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
i will never buy a husqvarna lawn mower agan.
after only 1 season it wont start, don't know how much its going to cost to fix but as soon i get it repaired i am going to try and sale it. i don't want a mower you have to take to a repair shop every spring. it worked very good for about 7 cuts
and i thought i get 2 or 3 years out of it before i would have take it to a professional to fix it.
March 21, 2014
Will climb a tree
This mower did exactly what I purchased it for. Mow an extremely sloped lawn
January 6, 2014
I bought the mower in early July. After about 3 uses the drive system broke. It was just past the 30 day warranty where husqvarna will take full responsibility, so I had to take it to a repair shop. They had my mower for almost a moth and repaired the issue under warranty after I paid for the new part to ship. The Honda motor runs great and starts first pull. It's heavy and a little hard to maneuver but you get used to it. I'm not holding much confidence in the drive system. It's a gimmick and I fell for it.
December 4, 2013