plan on something breaking after 38 hours
I am so disappointed with Husqvarna, I bought this tractor used it for 38 hours, now the tensioner pulley is bad, hate to see what breaks at 50 hours
September 29, 2013
No longer a chore
As I shopped this product at Lowes 3 customers told me , basically, that I would not be sorry. As I was loading it a man went out of his way to come back and tell me that he gave his son his "green and yellow" garden tractor for his birthday so he could buy one of these. It is the most ease I have encountered in cutting 3 acres. Yet it still cuts in the smaller spaces with ease. This Husqy even gets the highway grass (bahalia) with which my "red" mower had so much trouble.
This is the best buy of any kind that I have made in a long time.
September 6, 2013
Maybe better choices
I purchased mine three years ago from a local dealer.
Good engine, runs good, no mechanical problems
Slow moving and the cruise control is worthless as it reduces the speed by about 40-50%
When you cut, the next day you can see where the wheels pushed the grass down. The mower deck does not have any suction to pull up the grass and cut it.
The mower throws the grass about 8-10 feet as you cut. That is OK to disburse the cuttings but means that you need to cut away from flower beds for 6-7 cuts or you wind up with grass clippings knee deep in the flowers. That throws the clippings back unto the uncut grass increasing density and makes the mower work harder.
When you cut around trees wth a tight turn the wheels tend to slide even if you are going slow.
August 30, 2013
Perfect for my yard
My yard is hilly and very broken up with plantings and landscaping structures. The power and tight turning radius of the tractor are a perfect fit for my needs.
July 5, 2013
CAUTION! Buyer Beware!
Purchased this mower in late May 2013. The morning after dealer delivered it to me, engine failed to start. Dealer changed battery because of his bad experience with Husqvarna supplied batteries, but it didn't help. Dealer called Husqvarna Tech Support, who said problem was Briggs & Stratton had overtightened the valves during production of 23 HP engines. Tech's solution was to run engine 10 hrs. After 5 hrs mower developed a vibration. I returned mower to dealer who determined problem is a defective engine cam. Husqvarna warranty doesn't cover engines or trasmissions. Husqvarna Tech told the dealer Husqvarna has no responsibility for the engine and that the engine would have to be taken to a B&S authorized service center under the B&S warranty. I learned there is a history of these exact B&S problems but Husqvarna continues to use them and transfer the problems to customers like me. Also, while the mower is in neutral without the brake applied, there is vibration and noise in the brake petal and underneath the deck, but the dealer says he doesn't see a problem. I own other Husqvaqrna and B&S products, but I will never purchase another one, period.
July 2, 2013
Little disappointment !!!!
After buyng this tractor this spring (april), Husqvarna added a promotion for tractor buyers, by giving a small trailer adapted to the unit. This is why I am a little disappointed.
May be you can do something for me?
Other than that, my tractor is a superb addition to my Tools.
My tractor is a YTH22K42
June 18, 2013
Husqvarna tractor produces great results.
The Husqvarna is a fantastic tractor which is easy to navigate around mulch beds. The blade cuts grass easily and the power of the engine helps bag the grass with a clean, professional finished look. The service technician was able to attach the bagging system from my old Crafstman tractor, a huge plus.
June 14, 2013
A quality lawn tractor
Love this lawn tractor.Plenty of power in the tall grass and weeds and never bogs down. Easy step thru design.Uses less gas than my old 12hp lawn tractor and turns sharper even though is a larger machine.Comfortable high back seat. Very happy with it.
June 4, 2013