The Husqvarna HU775BBC is part of the lawn mower & tractor
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower
models like the HU775BBC are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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.
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.
Forward speeds Some self-propelled mowers have one speed, usually about 2 1/2 mph; others have several. Still others have a continuous range, typically from 1 to 3 mph. Two or more speeds let you adjust to the terrain and grass.
Drive wheels Front-wheel drive lets you make U-turns by pushing down on the handlebar and swinging the mower around without disengaging the drive. The downside is less traction than you get from mowers with rear-wheel drive.
Deck size (in.) Most models have a deck size, or cutting swath, of 20 to 22 inches. There is no significant advantage from one size to another. A larger deck can cut more grass in a single pass, but in this size range the difference is negligible.
Deck size (in.)
Engine size For gas-powered mowers, engine size in cubic centimeters (cc) provides a rough indication of the engine's power; electric models are rated in volts (for cordless) or amperes (corded). A larger number for either a gas or electric model, however, does not necessarily result in better cutting performance.
Engine manufacturer Stated manufacturer of a gasoline engine. For some mowers the engine manufacturer is not documented and is listed as "unknown."
Briggs & Stratton
Electric start Starts a gasoline-powered engine with the turn of a key by the operator. An electric start is powered by an on-board battery that requires periodic charging.
Blade brake clutch Allows the gasoline engine to continue to run when the operator leaves the area behind the handlebar to empty the grass-clipping collection bag or to move an object in the path of the mower. It saves wear on the engine by reducing stopping/restarting cycles.
My yard is too small for a riding mower but too big to PUSH a mower. This self-propelled is just right. At times I wish it would go faster but not too often. Have owned several different brands over my lifetime but this is first Husqvarna product. It won't be the last.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Avon, CT
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Poor Build Quality
Poor build quality
I was able to fit it in the back-seat of my Camry and unload it with ease. That was about the only positive experience of my purchase.<br /><br />I was a little skeptical after reading multiple Online reviews of poor build quality and material, but did not expect it to be that bad for the price tag. Unfortunately, the reviews proved right. The blade control lever attaches to the handle through plastic attachment. After the initial set-up both the plastic attachment and the control level broke. I did not even get around to putting in the oil, gas or starting it once. Had to put it back in the box and take it back to store.<br /><br />Went and bought Honda HRX217VLA model.