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Husqvarna YTH2348
 
Approximate retail price:
$1800
Summary: This 48-inch Husqvarna lawn tractor has a 2-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine with an automatic drive system and electric PTO. It includes a more comfortable high-back seat but lacks a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors wide deck
About - Husqvarna YTH2348

The Husqvarna YTH2348 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor models like the YTH2348 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.

Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and a measurement of the effective capacity of the grass bag, determined when the bag was full or when the chute clogged and stopped collecting clippings.

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About This Brand

Husqvarna makes mowers, tractors, and zero turn riders for the consumer and the commercial market. Husqvarna has a large dealer base, and Sears and Lowe's carry the brand. Husqvarna lawn tractors are fully featured and have deck widths in the popular 42- to 54-inch range. Most models have hydrostatic-drive systems and Briggs & Stratton engines.

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Features & Specs - Husqvarna YTH2348
info Deck size (in.) 48
info Engine power (hp) 23.0
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User Reviews - Husqvarna YTH2348
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3.0
Transaxle K46 is often a lemon
7/28/2014
Pros
Engine Runs Great
Engine Runs Great Starts
Engine Starts Easily
Cons
Jerky Transitions
Transaxle Needs A Reservo
Very Weak After 200 Hours
Best Uses
Flat Grounds
Comment:
Rated as a heavy garden tractor, but it started lugging and losing torque after 150 hours. Replacing the transaxle next week, will then rebuild the original and try to tap in a reservoir tank for the synthetic 50 wt. oil. This mower should NOT be used on hilly/sloping acreages of more than an acre or so, if you expect it to keep working . Read the manual yearly referencing the air purging of transaxle, too.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
horrible deck, don't buy
4/29/2014
Pros
Cons
Deck Clogs Too Easily
Best Uses
Comment:
Clogs even with dry grass. Deck design is a joke. Engineers that designed it should be fired.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Woest deck ever!
4/19/2014
Pros
Strong Motor
Cons
Deck Does Not Discharge
Deck Loads Up With Grass
Deck Very Hard To Remove
Best Uses
Comment:
Terrible deck design, gets clogged even with dry grass!!!!!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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