased this from Lowes and put it to work the next day. Just bought this house and the grass was rather tall. Didn't have a problem cutting through the tall grass at all. Thought I was going to have to cut it twice since it was so tall but didn't have too. Never "bogged down."
My wife loves to use it!
April 18, 2014
Real good mower
I bought this mower after comparing mowers for several months. It appeared to be the best bang for my buck. Boy am I glad I made this purchase. The mower has plenty of power, pulls good, mows good, and should last a lot longer then the lowes units. The only thing that I don't care for would be the reverse pedal. Seems to be a poor design not allowing any more power in reverse. You almost have to stand on it to move in reverse. If Husqvarna offered a newly designed pedal, I would purchase it. Mower is super quiet compared to most. Other than that, the mower is great.
April 18, 2014
I love this yard tractor! I bought it about a month ago and have used it twice with no issues. It has a great look and that Kawasaki engine gives it plenty of power and a cool sound.
March 30, 2014