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Husqvarna Lawn Mowers

Anyone who is in the market for a good lawn mower will likely have heard of the well known Husqvarna brand, which the company has manufactured for more than thirty years.

Featuring a variety of different types of lawn mowers, Husqvarna covers the wide range of residential to commercial and maintenance needs. Their fine lawn mowers on the market today include traditional walk behind push lawn mowers, riding lawn mowers, yard tractors, and auto lawn mowers.

Lawn Mower Considerations

The first thing that a prospective lawn mower buyer needs to determine is what is the best type of lawn mower for his individual uses and needs. A number of factors should be contemplated in making this choice. Among them are the condition, size, and slope of the person’s lawn, the location of the discharge deck of the lawn mower itself, and how often the individual wants to mow his lawn.

Husqvarna Walk Behind Push Models

Husqvarna manufactures a range of choices in this first category of walk behind, or push, lawn mowers. There are self propelled styles, traditional push models, battery operated lawn mowers, and even electrical lawn mowers. The horsepower on such types of lawn mowers ranges from four and a half on up to five and a half HP. Costs start at 300 and go on up to 600. These are basic but effective types of lawn mowers, effective for most uses.

Husqvarna Riding Lawnmower

For those who have already settled on having a riding lawn mower, Husqvarna has this base well covered. Perhaps the customer likes the appeal of these types of mowers’ maneuverability, cutting collection, has a larger lawn, wants view ahead capability, or fears the height of the grass.

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Among the variety of handy features on these types of lawn mowers from Husqvarna are front wheel steering, which permits sufficient amounts of braking and traction. Rear wheel steering can also be had. This provides better tracking for those uphill reverse maneuvers. On top of these standard steering choices, Husqvarna provides an option for articulated steering, which showcases a cutting desk that is bio clipping. This grinds up leaves it encounters into a good quality mulch. Horsepower for these riding lawn mowers runs from eighteen to twenty-six HP, while the lawn mowers themselves range in price from 2,600 to 3,800.

Husqvarna YTH Yard Tractors

Besides the standard walk behind and riding types of lawn mowers, Husqvarna also features several select lawn mowers that are fairly unique. First among these is the line of YTH yard tractors. These Husqvarnas are built for dealing with taller grass. Such models contain a variety of particularly helpful features, like a designed step through fender, hydrostatic transmission, mulching decks, bagging decks, discharging decks, and not to be forgotten, of course, a Briggs and Straton engine.

Husqvarna Auto Mower

Anyone who is either really busy, or just plain lazy, when it comes time to mow his lawn, will fall in love with the Husqvarna auto mower. Such lawn mowers only need the home owner to lay down a wire along the ground, which effectively marks the limits of the yard area which is to be mowed.

Put the Auto Mower in the middle of the section and it will mow the marked off area on its own, without any oversight or further direction required from the individual. Amazingly, it manages to avoid exposed roots, trees, and more.

This is all possible due to a revolutionary collision sensor that stops contacts with the majority of yard objects. It also allows the lawn mower to go into reverse, should it bump into an exposed or raised object.

The cost of operating this incredible form of lawn mowers is reasonably low. It does depend on the specific area’s utility charges, the size of the lawn in question, etc. This Auto Mower costs about 25 in electricity charges. Some other advantages to utilizing it are its phenomenally silent running, along with its environmental sensitivity, since it does not emit carbons into the air.

Husqvarna Warranty, Technical Support, and Other Features

All Husqvarna lawn mowers come standard with completely free technical support from Northern Tool’s about fifty different outlets covering more than eleven states. Impressive warranties also come standard with any of the company’s fine lawn mowers. These start from two to three years for all labor and parts, and they can be extended beyond this amount of time.

In addition, Husqvarna offers a number of helpful accessories from which to select. Among these are two behind sprayers, lawn aerators, lawn sweeps, manure spreaders, tail mowers, and trailer carts, which optimize the value and utility of the home owner’s purchase. But three years ago, in 2007, Popular Mechanics ranked Husqvarna as the best lawn mower of the year. It is not difficult to understand the reason why.

Examples of Specific Husqvarna Lawn Mowers

Here some specific example of good Husqvarna lawn mowers currently available:

Husqvarna offers the new Husqvarna Rider R155 AWD. This fine riding lawn mower is capable of handling wet grass, slopes, and other obstacles. It furthermore mulches the grass cuttings in order to offer the user a fantastic lawn fertilizer. For uneven types of lawns, this riding lawn mower could be the best mower available. Extremely maneuverable, the mower’s new AWD feature is automatic. With three cutting blades, the Rider R155 AWD also features a cutting deck which is front mounted. This allows for terrific access both under bushes, benches, and in corners.

Its BioChip, when activated, turns the lawn clippings into mulch beneath the cutting deck before it releases them as effective fertilizer onto the lawn itself. This riding lawn mower does prove to be costly, at more than 9,000 for the base model, but it guarantees years of phenomenal service.

Another Husqvarna special feature machine is the Husqvarna Zero Turn Lawn Mower, also known as the Z4217. This is a heavy duty, strong, stick controlled lawn mower which works for either semi-professional or skilled uses.

Husqvarna Lawn Mowers. Fuel & Lubrication

The Z4217 contains the well known Briggs and Straton engine that features a potent seventeen and a half Horsepower. With more legroom than earlier models, it also showcases well implemented steering controls which allow for fantastic maneuvering and simple movement. A particular selling point of this model is its zero turning radius, perfect for tight yards.

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Reply James Ferrell October 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm We bought a Husqvarna riding lawn mower at lowes 4 yrs ago and the motor has already blowed up,junk.

Reply Jim May 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm I’m wasn’t aware that Husqvarna made their own ‘junk’ engines. Are you sure it wasn’t a Briggs Straton or a Kohler. And in that case, don’t you mean those engines are a piece of junk…and therefore every mower that uses those engines are a piece of junk? And since those are the only two brands of engines made for mowers, I guess half of all the mowers made are a piece of junk. That’s pretty scary!

Reply Unhappy Owner April 9, 2020 at 9:45 pm Husqvarna is good for holding the shed door open so i can grab my craftsman. I have a Husqvarna blower, mower, and trimmer and spend hours trying to get them to work every season. ID replace them but I’d like to get more than a few hear about of an over priced item first. I’ll never own Husqvarna again for the rest of my life.

Reply c. mahoney January 25, 2015 at 2:12 am My Husqvarna riding mower blew a gigantic hole in right rear tire the first time I used it. Got to the other side of the house the first time when this happened. The Kohler engine blew up with 6 hours of use. Kohler put in a half block. Twenty hours later, it blew up again. Kohler put in a half block. Twenty five hours later, it blew up again. THREE TIMES! Sitting in storage at this time since May of 2014 after the 3rd blow up. Bought new from Lowe’s in 2012. In storage during winter times. Still getting the run around from Husqvarna, Kohler and Lowe’s. Any suggestions? Can anyone top this?

Reply c. mahoney January 25, 2015 at 2:31 am After my last post, I was reading the other posts where I found a post of my own from 2013. This was after the 2nd blown up engine. The Kohler Courage engine blows because it’s made with plastic and metal parts. Who would think of using plastic where there is heat involved? Kohler trying to save a buck. I could have saved them more than a buck by not instituting this outrageous idea in the first place. Don’t buy Kohler Courage engines. Don’t accept a Courage engine if it’s offered free to you. I tried to sell this riding mower after it was fixed the 2nd time. Didn’t sell. It was late in the season where I think cutting grass was not at the forefront of a consumer’s mind. Took it home. Went to cut the grass with it and it blew up the 3rd time. I’d be having a lot more difficulties than having a 3x blown engine if that engine blew up the 3rd time with the new owner. The only thing Kohler will do is put in yet another short block, of course to only blow up again. They should be offering me a free upgraded riding mower. Three blown engines in 45 hours of use, no years of use.

Reply gordon sheriff June 17, 2012 at 1:05 am I bought a new 48 inch 26 horsepower Husqvarna and after 87 hours work the trans was on way out. I was as carefull with the slopes by going across slopes.the real killer though was when I tried to trade for a john deere I was told it was one of the worst models on the market today. I felt foolish not to have researched more and that I trusted my country dealer. Now I have a kubota with 5 star review ratings all over the web.

Reply jarrod gentry January 25, 2013 at 2:10 am Husqvarna dosent make the engines dumb ass they come from briggs n stratton kholer kawasaki etc they just build the body

Reply Unsatisifed Customer April 16, 2013 at 3:23 am Bought a Husqvarna riding mower 2012 at Lowes and the belt will not stay on. I am calling it a lemon, but I have another name for it. DO NOT BUY A Husqvarna MOWER. I am so unsatisfied! Called the company, but can not talk with anyone, because they are experiencing a large call volume. GO FIGURE!

Reply C. Mahoney May 14, 2013 at 9:24 am After diligent research, I bought a Husqvarna 19hp/42 from Lowe’s, April 15, 2012 to be exact. The first time I used it, as I got around to the other side of the house on its first turn, I presume I ran over a rock although that rock couldn’t be found, the hole in the tire required 2 plugs which held for a while and then began the slow leak. Still under warranty, I paid to have it towed to a warranty service center to replace this tire (tires aren’t under warranty though are they?). I’m told at the service center that the tires were recalled. Good, I’ll kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Two and a half weeks later I get my tractor back. On its second outing after return, the Kohler engine “grenaded”. It was taken to another service center for repair on 10/1/2012. Kohler agreed to pay for the engine replacement, but not the labor. Excuse me? Evidently a Kohler rep had stopped by that service center who okayed labor charges for the numerous Husqvarna tractors that were sitting there as the owners could not afford to pay any labor charges, just like me. I got this tractor back on 12/7/12. Spun it around the front yard a few times and then put it away for the winter. On the 3rd grass cutting of the spring, 5/10/13, the engine became, maybe 30 seconds away from “grenading” again. Turned it off just in time, whatever difference that would make. I noticed just before the engine blew up the 2nd time, that the same tire with the 2 plugs was still on the machine which the 1st service center was to replace. I didn’t know about any recall until the person at the center told me about it. When I called about this plugged tire still on the tractor I was told that it was only the front 2 tires that were recalled. This was a rear tire, natch. Speaking of the warranty, which I do not have at this time, if this tractor’s tires were not under warranty, why did they happily tell me to tow it in to them to replace? The 2nd service center was for the blown-up engine. I have a friend whose living is made by fixing small engines and lawn mowers/tractors who took a look. He tells me the reason it blew up the 2nd time is because the working parts of the 1st blow-up were used to put in the new half block without thoroughly cleaning them therefore contaminating the new engine. Besides that, he also tells me, I should have had a full block replacement. This tractor always sounded so loud and rattling. Even the bulb for the headlight fell out. I’ve been using a 27-yo Craftsman that puts this Husqvarna to shame! but it was starting to nickle and dime me as it should at that age. Sure glad I kept it. Oh, I almost forgot. The first blow-up occurred at 20.4 hours. The 2nd was at 26 hours. Have had this Husky for not quite 13 months not using it for the winter and 3 months due to repairs. That’s a total of 8 months out of 13 months that it was not used. That’s 5 months of use with a total of 26 hours. How could I feel comfortable getting another one chalking it up to a lemon, because of the service centers’ workmanship. It was an easy tractor to drive for me as I’m on disability, but I’m sure there are others.

Reply walter saunders June 22, 2013 at 8:16 am Where are your walk behind mowers manufactured (what country)

Reply Martha White February 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm Zero Turn 4217 my husband died, cannot find manual. A 77 yr. old widow is not intelligent with mower terminology,let alone read a manual. Would you BE KIND ENOUGH to tell me the length blade I buy for this mower?? What size deck does it have? YOUR FAQ lists many Комментарии и мнения владельцев—lot of male terminology and I am lost. Please – just give me type/length of replacement blade and deck size! I will appreciate it. MW

Reply James Strickland May 4, 2015 at 12:16 am I have had Briggs and Kohler engines from sears and lowes in the past 30 yrs I have had no trouble with these mowers and I keep the maintenance on them myself I have a Husqvarna with a 20 horsepower Kohler engine now with over 300 hrs on it and it still runs like new so I must be one of the lucky ones.

Reply Paul June 4, 2015 at 12:00 am Our church purchased a Husqvarna YT48XLS riding mower from a local dealer a little over a year ago. It has the 24-HP Kawasaki FR730V engine. We put about 50 hours on it last year and the beginning of this year. A couple of weeks ago my wife came in the house and said that the mower wouldn’t start. That puzzled me, so I hopped on and turned the key. There was a very loud BANG, and we discovered that we’d blown a cylinder. “That’s a bummer,” I thought. “Good thing there’s a 36-month warranty on the Kawasaki engine.” Our dealer tore the engine down and discovered a number of factors that he thought might have caused the failure. After sending in the photos and documentation to Kawasaki, however, Kawasaki decided that it was a maintenance issue, and refused to honor the warranty. As far as maintenance goes, we did check the oil occasionally, but the manual says you have to check it every time you use the mower. So now, we apparently will have to pay over 2000 out of for new engine on a one-year-old mower. Has anyone else had issues like this? I notice other Husky owners on the internet complaining of sudden and unexplained drop in oil levels, and I notice that Husqvarna has stopped using the Kawasaki engines in this year’s model. But no one will tell me any more than that. My main question is: how can an engine with only 50 hours on it fail at all, even if you NEVER checked the oil? Second question: is there any recourse through Husqvarna, even though the engine is “warranted” (ha, ha) separately through Kawasaki? I’m really confused about all this and, obviously, quite discouraged about the financial setback. — Paul in Tacoma

Reply Ted T. May 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm I rented the 24 HP tractor, with just 117 hours on the meter to do my lawn. Based on the reviews here, I’m fortunate the little SOB didn’t self-destruct. Has an idiotic way to get into reverse; you feel every bump you drive over. I loved my Cub Cadet 582; I bought it new in 1980. It was the ethanol in the fuel that ruined the fuel pump by eating through the diaphragm; then fuel mixed with oil in the crankcase which killed it. International Harvester always makes great equipment; Back when this machine was made there was no CORN LIQUOR in the fuel in 1980.

Reply Allen McSweeney May 24, 2017 at 11:16 pm Husqvarna products are junk. Had backpack blower that I used I time. Wouldn’t start second time I tried to use. Called Husqvarna and was told to take to authorized service center/dealer. They ended up rebuilding the carburetor and changed out a brand new spark plug. Guess what, none of this was covered under warranty. They blamed it on cheap gas despite the fact that I had the blowe filled with fresh premium gas with Startron additative. I have a 20 yo STIHL handheld blower that has never needed any work other than a thorough cleaning in the spring. It ran fine on the same “cheap” gas I put into the Husky. I needed a new lawn mower this spring. Didn’t replace it with a Husky product. They’ll never get any money from me again

Reply Angie Hyde August 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm POS!! We bought this riding “mower” at lowes in athens, tn. which was our first mistake, in Apr. 2016. The second time mowing, the tire fell off. I should have realized then that things were not gonna get any better! Lawnmower would not start, so I called lowe’s and they had some one pick it up. That was Aug. 3, 2017. As of today Aug 21, I havent seen my lawn mower. Everything that was wrong of course was not covered by the useless warranty. Save your Money. So I spoke with a lady this morning at SS motor sports or whatever, and it will be home on Wed. still not fixed. So thank you Husqvarna, I have learned a big lesson.

Reply J McFadden August 22, 2017 at 11:10 pm I have/had a Husqvarna mower, as does my sister in law. Both are complete crap. FWIW – I take care of mine religiously. Change oil, clean deck, sharpen, balance, plugs, air filter, winterize. I also bought the mower in fall of 2013, so it is really only getting to the end of it’s 3rd season. Ever since the first spring, it’s been a bear to start if the air filter is even slightly plugged. And I do mean “slightly”. Aug of 2017 the self propelled engage cable broke. No biggie and expected. Fixed that with OEM part. Not long after and with no indication of issue, the engine ate itself. Gas in the oil, metal shavings as well. Mind you I bought this thing really 3 years ago (season end in 2013 used once). Craftsman I had prior lasted just under 15 yrs. Called Husqvarna to give them an opportunity to stand behind their product and offer some sort of deal or compensation. Lady replied “rules are rules”. Sister bought hers mid 2016 and had to have it in the shop spring 2017 because it would start. So beware – it seems Husqvarna builds their mowers to the min extent of their short warranty, doesn’t stand behind their products and just expect to purchase another. Sure isn’t going to be another of theirs.

Reply DAN T. September 29, 2017 at 12:00 am I don’t want to make the nay say’ers look to bad. but hear goes. Bought my zt2346 in February 2012. replaced deck which had a weld failure. replaced spindles at 200 hours. Everything else pretty much original. It now has 600 hours on it. Just bought it a big brother to lighten it’s load. Another Husqvarna.

Reply Sally Everett October 24, 2017 at 3:25 am The Husqvarna lawn Tractor has many flaws, I almost have to stand on the reverse pedal to get it to reverse and then of course the motor cuts out because my bum comes up of the seat ! The catcher is so heavy and awkward to fit back on anf there is no easy way to unclog the shute. This machine might be alright if you are a large,fit human but for a ordinary size female its very frustrating.

Reply Brian September 13, 2018 at 8:31 pm Service at True Value is abysmal. I bought it new in April and they still haven’t fixed it right. I contacted Husqvarna and the best they could do was a stupid email suggesting a fix. They did not follow-up or ever even inquire about product satisfaction. I made a big mistake purchasing this garden tractor.

Reply Frank Garrett September 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm I purchased a 42 inch cut Husqvarna lawn tractor approximately one year ago from Lowes. From the start of use I had problems with having a level cut. I adjusted according to my instruction booklet and it would cut fine for a few trips around my yard and then start becoming unlevel again. i continued to adjust again and would some reasonable cut for a while then the unlevel cuts would re-appear. I bought new blades thinking that they were not level, but continued to have problem. I do not have a Husqvarna service center in my community, so I had to send it to a service center that worked on all mowers. He determined that the blade bolts that came from the factory were not the correct bolts or washers. The bolts came with a standard flat washer. The required bolt has a cupped washer allowing it to lock down on the blade over the star lock. As a result, the blade wore down the lock stars and I had to have new spindles and shafts installed become the uneven blades did not lock down as they are supposed to causing this damage. They have been corrected now and the mower is closed to mowing correctly, however, the uneven spin of the blade caused some warp in the deck metal. I warn you to look and make sure that your blade bolts are the correct ones to prevent this from happening. Warranty could not be used because it was not done by a recognized warranty dealer.

Reply Mike williams October 8, 2018 at 10:20 pm Bought a 42” Husqvarna riding mower from Lowe’s this year with in 2 hours broke. Only had a month the pedal pin fell out had to fix my self Lowe’s would not. Also the deck bounces and digs up yard. Will never again buy another one, I’ve had John Deer, Toro, Murray, Craftsman all 1000% better. If you are thinking of buying one just buy a shovel will do same job.

Reply Kober lane November 12, 2018 at 7:25 pm Bought a walk behind Husqvarna mower. Couldn’t believe you have to take half the mower apart to change the drive belt. Drive cable came off and there’s nothing in the manual or from calling their so called tech people for support. POS

Reply Julian Nurkowski March 5, 2019 at 11:12 pm I purchased an “open box” Husqvarna LC121FH FWD lawn mower. I brought it home and started to clean and inspect it. The drive system around the pulley was packed solid with grass to the point where it may have put the front wheels out of alignment. The Husqvarna Customer Care representative suggested I remove the cover exposing the belt and pulley! This is incredible!

Reply T.Bates April 20, 2019 at 1:54 pm Do not waste your money. Too much time and aggravation trying to keep it running. Bought the 42″ 18.5 HP riding lawn mower new. Had to take it to Husqvarna repair man while still under warranty last year. This year can’t get it to crank long enough to cut the grass. Why buy a nice lawnmower when it doesn’t work over half the time and then you have to take it to get it fixed while you have to pay someone to cut your grass.

Reply Carl Berntsen August 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm I purchased a YT48XLS from my local lumber yard. 3.1 hours later the transmission gave out. I contacted Husqvarna directly and their customer support said that this happens and I should return it to my service center for repairs. I did and it has been five weeks with no solution. The owner of the lumber yard said that their Husqvarna rep was going to send out a new machine. Again five weeks later I still know my yard with a push mower. Cub Cadet sounds really good.

Reply GEORGE MEITZ October 29, 2020 at 4:02 pm Purchased YTH18542 in 2018 and two years later the crankshaft broke in half. How is that even possible? Thankful that it is still under warranty. Otherwise a 832.00 repair. I wish I would have bought a John Deere instead.

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Husqvarna LC221RH Self-Propelled Mower Review

If you’re in the market for a quality residential lawn mower in the sub-400 class, it’s tough to turn down the Husqvarna LC221RH and it’s Honda engine. The cutting performance and fuel efficiency are excellent. As a bonus, it’s really quiet for a gas model. There are a couple of minor weaknesses, but nothing that would make us turn away from this model. It’s a great choice for lawn sizes up to 3/4 acre or perhaps an acre. If your lawn is much larger, just know the 36-ounce fuel tank is going to force into a pit stop for refueling.

Husqvarna’s Workhorse Walk-Behind Finishes Strong

We were dying to know what the best lawn mowers available were, both gas and battery-powered models. So, we brought in 24 different models to see how they performed in a variety of categories. The Husqvarna LC221RH came in as a rear wheel drive self-propelled mower powered by a Honda GCV 160 engine. It showed the kind of consistent performance we like to see across the board that makes for a solid residential option.


  • Excellent fuel efficiency
  • Honda GCV160 engine is easy to start
  • Relatively quiet
  • Great value


  • Height adjustment levers could be more rigid
  • Somewhat flimsy drive control (something we regularly see on residential mowers)


We use a variety of tests to come to our conclusions and you’re welcome to take out word for it. But feel free to check the details for yourself in our best self-propelled lawn mower article.

Cutting Power

We found that the difference between a gas mower’s no-load speed and maintenance speed was virtually identical. As it turns out, your weekly lawn mowing won’t put any real stress on most quality gas mowers.

In the case of the Husqvarna LC221RH, we noted that it could crank out 3021 RPM, putting is blade tips at 188.6 MPH. This is perfectly acceptable for a gas mower and will have no problems with your weekly cut.

We then upped the ante and simulated a heavier load on our mowers. The Husqvarna LC221RH managed dropped to 2949 RPM (184.1 MPH blade tip speed). The dropoff of just 4.5 MPH comes in a close second to Cub Cadet that dropped 4.0 MPH.

Torture Test

All of this information is great, but it’s still mostly information lab work. How do these numbers translate to real-world performance?

We threw some of our better-performing mowers into the deep end by letting our grass grow to excessive heights and thickness for 5 weeks. Then we walked them through it at a 2.5″ cut height and a consistent 2.5 MPH speed. We measured how far each went before the blade stopped.

The Husqvarna LC221RH managed 28.5′ before the stress became the engine couldn’t maintain its momentum anymore. That’s not a bad finish at all, and it actually beat out one of the commercial mowers. However, we could definitely tell the difference between the 160 cc engine and Cub Cadet’s 196 cc that made it out nearly 55′.

It comes as no surprise that Husqvarna’s Honda-powered mower is capable of cutting almost any residential conditions. It breezes through weekly cuts with ease and is very capable of handling a couple of weeks worth of overgrowth.

Cutting Area

We like the power of gas a lot, but one of the reasons that electric mowers have become so appealing is that there’s no fussing with oil and fuel. It’s something that comes to the forefront of our minds when we have to stop and refuel. So how long can you go without stopping?

Under light cutting conditions, we found that the Husqvarna LC221RH can run for 93 minutes on a tank of fuel. Walking at a constant 2.5 MPH, the 21″ cutting swath of the covers up to 35,689 square feet worth of mowing on a tank of fuel. In more understandable terms, that’s 0.82 acres of grass—almost dead even with Craftsman’s M310.

Those are ideal conditions, and keep in mind that most of lose 5%–10% just overlapping our cutting lanes.

Fuel Efficiency

Of course, cutting area is part of the equation. We also like to know how efficient an engine actually is. After all, fuel hits you right in the wallet.

The Husqvarna LC221RH has one of the smallest tank sizes at 36 oz. However, running on the same 4 oz of Trufuel that we put in every tank for this portion of our testing, the Husqvarna ran for 10.3 minutes. That’s actually the most fuel-efficient of all the gas mowers we tested in terms of engine runtime.

Teased out, we can see what this sort of efficiency translates out to in more practical terms. It works out to an efficiency of 2.91 acres of mowing per gallon. It gets beat only by Cub Cadet who has a little less runtime per gallon but gets an area boost from its 23″ blade.

If you want to walk in a straight line at 2.5 MPH, the Husqvarna’s Honda GCV160 engine gets a cool 13.73 MPG.


The Husqvarna LC221RH sounded off at a really reasonable 89 dB(A). It’s not going to be quieter than any of the battery-powered models we tested, but it’s still the quietest-running gas-powered mower in the residential section of the test. Only Honda’s commercial model came in quieter, but it’s in a different class.

Feature Set

Self-Propelled Drive

Given that our gas mowers weigh a fair bit more than their battery-powered counterparts, we appreciated that all of the gas mowers we tested included a self-propelled drive.

Some of the designs we saw were better than others. While the Husqvarna’s drive control design is plenty effective, it feels a little on the flimsy side. Other mowers employ this design as well, and in all of these cases, we feel they could stand to tighten up the rigidity.

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The LC221RH employs a rear wheel drive that is plenty effective and powerful enough. You can control your walking speed by squeezing on the drive handles, controlling the variable speed anywhere from 0-3 MPH.

Deck Material

Husqvarna, like just about every other gas-powered mower we tested, uses a steel deck. We see this as a positive thing, as it’s going to be a whole lot more durable than the poly or plastic decks that we’ve seen on some of the electric mowers.

Of course, the tradeoff here is that the steel will be substantially heavier, but since this mower will be pushing itself, it doesn’t bother us much.

Height Adjustment and Range

Husqvarna uses a 4-point adjustment system for the LC221RH. That means that when you need to adjust your deck height, you’ll have to go around to each wheel to set your height. That’s the norm for gas mowers since the weight of the builds can create a weakness for single point adjustments.

While the system works well, we noticed that the levers are a little thinner than others and they aren’t as rigid as other mowers in this class.

It has 9 height levels to choose from that range from 0.75″ to 4.125″. The range here is excellent, and ought to be able to handle just about every grass species you’re likely to deal with.

Handle Positions

There are two handle positions to work with. Most mowers go with three, so there’s not quite as much versatility there.

Discharge Options

This mower allows for mulching, bagging, and side discharge of your mower clippings. Everything you need for all three options comes in the box.

Additional Features

  • Integrated deck wash
  • Auto choke system
  • Fuel cut-off valve


The Husqvarna LC221RH can be yours for 409.95 from your local Husqvarna dealer. Amazon has them as well, but the we’re seeing currently are higher. It also comes with a 3-year warranty.

This price, coupled with the warranty, features, and performance, earn the LC221RH the second-highest value score of any of the gas-mowers we tested, right behind Craftsman.

The Bottom Line

If you’re in the market for a quality residential lawn mower in the sub-400 class, it’s tough to turn down the Husqvarna LC221RH and its Honda engine. The cutting performance and fuel efficiency are excellent. As a bonus, it’s really quiet for a gas model.

There are a couple of minor weaknesses, but nothing that would make us turn away from this model. It’s a great choice for lawn sizes up to 3/4 acre or perhaps an acre. If your lawn is much larger, just know the 36-ounce fuel tank is going to force into a pit stop for refueling.

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Husqvarna LC221RH Mower Specs

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Husqvarna Zero-Turn Mowers are a great choice for homeowners and professionals

Husqvarna is a well-known brand in the outdoor power equipment industry, and they offer a range of zero-turn lawnmowers designed for both homeowners and professionals. These mowers are built to be efficient and easy to maneuver, with a zero-turn radius that allows for tight turns and precise control.

For Homeowners

Husqvarna offers a variety of models in different sizes and with various features, such as adjustable cutting heights, ergonomic controls, and high-performance engines.

For Professionals

Husqvarna offers heavy-duty mowers with commercial-grade components, larger cutting decks, and enhanced operator comfort features.

With their emphasis on innovation, quality, and performance, Husqvarna zero-turn lawnmowers are a popular choice for those who want to keep their lawns or landscapes looking great.

Who Makes Husqvarna Mowers? All You Need To Know

Husqvarna is a company trusted by homeowners globally because of its prowess in making quality mowers. While these mowers look like Husqvarna produce them in the US, not all of the brand’s product is US-made. The company makes other products in numerous locations around the world.

This article will educate you on everything you may need to know about who makes Husqvarna mowers. You’ll learn a bit about the company, the location of its production plants, and the exact products Husqvarna makes in these plants. You’ll also learn invaluable tips that might help you when you enter the market to purchase Husqvarna products.

A Brieft History of Huqsvana

The Husqvarna company has been in existence for over 300 years. It produced firearms until 1989, when it decided to specialize in home and industrial equipment.

The company currently produces cultivators, chainsaws, brush cutters, and garden tractors. It began making sewing machines in 1872, kitchen equipment in 1874, Bicycles in 1896, and motorcycles in 1903. The brand didn’t start producing lawnmowers until 1919.

Not one person owns Husqvarna currently. You can buy a share if you want because it’s a publicly traded company. The largest shareholders at Husqvarna are Investor AB and Lundbergs.

Husqvarna is more famous for its mowers than any other of its products. Homeowners around the world prefer them because of their durability and reliability. Although they’re usually more expensive than most other mowers, they offer good quality and gulp lower repair fees.

Where are Husqvarna Mowers Made?

Husqvarna is a top brand that supplies many countries globally. Its factories are spread across North America, Europe, and Asia to satisfy the growing demands for its products.

Of course, the brand has production plants in its country of birth, Sweden, and its located in Husqvarna. This plant makes zero-turn mowers and other outdoor production equipment.

Husqvarna has six manufacturing plants in China because of the low costs of production there. The plants make different Husqvarna products and ship them to where people need them. Husqvarna mainly uses China for making its low-end products.

The brand has six production plants in the United States of America. Most of the company production (over 50%) takes place in the US, leading many people to think that the brand is US owned.

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The firm’s production plant in the US is in Georgia, Orangeburg, South Carolina, and McRae. It’s imperative to note that Husqvarna’s earliest manufacturing plants were in Sweden.

The company performs a comparatively small amount of its production processes in Germany, France, Brazil, and other Scandinavian countries. Summarily, Husqvarna’s production processes happen globally.

Who Makes Husqvarna Engines?

Lawnmowers are a collection of different individual parts. Therefore, there’s a lot that goes into making them. Most times, they aren’t a product of one firm. For instance, the engine could be from one company, while the tires will be from another.

Husqvarna makes pretty much all of its mower’s parts except the engines. Norrahamar motors used to make the engines on vintage Husqvarna motors, but not anymore. Husqvarna makes engines, but not for all its mowers.

The company doesn’t make all its engines because of the industry’s nature. In a world with talks about engine-making industries polluting the environment, it prefers to outsource the production than to be the culprit. Also, keeping up with customers’ demands while making engines and assembling other parts will be difficult.

These reasons make Husqvarna outsource its engines to companies like Kohler, Briggs Straton, Honda, and Kawasaki. However, these companies only make Husqvarna mowers combustion engines. As hinted earlier, Husqvarna makes its electric engines.

What Type of Mowers Does Husqvarna Make?

Husqvarna makes many type of mowers. They make riding mowers like the TS 354XD, TS 248XD, and TS148XK. They also make robotic lawnmowers like the AUTOMOWER 430X SELF INSTALL.

Husqvarna also makes Zero Turn lawnmowers like the MZ 54 and MZ 61 and walk-behind and push mowers like the W520. All these mowers are available at the Husqvarna store or other top lawn mower stores.

Why Buy Husqvana Mowers?

Every brand wants to make a product that sells quickly in the market. Husqvarna lawnmowers go through world-class production methods and are unarguably one of the best. Its mowers are famed for their reliability and ease of use.

Husqvarna warranty conditions are some of the best in the country due to their product quality. The mowers are easy to use with mower accessories like sprayers, spreaders, or lawn rollers.

With Husqvarna mowers, you can expect exciting features like ergonomic seats, comfy controls, direction controls, and pedal-operated speed. If you ever have a problem with the mowers, you can request official help using the Husqvarna connect app.

The only significant downside to Husqvarna mowers is that they’re usually more expensive than most other models. Aside from expensiveness, it’s rare to encounter any other problems with your newly purchased Husqvarna. Most of the reported issues on online forums are due to personal preference or bad consumer service and not necessarily problems with the mower.


That concludes all you may need to know about who makes Husqvarna mowers. Your Husqvarna mower is the brainchild of different production plants globally. If you go to the brand’s website, you’ll see the company that made specific product engines in descriptions.

The US is the country that handles the bulk of Husqvarna’s production process, followed by Sweden and China. Husqvarna mower’s production plants in other countries aren’t as heavy as in the US, China, and Sweden. Note that the firm uses the same production plants to produce mowers to make most of its other products.