Missed target Audience
I have always trusted the reliability and strength of Husqvarna products and this mower is no exception, however I would have a hard time recommending this product. The mower is powerful and the engine and deck are very high quality, no problems there. This mower is sold with an electric start mower which is a great option for those without the strength to pull start a mower. My wife is 110 lbs and she wanted to contribute to cutting the grass at our home as my schedule has become ..... Anyway this mower is simple to heavy for her to operate. The front drive wheels lack enough traction to pull the mower from a standing stop in dry grass, but with a strong push the mower does slowly get moving. Not sure how long the front drive wheels will last as they are always slipping and turning at least 5 - 10 % faster then the forward motion of the mower. The blade will need sharpened straight out of the box as well. Husqvarna should take into consideration weight and maneuverability when designing there products, especially when the target audience is one that is seeking electric start due low upper body strength. Seems counter-intuitive.
August 15, 2014
Quiet and smooth
I have owned a craftsman, and a toro lawnmower. I find that my Husqvarna is much more quieter and smoother! It is very easy to start and use. There is little vibration to the mower. I don't get the numb hands I had with the other mowers. It is so easy to start and operate. I have the electronic start on the mower but I don't even use it. With just one pull on the starter rope, I'm off and mowing. I can beleive this will be the LAST mower I own.
August 11, 2014
HU675FE elctric start 22" front wheel drive
Well engineered mower. Well thought controls. My home is about a Quarter Acre, sloped and takes about 1-1/2 hours to mow. EASY to use with electric start and Front Wheel Drive. Just lift front wheels up for tight turns! Plenty of power! If you read the complete instructions, you CAN adjust the throttle cable with a wrench for more or less speed! You also can control the speed as you squeeze either of the two throttle handles in or out. (yes, you can use either hand). Excellent mower for disabled people with hand trouble, easy to use!!!
July 25, 2014
I've had this mower for about 2 months and dissatisfied about the electric start. It sometimes is a hassle to get the mower started with the electric start. It would be nice to have rear wheel or awd. Other than that it is a great mower
July 13, 2014
This model is fair so far
I bought this mower and I cut 2 acres of tall grass in North Dakota. It's decent my first mower ever own a little spendy but I run it's mostly weekend haven't had a promblem.
June 6, 2014
Worst Mower ever
This mower is the worst mower I have ever used to mow my grass. I bought a 4 wheel drive since I have a bank in front of my house. But the mower handle to engage the self propelled is set up that it drags you around the yard at a high rate of speed. And since it is pulling away from you, your hand tighten on the engage self propelled handle and it goes faster. When I push it under a shrub and try to pull it backwards the front wheels do not always release and it is like dragging a boat anchor.
If I could trade it in on another mower from Lowes or get some of my money back I would gladly get another mower.
April 29, 2014
I had a Husqvarna mower for less than a year before it blew up. Unlike this one, it had a Kohler engine - terrible engines to begin with - and I see Husqvarna has now switched to Hondas and Briggs & Stratton, maybe learning their lesson. Anyway, originally my mower wouldn't start this year so I called Husqvarna and they told me to take it to their repair center. After a couple weeks (and $82), I got it back, but it still wouldn't start (electrically), I had to manually pull it and after about 10 cranks, it finally came to life. I then mowed about 1/3 acre before the engine blew. I call Husqvarna again and now they tell me I have to call Kohler, which I do and I now have to take it to their repair shop. After the repair shop fights with Kohler over it being a warranty repair, Kohler refuses, saying the engine blew because of "low oil", which it clearly did not. My summation is that there was a problem with the fuel system which the first repair shop "corrected" by making the mixture leaner, which is what blew up the engine, not low oil. I could start the engine with ether before I originally brought it in, it just wouldn't stay running. Long story short, I've gotten nothing but the run around from both Husqvarna and Kohler - as far as I'm concerned it's a Husqvarna problem - and have been unable to find any individuals at either company who gives a darn or is worth talking to. At this point, over 2 months later, I have no mower. I also have a Husqvarna chainsaw that falls apart after about 15 minutes of use. I'll never own another Husqvarna product.
August 2, 2013
The mower was easy to set up and once the oil was in started right up. My wife especially likes the electric start. It does a good job of mulching and has the power to do so. I also like the hook up for the garden hose to wash the deck out.
July 8, 2013