Mixed feeling About this Mower
Since I bought this mower, I have used it maybe a dozen or more times. It has been very reliable, starting on the first pull every time with no priming, etc., needed. The reason I bought it was because I have a lawn with some steep hills that needed the AWD. That works fine, but since the first time I used it, the back right wheel would not remain in its height setting. I had to adjust it repeatedly, obviously frustrating as I had to stop the mower each time and it added time to my mowing. I have tried all kinds of cheesy fixes but the wheel is now flopping around and I will have to replace. The power is great as it has cut every length lawn without a problem. I don't like the quality of the cut as it does not seem to be flat, nor does it have that "neat" look of a fresh cut lawn. not sure why. It looks almost a rounded on each pass possible an illusion cause by the wheel ruts. I see others have also mentioned the mulching problem. All in all it is a solid mower if not for the wheel problem, but for the price it could be better.
July 25, 2013
AWSOME Mower - However!
This mower has all the features you could ever ask for, a little high ended on the price, but then it has the HONDA motor.
I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for one design flaw.
When mulching, the rear hatch has a molded insert that is suppose to keep the grass in the blade area to be mulched. However, the insert molded into the rear hatch doesn't go in far enough to block the clippings.
The end result is, you have to flip open the rear hatch door several times while mowing so it doesn't clog up and throw out clumps of grass that have accumulated in the area of the rear hatch door .
The HONDA Models have a hard plastic sliding plate that prevents this from happening. Husqvarna needs to offer a replacement rear hatch cover to prevent the grass from building up under the deck.
July 24, 2013
AWD is great, mowing quality not so great
I bought this mower this spring for the AWD, and it has not disappointed in this area. It has disappointed, however, in mowing quality. Bagging is great, although the position of the bag when it is full makes it easy to kick with my toes as it bounces up and down. Mulching is terrible. It releases clumps of grass every 10 feet or so making it useless as a mulcher. My previous mower, a Honda, excelled at mulching and the finely chopped grass clippings enriched the soil and improved my lawn. Sad to say this is not possible with this mower. Husqvarna really needs to address this issue and this would truly be a great mower.
July 22, 2013
not worth the money
1. Side discharge adapter is a joke
2. Poor mulching "clogs easy"
3. Loss of pulling power when bagger is full
4. Wheel adjustments hang up.
This mower is not worth the price tag. It sucks.
July 21, 2013
Starts first pull and it's not a hard pull. Just a little tug and it is up and running. Cuts great, pulls right along. Only thing I can say that I dislike is when using the all wheel drive you have to let off a little early and push the mower forward to get it to release the wheels so that you can pull it rearward. That is the only downside I have seen so far. The price is on the high side for a push mower. You can get a lower end rider for just a little more money, but I knew that going in and this is what I wanted.
July 13, 2013
Best mower I have ever used!!
I used the mower for the first time over the 4th of July weekend and must say this mower is awesome!! It started on the 1st pull and cut my tall grass with ease. I am not quite sure why some people complain that the mower won't pull back in reverse. I have no issues with that at all, the wheels have never locked up on me. I purchased this mower along with the 223L Trimmer and the 150BT Backpack Blower and they are all great products. Next spring I plan on buying a Husqvarna Zero-Turn mower. I did alot of research before choosing Husqvarna and I feel I made the right choice.
July 10, 2013
I have been very pleased with my mower. It has plenty of power and has no problem going up hills. Assembly was really easy and it started right up.
July 9, 2013
Awesome cut, quality equipment and great warranty!
July 9, 2013