So far, so good!
We just purchased this 7021P from our dealer. Our dealer already had it assembled for us, ready to go. We had previously purchased a 372XP chainsaw and a 346XP chainsaw from them and because of their excellent service to us, we went to them for a lawnmower when our 10 year old Walmart special finally fell apart.
The first thing you notice with this mower is how light it is. I'm not sure if that's because they made it cheaply, or if it's designed to be so light. Only time will tell, but we're counting on our past experience with Husqvarna to live up to its name, and last a long time - surely longer than the Walmart special.
This mower does have a fuel shutoff which is nice. It also has a unique choke design that is supposed to be automatic. It's hard to describe here, but the dealer can show it to you. I have read many reviews on this mower on other websites about people having a hard time starting this mower. I wonder if it isn't because they are all trying to choke it every time? If this mower is warmed up - it starts fine without using the choke. You also don't need to prime it every time. That just floods the engine. I'm guessing this is the case as we haven't had an issue with starting.
This mower has about 4 HP if I read correctly. Our old Walmart Special had a 5HP Briggs. The motor still runs on our old one. Everything else fell apart! I'm hoping this Honda runs just as well. This is my first experience with a Honda small engine. So far, there isn't any noticeable difference in power between the 5HP Briggs and this 4HP Honda.
We don't worry about mulching. This mower seems to come with a mulching blade. For those who mulch and like to collect the clippings, it is very easy to put the catch bag on the back of the mower. It snaps into place. We don't use it. We use the side discharge. That too snaps into place. We haven't had any issues so far.
It is easy to adjust the height on this mower. Our Walmart Special was stiff and it was hard to move the adjusters. This one was easy, but then again it's new. I don't remember the old one being this easy, even when new.
I don't know what else can be said about this mower. It mows grass! Oh, it is pretty quiet compared to my old one. That's a plus. This model is NOT self propelled, which is what we prefer. We like having a regular old manual push mower. The large wheels in the back are a plus.
My local Husqvarna dealer made this an easy choice. I know if I have any problems, a solution is only a phone call away. As the title says - so far so good! I'll update if we have any issues.
June 14, 2013
Very good for the money..
This isn't my first rodeo with a lawnmower. I've ran a small lawn business on the side for several years and have owned everything from the cheapest of push mowers to the most expensive commercial ones. For a sub $300 mower, this is really good. Do yourself a big favor and spend the extra $50 or so for the Honda engine (there's a cheaper Husq mower with the Briggs). The Honda is a substantially better engine than the Briggs on the cheaper model. Wheels on this thing seem flimsy right out of the box, but they roll very well and I've put this thing through more mowing in 2 months than most people do in 2 years and everything seems to be holding up well. One downside to this mower is it seems to collect mulchings on top of the deck more so than other mowers I've used. The air filter on this seems to clog faster than other mowers as a result. It seems there's a void somewhere between either the mulching plate or back chute cover that allows some clippings to get through and collect on the deck. In dry/dusty conditions, it becomes a little annoying. Otherwise, its a non issue. Ive read similar complaints from others. Haven't tried bagging with it, but it mulches perfectly fine. Again, its a $300 mower so keep your expectations realistic, but for $300 I think it's a great little mower.
June 8, 2013
Great Mower for the Driftless Area
I bought the 7021P to mow around some of the trees, tight spaces around the house and garden areas on my acreage. I live in a rather hilly area and have used this mower several times it's easy to push, light weight and strong and does a great job leaving the grass perfectly cut. The Honda engine starts first pull and is quiet and well balanced with little vibration. Glad to add this Husqvarna to the rest of my Husqvarna yard tools.
June 4, 2013
Poor handle design, otherwise great
I assembled this unit myself - there were nuts and bolts in the box which were not mentioned in the instructions - they presumably are to attach the handle to the base; I guess the design changed, because the instructions also refer to a height adjustment by switching the handles upside down, but my handles are completely symmetrical.
Anyway, no matter how tight I make the bolts, they vibrate loose every time I use the mower. I also miss the height adjustment, since I'm 6'3".
Other than that, this is a great basic mower - I replaced a 21 year old Toro, and I hope this one lasts as long!
June 3, 2013
Great value in a mower
I have about 6000 Sq ft of lawn and this mower does a great job on it. Really like the versatility of the three cutting systems.
June 1, 2013
Starts first pull every time! Easy to maneuver. Best push mower I ever owned.
May 17, 2013
Good product, bad company
Shortly after I purchased this mower, I noticed I had a hard time making it balance and found that it had a defective plate on one of the back wheels where you set the mowing height. This mower came from the factory with four holes on one plate and five on the other three. I contacted the dealer where I bought it and they said they would check on it. I called your company and all I got was a runaround. I even reached one place where they told me I had to have a special number to get help. When I called where they told me and gave them the number they told me the number was wrong although it was the number they gave me. In the meantime, the dealer said the company had found a replacement part in Georgia. They sent the part to the dealer here in Kentucky and it was a different color than the mower I had bought. My mower was orange, the part was grey. It seems like the problem with your company is the company. They want to give you a runaround. I received an email from your company asking for a review but when I clicked the place where the review form was to come up, I did not get the form. I had to call your company and after they looked around they told me to go to the main site and I finally found where I could write a review. I think your company has some work to do on supporting their customers. The dealer took a part off a mower he had in stock and put it on my mower and now my mower is working fine. I hope that the mower is a heck of a lot better than your company has been. This mower should never have left your factory with a defective part.
May 16, 2013
Poor Deck design
I purchased this mower because of the Husqvarna name and the Honda engine. I replaced a 15yr. old Toro. I've mowed my yard several times now, and found that the wheels are mounted wider than the deck, and the blade is much smaller than the inside of the deck. This keeps me from mowing close to anything, and it leaves an uncut strip on the inside of each tire track. You must overlap much more than just 1 tire track to get this area cut. I wish they had taken a good look at some of the better mowers before deciding to get into the mower market. The tires also have very square corners that catch on everything you try to mow close to. I should just take the Honda motor and the ball bearing wheels and put them on the old Toro... it would do a better job overall. I've founds ways to work around the faults, but it's not nearly the mower the Toro was, and I expected better from Husqvarna
May 15, 2013