Works great when it works
I've had this unit since July 19, 2013. Since then I have put maybe 35 hours on it and the right side pulley was rattling and kept coming loose. I finally took it apart and found the pulley has spline and apparently this one lost its splines and was spinning freely on the spindle. I took it back to Lowe's, where I purchased it and after about 2 1/2 weeks they call back and said that I hit something and the spindle, pulley, belt, and battery needs replaced, all not covered by warranty and was wanting approval for $520 in repairs. I declined and said if the battery was dead it was on them because I drove the mower into the store, the blades were fairly new, I have three sets, and the belt was in good shape when i left it with them.
If you only get 35 hours out of the pulley/spindle assembly, it's not worth it, go buy something else!!!
October 29, 2013
Quality Machine Except Stability Issues
Right out of the crate I was impressed with the quality of this machine. It does an excellent job of cutting even high and wet grass. My issue started when I installed the bagger option. With the Bagger mounted there is immediatly an issue with stability. The slightest incline causes the front end to raise off the ground with moderate excelleration. As the Bagger begins to fill the issue gets severe. I am considering mounting a counterweight on the front to solve the issue.
October 11, 2013
this product is a good product
when we first got the product home used for 2 hours and the deck bearing wiped out. was exchanged for a new unit and it runs great. however only after 40 hours we had to have a new bearing clutch put in. i still recommend this unit.
September 26, 2013
Wife's Best Friend
My wife refused to drive any mower we had until I purchased this zero turn mower. Now, I can't keep her off of it. She is so anxious to cut the lawn that she literally watches the grass grow so she can have an excuse to get back on it. It has done a great job since I purchased it a month ago. It cuts even and it's easy to operate after you get the hang of very sensitive steering. I had a good purchasing experience with the Husqvarna dealer as well. I have had no maintenance issues since purchase.
September 19, 2013
Happy so far
I purchased this mower at Lowes in Gastonia, N.C., so far I have right at 3hrs. on the mower. The only thing that concernes me is there is a bad vibration when I engage the blades, the deck jumps pretty hard too, but this does not affect the quality of the cut at all. When I brought the mower home I had to make a few small adjustments and shot some grease to the grease zerks and I've been in business since. I am not new to zero steers, I have used skag, bobcats, xmarks, and toros all comercial mowers, the rz 4623 is by no means a comercial mower, I have a small yard. So far so good with the husky.
PS. I hope I dont run into the same problems as these other guys have!
September 14, 2013
So far so good
Overall I am very happy so far. There are some issues I am not thrilled about. Don't let these few issues prevent you from taking a good look at this outstanding mower.
1. If you stop on your lawn for a short time, the heat from the muffler will burn a large spot on your lawn.
2. Changing the oil is almost a two man job.
3. The grass catcher bags are hard to dump, the design makes it so when they are full, they bulge out below the top creating a bottle neck that will make you hold them up and shake for a while to get the grass out.
Overall, this is an outstanding mower, after the first few time you use this mower, you will be off and running. It cut my grass cutting time in half. I always enjoyed cutting grass, but with this baby, it's actually "fun".
The thatching kit in my opinion is a joke, it left rows of cut grass on my lawn which turned yellow in a day or so.
September 13, 2013
This product is very disapointing
I'm having the same problem the other gentleman is having. When you engage the blades it has a very loud vibration to the deck. My idle pulley froze up once and it took 2 weeks to get a new one. The warranty dealer that worked on my mower said he didn't know what causes the vibration. So how do you get it fixed ? Jerry, Smyrna, Ga.
September 11, 2013
has great features but
i bought my mower on august 7,2013, don't even have 8 hours on the machine and the left mower deck pulley came apart . I bought it back to dealer for warranty repair on 9-6-13. really liked this mower untill the breakdown. i'm waiting to see how long the repairs take and how it performs after the warranty repairs are done before I decide on how much I like it then.
September 9, 2013