A Husqvarna model for everyone
The company behind Husqvarna lawn tractors originates from Sweden, where its headquarters is still located.
These days, however, Husqvarna is a truly global brand.
Its reach spreads to over a 100 countries and it has 15,000 employees worldwide.
Husqvarna is in fact the biggest manufacturer of garden and outdoor power equipment in the world and features lawn and garden tractors, chainsaws, hedge trimmers and many more products in its range.
Even though Husqvarna’s home is in Europe and it has such a worldwide presence, 40% of its annual sales come from the USA.
Husqvarna estimates that it has a 20% share of the US outdoor power equipment market and markets aggressively to increase that share.
That is one of the reasons that it has a strong dealership and retail network in the US and Canada, which is a definite plus for the Husqvarna owner or buyer.
The Husqvarna company and brand
The Husqvarna group features several brand names apart from Husqvarna itself.
These include Gardena (Canada), Poulan Pro, Weedeater, McCulloch, Dixon and Bluebird.
According to Husqvarna’s website, almost all the products produced by for the North American market are manufactured in the USA.
Some small equipment is made in China but, at the time of writing at least (December 2011), it seems like all the Husqvarna lawn tractors, riding mowers and zero turn mowers sold in the USA are made there.
As far as the rest of the world is concerned, most of the riding mowers and lawn tractors sold outside the USA come manufacturing plants in the USA or from Sweden and Poland.
Husqvarna lawn tractors and riding mowers
Husqvarna lawn tractors have a pretty good reputation in the budget to mid-price market.
They are well designed and solidly made and tend to be able to offer a heavier duty specification than many other brand models of comparable price and power.
The Husqvarna GTH26V52L lawn tractor
The thing about Husqvarna that I also like is that there is a nice variety in the Husqvarna range.
For example, the various models feature:
- Engines from Briggs and Stratton, Kohler and Kawasaki
- Engines ranging in power from 18.5 to 27 Horsepower
- Cutting decks from 38 to 54 inches, all with the option of side discharge, bagging or mulching the clippings.
What is more, all Husqvarna lawn tractors have hydrostatic transmission, for easy variable speed control, and cast iron front axles.
There is also a good range of attachments and accessories available to extend the capability of these already pretty versatile machines.
This is a summary of the models in the Husqvarna range:
Budget Priced Models – up to around $1,600
Mid-range models – around $1,600 to $2,500
- YTH23V48 – Read our review of this Husqvarna lawn tractor here.
- YTH2246 – Read our review of this Husqvarna riding mower here
Top of the range models – around $2,500 to $3,500
Husqvarna zero turn mowers
Husqvarna also has a very full range of zero turn mowers.
These vary in specification from the pure homeowner models to professional grade models, like the PZ6029D below, costing up to around $15,000.
The PZ6029D Husqvarna zero turn lawn mower
These zero turn machines have cutting decks between 42 and 70 inches wide and engines between 16.5 Hp and 31Hp.
The top of the range models even have the ability to reach speeds of 18mph.
There is therefore bound to be something in the Husqvarna zero turn range to suit the serious grass cutter.
Our detailed review of the Husqvarna YTH23V48 48 inch 724cc 23 HP lawn tractor.
Our detailed review of the Husqvarna riding mower YTH2246, 46 inch 22 HP lawn tractor