Best Lawnmower ever
I have several sections of my yard that are very steep at least I think they are for a lawn mower. The Husqvarna HU 800AWD starts with the first pull and runs very well. It accomplishes everything I ask of it and more. I was a little skeptical about the traction considering a few of the reviews that I read but this mower has excellent traction actually pulling me up the hill with the mower. I have many Husqvarna products and not one of them has ever let me down and the more abuse you throw at the tools they just seem to keep going without complaint. You will not be sorry you bought this mower and it does have a Honda motor which I like but it replaces a Honda mower and is in my opinion better engineering.
May 13, 2014
All wheel drive
This was a replacement for a two wheel drive, nine year old walk behind. I have hills in my yard, some all fairly steep. The AWD powers through them with no problem. I love the hose access for cleaning. Not happy that it is a pull to start instead of electric start, but it isn't too difficult to start. I am not happy with the mulching aspect. It clogs with the moist grass. The price was fairly steep for not having electric start. The power is out of this world.
May 10, 2014
Climbs the steepest hills like no other!!
For 6 years I've had to cut across my hill in the back yard meaning that my stripes in back never matched the front. I know, who cares, right? Well I did. I bought this from Lowes because of their money back guarantee. I got it home, fired it up and took it for a spin up and down the hill the hard way.
OH MY GOSH was my response, what a dream. I can now cut up and down without worrying about slipping or wearing myself out! It was so easy, my wife could do it with flip flops on. Our hill slopes at about a 45 degree angle.
We've had this for nearly a year. Starts on first pull every time, bags like a dream and sips the gas. My only wish was that it had a shorter turning radius. The length and angle of the handle require a little more room than the Toro I replaced.
The AWD is not a gimmick. If you're unsure, go to lowes, buy one and see for yourself like I did. Great product!
Ps. I'm a risk management specialist, I don't work for either lowes or husqvarna.
May 3, 2014
Garbage! A Five Hundred Dollar Boat Anchor.
I bought this mower in June of 2013. Used it until October with no major incident other than an annoying habit of collecting grass clippings in hard-to-wash areas under the deck.
I stabilized the fuel to store it (in a heated utility room) for winter. When I took it back out two weeks ago, I changed the oil, plug, and air filter. I went to adjust the deck height and one of the plastic handles broke off in my hand. The mower started fine and worked fine for about half an hour and then stalled suddenly. I got it restarted after several pulls and finished my yard. On my next mow, It stalled after ten minutes, I got it restarted once, it ran for another few minutes and it stalled again. I was not able to restart it.
By comparison, I owned a B&S-powered troy-bilt mower for four years and never had an issue with it. I decided to upgrade to a self-propelled and thought I couldn't go wrong with Husqvarna. Big mistake.
I have owned Husqvarna products for many years. From motorcycles to chainsaws, to pressure washers. If this is the kind of product that they are turning out now...I think I'll move on.
April 24, 2014
Just hang on
Bought a new mower because our new home has steep inclines on each side of the house. The old self propelled mower just couldn't make the grade. Did a lot of investigating, and settled on the Husqvarna 800 AWD. Glad I did, as this mower can pull the hill and leave you behind. I'm very pleased.
April 20, 2014
built to last
This is a well built durable piece of equipment that gets the job done. Honda power with Husqvarna engineering is a unique combination that will work for years to come. AWD is a plus and a must as you get older trust me on that one. It helps you move along with minimum effort. love my new investment.
April 19, 2014
This Mower Grips the Lawn Like a Tiger!!
Friends: This is my second Husqvarna self-propelled mower, but my first AWD. I was so satisfied with the first one that I wanted another...but I did take the time to compare Husqvarna with other brands. I went to several stores and looked at about four other brands with similar features. But for the money, the control, and the sheer power, the Husqvarna AWD 22 inch mower has no equal!
When I got it home, I opened the box, added the oil, adjusted the wheel height, and pulled the cord. It leaped to life with the greatest sound of smooth power I've EVER heard out of a walk behind mower. As I made my first rounds, I could tell that it was literally gripping my lawn. It mowed perfectly without ever bogging down, even in areas where the first mow of spring grass was well above the wheels!
The grade of my lawn is not very steep, but at age 64, I need all the help I can get!! This little guy, with it's variable walk-behind-speed and incredible power to pull it along, is just so easy to use it's almost laughable. All I do is hold on and guide it. I use the mulch feature most of the time and my lawn is the talk of my block! I HIGHLY recommend this mower without hesitation.
April 13, 2014
Only used a few times, but am totally happy with everything. Have other Husqvarna products, and was looking for a new mower and was impressed by the model at the store as well as the features, especially the Honda engine.
April 6, 2014