Worst mower I have ever owned!
I purchased this mower in 2012 new from Acme Tool. I am not quite through my third season with it. First, it is underpowered. I have to go over my lawn twice to get all the grass cut. I tried to return it to Acme for a different model and they refused. The only thing they would honor was the warranty. I've tried several different blades to no avail. The shaft simply doesn't spin fast enough. The carburetor failed after the first year which was replaced under warranty. The next problem, the drive cable failed. Again covered by warranty. Now, my third season with the mower, the bushings and barrings for the self propelled drive are already worn. The self propelled drive locks the rear wheels at times and needs a rebuild. No warranty left. I have to mow my lawn twice weekly because the law mower will not cut more than an inch in a half without cutting it twice. I wish Husqvarna and Acme would have stood behind this product when I first wanted to return it.
August 31, 2014
Good mower. Improvement ideas.
Got this mower today. After using it to mow I can say that the mower as equipped is pretty good. The engine starts on the first pull. The bagging feature is much improved over the model of 6 years ago. The mulching seems to be finer too.
I have three ideas to improve this mower...
1) This mower should be fitted with air conditioning. It was sweltering today, high heat and humidity. A/C would be much appreciated.
2) Mine did not come with a cup holder. It really needs a cup holder.
3) More seriously: the levers which operate the drive are uneven. The left pulls more strongly than the right. Can this be adjusted to make the pull and function balanced?
August 22, 2014
Too bad this is a continued item. I've had this for less than a year, used it multiple times with great results every time. My friends have complimented me the way my yard looked numerously. Only setback with this equipment is with the bag. Apparently, it doesn't seal very efficiently no matter how much grass you have in it. It leaves a trail whenever I use it. I also recommend using gloves when mowing. Unless you want callouses on your hand.
July 30, 2014
Good product with one weakness
Mower starts quickly; has strong Honda engine; decent bagging ability but falls short as a mulcher. Distributes clumps of grass regardless of all steps to deter. Only way to avoid is to bag. Wondering if the deck design at the rear hatch the cause.
June 12, 2014
Mower good but has a few issues
I use my mower as a mulching mower and it does not leave as clean looking yard as my two previous mowers. It says it picks up grass to cut it multiple times and just doesn't seem to push it down into the grass. Even if I cut it two times a week it still leaves grass across the mowing surface. I mow it on next to highest or highest setting. It is not bad but could look better. The speed handle is very firm and tires hand some after use.
Power seems to be great and it doesn't bog down easily.
I really like the one handle for mower height adjustment.
I had Honda motor previously and really glad to get one this unit. This was main reason for going with this unit. Starts first or second pull every time. I use 89 octane with ethanol stabilizer.
May 30, 2014
HU800 190 AWD
Simply the best mower I have owned in 40+ years. Far meets expectations..
May 25, 2014
DO NOT BUY!!!
I chose this mower because of the Honda engine (I'm a long-time Honda fan). Used it very sparingly the first summer and everything was great. Now beginning the 2nd year of use I can't get it to start. Have tried everything in the manual. Clearly the warranty is no help. Guess I will take it to a repair shop 30 miles away and wait days for an expensive repair. Should have bought the Toro from Home Depot with the "guarantee to start on first pull for 3 years." A lesson learned the hard way!!!
April 13, 2014
Save your money and buy a real mower
I bought this mower a couple of months ago and already it won't start. Pulled so much the pull rope now broke. This unit is a real waste of your money. I'm going to buy a real mower now, Lowe's can have this thing back.....Again dont even think abouit buying this unit even if it does have a Honda engine
February 16, 2014