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Husqvarna RZ3016 (30") 16.5HP Zero Turn Lawn Mower

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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Zero-Turn Mower
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
30

Cutting Inches
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Engine
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16.5HP/500cc Briggs & Stratton Endurance Series Engine
Dependable starting and the power you need to get the job done
Cut up to 1.6 acres per hour; top speed of 6.5 mph
3 gallon fuel tank

Hydro Gear EZT Hydrostatic Transmission
Fan cooled 10cc pumps and wheel motors on each drive wheel

30-Inch High Performance Air Induction Mower Deck
Air is drawn from the top and bottom of the deck
Improves grass lift and delivers a superior cut
13-gauge stamped steel deck with 1 mower blade
Allows access to smaller areas
Fits easily through a standard garden or fence gate

Convenient Control Panel
Choke, throttle, and ignition in one location for easy access
Easy to operate deck height and blade engagement levers

Comfortable Steering
Dual levers with foam-padded hand grips
Control arm dampers help reduce vibration

Removable Foot Pan
Allows easy access to deck belts, pulleys and spindles


Model
  Model Number:966 61 23-01
 UPC:705788551774
 ManufacturerHusqvarna
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 HP/CC16.5 HP/500 cc
 Fuel Tank Size3.0 Gallons
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterYes
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
Drive
 SystemHydrostatic
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed6.5 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed3.5 Mph
 Transmission TypeHydrostatic
Wheels
 Front Tire Size11 x 4, Swivel
 Rear Tire Size18 x 6.5
 Tire TypePneumatic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 Material13-Gauge
 ConstructionStamped
 Spindle MaterialAluminum
 Blades1 Blade
 Positions6 Positions
 Cutting Height1.5-4.0 Inches
 Deck Lift SystemManual Hand Operated
 EngagementManual
 Deck DriveBelt
Accessories
 Seat TypeMid Back w/ Seat Springs
 Rear BaggerSold Separately
 Mulcher KitSold Separately
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterSold Separately
 Arm RestsSold Separately
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
 Trailer HitchNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight395.0 Lbs. (179.17 kilograms)
 Dimensions66.5L x 35.5 up/47.0 downW x 39.3H
(168.91 x 90.17 x 99.82 cm)
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
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  6 Questions
Q: I am in the market for a zero turn mower and the Husqvarna products seem to have the highest consumer ratings. I am interested in a zero turn for mowing in the summer but I also want to mount a snow blade for winter snow removal. Would the Model 966 do the job? Do you make a snow blade for the zero turns or will I need to get an after-market snow blade. Thanks!
by Mark Martin from Michigan on June 11, 2011

A: Mark - Husqvarna does not offer either a snow plow blade nor a snow blower attachment for any of their zero turn mowers. And the snow plow blade and the snow blower attachment for the Husqvarna tractors will NOT fit on any of the Husqvarna zero turns. We also do not offer any after market snow plow blades for zero turn mowers at this time.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I really don't need a zero turn, but want one. My property is only 2/3 -3/4 of an acre. Is the rz3016 the right mower for this type of residential application? What is the on-going maintenance necessary with this type of mower?
by Barry from Georgia on May 04, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. This size zero turn is perfect for your application. It is made for smaller yards that are under an acre. The only maintenance required would be changing the oil and sharpening the blades yearly.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I did not see a mulching blade for sale. Is one available with your company?
by Peter Barica from Florida on April 19, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. We only carry the mulch kit for this mower. This kit does not include blades and we do not carry those blades.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: When you ship mower to my house, does it have motor oil in it, a fully charged battery ready to go, and is it fully assembled with full air in the tires ? In other words, lawn ready ? Could I purchase it with a mulching blade already installed ?
by Peter Barica from Florida on April 19, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. The mower arrives with a minimal amount of oil, so I suggest topping off the resevoir when it arrives. All you have to do is put on the seat and it is ready to go. We do not attach mulching blades in advance.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: They left out the dimensions in this mower especially the width. What are they please ?
by Peter Barica from Florida on April 18, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. The dimensions of this mower are 66.5 X 32 X 42.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I have between 1/3 to 1/2 acre to mow, I am using a Craftsman 33 in walk behind now, but I am about to invest some serious monies into it for continued use. Been looking at zero turn mowers and wonder which would be best for my situation. I need to keep the mower width 42 inches and below. You have several mowers in the 30+ inches, which would you recommend. the Husqvarna RZ3016 looks good, but would like your opinion. Thanks
by Doug Richards from Texas on March 27, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. This mower would be perfect for your application. It will cut down your mowing time and give you a great, durable long lasting mower.
by Jose, Product Expert
Husqvarna 966 61 23-01 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
I've Only Ad It For 10 D... (1)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Easy To Store (2)
Easy To Use (2)
High Quality (2)
Cons
Bad Instructions (1)
Expensive (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
91% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Rob G.
W. Bloomfield, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/12/12
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Only 30" Zero Turn On Market
I like the machine, I purchased in 10/12. Controls are a little awkward to get to but can work with this. This RZ3016 seems way overpowered. Even at very low speed tires break traction on turns and tear up the grass. I replaced a rear rider with 30" cut that had 8hp which was enough. I set my gardens up for a 30" path. Easy to change belt and blade.

With Zero Turns in general the driver must have both hands driving the machine except while going straight. If a bush grabs your left... more
Pros: Features, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Difficult To Use, Expensive
Rob Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Bonnie K.
Topeka, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/17/14
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Our Experience
We received our mower on September 23, 2014. It would not start and we had to call Bishops in Perry, Kansas.. They came to get it on the 25th and have had it since that time.

They are the major Husqvarna dealer in this area. We have heard nothing from them. It cost us $75.00 to have them pick it up for repair. Until we get our mower returned we cannot properly evaluate this machine.
Bonnie Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Bonnie,
Thank you for the Review, and we will have our Product Expert call you to see what we can do.
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Rooster
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/17/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just Used 3 Times So Far
Received mower 10/01/14. Drove 153 miles to hunting property next day and cut approximately 2 acres where camp is. Next day back in Louisiana and cut my yard approximately 1/2 acre.

Next day, I cut approximately 1 1/2 acres for church cemetery. Now the mower is in the tool trailer resting. So far, I'm satisfied with its operation. I'm used to using a zero turn, so it handles well.

Only thing is right steering handle is a little off like poor fabrication. Only cosmetic issue. As much... more
Rooster Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Greg L
Cedar Park, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/2/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Experience
I have to say, the service and price are straight forward.

The mower works great, aside from learning to drive a zero turn mower. The delivery was within the 3 hour time frame, and removing the mower from the crate was very easy.

I would recommend Mowers Direct highly as they came through on the entire transaction.
Greg Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Greg's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct came through on the entire transaction."
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James R.
Midwest City, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/28/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mowing Made Fun
Getting older and my wife thought I needed some help mowing our two properties. I've always liked Husqvarna products and wanted a zero turn mower. However, I needed one that could get through narrow gates. This 30" was the perfect mower and is a great time saver and just plain fun to ride.
James Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Jim S.
Deadwood, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/25/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snow
It took 4 weeks to receive the mower and by the time I got it, we had nine inches of snow. I have since been trying to get used to the steering, as we live by a creek and don't want to lose it.
Jim Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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George B.
Zachary, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/5/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Just What I Was Looking For
I tried to purchase this mower locally without success. I googled the size I was looking for and your website came up.

Initially, the mower was out of stock, but I was promptly notified when it was back in stock. It was shipped and received in one week's time.

I have only used it twice but I am completely satisfied with the purchase. Everyone I have talked to says it is one of the best and the price was cheaper than they expected.

So far, I have been satisfied with the mower. Thanks... more
George Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
George's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"The list of companies that service the mower in my area is inaccurate. None of the companies I contacted service the mowers. The closest company was in Lakeland, LA and they required bringing the mower to them. However, I did find a repairman in Brusly who accurately diagnosed the problem. But, finding him required numerous telephone calls but eventually, success in solving the problem."
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Van B.
Scott City, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/25/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
I am very impressed with this little mower. It does all I expected and more. Very happy with it.
Van Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Olen S.
Andrews, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/19/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna Rz3016
Purchased it this winter have not had a chance to mow with it, have run it around the yard and handles very well easy to use controls are very responsive..
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Olen Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Olen Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"DELIVERED ON TIME."
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Dave
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/3/12
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
It's Running Now
When I ordered my mower I paid the extra to have it delivered to my garage. After I uncrated it and put in fuel, I got ready to start it. The starter spun the engine, but it wouldn't start. It wouldn't fire at all. I could see that gasoline was not even reaching the fuel filter.

Then began an exchange of emails. Mowers Direct told me where I could get the mower serviced in my area. I told them it was new, would not run, and was not getting fuel. Then they said it was an engine problem and... more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Dave,
This unit has a 3 year Factory Warranty, which is why you were referred first to Husqvarna. After you told us your local Husqvarna dealer wasn't doing service anymore, we referred you to Briggs since it would also be covered under the engine warranty.

It is against Federal Law to re-ship an engine that has had gasoline in it, since it poses a fire & explosion hazard to the shipper- we couldn't have it shipped back.

We then contacted our rep at Husqvarna on your behalf, who had a service location contact you, pick up your mower & do the repair.

We apologize for the frustration, but we're glad the folks at Husqvarna were able to service your mower quickly.
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Jerry P.
Spiro, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/12
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy With My Purchase
Have always wanted a zero turn radius mower. Everything I looked at was too big for my yard until I looked at the 30" Husqvarna. This mower has turned out to be what I have been looking for.

Until you get accustomed to it, the controls are a little touchy. I can see where it would be very easy to jump atop something that you had no intention of doing. On my first attempt to use it, I cut one of my wife's bushes down. After a few uses, it gets easier to operate!

All in all, I... more
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