Purchased in Oct 2013: Only 6 weeks old. Used approx 5 times.
Battery is dead. I have read other reviews with the same issue. If Husquarna does not make this right, I would NOT recommend this mower despite many good features. A battery that lasts 5 weeks is a 'deal breaker' for me
December 7, 2013
With all the good reviews I saw on this tractor, we went and bought it at Lowes in June of this year. After only a handful of mowings, this tractor decided to quit on us. We even bought an extended warranty plan. Ended up mowing 1 acre with small lawnmower until they came and took this to service it (3 weeks later).
Found out that the battery had died. Had to pay extra for that! $49 dollars more. Can't believe it - within four months of buying this tractor, the batter is dead.
That is not good. I wouldn't recommend this tractor. To me, good service is reliable service, and if the battery dies on me, it's not reliable, no matter if it has all these nice gadgets.
December 3, 2013
Good tractor but needs better accessories
I am really guessing at some of the rating numbers since I have not had this tractor for very long. We recently moved from a condo in CT to a single family home in PA. I needed a lawn tractor (1 acre lot) and purchased a Husqvarna because my brother has had one for many years and it has held up very well. The problem I have is that I purchased a snow blower attachment, counter weight and bracket, and chains for this tractor. The snow blower is made by a different company for Husqvarna and was very difficult to assemble. There were some modifications that had to be made to the tractor to install it. The counter weight and bracket were actually made for Craftsman model tractors and was quite difficult to install. I still need to order a mulching kit and from what I have seen it is really made for a Craftsman tractor too. Should I have just purchased a Craftsman instead?
November 21, 2013
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