Was really happy to see it started with one pull. Been using for 2 months now and mower has always started with one pull.
Drives wheels work good and cut is also very good .
Only bad thing I have found is the rear height adjustment are hard to get to and see.
July 26, 2014
Want my old one back
I had the 2011-12 version of this mower. Other than the flimsy mulch attachment I loved that mower. Never took more than 2 pulls to start it. It had the old choke lever. Also it pulled itself wonderfully. Much to my dismay someone stole my mower last week and I had to replace it. I decided not to read up or study and just get the same thing I had because it was perfect for this 45 female to mow with. I have tried 3 times now to mow with this hu700f and the first problem seems to be that easy-start is harder that heck to start! I'm talking 10-15 pulls to get going. Then once it's finally running the self propelled has very little power and I've noticed sometimes my front wheels spin and don't get traction. Forget about it pulling itself I have to push. Im just sick about this purchase.
July 23, 2014
First Husky Mower
The most money I ever spent on a mower , I wanted self propelled ,at 61 it is a plus. Almost purchased a cheaper brand, but the Husky seems a lot better built. Purchased from the dealer I got my chainsaw from not a box store ,P rice around the same but the service crew there is top shelf. Starts on less then a 1/2 pull , Easiest starting mower I ever had. Next mower will be a Husky ,IMO worth the extra I spent
July 23, 2014
Autochoke never worked, broken wheels, no warranty service
As others have mentioned, my wheels failed too. In my case, it was both of the left wheels. Also, the autochoke never actually worked correctly when I got it. I did not realize it was a feature until I was reviewing the manual to send it in for warranty work. The bolts holding the top cover on also shook loose from all the vibrations of the mower operating. I had bought an extended warranty with Lowes, which ended up being a complete waste of money.
When I tried to initiate a warranty repair, Husqvarna declined coverage, claiming all problems were normal wear and tear. I find it hard to believe wheels breaking apart is "normal," except if you look at the negative reviews on here, it appears to happen once a mowing season. They also considered the autochoke repair to just be "cleaning" so I was out for that too. Since Lowes only honors what Husqvarna would have honored, I got no coverage through them either.
At least since I got the mower repaired, I only get angry at the mower every other time I use it, instead of multiple times in a single session. I would never recommend this brank of mower to anybody else, and I am compelled to stay away from Husqvarna tools generally.
July 3, 2014
Switched exclusively to Husqvarna
Only used a couple times. Starts great, seems to perform like most of their product line which is great. I have Husqvarna Riding tractor, chain saws , weedeater and blower.
July 1, 2014
Big improvement over previous mower
I bought this mower to replace a functioning, dependable mower which had rear wheel drive & was difficult to maneuver on my hilly property. This mower is so much easier to operate. The high rear wheels make it a breeze to turn plus, it has a Honda engine which has a reputation for reliability. The warranty is a year longer than on previous mower & the built in quick-disconnect wash out feature for the deck is real nice. I've only had it for a couple of months now, which is why I didn't rate the durability & value higher. So far, I am very pleased with this purchase.
June 30, 2014
I had my doubts initially when I purchased this mower but it starts with one pull and runs great. Love it
June 21, 2014
Very Good Mower with a small flaw
I've had this mower about two years -- it starts easily. BUT if one does not clean the GRASS out from under the belt cover by the front wheel every time, the self-propelled mechanism jams. That means you have to hose out the grass or use an air compressor to blow the grass.... Remove the cover, and clean out the trash, after each use. This is nearly a fatal design flaw. I do not recall that EVER happening with my 15year old Craftsman.
June 19, 2014