Lawn tractor has some issues
While I think this is a good machine overall it does have some
issues. It is to say the least inconvenient to change the oil. The drain plug is not long enough to facilitate easy draining.
When mowing on a moist turf the mower deck digs up the lawn way to easily.
October 13, 2011
engine shuts off due to vapor lock
The mower runs excellent for the first 10 minutes, then it just shuts off due to fuel vapor lock. Can anyone explain why this happens other than the gas cap is defective. I already bought 2 new caps and the problem still happens.
Also, the rear wheels should be bigger and spaced farther apart. Husqvarna is still a good product, however, my friend has the same mower with a Craftsman logo on it and it is painted red instead of orange.
September 25, 2011
YTH26V54 Husqvarna in the forest
My home is in the Mississippi Pine Belt, 20 acres, 16 in pines trees and 2 that I mow. All rolling hills and needs a strong, durable mower. This is my second HUSQVARNA lawn tractor, the first lawn tractor lasted 7 years.
The YTH26V54 arrived in a crate needing some assembly that was easy following the directions. When assembled and adjustments made the engine started easily. I checked all safety devices and began mowing. I was very pleased and surprised with the power and speed of the mower as my lawn had grown high and heavy in 2 weeks. This mower flew across my lawn, going easily up and down the slopes as though it was a flat lawn.
The instructions were clear and easy to follow. All controls are easily reachable and work very well.
The only problem is my size 11 feet. The placement of the forward and reverse pedals is a little tight for my big feet. Off setting the reverse pedal a bit more would make it a perfect lawn tractor.
Over all it's a great machine.
September 24, 2011
DEAD IN THE YARD AFTER 3.5 HOURS OF USE!
Purchased this machine 9/15/2011 with 2.2 hours on it. Brought it home and parked it in my barn.
Before using on 9/16/2011 I had to jump start it, but could understand seeing how it sat all season. I mowed for 2 hours, including appropriate cleaning.
9/17/2011 trying to put down my overseeding and fall fertilizer, a whopping 1.5 hours, the engine began to surge then just died!
Dead on arrival with a total of 5.7 hours, 2.2 of which the unit came with.
Let's see how good their warranty is. I will update with further negatives or positives.
September 17, 2011
Husqvarna does not stand by their products
I purchased this product two years ago and have put less than 100 hours on it. When it was at 60 hours the transmission started to have problems (loss of power eventually resulting in the mower stopping). I contacted Husqvarna and they told me it was out of warranty and i would need to purchase a new transmission for 700 dollars not including labor. when i first purchased the product i was pleased but after seeing how they treat their customers i will no longer purchase any products from the company.
September 2, 2011
This product works excellent on flat and slopped land
I would never buy another lawn tractor except from Husqvarna. I am extreemly happy. The 3 blades mulch while they mow. So now more raking and picking up grass. Very comfortable and the cruise control woks great for the long rows I need to mow.
July 24, 2011
Excellent Turning Radius More Tha Enough Power After Spending Hundreds Of Dollars Every Year On Cheap Mowers It Was Time To Get One That Would Last. Great Mower Well Worth The Money.
June 6, 2011
Best value I found
This mower is awesome. It's 33% faster than my Troybuilt mower was and it does a better job! My yard hasn't ever looked so good.
May 6, 2011