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Lawn mowers & tractors

Husqvarna HU700F
 
Approximate retail price:
$330
Summary: This Husqvarna 22-inch, self-propelled mower has multiple speeds and front-wheel drive. It has a premium engine and high rear wheels.
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Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
About - Husqvarna HU700F

The Husqvarna HU700F is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower models like the HU700F are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers 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 mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
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 HU700F
info Forward speeds Variable
info Drive wheels front
info Deck size (in.) 22
info Engine size 160
info Engine manufacturer Honda
info Electric start No
info Blade brake clutch No
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User Reviews - Husqvarna HU700F
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2.0
Honda actually made a bad engine
3/23/2014
Pros
Nice When It Ran
Cons
Won't Start
Best Uses
Paperweight
Comment:
I have a small yard, not heavy use of this mower. bought it because it had a Honda engine. Ran out of gas during cutting. Put in fresh fuel (always used stabilizer) and it never started again. Turn out after some research that the GCV engines have a host of problems, timing belt slippage, carburetor design, ignition coil failure, etc. I am comfortable working on small engines and this is a first for me. Apparently for Husqvarna too..........their newer mowers have Kohler engines which are another favorite of mine. Anyway, have to go digging around for a sales slip and waste some more time on this piece of junk.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Less than 60 days and is being repaired!
8/5/2013
Pros
Cons
Difficult To Back Up
Rock Guard Broke Off
Best Uses
Comment:
I found that the rock guard kept coming off even after the first use. Eventually it broke off and is now being repaired. Considering returning it. When you need to back up, the rock guard slips underneath the mower.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Front wheel broke off after 20 uses.
6/25/2013
Pros
Ergonomic Grips
Starts on first pull
Cons
Hard to steer
Heavy
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
I use the product professionally.<br />Its great that it always starts.<br />Its heavy, hard to steer, and the self propelled mechanism is flimsy.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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