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Husqvarna Commercial Mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CJIII, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. CJIII

    CJIII LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I would like to know Is the Husqvarna 58ORSE and 58ORSW any good?
  2. hogfaneiw

    hogfaneiw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    They are good solid mowers, seem well built. They are made by Areins for Husqvarna. For commercial work consider the 600 R with the Robin engine.
  3. Lawns & More

    Lawns & More LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 14

    I've had a 580 RS, for two years, love it ! Great mower !
  4. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    I have a Scott's mower, identical to the 58ORSW, also made by Ariens, which I bought to replace my Ariens when it was stolen. There are 3 little design characteristics, which could be improved:

    1. The blade adapter/drive pulley is made of cast metal, not machined. Get a machined blade adaptor and pulley or the first time the machine has a heavy load on it, the adapter will break. This may have been addressed during the product recall a year or so back.

    2. It's a PITA to raise/lower the front wheels, and the clip is constantly catching on shrubs and fences and getting pulled off. I used a shoulder bolt with a nylock nut. I only make adjustments to the rear wheels.

    3. The dead man switch on all 4 of these I've run doesn't seem to be able to be adjusted properly. I can't move the OPC bar back enough to engage the switch without pushing the lever on the side of the engine.


    The swiveling front wheels make this mower a dream to use. The infinitely variable forward speeds are better than the 3 speeds (Slow crawl, fast crawl, run) I've come across. And it does an awesome job vacuuming leaves and mulching.

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