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The Husqvarna yt48xls (48") 24hp kawasaki lawn tractor has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

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Husqvarna YT48XLS (48") 24HP Kawasaki Lawn Tractor

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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Lawn Tractor
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Large
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
48

Cutting Inches
Engine
Kawasaki Engine
24HP/726cc Kawasaki FR Series V-Twin OHV Engine
Smooth power output, quieter operation and outstanding durability
Full pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter

Pedal Operated Tuff Torq Hydrostatic Transmission
Locking rear differential for added traction on slopes
Produces a smooth, variable forward and reverse speed

48-Inch Fabricated (Welded) Steel Mower Deck
Twin sheets of 11 gauge steel for added strength
Convenient electric blade engagement
3 mower blades with greaseable mandrels
4 gauge wheels plus a nose roller

Fender-Mounted Cutting Height Adjustment
Spring-assisted cutting deck makes adjustment easier

15-Inch Hi-Back Ergonomic Seat
Also features headlights, cupholder and cruise control

Ergonomic Steering Wheel
Designed and angled for optimal driver's comfort


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Engine
Engine Brand
Kawasaki
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
24 HP
CC
726 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
4 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
2 Cylinders
Oil Filter
Yes
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Battery Voltage
12 Volts
Battery Type
Lead Acid
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Material
11-Gauge
Construction
Welded
Spindle Material
Aluminum
Blades
3 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Height
1.5-4.0 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Hand Operated
Engagement
PTO Electric
Deck Drive
Belt
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
5.5 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
2.4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
Drive System
Hydrostatic
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Engine Guard
No
Seat Type
High Back
Hour Meter
Included
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
Included
Trailer Hitch
Included
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Headlights
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
16 x 6.5 Inch
Front Axle
Cast-Iron
Rear Tire Size
20 x 10 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
No
Weight
584 Pounds
Dimensions
69.25L x 54.0 up/62.0 downW x 45.0H
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
085388588739
Model
960 43 01-55
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  1 Question
Q: Can the Husqvarna YT48XLS be fitted with a snow blower attachment or plow?
by Steve Wolf from New York on March 19, 2014

A: Steve - yes, the Husqvarna YT48XLS lawn tractor can be fitted with either a snow plow blade or a snow blower attachment. This tractor would be compatible with a Husqvarna 531308321 snow plow blade; or either a 531 30 71-69 or 581 34 57-01 front mount snow blower attachment. You can more info on all of these attachments on our snow blower site: tractor attachments
by Jose, Product Expert

Husqvarna 960 43 01-55 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
Pros
Fast (2)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Durable (1)
Easy To Store (1)
Cons
Foot Throttle (1)
Free Wheel Control Cheap (1)
Stiff Steering (1)
Lift Lever Location (1)
Expensive (1)
33% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
6 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Thomas
Southaven, MS
Total Helpful Votes
88 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied Customer
After substantial research, I settled on this Husky model with the 24 hp Kawasaki engine and 48 inch deck. Mowing 1.6 acres with a medium hill is no problem. Plenty of power and I am impressed with the low noise output compared with my previous mower's Kohler engine. This model also has a locking differential which should make mowing on my hill safer. The mowing deck is heavy duty. It should not wear out before the rest of the mower.

A previous reviewer indicated there were strips of... more
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Bill N.
Manlius, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/13
Total Helpful Votes
49 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Out Of The Box Satisfied
My new tractor arrived, cracked open the well protected crate and assembled the brush guard, checked fluid levels, put gas in her and started mowing. Awesome engine, quiet and strong so I could throttle back and mow without making the engine scream as in my Cub Cadets used to. Mowers Direct took my order, set about sending it and amazed me by the fast shipping. I am a happy camper and new Husqvarna owner.
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Jim F.
Hendersonville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
53 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Test Drive Before You Buy
I bought this machine to replace my 7 year old Snapper 50" mower. The Husqvarna does not measure up and it's more expensive. Cutting quality is average, steering is stiff and it is difficult to get on and off the machine because of the location of the lift lever. When making tight turns the mower tends to PUSH rather than turn even at slow speeds. Tire pressures are correct.

I probably should have paid more attention to the ratings for the mower. It was rated a B+ but I would rate... more
Pros: Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Lift Lever Location, Stiff Steering, Free Wheel Control Cheap
Jim Does Not Recommend This Mower
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5312
Travis K.
Brookings, OR
Total Helpful Votes
73 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Unhappy
I bought the Husqvarna riding mower with the fabricated deck and it just seems to be a very light built mower, steering is all loose and only has about 25 hours on it but the hour meter reads 111.7 which is wrong. I have kept track of my hours. The blades leave tall grad after you mow because the way the decks are the blade are about 2 inches away from each other so they leave rows of uncut grass. So you have to mow it two or three times in the same lane. Very un-satisfied with this mower and... more
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David C.
Smithville, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/14/13
Total Helpful Votes
45 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Yt48xls Opinions
I have mowed twice with my mower and have had these results:
- Uneven cut, 1 side of deck appeared to push the grass over. Deck set to 2 and grass was 4+".
- Reverse strains to back up except on downhill or very low grade inclines.
- Even after verifying the tire pressures were correct and deck was level the cut still showed signs of unevenness in 3" Zoysia grass when running at max speed.
- I think this mower would perform well on even ground and low height grass but my yard is... more
Pros: Quiet, Fast
David Does Not Recommend This Mower
David Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"My sons had to assist the driver in repositioning the mower to get it on the lift deck but other than that I was very satisfied with the purchase and delivery of my mower."
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Tom C.
Utica, NY
Total Helpful Votes
48 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
The 24 hp Kohler engine provides all the power I need and mows down deep grass while running uphill. I have over 2 acres of hilly lawn and have no problems. Contrary to others here, my mower leaves no unmowed grass. I think they may not have the rpms high enough as recommended in the owners manual. The reverse works very well and is plenty fast enough for going backwards. I got to say, this baby is FAST and common sense says you need to slow down when making sharp turns. Not that it is... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Foot Throttle
Tom Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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