Bought this mower when they first came out.Looked like AWD would be perfect for my hilly yard. Mower arrived with a broken axle,as if the box had been dropped off of a dock. Seller refused to replace the mower with an undamaged unit. Took it to the local Husqvarna Service Center & waited almost 90 days for parts to arrive, so I missed most of the mowing season. Finally got the mower back & it worked great the rest of the first season. Second season, the drive mechanism started to make noises that sounded like metal-on-metal. Still works ok, but I'm waiting for the drive to fail. Also sometimes won't allow you to pull it backwards without first pushing it forward manually. Cuts great & has lots of power to pull up hills. The Honda engine starts first pull & is relatively quiet. Get an extended warranty if you buy this mower!
Bought mine 3yrs. ago. Gets fairly regular use, at least once a week. Last year front wheels locked up. Had to drill hole in forward transaxle and lubricate with white grease. When fixing front drive, axle cover was packed with lawn debris and moisture. Forward nose of deck extremely corroded plus axle itself. This year drive slipping, forward axle cover slammed full again. Deck corroded badly,going to replace drive cable, throttle cable and several corroded bolts and drive belt and try to seal forward axle cover. Mower runs great just poor design up front. Fix the problem up front its a great mower.
I needed a new mower. Went to Lowe's and saw this AWD Mower with start on first pull. After paying 500.00 for this mower. Start on first pull is a load of bull. Yes it worked after 7x's, but after that it takes almost 30 minutes pulling trying to start. THIS IS THE WORST MOWER OF ALL TIMES. I could have bought a cheap on for 50% less and would have been a better buy..Stay FAR FAR AWAY from this mowere and the brand. This mower SUCKS!!!!