Better quality components for the overall cost
Owned this unit for a year now. I like the beefier hydros for longer life. Great power from the Kawasaki engine. Three filters protecting engine and hydros. Extra wide cut at 54". More stable than I expected as I have a hilly property. Easy to start and maneuver. I'm going to install E-3 plugs and synthetic oil to improve performance, fuel mileage, and engine life longevity. Wide rear tires help with stability on the slopes. Also works well in pulling yard cart. Compared many brands before deciding on the Husqy. I feel in brings the best quality of components for the overall cost in comparison to other big name brands.
April 30, 2015
3rd year/strong mower
As indicated in the title I've started my 3rd season with the MZ-5424S & couldn't be more pleased. I was using a mid-90's 42" Dixon ZTR before this one to mow our 3 acres. Never had any complaints about the old Dixon until I used this Husky. It's in a different league for power, speed, & comfort. Coincidentally, this last couple of years have been the heaviest growth I've seen in 15 years & the MZ with the bagging system has saved me countless hours taking care of the lawn. The results from the MZ-5424S have spurred me to try one of their chainsaws, but that's for another review.
April 27, 2015
I bought a Husqvarna Zero turn mower a couple of years ago. All was great for the first couple uses and then all downhill from there. It is very hard to find replacement parts where i purchased it. Deck pullys are all wrong from the factory. Got that fixed but the deck still eats the belts. My Husqvarna has literally spent more time in the shop than actually mowing my yard. All that being said... if you can keep it running its a fantastic mower! Also do not expect much help from customer service if you bought a lemon as i did.
February 11, 2015
Best mower I ever owned
I purchased my MZ5424SR ZT from Lowes several months ago. The only difference in the MZ5424SR and the MZ5424S as I see it is the role bar. I mow about three acres now. I used to push mow around house and buildings but now with the ZT I can mow everything. The ZT lets me mow in very close places. In some reviews I noticed some have problems mowing on slopes. I have a ditch that is about four foot deep and never have any problem BUT DON'T RECOMEND. My yard now looks like it is really mowed. I was using a 54 in. 27 hp craftsman for several years. It never cleared the grass in the third cutting area. I had to stop and clean the deck several times on each mowing The way I could tell when to clean it out it started leaving streaks between second and third blade, yes the grass was dry. It also left uneven cuts. Now with my ZT I am very proud of my yard just sorry I didn't buy one years ago the best purchase I have made love my HUSQVARNA MZ5424S ZT
June 24, 2014
Purchased this zero turning MZ5424SR riding mower from Lowes. It was setup right ,no problems. Cuts grass very well at high speeds, use on flat ground only. Rough riding. Purchased a bagger that works great. Now I'm waiting on some lights to come in. (on backorder) Overall I would purchased this mower again.
June 16, 2014
Great machine for the price.
After a lot of research I decided to go with the Husqvarna MZ5424S, I am very happy with it so far the machine is a work horse and mows beautifully. I did have a slight problem once when I shut it off without putting the controls into neutral and putting the parking brake on when I went to start it wouldn't turn over even after I put all safety devices on it still wouldn't turn over. After checking everything out I finally decided to put a jump pack right to the starter and it started, I have not had the problem since. Like I said I love the machine and would recommend it to anyone it is an awesome piece of equipment.
June 2, 2014
Really nice mower
I sold my 10 year old john deere tractor mower which was a still a very solid machine but I was looking for a zero turn as I have about 2 acres on my acreage and another 3 across the road that I mow a few times a year. Looked at some more expensive machines and some cheaper ones. I really like the commercial transmission and the large tires. Seems to be the right blend of heavy duty and homeowner.
The first time I mowed I was smiling the whole time! This thing is fast and mows very nice. Much of the property is very weedy and tough to mow but this machine powers through it easily. Only about 3 hours on the mower now but as first impressions go I am very happy with my purchase. I feel that with proper maintenance this should last 10 years like the mower it replaced.
May 26, 2014
Excellent performance and big difference between this beast and the 26 horsepower Craftsman riding mower I have. It cut the timefrom 5 hours to a little bit over 2 hours mowing 6.5 acres. Amazing results and pure enjoyment that actually made me want to do the mowing with no time restraints or any problems.
May 1, 2014