Good product when it works, transmission problems galore
Bought my tractor from Lowe's in May of 2012. Ran great at first, then the first tire on the front went flat. Had a horrible time getting Lowe's to get a dealer to respond and replace the tire. Once the tire was finally replaced, the transmission would not move the tractor. Had this problem ever since, 4 repairs later with a new transmission, tractor still moves slowly at times, won't climb hills frequently and the free-wheeling pin you pull to push the tractor by hand doesn't work. Bad transmission on this tractor and faulty tires from Husqvarna that they fail to notify you about the recall on them in 2012.
September 26, 2013
The Husqvarna name stands for quality, and that's what attracted me to this product. I considered other mowers but none of them had the features and performance that I was looking for. Also, service, parts and customer service after the sale was important too. Husqvarna's large dealer network and authorized service is there for me whenever I need them, making my down time for service and maintenance as quick as possible. I highly recommend Husqvarna products to my friends,family and neighbors!
July 11, 2013
Bought this model a year ago. The transmission has always been jerky. I had to take it back twice for transmission problems last year because it would go up small hills. Both repairs took 3 to 4 weeks before I got it back. Transmission was replaced second time. This year the engine started smoking. After just a year I returned it to place I purchased it and received full create on different model. So far satisfied with the YTH24K48.
June 16, 2013
Purchased this late last summer...only 19 Hrs on the mower. Already had transmission and bearing problems....just one cut since back from warranty repair....and transmission out again. Won't go forward or backward. Would not purchase this mower ever again.
May 5, 2013
I can see this mower working quite well for someone with a regular shaped lawn on a perfectly flat lot.
This has the best cut I have ever seen on a mid-priced riding mower. The engine, (my first Kohler) is runs very well. Having the ability to keep mowing when backing up without having to defeat ‘safety’ devices is great. The turning radius is very tight, which offsets its size.
The front tire went flat in weeks, upon inspection, it is very cracked and had to be tubed. New tires shouldn’t come like this. Like many newer models you sit very high. Changing oil is very messy unless you add a small threaded pipe to the block. The deck height adjustment is in the way when you go to climb on and off. I have to swing my leg pretty high to miss it and it still likes to hook my shorts.
The transmission will slow to a stop when going up a small grade to another level of my yard. The control lever is touchy as a small amount of movement on the lever will go from stopped to full speed. This hydrostatic transmission is clearly not ready for prime time.
For the price of a better make, I got a bagger included on this mower. Next time I will get the better piece of equipment.
April 16, 2013
Transmission and Tire problems
I always thought Husqvarna was a great brand name. However, after purchasing the HUSQVARNA YTA19K42 June, 2012, I have had a couple of problems. The first was the 2 front tires going flat. I found they had dry rot and were severely cracked throughout - worthless. Fortunately, Lowe's paid for the replacements - Husky would not as tires aren't warrantied - even on a brand new tractor. Never heard of such a thing. Second and a lot more major is my tractor just stopped running in the middle of mowing after only about 10 hours of use. Won't go forward or backward. I have a flat city lot about 15000 sq ft so not an abuse situation. Something wrong with the great hydrostatic transmission. I am taking it in for warranty repair next week. Doesn't seem right on a new machine. Very disappointed in Husky. I have a 15 year old Sears 12 hp that is more powerful and runs better than this one - since this one doesn't run at all. But Husky's sure look pretty!
January 26, 2013
Great mower at reasonable price
I bought this mower at the end of the mowing season, however I use it get around my place and do some light hauling. I believe it will give me good service. The few times I mowed I enjoyed the ease in handling and mowing. It started quickly and ran smoothly.
December 25, 2012
Like the mower
The mower runs well and does a really nice job of cutting. I'm concerned about the speed control. The manual says that the throttle should always be set at full speed, and that's what I've done. But the speed of the mower is set with the motion control lever, whcih the manual says should be moved to the desired position after releasing the parking brake. I have found that as I mow, the motion control lever slowly moves to the full speed position, which I then have to readjust. How can I make the motion control lever stay in the location I want it?
November 13, 2012