Husqvarna P-ZT 48
I purchased this PZT48 Oct 2011. Thought after that amount of time I could offer some insight on how well it is built and how it cuts. 1st - I use it to cut 2 acres of pasture (rough) and about 1.5 acres of lawn. The lawn is cut weekly and usually the pasture is as well. Sometimes I have to cut the pawn twice a week. The amount of time it takes to cut everything is about 1.75 hours. It used to take one hour and 20 minutes just to cut the pasture. I would like to say it is built like a tank. No problems with how well it is made. Easy to start and very fast. The Kaw' engine is the way to go, don't get the B&S or Kohler. Everything works flawless. Now for the cut....I am somewhat disappointed in the cut. It seems to leave the grass a little ragged and does not get all the grass cut even. I do not know if it's because I am running too fast or this is how it cuts. I tried slowing down to see if that makes a difference, but it did not seem to. I use the gator blades which I am very happy with. But still think the cut could look better. It is starting to leave a slight gap when making a turn and is not getting the grass clean. I recently sharpened the blades, but they probably need to be replaced. The only problem I've ever had was the bolt that holds the rear-end together had a substitute "5" bolt instead of using the hardened "8". This broke and had to be replaced, but the cost was less than $5.00 so I cannot argue with that. Overall, I am very pleased with the mower and would recommend it. When I compare it to the Simplicity Legacy I have, the cut does not compare. The Simplicity is MUCH better!
May 24, 2013