Nothing but problems
When i took it out of the box it was broken. Contacted Lowes who came out the next day and picked it up and dropped off a new mower. Used it 3 times and then noticed a loud noise coming from the mower. Took it to a service center and was told that there is something wrong with the pulley system for the transmission. And while waiting for the parts to be delivered (which is apparently a problem with the warehouse) it is costing me money to have a company come out and mow my yard every week. I would not recommend this mower to anyone.
July 12, 2014
Great Mower, would like more Honda Features.
Like Sports Car it drives like a dream. Works incredibly well without issue. Love the engine and the blade cleaning system. Bag is also great and seems more rooming and less likely to clog that others. Like it A LOT better than Toros. Feels and seems reliable. Would like some other features of Honda Mowers like Smart Drive, Micro Cut Dual Blades, aRotoStop, and more importantly A Nexite Deck but of course those features on the Honda costs $300 more. This mower shower still has a good Warranty and I LOVE the easy, no pump, start; always starts right away. Also stops right away for safety. Would always recommend and love the AWD.
July 9, 2014
I have owned my AWD for a year and had I known that every other time I mowed my yard I was going to have the remove the top and bottom cover to clean the grass out I would not have purch the AWD mower.
If you buy it from Lowes you better take out their warranty as you are going to need it if you use them to service you mower.
If you don't clean the grass from around the gear box and pully assy you are going to be replacing the front gear box and pully trust me I know first hand.
The manual doesn't tell you anything about cleaning the front area and to remove the covers to do so.
Think twice before you buy this mower and if you do buy it from a Factory Husqvarna dealer.
July 2, 2014
I bought this mower on 4/23/2014. On Friday 6/27/2014, the AWD quit working. I have checked all belts and pulleys. I have been in contact with an authorized service center just to be told that it will take 3-4 weeks for them to repair my mower. I will not buy another Husqvarna product!
June 30, 2014
Husqvarna AWD with Honda engine
Best feature: has Honda engine
Worst feature: AWD propels with R or L control, and they are not coordinated or matched.
Almost worst feature: back flap for protecton will wear out very quickly if mower moved backwards, since it drags the ground tightly.
Cuts well and starts well with Honda engine. Very heavy so women probably will not feel comfortable with it. I know my wife would not. The scale for cutting height is very good, and the changes to height is made difficult by the weight. But not a significant negative factor.
Caveat: no mower works efficiently with wet grass, and couple this with tall grass and even the highest height setting will cause problems. This is not a fault of the mower, but of the user. Also, if tall grass, do not use mulching capability, especially with wet grass! Side discharge is essential. The lack of ability to stop mower blades, yet keep engine running is NOT available, which would make this a desirable feature. As with all heavy mowers, not easily movable, even with "AWD",
All in all: excellent for price (Honda motor)
June 29, 2014
I have returned 2 of these mowers for the same drive issues. I return the last one and there is another sitting there with the same issue. Need to revamp the drive train cable system
June 20, 2014
I always bag my grass, on every pass the mower leaves a trail of clippings on the right side of deck that will not go in to the bag! Very aggravating to double cut every pass... Is there a remedy for this ?
June 17, 2014
Hard to start
Mower worked well the first season I used it. After sitting during the off season it became hard to start. The gas was protected with Stabil and it was way less than a year old. It did not contain ethanol either so I did not understand how the problem developed. The gas valve was shut off and the engine died before I stored it.
I ended up buying some Gumout choke cleaner and cleaned the automatic choke linkages and the starting improved for about a week. It would start on the first pull after a thorough cleaning. The problem resurfaced after the mower sat for about 6 days between mowing. I cleaned the choke linkages and choke again but it was still difficult to start. I wish they stayed with a manual choke like both of my previous mowers had. This auto choke seems to be a bad joke for me.
June 16, 2014