Husqvarna HU775H self propelled mower

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Summary: This Husqvarna 22-inch, self-propelled mower has multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive. It has a premium engine and high rear wheels.
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Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
About - Husqvarna HU775H

The Husqvarna HU775H is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower models like the HU775H 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.

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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 HU775H
info Forward speeds Variable
info Drive wheels rear
info Deck size (in.) 22
info Engine size 175
info Engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton
info Electric start No
info Blade brake clutch No
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User Reviews - Husqvarna HU775H
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Blown carb/gasket at 6mo DONOTBUY
Sleek look
Worked Well Initially
Broke At 6mo Not Covered
Expensive For Poor Qual
Weak Self Propel On Flat
Best Uses
I bought this mower after having back surgery. My lawn machines push with briggs & stratton always worked well but I couldn't push for a while and the wheels were not well made. I spent the extra money for the Husqvarna with B&S expecting to have this thing for a long time. My lawn is small, level and approx 0.2acres. The mower is used maximum 2 times weekly and I bought it in October so didn't use it for about 3mo of the total 6 owned. When it started leaking gas I took it back to Lowes expecting that whatever was broken would be warrantied as my use is minimal and I keep it well maintained. Suprise, the carburator blew out and it will cost $150 to fix on top of the $399 original price. Customer service at Lowes and Husqvarna were polite but unhelpful and not sympathetic. I'll never recommend or buy this brand again. A.B. Temple, Tx
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Stops working after 1 year
Best Uses
Wont start after 1 year of use (blown head gasket -$150 to replace). I have 1 acre of steep hill that requires a push mower. The engine, when it ran, was strong and the rear wheel self propelled mower was fast - although would often do wheelies if you couldn't keep up with the speed. Which is not great for pulling you up a hill. My brother also has problems getting his Husqvarna push mower to start after 1 year (different model) as their enginges don't include a primer bulb or choke - just the pull start. Water easily enters the lines through condensation and won't start. I'll never buy another push mower from this manufacturer.<br /><br />My two previous mowers, both yardman, lasted 7 years with normal yearly maintenance.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Great mower but with some caveats...
Propulsion Locking
Best Uses
14 To 1 Acre
Some Hills Obstructions
Overall this is a really great mower. But there are some caveats - primarily with the drive unit. This mower cuts well - I primarily mulch - and I almost have to run to keep up with it, even on some slight slopes. <br /><br />But the drawback is the drive, if the fact that the wheels lock when attempting to pull backwards. If you have any obstructions - be it trees, house, whatever - if you use the propulsion to go up to the object and attempt to pull backwards - the wheels lock up. You have to either drag it back or rock the mower forward a couple of inches. This is a heavy mower so dragging it back with locked wheels is a PITA. You can get use to it and stop with the drive short of the object but if you don't, you will have the wheels locked and have to drag it - or hopefully there is enough room to rock it forward. <br /><br />I gave this mower only 3 stars because of this - mainly because of all the feedback about this to the manufacturer that I have read and there is still the issue - well, if they were paying attention this would have been addressed. Other than this, it is a great mower and I would recommend it to a friend. If they fixed this then I would gladly give it 5 stars.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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