Replaced my TroyBuilt with this model and haven't looked back. I absolutely love the clutched blade drive -- I don't have to kill the engine in order to step out from behind the mower...and the throttle lever is "old school" got to love it! Lastly, it starts on the first or second pull.
November 19, 2013
HUSQVARNA HU775BBC, Drive Cable Problems
I purchased my first HUSQVARNA HU775BBC from Lowes in August. I used the mower 2.5 times the drive cable came unattached from the drive mechanism at the pulley end under the mower deck. Thankfully it was only 20 days after the purchase so I returned it to Lowes under their 30 day return program. I wasn’t going to purchase another HUSQVARNA but the store manager gave me a good deal on the same exact mower. So on September 20th I left the Lowes store with another HUSQVARNA HU775BBC mower. I was hoping the problem with the drive cable after only two and a half mowing uses was a fluke. As it came to pass three days ago this second new HUSQVARNA HU775BBC mower had its drive cable become unattached from the drive mechanism at the pulley end under the mower deck. This same problem has happened to two mowers Husqvarna HU775BBC in a little over 3 uses.
I am not sure if Lowes will take back this second mower as it is 40 days old, 10 days past their 30 return policy. I definitely know that I will not purchase another Husqvarna.
November 3, 2013
Useful features & good value.
I have only used this mower for a few weeks so I don't have any long term feed back. However I like the mower overall. It starts on the first pull every time & runs quiet. The "one start" blade stop feature is great when bagging grass or leaves. There's plenty of power, tall grass is not a problem.
There are two minor quirks you must get used to.
1. In order to pull the mower backwards freely you must let go of the drive handles before you stop & let the mower roll forward a few inches before you pull it back.
2. The rear axle is wider then the mower deck so you must adjust how you steer the mower when mowing next to a fence or a wall.
Overall I give it high marks.
October 15, 2013
best mower i have owned
best mower I have owned to date.
durability cant judge until used for some time, but compared to my past 3 sears mowers it is best hands down.
wish I had one before buying the sears in the past, they were terrible, hard to start & constant breaking parts.
smooth running, quite, easy to handle, pulls up my small hill very easy, easy to start.
only difficulty has been trying to pull back, doesn't always disengage drive completely. found it helps to release drive & roll forward foot or so then pull back.
little pricey, most I have paid for push mower, but will be worth it if it lasts.
overall best mower I have ever owned (& I have had many)
thanks for good product during a period of time good merchandise is hard to find.
October 12, 2013
I do the bulk of my mowing with a lawn tractor, but needed something that I could mow my ditch with and get into smaller areas than I could with the tractor. Before I was doing all of that with a weedeater but my back has been really bothering me whenever I do that lately. So far this mower has exceeded my expectations in every way. I simply can't believe how quiet it is, and I love that I can leave the engine running with the blade disengaged to move obstacles, cross over the gravel at the end of my driveway, or shuttle the mower from one part of my yard to another.
It seems to me that some of the problems others have had could be solved by doing a little bit of light reading in the owner's manual. For instance, it flat out tells you on page 7 that if you can't pull the mower backwards, to push it forward a few inches to disengage the drive wheels. Somebody also mentioned that the water washout fitting didn't clean the bottom of the mower very well, but they probably didn't see page 14 where it tells you to start the engine, from which I also inferred that you are supposed to engage the mower blade to sling the water around under the mower to aid in the cleaning process. I run mine with the blade engaged and water running for about a minute, and it does a wonderful job, especially since I have a way to run hot water to it through my garden hose. As far as starting goes, mine fires on the first pull every time as long as I use the choke when it's cold so I have no idea why others have had issues in this area. Only downside to this product that I can find is you have to flip the whole thing over to drain engine oil out, which is why I listed maintenance as a con.
My mower was one that somebody had bought from Lowe's and returned because it ran lousy, but the Lowe's employee I dealt with had said he had found water in the gas that the customer had used. It now runs flawlessly. They gave me a great deal on my mower, but they didn't have the discharge chute or bagger to go with it so I'm stuck with no option other than mulching for now. If anybody could advise me as to how to get the bagger and chute for it I'd really appreciate it!
October 12, 2013
A bit concerned.
I bought the HU775H in the spring of 2012, confident in the Husqvarna brand. I take excellent care of my tools and equipment, and I came home and assembled it exactly as instructed. I applied the proper level of oil, and made sure to have a tightly sealed gas can with the proper gas/stabilizer mixture. I registered the mower and went to work. I gave it its first oil change after 5 hours of use, as instructed, and changed the oil again at the end of the season. Today, the mower is giving me problems. It seems to not start as easily, it smokes, and I found a lot oil in the filter recently. I will take it in to get serviced soon, and hopefully it will still be under warranty. I think I have done my part in reading the manual and taking proper care of the mower, so I hope Lowe's or Husqvarna will help me in finding the problem and fixing it. It's barely been a year and a half since I purchased it, and it's only been in regular use for no more than a combined 7 months; I didn't anticipate having any problems with it for at least another 10 years. Please advise.
October 1, 2013
This was my first new mower. I have a toro recycler with the personal pace which i love, but it does not have the power that i need for the tall grass i cut. I bought this mower for the blade clutch feature. I mow a lot of yards and they have a lot of debris that you have to stop and pick up while mowing. I also use the blade clutch to stop the blade while i walk it up my trailer. The self propel could use a little work. It can be kind of hard to engage but you can loosen the cable and make it easier. It does not always pull it's self up grassy hills, but it will with a little nudge. They need to make an AWD with a blade clutch. I use this mower everyday for atleast 4 hours. It always starts first pull, unless you forget to open the throttle.
Most durable mower ever. I used to haul it on a rack on the back of my SUV, and one day the strap came off, and so did the mower. Luckily it was while i was backing out of the driveway. I almost ran it over, but it rolled off the rack and flipped over while i pushed it about 6ft. flipped it over and started first pull. Still works fine with nothing broken.
Will probably buy another one next year so that i have two so people can help me mow faster.
September 27, 2013
No Oil Drain
The mower runs well and has plenty of power. I do not like having to change the oil thru the fill tube. I'm not able to completely drain it, but that is a Briggs & Stratton issue and they would rather you come back often for new equipment.
You have to remember to push the mower ahead a foot to allow the self drive gears to release allowing you to pull the mover backwards, but that is an issue with many brands using the similar drive mechanism.
September 21, 2013