Mid Level mower
When I first bought this mower I added the oil and gas and did a pre check of it. Every thing seemed ok to go. It started sorta Ok, It was running but wasn't getting enough gas or too much air. I started cutting the grass and it was almost stalling out, at this point I put it away for the night.
The next day I reviewed the operator's manual and the manual for the Honda engine, after reading what I was looking for, I took a look at the carb area on the Honda engine, I repositioned a spring on the carb area and proceded to start the mower, it has ran excellent since then.
Note to Honda and Husqvarna your Quality control people need to pay attention. The mower is very easy to operate and use.
May 11, 2014
160cc Honda 22 in. front drive system
The front Drive system broke less than an hour after we bought this mower only halfway through mowing our lawn. The side discharge piece would not stay attached to the mower. We purchased mower from Lowe's for $349 and returned it for a refund an hour and a half after we bought it. Great, powerful engine but very poorly made components. We do not recommend this mower.
May 11, 2014
Great Mower with 1 fatal flaw
I purchased this mower new from Lowes and had it for 34 days. We mowed 3 times with it and loved the experience - easy starting Honda engine, ample power for our hilly yard, self propel feature worked great - that is until one of the front wheel brackets broke off. I had read in reviews of this mower that the front drive components were a weakness in the design, and we had been babying the mower because of this. Nevertheless, on the third outing, one of the hollow metal front wheel mounting brackets gave way (appears to be pot metal, hollow tubing so drive shaft can pass through to wheel). Back to the store it went. Lowes gave me my money back, and I ended up going elsewhere and buying a Honda rear wheel drive. So sad. This would be a great mower for the price if the front wheel mounts were more robust. As it is I have zero confidence that this mower would go the distance without constant repairs to the front wheel drive system.
May 6, 2014
Do Not Buy!!!!
The front wheel drive eats the plastic gears inside the whee l and I have to spend $50 bucks every 4 months to get it working again. I am very disappointed especially since I bought thinking that Husqvarna was suppose to be top quality. I can't express how disappointed I am with this. My former Honda mower went over six years before having to replace the wheels. I have only use this mower on my flat 1/2 lot for two seasons and now I am on my third set of front wheels. I am ready to throw this mower in the trash. I don't want anyone else to have this sorry mower. Do not buy a front drive mower. Totally Disappointment!!!! I would give negative on durability and value if I could!!!
April 24, 2014
Best mower i have ever owened ! My last mower was supposed to be about the best u could buy, not so.
April 23, 2014
I enjoy this lawn mower very much. I was skeptical at first but after my first mow i realized i made a good choice.
April 21, 2014
So happy to get a self propelled mower, unfortunately i got the wrong one. Drive cable snapped, do to the mulching capabilities the mower does not do well in tall grass, the side discharge chute needs only a stiff breeze to fall off, grass clogs up the drive pulley before the cable snapped, the kick back guard at the bottom of the back end is a bad design, not all of us can go forward all the time. Sure glad I still have my 25 year old John Deere.
April 17, 2014
piece of junk
I bought this mower and used it for four months when the power controls suddenly stopped working. I brought the unit in for repair as it was supposed to be under warrenty and the technician claims the transmission was broke due to no fault of their own. I have to cough up another hundred and a half to fix it...worst piece of junk I ever bought would go back to a craftsman next time. I would steer clear of this mower at all costs.
April 15, 2014