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Help in Buying a Mower

Posted by bubl8015 Wisconsin (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 8, 14 at 16:03

I had made a post before on my old mower - and I think its time to get a new one. So, I would like opinions of some choices I am thinking to buy. I have 2 Poulan Pro mowers & 2 Husqvarna mowers. Now first question is the compnay names - any preference of one over the other?

I have a fairly small yard - 1/2 acre city lot. I am tall guy 6'6" - big build. The Husqvarna choices are 22hp 46" cut & 18.5 hp 42"cut B&S motors
The Poulan's are 15.5HP 42" cut or 17.5HP 46" cut.

Looks like the Husqvarna's are nicer from the videos I saw - but just would like some opinions - Thanks dave

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RE: Help in Buying a Mower

My opinion only.
The 46" Husqvarna will get you a better engine (V twin) than the
the 42" Husqvarna (over-extended single cylinder).
Both Poulans seem slightly underpowered for the width of cut in my opinion.

RE: Help in Buying a Mower

Husqvarna over Poulan without any hesitation whatsoever.

Find an authorized Husqvarna dealer rather than buy from a big box store.

RE: Help in Buying a Mower

I see one of the Husqvarnas has a pedal operated hydrostaic transmission where the 42" doesn't it is a lever type next to the seat - does the pressing use by your foot tend to make this more sustable to problems//??

RE: Help in Buying a Mower

Pedal controlled hydro is easy and more intuitive to use.

You need to find a real L&G dealer and test drive some stuff.

RE: Help in Buying a Mower

I don't think you will have any more problems, I wasn't too sure about the foot pedal either when I first bought mine but now I love it.

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