I bought the HU775H (not the BBC model). I guess the 775H is a left-over older model the dealer had. I bought this from an independent shop after it was used once and returned because it was too heavy for a lady user. I am a guy, but this thing is still heavy for me. Overall, I like the mower. Pluses: good power from rear wheels, variable speed on the hand controls (pull more, go faster), one lever height adjustment, evenness of cut, B&S engine started fine. Minuses: long deck makes cutting around trees tougher, leaves grass clumps in mulch mode - but to be fair, I had to cut wet grass that was very high and I fully expected that to happen with any mower. I have only used the mower once so far. I had to buy it without doing any research because my vacation home mower broke unexpectedly. As it turns out, Consumer Reports rates the HU775BBC model 20th out of 26 it reviewed in May 2013. It scored 65 vs. 82 for a Honda costing $30 more. Had I known, I would have shopped for another brand. Fortunately, I got a good deal on the price and the mower is only for occasional use. The Craftsman self-propelled mower I had hit a stump and bent the crank - so long mower! It was easier to maneuver, but hard to start without starter fluid, lacked traction, and the drive wheels were plastic gears that wore out fast - I would not buy a Craftsman again.
May 20, 2013
After having 2 different mowers fall apart, my salesperson recommended this mower. After mowing my lawn for two weeks every 3 days, starting on wheel height 8 and going over the lawn in a different direction at height 7, I am still getting clumps of grass and trails of grass in the mulch mode. I mow in late afternoon to make sure the grass is dry. My other mowers never had this problem and I see by previous reviews this is a common problem. I now have blisters and very sore hands. Very, Very disappointed. I am a 70 year old woman.
May 18, 2013
I too, am not real happy with this mower. I have the same "grass trail" issue that I read about in another review although that doesn't really bother me that much. The mower is hard to work around bushes and in tight spots - which I "blame" on the RWD and high rear wheels.
My biggest complaint is starting the mower - it has yet to start on the first two pulls as advertised. It usually takes two or three pulls, wait a minute and then it will start on the next pull or two.
Not certain I will buy Husqvarna again.
May 12, 2013
Hard to Maneuver
Difficult to steer around flower beds, trees, best on a long straight away. Side discharge is hard to attach and doesn’t stay on, very poorly designed side discharge. Mulching is only so-so, even when the grass is not too tall. Power difficult to apply, too fast or stopped. Handle design causes sore hands on large yard mows. Will not mulch tall grass, stalls out all the time. You really need a side discharge when the grass to too tall to mulch and this mower’s side discharge attachment is so poor you can’t use it. Really it’s just a mulch or a rear bagger mower. Keep shopping.
May 12, 2013
Unhappy with new mower
This was my first purchase of a Husqvarna product. This particular item was recommended by Lowes salesperson. When I got it home I have been throughly disappointed I have used it 5 times now and it still does not work well. My biggest problem is that it leaves a trail of grass on the right side of the mower. It doesn't matter whether the bag is full or empty. I have raised the height as recommended by Husqvarna still the same trail. Lowes won't take it back, Husqvarna won't take it back so I am stuck mowing my lawn over and over. On the good side I love the feature where the engine stays on to change the bag or move something, also the engine is the quietest lawnmower engine I have ever had.
May 8, 2013
Like this mower
Just got this mower last week... I really like it!
May 5, 2013
Not a Trimming mower
This is one husky Husqvarna. Great in open lawn but a bear to manuver around trees, etc. If you have a large lawn you may get some hand soreness from holding the speed handles down. Wish speed handles had a SET mode. Fortunately I have a smaller mower for trimming. Great cut, moves well, lots of power. Like the one lever height adjustment and brake clutch.
May 2, 2013
I purchased this mower in November for my 2.5 acre yard. I was priced out of a rider but new I needed more than a push mower. I determined I would trust the makers of the best chainsaw I have ever owned for my lawn mower. Boy was that the right choice. The mulching deck makes the cut look amazing. Thicker grass is no problem the machine has plenty of power. Even thicker grass pop on the side discharge and this mower spits out grass with ease. My neighbor thought I was nuts for using a push mower for 2.5 acres and I admit its a lot of walking but everyone is surprised by this mowers capability to propel itself through grass at a good pace including up and down hills with ample traction. I recommend this to anyone who can't afford a rider or who needs a dedicated workout plan. Either way this machine has the capability for nearly any lawn. Also love the single deck hight adjustment knob. Drawback is that all this power and capability creates a lot of vibration stress on the hands.
May 2, 2013