The rear wheels are always engaged. As a result, when you go to turn around, the wheels dig in and tear up the lawn. It is very aggravating.
My previous mower was also a power mower, but when you released the throttle, the drive to the wheels disengaged and allowed the wheels to be free-wheeling. That way, you could turn or even back up a little bit with no resistance or lawn damage.
January 27, 2015
This mower has a lot of power the all wheel drive is nice but won't pull on a hill have to get a run at the hill. The front wheel lock up after you let go of the handle and the back tires don't release either you have to push the lawn mower a foot forward to get it too release so you can pull it back. It doesn't cut the grass enough so the bag fills up to fast you have to empty the bag a lot. The mower is to heavy it needs to be lighter it's hard to maneuver. If you want a work out buy this mower. I bought this mower may of 2014 haven't even had it for a year and i hate it.
January 17, 2015
Since it is winter, I really haven't used it much . I mowed about 50 feet of lawn and found that is is difficult to control the speed . I seems to jump from stop to fast without much control. How it works out remains to be seen.
I went to adjust the height of the wheels and found the knob was broken off. I went to use the throttle, and found the cable retainer at the carburetor was broken.
Since I barely used it, I really can't give an over all evaluation of it. That will have to wait until spring.
December 20, 2014
Parts Fall Off
on 7/17/14 I went shopping for a lawnmower at Lowes. I looked at all they had to offer and I thought was purchasing a high end, well made 4 wheel drive lawnmower that would be reliable and sturdy for years to come. I also bought the extended warranty and thought I was covered on just about everything that could happen to my brand new Husqvarna. Well I got it home took it out of the box and followed the few directions to set it up. I went out to mow the lawn the next day and tired to adjust the wheels to the right height. As I pull up on the handle off it pops and what ever was holding it on went flying. The next time I used my lawn mower, The screw and bracket in rear skirt came off and was lost. I just knew these pieces would be covered by my warranty since I just bought it and used it only twice. I found out it is not covered when parts fall off and the manufacturer is not responsible for how well the lawn mower is assembled at the factory and I should have tighten all the bolts before using it. Really, I did't know I have to be the assembly person for a pre-assembled item. Anyway, now I have a brand new lawnmower with a missing handle and a rear skirt hanging off. So I just let it sit for a while and used my old 99.00 push mower that didn't fall a part the first time I used it and I've had for over 9 years. So I call the nearest repair shop on 9/3/14 to order the parts I needed. I waited for the call that the parts had come in, but on 10/13/14 I called to see if they were in and was told they weren't in yet but may be on the next order. I waited for these parts until I got a call on 11/3/14 and picked them up on 11/4/14. Being a 53 single woman I want to purchase a good sturdy product that was backed by a good warranty and service policy. I even paid extra, yet I think the thing is going to keep falling apart every time I use it. I would not recommend this lawnmower to any of my friends. I have the parts but I have to find someone to put them on for me. First and last purchase of this brand.
November 17, 2014
I purchased this at Lowe's when it was on sale. I have always had a craftsman mower but I really was looking forward too the all wheel drive. And it did not disappointed me! Easy bagger and all around very happy with this mower. Easy to set up and clean.
November 13, 2014
It is early but so far so good...
This machine fires up 1st pull and there is plenty of power. I am a golfer but have to walk pretty fast to keep up at full throttle. Solid built and lots of nice features.
July 24, 2014
Broke after 6mo of light use, not covered by warranty
I bought this mower after having back surgery. My Lawn Machines push with Briggs & Stratton always worked well but I couldn't push for a while after surgery. I spent the extra money for the Husqvarna with B&S engine (HU775h) expecting to have this thing for a long time. My lawn is small, level and approx 0.2acres. The mower is used maximum 2 times weekly and I bought it in October so didn't use it for about 3mo of the total 6 owned. When it started leaking gas I took it back to Lowes expecting that whatever was broken would be warrantied as my use is minimal and I keep it well maintained on top of the 3yr manufacturer warranty. Suprise, the carburator blew out and it will cost $150 to fix on top of the $399 original price. Customer service at Lowes and Husqvarna were polite but unhelpful and not sympathetic. I'll never recommend or buy this brand again. A.B. Temple, Tx
July 12, 2014
Terrible waste of money. The cut is terrible if I take more that an inch of the lawn I have to bag because it makes hay.
The mulching is awful. When I cut using the bagger there are rings all over the lawn. Because of these problems I have to leave the grass much longer than I have in the past. This means I have to mow mush more often. I had an old mower which I should have spent the money to redo the engine. I will never buy any Husquvarna product again.
June 2, 2014