HU775 mower second year used
I replaced my 12 year old Husqvanra mower after hitting a stump and decided to replace it with another Husgvarna. I have had no trouble with it starting and I let it sit over winter and is still started on first pull. It is a rear wheel drive like my prior one but it does not have the same drive power. The older mower you set a speed control and if you set it to fast it would drag you through the yard and up hills. I'm not as thrilled with the propulsion system on the new mower but its adequate for my smaller yard after moving. I would recommend this mower for bagging I never used it to mulch but it seems to cut the grass fine enough that its probably ok. I do like the deck hose attachment it makes it easier to at least knock of most of the grass. You will need to flip it on its side occasionally and clean it good. I expect this one to last as long as my first mower. To bad for Husqvarna sales, I don't need to buy a new one every three years like my neighbors.
June 9, 2013
I purchased a HU775 at my local Lowes late last season and within a month the mower wouldn't start. Thank goodness I purchased it a Lowes, because I was able to exchange it for a brand new, replacement HU775. Now this one has problems starting and the drive belt broke. I will call Lowes again and see if they will replace it with something of better quality.
For the limited time I did use the mower, I found it heavy, hard to control and provide poor quality cutting. Also, when going up hills, I usually had to push it because the drive wheels did not provide enough power to propel the mower.
June 4, 2013
Certainly purchase this one again
Being a woman, I was impressed how easily this mower was to assemble out of the box, add oil & gas, and I was off to mow my 1/2 acre. Mostly, the area is flat, but I do have a leech field hill & a steep ditch area with very thick grass. Mower has great power & performed very well! I mowed slower through the thick areas & did not get clumps. Yes, the machine can get heavy when the bag is full - it dumps so quickly & easily, I don't let it get super heavy. It easily starts right up on the first pull, too. I think my machine is quieter than my neighbor's, although all the plastic does make me wonder about durability. (???) I have yet to use the side chute - love never having to rake! On hills, it may spin a bit, but I really have no problem steering it around & I weigh less than 120 lbs. My salesman was right to choose this over a front wheel drive. Overall, my lawn looks great & I don't dread having to mow. This one seems to be well worth the money in quality & ease of use.
May 23, 2013
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