This mower really surprised me when I first started using it. I've had it now for four months and each week I get on, it continues to amaze me. Plenty of power to mow the heaviest lawn that you can throw at it. Also has excellent manuveriabiliy that leaves you with an excellent finished lawn. However, you will need a full gas can before starting because it does use a lot of gas.
Overall, this is a mean zero-turn grass cutting machine.
July 30, 2012
very pleased with this purchase
I purchased this mower to cut about three acres. I have been real happy with its power to handle dense growth and its speed. Really love the deck reinforcing around the edge great idea. Little hard to mount and get off of, and hair pin for deck came out, and it is a little thirsty thing. But despite that the trade off is well worth it. Cut my mowing time almost in half. I also like that it has grease fittings all over the place I like to take care of my things and seeing that made me happy. Love this thing!
July 14, 2012
This zero turn mower performs excellent
This mower cut my mowing time by about 40 % and i think it will do even better as i get more experience mowing .
I researched other brands looking at all of the features,quality and prices the Husqvarna was the one to beat. if you can.
June 26, 2012
Great Mower for the price
Bought this mower at Lowes. Lowes delivered and I promptly started mowing. I mow 5 acres with about 80 trees to go around. This mower makes it a breeze. It handles great, has plenty of power and cuts mowing time in half compared to a standard yard tractor. So far I have about 10 hours on this mower and it's been perfect so far. The only minor complaints I have, is that the rear traction is less than desirable, especially if you are on any type of small hill/incline. You have to go very slow or the rear end will slide out from under you. I also thought it would be a tad faster than it is, but these are minor issues. Overall this is a great mower for the price and you can't go wrong.
June 22, 2012
Very happy customer
This is my first purchase of a ZTR mower, but I had used a number of others. I live on about two acres that need mowing at least weekly (more in the summer in the South.) I have been using my mower for the 2 months and am very satisfied. Good power to the engine, even cut. I also like the lifting plate on the deck to inspect the belts.
June 18, 2012
a great mower
had a 46 john deer riding mower for 13 years mowed about 3 acres and took 3.5 hours, it was a pain to mow around trees but since i had this baby, it only taking me about 1.5 hour to do the same thing, (got dizzy going around trees) I wish I had switch over to this zero turn long ago.
this RZ5426 is a great mower, if you are waiting, stop it and go get it you can thank me later.
June 16, 2012
Dead At 1.7 Hour Meter
Bought this mower new. At first it semed a good mower. Then at 1.7 hours the engine died. It kept blowing the 20amp fuse when I tried to restart. Diagnosed the problem myself. Found that the wires to the left motion handle switch had been routed on purpose at the factory under the battery and hanging in the mower belt and pulleys. The wires, of course, got cut clean in two. I expect the same to happen to each and every one of these mowers at some time. Even with proper wire routing the mower has so many safety switches (6 including the ignition) that reliability may not be very good.
May 28, 2012
Not a good investment
I bought a husqvarna RZ5426 zero steer mower and it was the worst invesgtment ever. It has no traction. You can only mow perfectly flat lawns with it. I wish that I would have kept my Husqvarna riding mower. I would not recomend one of these to antone. I can not take it back to my dealer because it has scratches on it from going through a fence.
Hope that this will help someone before you invest that kind of money.
May 5, 2012