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
This is my first lawn/garden tractor purchase. I was told by a friend that the 2 cylinder was more powerful and quiet. I don't have anything to compare it to but it cut my work time into less than half. Only have about 3/4 acre but handles the task with ease. Appears to be very well built and maneuvers very well. Love the 'cut in reverse' feature.
May 21, 2014
Great Tractor Poor Warranty Policy
This rider is very comfortable. Great features, like the foot control for forward and reverse. The engine has lots of power, and has low fuel consumption.
The only issue I have with it is Husqvarna's warranty policy.
I own several Husqvarna products, saws and weed trimmers.
Never had an issue with any. Two weeks after purchasing this rider from Lowes I found that one of the spindles on the mower deck had failed. I called Husqvarna and they said I could not get the spindle warranted directly from them.(I already had the broken spindle off of the deck) They said I had to call an authorized service center in my area. They ones I called said it would be a minimum of a month before they could get to the mower if I bring it in.
There is no way I could do that, the grass would be 3 feet tall. So I called Lowes, they said since the mower was only two weeks old I could bring it back and get another. So I basically traded the whole tractor for a $30 dollar part. Cudos to Lowes for helping me out. They did not have to do that. What Husqvarna fails to understand is, many of the shops are not going to jump right to your machine when you did not purchase it from them. All I ask is that Husqvarna change their warranty to allow owners to get the parts directly themselves.
May 19, 2014
Great machine. Good turning radius. Good power for cutting tall grass or pulling a full cart.
May 15, 2014