Husqvarna Equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mountain Gardener, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. Mountain Gardener

    Mountain Gardener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    This is my first post on this site. Lots of different views and advise. Great!!!

    I am a nurseryman, design- build- install contractor, and container grower.

    I am looking at replacing our homeowner type riding mowers with a Husky commerical mower to maintain our large nursery and home turf areas. Dealer is a stand up guy so service and support is not in question. Don't know any thing about Husky except their saws.

    I have run a friend's Grasshopper and really liked the way it mowed and the manuverability. I don't care to trade with local Grasshopper dealer any longer due to his smart mouth and continued problems with other repairs in the past.

    Anyone got any first hand or other good knowledge about Husqvarna equipment??

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,405

    I have never used of ran any of the mowers, but from what I hear they are built tough. Dealer support is one of most important things to consider when purchasing a mower. There are some guys on this forum that really like there Huskys. I would definitely look into trying one out. Demo one for a day or so, if he will let you. I have a Husqvarna blower, very strong.

    BTW, what part of N AR are you from?
     
  3. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    The husky is probably a very good machine - I agree - dealer support is the most important - lots of good machines out there - I just posted a thread on my sponsor forum (How do you determine if the Flex-Deck will fit your machine) - After you decide upon you machine of choice, you may want to consider making it into a trimming monster. Visit all the sponsor forums - they do support this place.

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  4. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    I run Husky and have had good service from them. They bought Yazoo Kees a couple of years ago and have expanded ever since. I have a small frame 48" ZTR and love it. I used a large frame 52" a couple of weeks back while mine was serviced and it was awesome also, just more mower than I need. VERY fast.

    As far as 2 cycle stuff, I have 4 of the string trimmers, and they are awesome. The 200 series is heavy, but powerful. I have a Husky hedge trimmer which I like so far, but have only had a month or so. I use a Redmax blower, so I don't know anything about the Husky.
     
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    If I am not mistaken, but I think Husky and Husqvarna are two different brands. I know that many people refer to Husqvarna as a Husky, but it gets a little confusing at times, but then again, maybe it's mostly me:D

    MATT
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    walker-talker, I believe the Husky you are talking about is a brand of hand tool.

    This is a news release from www.stanleyworks.com

    Stanley will continue as Home Depot's national supplier of Husky(R) branded mechanics tools and toolboxes covered under a 1992 license agreement. Stanley will continue to sell Husky(R) branded mechanics tools and toolboxes to The Home Depot on an exclusive basis. At the end of the five-year contract, Stanley will transfer the rights to the Husky(R) brand to The Home Depot, supporting Home Depot's cross-branding strategy of proprietary product under the Husky(R) name.
     
  7. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
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    Husky is an affectionate name given to Husqvarna products in the past. There is however a "Husky" mower line sold by Tractor Supply. Husqvarna and Husky are indeed two different brands. The Husky is home owner stuff. I don't see anything in the world wrong with the Yazoo/Kees/Husqvarna mowers except their sold at every farm store you drive by. The only problem with that is support.
     
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Mountain
    If You Are Mowing a nursery Like i'm use to Then get the flex deck. It will Complement You New mower very Well.
    John
     
  9. LakeSide Lawn and Landscape

    LakeSide Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    I think those mowers are good but when i was looking for a mower I found some i liked even better for less $$ although the husky i demoed would flyI think the top speed was 14 m.p.h!! That is impresive..Imo:cool:
     
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    You are correct, this is where I seen the line of Husky mowers. After I made that post, I was thinking they are only home owner grade. Thanks for clearing that up.

    MATT
     

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