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
Self propelled? NOT!!!!!!!!!
I've been fighting this mower for two seasons now. Overall it's a good mower, as long as you absolutely do NOT need a self propelled mower. Downhill paved or not? Oh yea, it will roll down hill. Level paved surface? It'll move itself. Level grass surface? Maybe it will propel itself forward. Maybe. Any uphill at all? DEAD WEIGHT. Get ready to lug that albatross. This piece of junk won't even prevent itself from rolling backwards down a hill, much less try to climb it. Total and complete waste of my money. I bought a self propelled mower because I need a self propelled mower for my yard. This was a huge mistake. My previous mower, Craftsman, would drag me up a hill. Drag me. Should have simply replaced the transmission on it. (In fairness to Craftsman! You should see my yard. That transmission did good to last two years. And did I mention it would DRAG me up a hill?)
September 16, 2013
Very Dissatisfied Consumer
This is the worst lawnmower we have even owned/used in 40 years. This was our first Husqvarna lawnmower purchase at Lowes. First issue is it does not cut very good. We cut our lawn each week so it never gets long. In order to get a good cut we have to cut half strips at a time and forget about trying to bag the clippings. That is worse!!! What is the sense of having a 22" cut width if you can only use 10" at a time. That is sad. Second issue is after 4 months of cutting a small lot size we had a puff of smoke out of the engine when starting which took 6 pulls to get it started. After that mowing, we had smelt gasoline in the garage. It took a couple of days to determine that the smell was coming from the mower. The gasoline smell is coming from the engine area of the lawnmower. The following week went to start the mower to cut our grass and we could not even pull the cord at all. First thing we checked was if it had oil. Oil level was at the proper level. Went to Lowes and now it will be sent out to determine if it is under warranty (purchased May 2, 2013)or not, which it does not get picked up until 5 days from now, than it will take another 7-10 days before the unit is looked at. Our lawn is going to grow for 3 weeks before I even know if or when I will get or have a lawnmower. Do not spend the money on this brand. We do like the blade stop and motor running option. Lowes customer service at local store is very good.
September 14, 2013
I should have read other review, instead of relying on the company name. the front wheel s being out of line with the back is a real inconvenience. lots of stay grass still standing after a cut.The mulching is a big mess. the last mower I had done a lot better with a lot less mess.too much wasted space in front. Can't get close to some objects. Just too bulky.The speed levers are hard to hold with these old hands. Wish I could sell it for half the price I paid after only a few months.
September 13, 2013
Love this mower!
I love this mower, it is the most powerful self propelled mower I have ever owned. It is wonderfully easy to start, I am a woman and have had problems with other mowers in the past. Has a nice wide deck to speed mowing. It seems to be durable, I have hit things in the yard that I couldn't see and the blade wasn't damaged. I would buy this mower again, this is my first Husqvarna purchase.
September 9, 2013
Very good mower: light but powerful, but would like to see a visual fuel gauge and a "lock" to hold the rear door and side door open for cleaning under the mower deck. Even though there is a wash out port, I always hose under the deck and cleanout the discharge areas. The one pull start is excellent!
September 5, 2013
The mower is worthless, extremely heavy to push,the cut is terrible even with that blade that they say is wonderful,we changed the blade and it still has a terrible cut, the deck itself is high in the rear and low in the front no matter what setting you put it on .It is a horrible mower
August 30, 2013
Goodbye Toro, Hello Husky - Life Just Got Better!
I have owned Toro rotary rear wheel drive mowers for several years now. Every year or so, we had to get the drive mechanism rebuilt. I live in NH on about an acre with mixed grasses, mostly flat areas and steep 45 degree hills and slopes. During the past year, the Toro was getting harder and harder to use due to the drive being burnt out - again. I refused to put any more $$ into it. So, I spent more than I normally would have wanted to in order to get this Husky. We set it up in no time and put it to work right away.
What a difference! The power drive sails up the hills, especially the tight areas where I have to go straight up. We got a nice, even cut overall and I hardly broke a sweat by the end of the job.
The blade cutoff should be standard on every mower. Who knows how many fingers could be saved?
As for rough cutting: I tried it in my neighbor's yard which hasn't been mowed since May - thick waist-high grass and miscellaneous weeds - it plowed thru like a tank!
Now - the tricky stuff: pay attention to the power drive, the mower is a bear to pull backwards unless you release the Power Drive an inch or two before the end of your forward pass - that's all you need to get it to release. The water flush works ok, but I have yet to see any mower that does this completely - I have always had to do some hand scraping as well. And it doesn't start until after several pulls - but this is improving with use.
The best part: my 9 year old grandson handles it like an expert - and he's a little small for his age. Says he likes it - wants to mow my lawn again this week!
So, what can I say? It's a good quality mower that definitely does what you want. It's worth the price when you count the safety features and ease of use. Highly recommended.
August 30, 2013