Is Husqavarna a good mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by island_rob, May 29, 2006.

  1. island_rob

    island_rob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Does Husqvarna make a good wb? I was looking at one with nice controls and kawasaki 13hp for 2399. new. Thanks for help:hammerhead:
     
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    Welcome to lawnsite!!!! You will find that some people on here like them and others don't. I have never tried one so I can't really help ya. Husky does make good equipment though. Do a search on HUSKY and I'm sure you will find the answer your looking for.:waving:
     
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    HUSKY and Husqvarna are two different brands., but the commercial husqvarna mowers are said to be very good.
     
  4. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    do a search of the member Envy and Husqvarna an see what you find.
     
  5. JClawncare

    JClawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Husky does make good equipment. I have a ZTR and really like it. I have used a Husqvarna WB and it was different since the only WB I have ever used has been SCAG. I used a floating deck Husqvarna WB. It cut good and the deck height adjustment was easy,because it was similar to their ZTR adjustment. The controls were like the ECS on a Ex-mark. The unit I tested didn't have a hydro drive on which I didn't like it, but it did good it was comparable to a belt drive system. It was built real well and hung on the hills that I take my hydro WB on. Look at one and take one and demo it. Husqvarna some people like it some don't.You decide for yourself.
     
  6. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    The one complaint about Husqvarna mowers I've heard is that their long snout gives them a larger footprint in your trailer and might present maneuverability issues. Not a big deal to a lot of operators, but something to consider.
     
  7. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Hey, they did land the TruGreen Landcare account, didn't they? Even if they had to make huge concessions or price cuts, the biggest in the biz "ain't gonna' buy no junk".
     
  8. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    ztr i had was junk
     
  9. Husky05

    Husky05 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey, I have two Husqvarna walk-behinds. I bought them both last year and have been using them since. I have 80 weekly mowing accounts and I have had no problems with them at all. In fact, I really like them alot. I used to use Toro Prolines but decided to switch. The two husky's I have are a 36 inch and 48 inch both are hydro's. They move quick and handle easy. The only suggestion that I can say to you is to make sure you get the ETS handling system. That is Easy Touch System. My 48 inch mower has the ETS system and it is very easy and very comfortable to use. My 36 inch however has the pistol grip. Not easy to use and bothers your hands after a while of using. Other then that great machines. I use all Husqvarna equipment, weedwackers, backpack blowers, and hedge trimmers. Like them all.
     
  10. island_rob

    island_rob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks for all your help guys, It is a big investment for me. thanks for input
     

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