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Bought mower new from TSC in 2017, in 2018 starting making a hideous noise when engaging the PTO. It was a bearing out of it. Cost over $100 to get that fixed, change oil in it this weekend, started it up and when you engage PTO again guess what? Same noise probably another, bought this because it had a good engine in it. My husband said, not Briggs & Stratton, that might be true but other parts of it are trash. DON'T WASTE THE MONEY. VERY UNHAPPY WITH THIS MOWER.
I got the mower (2017 Huskee 4200LT) from my Dad when he passed away, he had it maybe a month. I mowed one and a half seasons and now I have to get the motor rebuilt. I took excellent care of the mower and even more so since it was my dad's.
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I bought the 46 inch riding lawn mower in 2001 along with the 42 inch snow blower attachment. I’ve used it every summer and winter. I mow about 3 1/2 acres and clear snow from a 100 foot long two car driveway. Aside from regular maintenance, I’ve found it to be reliable and effective over the past 17 years. I’m very surprised by the number of negative reviews of some Huskee tractors.
Can believe all the bad reviews I'm reading... I bought my Huskee LT 4200 riding mower from TSC when we purchased our house with 1 1/2 acres in 2013. Since then the only thing I've had to do is change belts, blades and make an adjustment on drive belt tension. So not only do I use it to mow I also use it to pull a yard sweeper and a trailer and plowed snow with it one winter. Yeah there are better mowers but at the time I just bought a house and didn't have much money to work with. This mower has been trouble free for me going on 5 yrs and still going strong. Wish I could find a deck wheel kit for it though.
Thank you Tractor Supply for selling me the Huskee riding mower from hell. I am starting my fourth year of owning this piece of garbage. The first year I mowed twice and finished the season with my electric mower. Battery kept dying. Then the belt kept on coming off. I have had no less than 9 different mechanics tighten, replace the belt. For years we can mow about three rows before we have to put the belt back on. I'm a single mom with a daughter. And yes I thought this would make it easier.
My daughter has been trying to fix it for the past two hours. Meanwhile, I spend time trying to find someone who will make it work. Last year I just hired someone to do the lawn, but I can't afford it. I live in a very nice neighborhood and I know my neighbors think we are the Beverly hillbillies because we can't keep up with the mower. When it takes four hours to fix, then four hours to mow a half acre, who has the time to hold down a job?
I wished that I had read these reviews before I purchased my Lt4200 Huskee. I purchased in the spring of 2016 and have had problems ever since. It's a good thing that I did not get rid of my hand mower. Being a female, I thought that it was a good idea to get a riding mower; thinking it would be easier and that I could cut my grass in no time. Well, that's not the case. When I stop and change to reverse it shuts off. If I turn it off after cutting just a few feet it will not cut back on. I recently purchase a new battery because it would not start up this season. Well, it started and I am having the same problem.
This Huskee 54 inch cutting deck has been a very expensive mower to own. I have it in the shop often, including twice so far in 2017, and I have to send it in again. This time one of my front wheels is out of control and I barely got it back in the shed. I had to manually turn the wheel several times to move it in there. The belt is always coming off. I was so mad when the shop put the cover plate on with nuts and bolts, only to have the belt come off a couple of minutes after it was delivered. Don't bother, as it just takes more time to put on the belt several times as I mow. The steering has gone out at least three times. I was dropped twice this year as the wheel took off. Broken pin, and then bent pin the next time. The spindles are very expensive.
Anyway I could have bought another mower with the repairs for this $3000 mower alone and even bought some attachments. Keep a knee pad handy and a long narrow screwdriver to pull the spring back when you have to put on the belt several times. Yes, I've replaced belts several times and fuel line replaced. I wonder what brand to buy next? This one has been very hard with a disability.
Bought Huskee mower new at Tractor Supply in May 2016. In July the engine blew. Huskee replaced the engine under warranty and mowed the short rest of season. Was serviced and parked for the winter. Took it out of storage to mow this year and never made a single round. Same deal. Engine SHOT. Factory would not replace this year. Will not buy another mower with that engine. BTW the authorized service shop did say that they could replace the motor for almost $900. YEAH, RIGHT. No way in hell am I gonna spend that kind of money for another engine that will most probably die in less than a year. Not happy with Huskee or Tractor Supply.
Wish I had never bought this mower. Tractor Supply the only authorized dealer for parts for Huskee mowers. The one in Paducah, KY never has the parts I need when I need them. Ya, can order but no help when I need it now. Transmission belt broke. The manual states that authorized has to replace and special tool needed. It's an ok mower when it's not broke down. Also not built for short people. The safety on the seat has to be disengaged because the mower will not run when I push the pedal because I don't have enough ass to hold down the seat and pedal.
Bought the LT4200 last year, mowed many times with no problem. This year, it suddenly started dying after mowing just a few feet. It only dies when the blades are engaged. Disengage the blade and it will start back up and drive but as soon as you engage the blade again, it dies after mowing a few feet. Replaced air filter, gas filter, plug and blades. Still have same problem. No one knows what it could be. A thousand dollars wasted. MTD makes JUNK.
Huskee author review by ConsumerAffairs Research Team
Huskee creates economical riding mowers for consumers that are simple and well-built.
Easy to use: These riding mowers have user-friendly controls and maintenance requirements.
7-speed transmissions: The multi-speed transmission lets the consumer adjust to the environment and mowing needs of the yard.
Tractor and rear engine styles: Homeowners can choose the compact riding mower or a more powerful option.
46-cutting deck: This cutting deck handles two acres without a problem.
2-year warranty: Warranty protection helps keep the homeowner's investment safe.
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