Husq 46in cut... twin cylinder engine...
Just purchased it about a month ago. I've cut my grass 3 times. It takes less time than my old Troybilt . the twin cylinder engine is great. More powerful and a better cut. purchased it at Lowes. Purchase this over a 42in JD or Cub Cadet.
April 21, 2013
First of all how can you have a Q without a U. I purchased the tractor 3 weeks ago March 27th 2013.This is after a long comparison between the Cub-Cadet 46 in. 20 HP Kohler Courage Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Mower LTX1045 3-year/120-hr and 5-year/500-hr limited warranty
and the John Deere John Deere D105 17.5 HP Single Cylinder Automatic 42-in Riding Lawn Mower.
The Husqvarna has more horsepower then both and the warranty is slightly better along with the ergonomic feel was more comfortable to me then the other 2. My first mow was 45min less than what it took last year with My tired old craftman 42" So far very pleased with my purchase
April 18, 2013
*Beware* Spec is Wrong on Gas Tank Location
I was so looking forward to buying this 2013 Husqvarna YTH22V46. One of my wants in a riding lawnmower was to have the gas tank in the rear. I didn't want to deal with opening the hood every time I filled the tank and having to worry about spilling gas on the engine. According to the attached specs the gas tank is listed in the rear of this model. Since the big box store didn't have this model on display, I took Husqvarna's specs for fact and ordered the mower. I had to refuse the shipment because the tank is in fact next to the engine in the front of the mower. Lots of time wasted. I tried to find a phone number on Husqvarna's website to call them to let them know of the error, but I had no luck. Not sure what my next move is going to be on a mower purchase.
April 15, 2013
So I'm coming off using 25+ year-old all-steel riding lawn and garden tractors... this is like getting a brand new car after driving junkers your whole life.
The 2-cyclinder engine is the most impressive part- the sound at idle is NICE. Rumbly, but throttles right up without vibration going berzerk. You can easily drive around at idle engine speed without bogging down the engine. always nice when you're trying to be quiet in the early morning and not wake up your neighbors.
Overall construction- I'm getting used to seeing more plastic than I'm used to. But it's good.
Turning radius is great- its much tighter than my last JD STX38.
The high-back seat is very nice.
The mower engagement is manual- a lever you throw over above the steering wheel. It works, but I think its a bit 'floppy'. My older JD's had electric PTO mower engagement, I'm surprised that couldn't be part of the YTH22V46.
Time will tell how long this lasts. The good thing in that respect is that I can see already about 1/2 the parts are shared with Craftsman riding mowers, so used parts should be plentiful in later years.
April 4, 2013
Its a lemon
I purchased my YTH22V42 from a local harware store during July, 2012. The first day home the left front tire went flat sitting in the garage...I had not used the mower yet!! I took the tire off and took it back to the store where they fixed it. Two days later it was flat again. The store replaced the tire for free after that- but I did not know what the issue was until my son went to work for Lowe's. Come to find out Husqvarna let a bunch of tractors go out with sub-standard tires - they are dry rotted. I never heard a word from them. No recall ... nothing! And being tires are not warrantied they won't do anything about it. Now after half a season of use the right front tire has started going flat. On top of that the mower will not start. It is going to the shop for the third time after less than 10 hours of total use. I have owned three lawn tractors in the past 25 years..a Snapper, a Toro and now this Husky. The others ran 10 + years with only regular maitenance and maintenance on things I damaged. Buying this mower was a terrible decision. I wll never own another Huqvarna product.
March 8, 2013
Best Mover Ever
I've owed Toro, John Deere, Craftsman lawn tractors over
the years and have been very satisfied with their performance.In fact, i had planned on buying another
John Deere until my research led me to the Husqvarna
tractor.I purchased the Husqvarna in July 2012 and i'm
here to tell you it's the best decision i've ever made in purchasing lawn equipment. I cut almost 3 acres of grass in
half the time it normally has taken with the other movers.
January 27, 2013
I really have enjoyed this tractor.I have the bagging system and even with the deck in the highest position, it vacuums up all the leaves without any problem.
It starts great and has an amazing turn radius.
Plenty of room to perform oil changes.
January 24, 2013