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Husqvarna HU800AWD (22") 190cc Honda All-Wheel Drive Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
22

Cutting Inches
Engine
Honda Engine
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Premium Honda GCV190 OHV 190cc 4-Cycle Engine
Powerful and easy starting
Overhead valve (OHV) for fuel efficiency

All Wheel Drive
Delivers power to all four wheels in hilly, uneven terrain
Provides optimum traction on hills or on wet grass
Variable drive system allows you to mow at your own personal pace

8-Inch Front And Rear Wheels
Agressive tread pattern on wheels for added traction

22-Inch, 3-In-1 Heavy Duty Steel Mower Deck
Features a thicker cutting deck and thicker blades
Mulch, rear bag or side discharge
Large dust blocking bag reduces dust created by bagging

Single Point Cutting Height Adjustment
Easily adjust cutting height with a single lever

Mower Deck Washout Port
Facilitates cleaning of the cutting deck
Just attach the hose, turn on the water and start the engine

Foldable Handle
Allows for easy transport and storage


Model
  Model Number:961 45 00-11
 UPC:085388232892
 ManufacturerHusqvarna
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC190 cc
 Fuel Tank Size0.30 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsAll Wheels
 Maximum Speed3.0 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
Wheels
 Front Tire Size8 Inch
 Rear Tire Size8 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 MaterialSteel
 ConstructionStamped
 Blades1 Blade
 Positions9 Positions
 Cutting Height1.0-4.25 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
 Trailer HitchNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredNo
 Weight103.0 Lbs. (46.72 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
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Q: So why does your site rate this for flast terrain and not hilly? I thought AWD mowers were supposed to be a good fit for hilly, irregular terrain.
by Dennis from Oregon on March 15, 2014

A: Dennis - you are absolutely correct. The Husqvarna all-wheel drive walk behind mowers are specifically designed for use on hilly, irregular terrain. The all-wheel drive system gives them improved traction and helps them climb hills and slopes more easily than a traditional self-propelled mower does.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What is the bag capacity?
by Dave from Washington on October 19, 2013

A: Dave - the Husqvarna HU800AWD mower has a 2.4 cubic foot grass bag capacity.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Hi
Is the mower blade 532 40 67-11 the blade I should use on a Husqvarna HU800AWD mower?

by Dennis Barwig from Connecticut on June 27, 2013

A: Dennis - the Husqvarna HU800AWD mower requires a Husqvarna 580 24 40-01 replacement mower blade.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does this mower have reverse? Thanks

by Gordon A Williamson, Mayor from Missouri on April 19, 2013

A: Gordon - there is no reverse gear or drive on the Husqvarna HU800AWD. The drive system will disengage so you can pull the mower backward, but it is not a power reverse.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does the Husqvarna HU800AWD have a feature like Honda's Roto-Stop® Blade Brake Clutch? Also, is the AWD a real advantage on very steep hills over the rear drive models?
by Allan from Pennsylvania on April 13, 2013

A: Allan - the Husqvarna AWD mower does not have a blade brake clutch feature. The engine will stop whenever the bail is released. Yes, the big advantage of an all-wheel drive mower would be for mowing on hilly terrain.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does it come with the rear bag grass catcher??
by Steve from Louisiana on April 12, 2013

A: Steve - yes, the rear grass bagger is included with the Husqvarna All-Wheel drive mower.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Interested in your Husqvarna HU800AWD. Is it true all wheel drive; power to all 4 wheels? I have a Craftsman rear wheel but if you lift it in gear, only one wheel has power. I need something with extra pull for hilly terrain.
by Doug from North Carolina on March 30, 2013

A: Doug - the Husqvarna HU800AWD delivers power to all 4 wheels. You may need to adjust the AWD drive cable a bit for your personal liking depending on how you like it to engage.
by Jose, Product Expert
Husqvarna 961 45 00-11 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
4 Wheel Drive (1)
Easy To Start (1)
All Wheel Drive (1)
Mows Hills Like Nobody's... (1)
Awesome Mower (1)
Cons
Heavy (16)
Expensive (11)
Unreliable (8)
Difficult To Use (4)
Durability (3)
75% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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The Husqvarna HU800AWD all-wheel drive self-propelled lawn mower combines excellent balance along with power to all four wheels. It's designed for homeowners who have hilly, uneven terrain and other tough mowing conditions.

The Husqvarna HU800AWD mower is powered by a dependable, easy-to-start Honda 4-cycle engine. This rugged mower features a 22-inch heavy-duty steel deck with a 3-in-1 cutting system that will let you bag, mulch and side discharge. This model also has a side bumper that... more
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Boss Hendricks
Little Rock, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/21/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Really Good Mower
The drive mechanism works great and the Honda engine lives up to its reputation. It starts first time each time I use it. I really like the 3-in-1 feature. The weight makes it a little hard to maneuver in tight places, but when I release the drive lever and follow the instructions to push it forward slightly before pulling it back, it makes it easier to handle. I like the free shipping and no sales tax
Boss Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Boss's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped on the day ordered and arrived on time"
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Tim M.
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Only 'starts The 1st Time' For 4-6uses
DO NOT BUY THIS MOWER - IT WORKS ONLY LONG ENOUGH TO GO OUT OF WARRANTY ! ! !

Bought in May'14 for $500. Started right up out of the box. Started up 1st pull, as advertised for about 6 uses then on 7th use took numerous pulls to start. On 8th use I couldn't get it started. Took it back to Lowes in late June & Service desk allowed me to exchange for a new one, same model.

New one started up right out of the box. Started up 1st pull for 3 more uses. On 5th use it wouldn't start. Took it... more
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Difficult To Use, Low Quality
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Eddie J.
Salem, VA
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
My Husqvarna Hu800awd Mower Is A Lemon.
I bought my mower last year and it did fine the first year. Last winter it was kept in a dry building. When I got it out this year, it started the first time but not since. I took it in for repair. They charged me $74 to clean it. When I got it back, it still didn't start. Willing to sell this mower cheap.
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Robert M.
Moon Township, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/22/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Easy to start, powerful and cuts beautifully! A bit on the heavy side but the 4wd helps with that. The side-discharge chute doesn't attach as securely as I'd like though and it has come off a few times.
Robert Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Clinton P.
Amarillo, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine. Husqvarna Support Lacking
So, first off, this mower is amazing. I have used it for an entire season, which down here is March through the end of November. I kept up with the service intervals, including cleaning the packed debris out of the front axle housing cover several times. I use it on an extremely rough yard that usually destroys the other mowers I've used in less than one season. The AWD was a great benefit, especially when my front wheel drive gear box stopped working. The mower was still useable as a self... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Quiet, High Quality, Reliable
Clinton Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Todd Staack
Davenport, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/2/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I've been mowing a long hillside with Craftsman mowers for 25 years. It got to a point where my knees and ankles could not do it anymore. I decided to try the Husqvarna versus paying someone to do it for me. WOW, what a difference. This is a great mower. Not only is it easy to operate, it does a fantastic job of mulching, even with long grass.

The mowers I've been using would not mulch, so I've been bagging the whole time. It is literally the easiest starting gas appliance I have ever used... more
Todd Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Roger V.
Lakewood, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/5/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
Replaced a pretty good Craftsman with this one. Yes, it's a bit heavier, however the performance outweighs it (pun intended). The cut is even, and the rows turn out straighter...maybe it's the weight or maybe the AWD. I mowed a wet lawn last night, again it did great. I'm used to the bag clogging under those conditions, but that was not the case. I'm a believer.
Roger Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Roger's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Arrived on time, and in perfect condition."
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Richard S.
Adams, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/14/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Mower:
The best mower I ever purchased. The All Wheel Drive is great on my hills. Thank You
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Durable
Richard Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Max H.
Hurst, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/19/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna Heavy
It's a very good mower, but a little on the heavy side.
Pros: High Quality, Fast, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Heavy
Max Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Brian Pahl
Liberty Hill, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/8/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Difficult To Start
Mower works great once I get it started. Need to pull rope 10-20 times before it starts. Very disappointed in the Honda engine.
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Tom G.
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Machine
Best mower I've ever owned. My yard is basically all hill and I always told my wife that it was going to be the death of me because of how difficult it is to cut. No more!!! Something else might kill me but not my yard anymore. This mower has been the answer to all my problems with this yard. I highly recommend this machine to anyone. Worth every penny.
Tom Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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