Retired the old snapper and having a failing back the tall seat and the step through for easy mounting makes it much easier to use. The cut-off switch in the seat is a bit annoying as it's hard to even pick up a branch without killing the engine. The deck accumulates a lot of leaves and grass in the pulley area. There are indentions under the pulleys and a guard holds it in and can cause belt to slip off if not cleaned out. The only way I have found to do this is remove the screws(2) on the guards to get easy access to the mess. It could be a moisture trap if you mow much when wet.
November 19, 2013
Good Tractor so far!
While I have only used it a few times it has handled and mowed flawlessly. I attached a bagger to it for pickling up leaves and it also worked great. It was easy to attach and assemble. Only wish is that I had gotten the bigger bagger the two bag one fills quickly!
October 29, 2013
Very nice mower
Purchased from Lowes, and a very reasonable price especially with the 10% off for military personal. This mower replaced a 19 year old Murray. I enjoyed the comfortable high back seat. I like the ability to back up and cut at the same time, this is especially useful in tight quarters. The cruse control is a nice feature but in my case not practical. I wasn't crazy about the gas pedal being the deciding factor on speed, unlike my old Murray where there was really one speed, this will take some getting use too. The deck has two wheels, but should have four as I still scalped my lawn in one place. The fender mounted height adjustment is pretty standard, but having six adjustments is nice. Also like the cup holder, however its placement far back on the fender makes it awkward to use. This mower handled flat ground nice, and hills rather well. Overall a good mower and a good fair price.
October 24, 2013
3rd times a charm
#1 had a cracked case and poured oil everyhwere on first start up with delivery guy in driveway, #2 after 10 hours had electrical issue, loose front end, clean out wasnt working, smoking motor
#3 has only 3 hours on it, but seems to be running well....
reoccurring issue with tractor blowing out headlights consistently
I love the mower, but just seemed to have to get to #3 to be satisfied..... great power, easy to use, just question the durability long term. would have rather had refund, but replacement was the only option
wish i could figure out how to loosen steering wheel as assemblers always put on crooked...
October 20, 2013
Very good, but needs to be more driver friendly
Tractor purchased at Lowe's and worked right off the truck. Power and speed were a big improvement over my old 17.5 hp tractor. Short turning radius was a pleasant surprise and is a nice feature. I mow 5 acres and this mower gets me done at least an hour faster than my old mower. I have over 50 hours operating time so have learned how best to use the machine, especially on hills which are not the machine's strong suit. The thing I love best is that it has a true 4" mowing height and can easily cut 10" high pasture grass at high speed. The things I like the least are the poor wiring job, which required a trip to the service department for repair, the lack of any significant suspension, which means you get bounced around a lot, and lack of clearance for my left knee which hits the motor cowling every time the mower goes over bumpy ground. After 3 hours mowing my left knee is extremely sore and bruised. Still, it is a big step up from my old mower and works far better than a competitors unit I got as a loaner while the wiring was being fixed.
October 17, 2013
Bought this for my parents since they were paying around $300.00 a month to have their 3 acres cut twice a month. They were shocked at first and ever since I bought this back in August, they have went crazy with it. I can't keep them off of it. They have a lot of trees in their yard as well, so I bought the bagger for it. This mower picks up grass and leaves with a bagger awesome! Super clean cut and tons of power.
The only other thing I replaced on it was the factory blades. I bought the mulching blades to help with making the grass go in the bagger easier. And plus in the summer, if you want to not bag, the mulching blades are already on. Super!! I love going to my parents now and helping them out in the yard since they are getting older. This mower is an awesome buy. Chaging the oil wasn't bad at all. Super easy. You will not go wrong with buying this mower. It was my first purchase of any type of Husqvarna product. I will definitley purchase again.
October 15, 2013
Good Solid Lawn Tractor
Have had for a month now; mow about 2 acres of lawn; one of those lawns has a steep hill. The tractor mows well and has plenty of power for the hill and mowing. No issues, a good value. Can't rate the long term durability of it; very much like the CRAFTSMAN model tractor I had but returned because of a drive belt issue I was concerned with; the Husqvarna seems to work just fine.
October 13, 2013
WARRANTY IS A SCAM!!!
I Bought this tractor over a john deer and craftsman because of the warranty. THe tractor broke due to poor assembly/craftsmanship. THe warranty clearly covers what happened. The customer service center sent me ona wild goose chase to places who do not cover warranty work for them because of the way they are also treated. I was told it was my fault more than once. IT WAS NOT MY FAULT. Then when she could not make excuses anymore it was LOWES fault. WHICH IT IS NOT! I have never been treated so poorly by a company in my entire life. They still will not honor the warratny they offer. MY only option...keep looking for a company who will do warranty work for them but its unlikely it will be covered. WHY...the say poor assembley..THIS PART WAS FACTORY ASSEMBLED!!! I feel Absolutely horrible and have no lawn tractor anymore No different than tossing the $1700 in the trash. Its horrible how I was treated, they wont fix it and wont help me. What a Horrible company to buy anything from!
October 9, 2013