I love this product, it is better than I anticipated.
The product is very good, except the hour meter does not work, been trying to get it replaced, still waiting on that, also find it hard to adjust the speed screws, have to work on figuring them out and getting them adjusted correctly, those are the only problems as yet, everything else running great.
October 17, 2013
B&S Head Gasket Problems
Have had my Husqvarna RZ4621 for almost 3 years and while the ride and operations of the mower itself is fine, the Briggs and Stratton 21 HP engine is disappointing. I’m on my second head gasket replacement with only 37 hours on the machine. I change the oil often and have it completely checked over by the dealer every year. Now looking to upgrade to a more rugged residential mower I can rely on.
September 23, 2013
Poor Design of Deck Belt Spring
It's a miracle how this mower got out of the factory. After having the mower for 1 week, I could never get the steering control levers even' as a result the mower does not track straight. I took it to my local dealer and they made some adjustments, but the tracking still was not straight.
Once I got the mower back, I took 1 lap around the yard and the mower stopped. The Deck Belt Spring was broken. The dealer picked the mower up fro service again and parked it in the garage after servicing, and guess what? When I started it up the belts came off.
Today after having the blades sharpened, the dealer dropped the mower off again. When I arrived home it was raining, and the mower had been left or dropped off in the rain. When I tried to move the mower out of the rain, guess what? The Deck Belt Spring was broken.
This all sounds like a nightmare, but I have pictures; so it must be real.
I could not recommend this mower HusqVarna 54 inch (RZ5424) to anyone. The basic performance is good, but design seems to be the problem. The commercial model might be better.
August 12, 2013
Read the reviews and was skeptical...
After reading the reviews, i was a bit, but now that i have this, i can't believe that i wasted ~10 years with a different mower. This thing rocks when it comes to quality of cut and speed at which it does it. i have finished my 2 acre within an hour, and my 4 acre total within 2.5hrs. very good handling - however, i ranked it lower in power for the fact that i have some good grades here 20-30%, and turning while on grade has me skidding, whereas a straight run up/down the hill is NO issue... just taking the hill on the angle can be a bit dangerious due to lack of turning or control.... as for the durability rank, I have had my wife and kid both hit something/ or scald a bump (which is ok) but the PTO deck belt tensioner pop's off as designed... this spring tensioner is not for the 'faint of grip' to reset... its (lucky for me) a left handed operation, and needs to be looked at to see if it can be made easier to reset (they can't do it, but it take me like 3 sec's to do with the left hand)
August 9, 2013
I would not recommend this product to anyone!
We purchased our lawn mower less than a year ago and have had to put it in the shop four times.
First three times we had trouble with the deck and the last time the whole motor had to be changed.
No problem with customer service, just the machine itself. I believe we purchased a lemon!!
If you do decide to purchase this lawn mower, make sure you invest in warranty.
July 31, 2013
I bought this mower new last year. I have 57 hours on the machine. The first 48 hours were perfect. The first mow this year the spring for the blades came off. After 4 or 5 tries it finally stayed on. A couple hours of run time and I noticed that on blade was not cutting. Uopn further inspection the deck pully had worn out and was no longer operational. Contacted local dealer and purchased a deck pulley. Installed new pulley, started mowing again, stopping every few passes to put spring back on. Must be a faulty design, it is frustrating, had it tightened almost all the way and still came off. 2 more hours of mow time and the same deck pulley was broken again. This time I was mad. Drove the machine 20 miles to the dealer and demanded warranty to fix the problem. Dealer found faulty part, not correct right from factory. It was a spindle issue and not a pulley issue. Owner of shop had to drive almost 200 miles to get the last remaining part in North America or wait 4 - 6 weeks for delivery from factory. Unnacceptable wait time for anything let alone lawn tractor parts in summer!! Go figure!! That was replaced and worked great for about another 2 hours. Noticed the blades were stopping as I was mowing. Started with a coiuple times over a larger area and than happening every few feet. Pulled the wire connectors located at the switch and by the motor. Adjusted, seemed to work fine, than a few minutes later same thing. Finally took a look underneath where the wires meet the blade clutch, worn right out. Terrible design as there is nothing to hold it from vibrating loose and finally breaking. So again, hauled my maching the 20 miles to the dealer. He took the clutch assembly apart, and soldered the wires together. Not sure how long this fix will last. I am seriously thinking of trading this off on a professional model from JOHN DEERE. The problems, maybe considered "normal" but the frequency and the wait times for parts is not acceptable. It was a waste of over 3 grand. Again, first 48 hours awesome maching, the next 9 hours have been a nightmare. Thankfully my dealer has been fantastic. Hope he learns quick and sells another, reliable brand. Husqy just doens't cut it! Pun intended! D- raintg for sure.
July 28, 2013
This product has some bad features
Mower deck belt jumps off regular when engaged. Rear tires to small and spin real easy on green or wet grass and prevents turning.
July 4, 2013
I am very disappointed in this product. After 5hrs of use, the PTO switch that engages the blades has gone out. The manufactor has had my mower for over 4 weeks. If I could get my money back, I would and go buy something else.
June 11, 2013