Had this tractor for a month worked fine. Until one day cleaning it after cutting the drive belt came off the rear pulley went down under the pulley. Took me a week to get it fix. Finally the store took it in and fix it. Their contractor was about 10 days behind. Never heard from the contractor until I took it to the store.
June 16, 2014
My first Husq garden tractor
Tractor was assembled by Lowes - nice people! Tire pressure was "hard"; let out a lot of air, but still not enough - must get pressure gauge! Manual does not, but should specify tire pressure. Listed number on tires is do-not-exceed pressure. 20 psi should be about right. Transmission is jerky, and will rare up when changing direction. Does not hold speed on slopes greater than 7 1/2 degrees. Tractor is very noisy - clanks, rattles, and funny noises.
Mower is a pleasure to use! Cuts evenly and effectively. "cruise control" is wonderful! Plenty of power and speed; smooth steering. Nice large gas tank, good Battery well.
Caution: Use care around any slopes; tractor has high center of gravity!
Best Garden tractor available.
June 14, 2014
The mower cost a little more than i was thinking on paying, but i'm glad i got it. It's quieter than other mowers and does a great job. This is my first hydrostatic. Glad i got it.
June 13, 2014
I have had this tractor approximately six weeks and have mowed my half-acre six times. Overall this is a good product. However, the assembly of the unit was done poorly. Screws loose in the body work, no grease on the steering sector gear teeth, leaking front tire (vendor did come out and replace the tire/wheel), very little grease on the front axle spindles, engine is appears to be out of tune with strong "unburnt fuel" exhaust smell, mower deck was over an inch out of tolerance for level. Makes me wonder what else was not done properly in the assembly stage.
After leveling the mower deck per owner's manual, making sure all tires had proper psi, this mower still stripes the lawn with one side of cutting lower than the other. Have not yet had time to adjust mower deck again. I am displeased with this unit's inability to mow a consistent level cut on a smooth lawn.
June 13, 2014
TWO TRIES TO GET IT RIGHT
The first tractor delivered was trouble from the start. It was so rough to start first thing every morning. After it finally started it ran good the rest of the day no matter how many times I restarted it. After 5 days it was so tough to start that it killed the battery (choke?). Well after talking to the people at Lowes a few times they swapped it out and this one is a honey nothing like tractor number one.
June 12, 2014
Really like the way the 46" deck sticks out from under the mower. Makes trim work easier. Can't wait for the grass to grow back.
June 10, 2014
Broke my heart to see my lovely wife pushing the mower up the hill as I returned home late from work. This will allow her to make this happen more comfortably when I cannot perform my husbandly duties. No more carrying the bags of clippings to dump either. Now they can be driven to drop off point. Thank You Husqvarna!!
June 1, 2014
My First Tractor
This is my first venture into the riding mower market. It took me a year to decide which one was for me. I have not been disappointed! My tractor was delivered fully assembled, so I cannot speak to that, but so far there have been no issues at all. I have taken my mowing time from 4 hours of pushing to just about an hour. This mower is FAST. I am not the most mechanically inclined person in the world, but with the downloaded manual, I think I'll be ok. The only thing I would have different is that with the mulching kit in use I would prefer to not have the discharge chute still there.
May 26, 2014