Fast, Powerful and starts easliy
I have a half acre lot with a moderately steep rise at the back. I just turned 60 and my last mower (FWD) was trying to kill me (hard starts, drive wheels stripped). So I read the reviews and purchased an HU775. I should have done this a year ago !
The mower starts on one or two effortless pulls. The rear wheel drive is fast and strong uphill. The controls are intuitive. The one-touch height adjustment is a wonderful feature. I used the bagger once and it really hold a lot and catches all the cuttings.
I find it's a little difficult to line up the wheels to ensure overlap of passes, but this is minor. If I don't use high settings, there can be grass trails. High settings, which are what I prefer, pretty much eliminate that problem. Another issue I've conquered has to do with the drive wheels locking after a pass - can be mucho annoying. Here's the secret to avoiding wheel-lock: release the drive about 2 feet from the end of your pass and the wheels will spin free. I've had no problems since figuring this out :-)
This is a well-built, reliable machine. I get my chores done quicker, with far less effort. I'm glad I made this purchase.
June 26, 2013
This is a very nice mower, a little on the higher end of many self propelled mowers but well worth it. The motor has plenty of power and the large rear wheel drive is nice. Starts easily and performs well. My only issue is that it does seem to leave a fair amount of grass that comes out the sides when bagging. Overall a GOOD BUY.
June 23, 2013
A Good Mower
This is an overall good mower. Even though it is hard for it to be moved backwards it does go forwards easily and it also has self propelled which is a plus. It is also difficult for it to cut tall grass. It was also very easy to assemble. Overall it is an good mower. I also like the color orange.
June 21, 2013
2 Mowers, both poor performers!
Closest to the HU775H I could find; bought one from Lowes, mowed once, returned it hoping it was just a bad unit. Nope. Second unit bad as well. The engine is AWESOME! The mower is destined to be an engineering disaster. The drive mechanism is a bad design in how it's powered (and covered), the mower fights not to back up (drive sticks), unit pulls slightly to the left, although I'm sure the bracket could be bent from factory. The offset wheels track too much in the yard. the front wheels press down grass prior to the blade, causing some patted grass not to be evenly mowed, so it misses a lot. Holding the drive levers takes both hands and your hands will be sore after just one use. Mine were shaking. Again, this was two separate mowers of the same model, delivered on two different days at Lowes. So it can't be a QA issue. It's a BAD DESIGN!!
June 18, 2013
HU775h not listed
Hu775h not listed in selection Hmm.
Handle you have to lift up to start constantly comes loose.
Wasn't manufactured very well. Cannot cut around tight places like walls and fences very well. Cuts better than my toro did so far. It starts so far hopefully will stay that way in another year.
Bag could be larger constantly emptying.
June 16, 2013
A work horse mower
Always starts on 1st or 2nd pull. Works well as a bagger or mulcher. Gives a nice even manicured cut. For a rear drive self-propelled mower, it is quite light and maneuverable. If you like to cut right up against things like sidewalks and landscaping timbers, it will take some adjustment. The rear wheels stick out about an inch farther than the front wheels. Once you get the hang of it, it's no big deal. I have also seen reviews about the rear wheels locking up preventing from pulling the mower backwards. This is not an issue - it's user error. Just release the self-propel trigger 6-inches before you want to pull back and you won't have an issue. This mower in incredibly quiet and the hose nozzle on he deck is a nice feature.
June 14, 2013
Worst Mowever I've ever Owned
This mower is terrible and here is why. 1 It cannot mulch. It leaves clumps everywhere in the yard. I mow every 3 days, the blade is sharp, the grass isn't wet, and the grass is less t han one inch tall. I ran a test - I used my 9 year old troy bilt for half the yard and this mower for the other half. The 9 year old mower did a much better job mulching the same grass. If you don't believe me, buy the 2013 Consumer Reports lawn mower guide. ALL Husqvarnas were rated lower at mulching than any other brand. FYI this mower was rated the 19th best mower out there in 2013. But it doesnt stop at mulching. 2. This mower is also bad at bagging. When mowing tall grass - about 2 inches - it leaves a trail of cut grass along the right side of the mower. This is terrible - it leaves dead brown grass in streaks across the yard! I've never seen a mower do this no matter how tall the grass. The self propel controls are very hard to use - my hands get very sore after using the mower. The power to the self propel is also weak. Because the mower is so heavy and bulky it doesnt have enough power to pull the weight of the mower up hills. 3 Due to the weight this mower is difficult to manuvere around trees and other obsticles. I'm a strong guy, and it takes a lot of human power to pull this thing around the yard. Again much harder to use than the 9 year old Troy Bilt. Hands down this is the worst mower i've ever owned. I've owned hondas, Troy Bilts, Poulans, and Craftsmans. This mower is a huge source of frustration for me. I wish i could return it. I'll probably sell it on craigs list and get another brand. Thats how much i hate the performance of this mower. Its such a shame too - I own a Husqvarna chain saw and i love it.
June 12, 2013
This was the only model similar to the one I purchased. The mower lifted and cut the grass well. It was also very easy to start. Other than that I did not like it and returned it to Lowes after one yard cutting. The designers forgot a very basic design concept in walk behind mowers. The blades cutting swath should be wider or at least equal to the outer width of the wheels. It is not possible to cut along the edge of anything because the deck sits back one inch from the wheel track. Also the self propel design is causes fatigue. After 1-1/2 hours of mowing my hands were sore and cramping. Stay away from this mower.
June 11, 2013