A July 4th sale on the 190cc B/S 22inch Husky AWD drive got my attention since I have been drooling over them for a few years.
Dealer gave me a Veterans discount so the price was even better than some reconditioned ones I have looked at.
I have been mowing MIL's ditch bank every since dad's heath went down the *hitter about 2003. He had recently bought a front wheel drive Murray to do the job but even then it never pulled straight on the roughly 40 degree bank. Last fall the front wheel drive went to one front wheel and I will see what is wrong with it later on. Hoping the Husky AWD will pull straight across the bank, I do wear base ball cleats so I don't slip on the hill.
First impression. easy to remove from the box with out any type of cutter despite a review I had read complained about. Handle bar easy to set at a comfortable level for me. Added the supplied oil and fuel. Adjusted the wheels to 4 inch mow height. Pulled the starter cord and it started first pull. Love the speed control ability as I could slow it to my NOW gimpy gait, yet Kare can move right along with it. Kare was also impressed she would not have to prime it or choke it even when cold to start it.
Want to back it up and not be fighting the drive just release the drive levers. That is also the way to turn it easier release the forward drive levers.