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Engineered for added durability, comfort, style and precision, our XLS series yard tractors all feature fabricated cutting decks, heavy-duty chassis and cast iron axles. Optional grass baggers, mulch kits and a host of other attachments make these models ideal for demanding and extensive use in various applications. The YT42DXLS also features the new, revolutionary ClearCut™ fabricated cutting deck which not only offers rock solid durability but also industry leading performance and cut quality. Standard auto- lock differentials give positive traction in slippery conditions or slopes.
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Runs/rides great, it's powerful!
By The juice
from Eau Claire, WI
About Me Novice
Comments about Husqvarna YT42DXLS:
I love the tractor, I have a steep slope in my front yard that my old rider couldn't go up, this one flies up it no problem! The only down fall is if you turn to sharp it will tear up some grass but if you take your time it is fine! My old mower scalped my yard, this one does not.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Hard to service hydrostadic drive,
By Joe V
from Clifton Park NY
About Me Do-It-Yourself
The drive belt poped off the drive pully the other day, while doing some reserch on how to fix i found a service bullitain that said the hydrostatic drive should have the oil changed every 50 HRS. There is no drain plug and its practically impossible to access the fill plug. So to servise properly you must unbolt the entire transmission and remove from the tractor... not fun. Additionally i found the tabs used to secure the transmission were almost torn off. Really i expected a more robust frame on this almost commercial grade riding lawn mower i paid a pretty penny for it and frankly I'm disapointed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
works well on rough terain
I mow about 2.5 acres with slope, uneven ground and some rough area. Appreciate the deck especially. Have about 10 hours on it, so far very good
(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Broad Top Pa
mower has 9 hours scalping to yard has my yard a mess wish I would have never bought it worst mower I ever owend
this machine does everything I want it to do.
from Clintonville, NY
I live on a sloped lot with lots of trees in northern New York. The limited slip transmission makes climbing the hills a breeze even while hauling a trailer filled with firewood. Cutting grass is fast and the tight turning radius means there is little hand trimming necessary. Yes, in tight turns the inside rear wheel does chew up the grass but the ability to climb slopes without slipping is an acceptable trade-off. I've only used this machine for one season so I can not judge its durability and value but, so far, it has been great.
(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Good tractor but scalps
First brand new tractor I ever bought. Brought it home and mowed. After 40 minutes, it shut off. Took it back to dealer. He could not find a problem. Mowed with it again and it shut off again. After 4 trips back to the dealer, and about $50 in fuel, Husqvarna figured out the problem. It was an easy fix and now runs great. It has good power. If you turn sharply, the positive rear end will tear up your yard.I'm not picky about my yard. However, this machine scalps the yard all the time. If your yard is perfectly smooth, which mine is not, you will be fine. I didn't realize that this is one of the only models they make that doesn't have anti scalp rollers. For the amount I paid for the mower, you wouldn't think it would scalp the yard. I'm very unhappy with this and will look to see if rollers can be put on this machine. I can't believe Husqvarna would produce a high end machine like this that scalps the way it does. Also, without rollers, it's a pain to take the deck off because the edges of the deck dig into the ground when sliding it out.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Outstanding first tractor
I have 20-degree slopes on two sides of my front lawn; I can climb these slopes at top speed and cut horizontally with the 22-hp Kohler engine and wide tires. I read the owner's manual before I made the purchase and I did extensive online research. This is a new model but years ago I purchased a new model 359 chainsaw without any previous reviews and it still runs like new so I trusted Husqvarna description of this new tractor.The cut is smooth and even despite having the single wide anti-scalp roller. The turn radius is very good. The mower cannot be started with the blades engaged, a great safety feature.Has wider tires than the zero turn with the same heavy duty 42" deck.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Kawasaki lawn tractor YT42 DLXS
For perfect landscaped yards believe an excellent machine. If some uneven areas, not to good. The roller on the front, after passing over a "rise " in the yard immediately drops the whole mower down, with no anti scalp wheels on the back, scalping the grass to the soil. Needs anti scalp wheels in the back.The Kohler engine appears a gas hog, unless my engine stopped for some other reason after using a full tank of gas for 40-45 minutes. Wanted a Kawasaki engine, wasn't available. Still believe a very good lawnmower for a perfectly landscaped yard.
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The new fabricated design features welded 10 gauge steel construction with additional welded reinforcement strips for maximum durability
Easy engagement of cutting blade/s; simply pull the switch on the control panel.
Built on a robust steel chassis, ensuring maximum durability and sturdiness.
Heavy cast front axle provides superior balance and stability, even with a collector.
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