Bad design and traction. The control lever on the steering has broken 2 times. I have mowed on the machine 3 times. The steering lever is made out of steel and bolted to the control lever which is made out of pot metal. Bad combination. Pot metal is brittle and bolted to a steel steering lever, it breaks. Husqvarna has an issue with this because the part is back ordered for months. It will take you over a month to get one. I have needed 2 and had to have my lawn mowed while I waited.
June 8, 2012
this product is not durable
I HAD MY FIRST RZ5426 FOR ABOUT 5 HOURS WHEN IT QUIT. LOWES DID REPLACE IT. THE SECOND ONE LASTED 1.2 HOURS AND BECAUSE I HAD THE EXTENDED WARRANTY IT WAS PICKED UP FOR SERVICE. MY REVIEWS KEEP GETTING REJECTED BECAUSE THEY ARE NEGATIVE. I HAVE SAID NOTHING INAPPROPRIATE IN THEM. THESE MACHINES AND THEIR QUALITY ARE VERY LACKING.
May 24, 2012
Only have used twice but love the mower. The motor has tons of power and cuts real nice.
May 19, 2012
Just got the mower home today after a great experience with Chappell Tractor in Milford NH. Mowed and cross cut half of my lawn in about 45 minutes...used to take 1.5 hours. The Mower is easy to use, very responsive, and makes mowing fun again!! Small traction issues and it's a little cramped for the tall guys... 6'4"+ but not uncomfortable. Triple blade makes quick work of everything you throw at it. Bigger Kawasaki motor is the way to go. Ask your dealer for extended financing. I got 48 months at 0% through an independent company...so this mower is affordable to anyone who can afford a cell phone!
May 11, 2012