My new lawn mower
Just bought a HU775 H lawn mower. Briggs & Stratton engine. Manufactured in 2012. So I guess this would now be last years model. Bought this from an equipment dealer so it was already set up. I use high test fuel in all of my equipment with fuel stabilizer. Just bought it today, but so far it starts on the first crank. Self-propelled system seems to be working fine. Does take a bit of getting use to though. Just a helpful hint: Use high test, no ethanol if possible, use a fuel stabilizer & empty the fuel out of the tank and run it dry when storing for the winter. If left in over the winter, the fuel breaks down and really plays havoc with the carburetor. I usually change the oil at the end of the season and sharpen the blades. For those who are having trouble mulching, try Gator Blades.
August 27, 2013
My husband and I spent a year reviewing push gas mowers. We have about an acre on a slight slope. After all comparisons and knowing which mower my husband wanted, I bought it for him as an early birthday present in May. His birthday present because I love push cutting and he can spend time with the kids. First few runs were absolutely wonderful. I love everything about the mower. Then it started smoking. Returned to Lowes, sent to Husqvarna, and two weeks later it comes back with a diagnosis of "too much oil". We had checked the oil/fuel regularly, but, after getting it back, the mower started running perfectly again. Today, I started mowing around our house. Stopped the mower to move some things and now the mower will not start again. Oil level fine, fuel is full. I can't figure it out. Am I facing another two week downtime for Lowes to send it back to Husqvarna again? I start back to college in two weeks. My free time is about up and push mowing our yard is my relaxation! Any suggestions before we load it back up for service?
August 12, 2013
Smooth running, good blade speed
Out performs any of the three mowers I have owned. Briggs-Straton engine is a real winner.
August 12, 2013
mower drops clumps of grass
I'm disappointed in this new mower. As I mow it drops unsightly clumps of grass. I even added the discharge shoot instead of mulching (as I prefer) but it's still dropping clumps of grass. My past mowers and my current back-up mower (17 yr old Sears & 7 year old Toro) handle the lawn fine with no clumping. This brand new mower can't handle an average Michigan lawn. I should have paid attention to the blogs about this mower & clumping before I bought it.
August 8, 2013
mulcher mode leaves a track of unmulched grass
starting warm engine has to be figured out
most silent i had
Lowe's staff sold me the wrong spare blade
I expect a mower to last 10 years or + , how can I review durability after only 1 month ?
August 3, 2013
Nice mower, easy to use
Love the fact that the engine does not stop when you release the bailer bar - it just disconnects the blade. Variable speed is a big plus too as it allows you to set speed to your individual preferences that day. I was a bit disappointed in the quick connect hose cleaning system as I did not find that it worked well. I turned the machine on its side, still saw debris and hosed it off directly. My wife has no trouble starting the mower, which is a BIG plus. I think I'd like more power, but we are very rural and the grass is thick, maybe we're the exception in this regard. Overall, I like the machine and would recommend it. Love my Husqvarna chainsaw too.
August 3, 2013
DO NOT BUY A HUSQVARNA LAWN MOWER!!!!!
I bought a husqvarna lawn mower in 2010 there top model. That lawn mower broke on me 4 different times, which I had to load it in my truck and make 4 different 40 mile round trips to drop off and pick up from there service dealer. Husqvarna gave me a new 2011 for all my troubles and now that one has broke on me 3 times. I have been dealing with there corporate trying to get my money back and they won't. They have been rude and disrespectful the whole time. I have a new lawn mower that doesn't run and I can't sell. I and everyone I know will never buy another husqvarna product.
August 1, 2013
I've been overall very happy with this machine. We bought this a few weeks ago and haven't had any problems with it. The cut is great and the mulching is cut up in very fine pieces. The only time I noticed extra clippings on the lawn was when I mulched over an inch, but only a few droppings per .25 acre. The key is keeping the deck clean, and if bagging clear out the extra build up. It appears as though people expect the world out of something because its a more expensive machine. The only quirk I've had with this machine is water leaking out of the deck wash fitting. Doesn't seem to get a good seal , or can't handle much water pressure. The drive wheels do stay engaged if you don't release a few inches before pulling backwards. Hasn't been a huge deal to me. I think a lot of these reviewers complaints could have been avoided if they had done more research or toted one around the store for a minute. For optimum usability buy at a dealer and have them set it up. That's what I did with my 128 ldx trimmer. They fired it up and tuned the carb for me and gave me a free tune up after break in. Lowes is great because their hours are long and you can basically drive it off a cliff and still return it.... But for the enthusiast , a dealer is always a better option. If this continues to run and perform as it does, I'll forever recommend Husqvarna products.
July 23, 2013