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#1 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted June 30, 2016 - 06:10 AM

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.

 

:D   Al


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Posted June 30, 2016 - 08:10 AM

This a push mower?? All wheel drive?? Never heard of such a thing.  How about a picture!



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Posted June 30, 2016 - 08:57 AM

Just a "gimmick" in my opinion



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Posted June 30, 2016 - 09:59 AM

Picture please, sounds neat. I think it would work great for doing ditches. I have heard of them before, but never seen one in action.

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Posted June 30, 2016 - 10:54 AM

Yes apsoulty a gimmick, same as a garden tractor 60 some years ago, Zero turn mowers. but they all worked and are still around today. Although with what is on the market today you should just say lawn tractor to cover most.

 

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  Engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton   Engine type 725 Series   Drive system Self-propelled, variable speed   Cutting width 22 in

  • Briggs & Stratton Engine
  • 3 position handle height adjustment
  • Drive Control
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
 

 

this site does not allow me to post pictures

 

 

:D   Al


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Posted June 30, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Bet it'll work great! Almost bought that model, but decided rear wheel drive was enough for my ground, and it is. My wife loves her Husky, especially the easy starting.
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Posted June 30, 2016 - 02:25 PM

Thanks for the pictures.

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Posted June 30, 2016 - 02:50 PM

A nice machine. We have an older rear drive and we still like it after a decade of use. Still starts easy.

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Posted July 01, 2016 - 04:57 AM

Toro also makes a AWD model but has smaller engine and cost more.

 

:D   Al



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Posted July 01, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Hmmm! New one to me!  Can't see why one would need it, maybe for your situation, not sure?  With front drive you could lift wheels to stop turning a bit, not sure what could do on rears, and sure not sure on this type. 



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Posted July 01, 2016 - 11:41 PM

Front wheel drive is pretty much useless on uphill slopes unless you lift the handle to transfer weight, which isn't easy or safe to do.  Rear wheel drive is great for my banks my wife mows with ours, but I could see 4WD being better on steeper slopes for sure.



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Posted July 02, 2016 - 04:41 AM

I'll get some pictures next year after both knees are healed and I start mowing the ditch again.

 

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Posted December 03, 2016 - 09:09 AM

Well I have healed up to the point I could walk with the mower but not enough I could mow the ditch bank.

I have used it to mow in some tight spots the Z turn can not get into and I like the fact I can adjust the forward motion to a speed comfortable for me. I wanted to get some leaves from around my raised veggie beds so I put the bagger on to do that and it worked just fine but the bagger is way to small to do a very large area. Let it set for close to 9o days and it started right up on the second pull.

 

:D   Al


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