Strong Mower With Some Screwy Design Areas
After having used it weekly for the past month, I have the following observations, which come to mind based on my previous mower.
1) I would like to hear the design reasoning that placed the battery out in the weather under the back seat and the gas tank under the hood next to a hot engine.
2) Why the need for a large cumbersome lever out in front of the steering wheel to engage the mower blades? Having a simple pull-out knob that electrically engages the PTO would be far easier.
3) The mower drives "heavy", perhaps because of the V-Twin engine over the front wheels. Even using my "suicide knob" on the steering wheel it takes some extra effort to turn the wheel. The "heaviness" is probably something that takes getting used to, I guess.
4) On arrival the blades were way out of height, one too low and one too high. I expected some difference but this was too much. But this is really a nit and was easily corrected.
Other than those points, I love the tractor. The V-Twin starts quickly and easily, and has plenty of pulling power and speed. My cutting time has decreased quite a bit -- I now smoke only half my cigar in the time it takes to mow the lawn (used to be 2/3'rds). The cruise control is nice but I don't use it, though I can see how it would be useful on a larger lawn.
It seems quieter than my previous tractor, in spite of having two cylinders instead of one. The seat is very comfortable but transmits every bump in the lawn -- the springs under the seat seem to be too stiff. This might however contribute to a longer life. Just too soon to tell.
The mower feels very sturdy when running and there is little vibration. The engine is smooth. Everything feels solid and connected.
I added the armrests to the seat, which went on very easily, by the way, and are very comfortable. I expect I'll add the brush guard bumper a little later.
Other than my quibbles, the mower does a good job and the value is excellent relative to the price. The longer warranty is nice and was a factor in my purchase. On balance, I'd purchase it again.
September 22, 2013
Does the Job
I now have 5 hours on my new mower. I have used it twice. Over all I am happy with the mower as it has plenty of power and cuts the lawn very well. However I do have some cons about the mower. Number one being that the deck should be stronger built like on the 48" model. Two, there should be 4 anti scalp wheels. I have an uneven yard and when the back wheels dip down it lowers the cut of the mower and makes a scalp in the yard, additional rollers would cut down on this.
Third the mower should have bigger tires on the rear. It would make it more stable with much less wheel slip.
Lastly the seat switch is the worst design ever!
Again my yard is uneven and slanted. The design of the seat switch prevents you from moving side to side on the mower to balance it when you are on an incline. My old Huskey had a fantastic seat switch that allowed you to be able to do this. I don't want to disconnect the switch all together but it may have to be done in order to mow all of my yard with the new mower. Right now I am using the old one to mow the hilly part.
The Motor has plenty of power and like I said the mower mows very well unless you hit a dip in the yard. The hydrostatic tranny gives me no problems what so ever. I got straight up and down my hills no problem.
A word of advice, Follow the set up instructions and you should be good to go..
September 12, 2013
This tractor has outstanding maneuverability which permits pretty precise cutting with ease. The hydro drive system is simply outstanding - going from forward to reverse and back with just the movement of the right foot is just great. I like the convenience of the deck height adjustment lever there at the left hand. The washout port is a smart feature. All in all, a well thought out machine.
September 11, 2013
The Perfect Lawn Tractor
I was amazed at how the mower easily manuvered around small trees and shrubs. It is so nice to go forward and reverse without having to use a gear shift. The deck stays amazingly clean after mowing the whole lawn so it takes less time to clean and store.
September 11, 2013
This tractor has all I looked for.
It is comfortable to drive. It has good power. It is trouble free so far.
September 9, 2013
great mower for all around lawn needs. mower has power to spare, transmission works smooth. reverse cutting take a little getting use to, mower has great turning radius. great mower for all my cutting needs.
September 7, 2013
Great Lawn Tractor
I recently purchased the Husqvarna YTH22V46. This thing has plenty of power, is easy to maneuver and does a great job on my lawn. I especially like the ROS feature, which allows for going in reverse while the blades are engaged. The transmission is sweet. I can go full bore and then ease up on the throttle to go around a tree without skipping a beat. No gears to change. And backing up is just as simple. The 22 HP V-Twin is powerful and quiet. I really like the fact that it has an oil filter, too. I've added the mulching kit and mag wheels to the baddest lawn tractor on the block! I can't say enough good things about my Husky tractor. Go get yourself one.
September 5, 2013
Husqvarna YTH22V46 Powerful Machine
I just purchased this mower from a local dealer. I have put about 7.5 hours on it so far and it has performed flawless. It has lots of power and will just eat thru the tallest of grass. I looked for 2 years at various brands of mowers and just could not make up my mind. Early this year I watched the TV Show "How Do They Do It" on the Science Channel. It featured the Husqvarna Fast Tractor and how it is made. It was this program that convinced me to buy Husqvarna. After seeing how these mowers are made I knew I should buy Husqvarna. I had only one minor issue when I got the mower home. One of the headlight wires was pinched into and the lights would not work. I went to the local dealer I purchased the mower from and they ordered me a new light wiring harness. It took about 5 min. to install and all is well. Also there are lots of video reviews on you tube that will be helpful. I did lots of research on lawn tractors and I found Husqvarna at the top of the list on just about all of them. The green ones were also rated high if you know what I mean. I am very pleased so far with my mower purchase. I have 3 large lawns to cut about twice a month. Even though they are all family members my cutting time has been really reduced because of the fast forward speed on this mower. If you are looking for a quality lawn tractor look no further than Husqvarna.
September 3, 2013