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

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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
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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
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


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
16.5 HP
CC
500 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
3 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
Yes
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
13-Gauge
Deck Construction
Stamped
Spindle Material
Aluminum
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
6 Positions
Cutting Height
1.5-4.0 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Hand Operated
Engagement
Manual
Deck Drive
Belt
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
6.5 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
3.5 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
Drive System
Hydrostatic
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Engine Guard
No
Seat Type
Mid Back w/ Seat Springs
Hour Meter
Sold Separately
Arm Rests
Sold Separately
Front Bumper
No
Trailer Hitch
No
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
11 x 4 Inch
Front Axle
Swivel
Rear Tire Size
18 x 6.5 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Assembly Required
No
Weight
395 Pounds
Product Length
66.5 Inches
Product Width
35.5 up/47.0 down Inches
Product Height
39.3 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
705788551774
Model
966 61 23-01
  7 Questions
Q: Will this mower be ok for a slopped yard
by David from Texas on January 10, 2016

A: David - the Husqvarna RZ3016 will operate effectively on hills and inclines with up to about 15 degree's of slope.
by Jose, Product Expert

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
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'd Buy It Again (3)
Easy To Use (3)
High Quality (3)
Easy To Store (3)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Cons
Expensive (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Durability (1)
The Only Con I Can Think... (1)
85% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
56 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Kevin L.
Rockdale, TX
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love My Mower
I am a Project Manager and Instructor . I returned from a two week trip in New Mexico and my grass looked like a jungle. I went out and got the 30 inch because my yard is only about 1/3 an acre.

I cut the grass in about 35 minutes. I have had no problems. I use premium gasoline in the mower. I never had problems starting it or using it. Very happy. Now I like my grass to get high, just so I can have a reason to ride around. Highly recommended!
Kevin Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Robert A.
Louisville, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Buy On Line. After 2 Mows It's In The Shop, Won't Start
Been hand mowing my yard waiting to use my broken new mower I bought on line from you.
Robert Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Robert,
These mowers have a full warranty. Just like if you purchase it locally, any dealer will honor the warranty. Do you need help in locating a dealer near you? Give us a call, and we'll help.
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Sharon B.
Dyer, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/22/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
When Mowing Isn't Just Mowing
This is just what I needed for the "de-choring" of mowing. I cut my mowing by about 1/3 of the time, and it's fun to do.
Sharon Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Sharon's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The internet was simple to use, also the people were friendly . No problems and the delivery was fast to NW Indiana."
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Thomas C.
Marathon, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Service And Fast Delivery
I ordered this 30" Husqvarna zero-turn mower on Mon 8-15. I called customer service for assistance since I was requesting the 0% financing and they were extremely polite and helpful. When I checked the shipment tracking, I saw this originated in Chicago and was being shipped via SAIA freight.

Since I live in very remote far southwest Texas, I was prepared to wait a while for delivery. Surprisingly, it was delivered to my door with lift gate service on Thursday 8/19. The crate was in... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Store, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: The, The Only Con I Can Think Of Is It Doesn't Have And Hour Meter An
Thomas Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Guillermo S.
Port St Lucie, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/15/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna Rz3016 (30") And Mowers Directy
Not only did the mower I ordered was delivered in perfect condition and a timely manner but also provided 100% satisfaction. I'm impressed with Mowers Direct for providing such great service and selling a great product at a reasonably and competitive price. Thank you again. My satisfaction is 100%.
Guillermo Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Mark S.
St. Charles, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/17/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Rz3016 Zero Turn - Defecttive Out Of The Crate
Took my Husqvarna Zero Turn out of the crate and read the operating instructions and started cutting my lawn. Every time I disengage the PTO the belt comes off!

After putting the belt back on five times I called Husqvarna. I had the unit picked up by the Husqvarna Service Dealer within 5 minutes of my home and it cost $65 for pick-up and drop-off.

Husqvarna agreed to cover $50 of that fee. It's been in the shop for 10 days now I have not heard a word back as they are too busy.
Not... more
Mark Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Mark,
Sorry to hear about Mower can you supply me with the information of the Dealer so we can forward the information over to Husqvarna to see if they can speed up the process?
more
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Mark,
We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need assistance, please call us at 1-800-487-5951.
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41
David T.
Richfield, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/20/16
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
30 In Zero Turn Mower
Wanted smallest zero turn I could find.
David Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No service dealers in my area. Repair service not available in metro area."
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Jeff L.
Cincinnati, OH
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Craftsmanship
Purchased my 30-inch zero turn this year, but it was last year's model. Nothing but problems. The metal is too thin, it bends very easily on the deck area, the clips holding everything together fall out with every bump, it has been serviced 13 times, and today I went to use it and the deck yet again in the front is on the ground... buyer beware... and I must say this is the worst mower I have ever purchased....
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Jeff Does Not Recommend This Mower
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10
Colin G.
Merriam, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Wanted A Dixon
But they are no longer in business so I had to look elsewhere. I wanted a 30" deck so in would easily go through our gates and not take up a lot of room in the shed.

Un-crating the machine was kind of a work out, it was created very well but assembly was very easy with good instructions.
I have mowed three times now and it is a joy now instead of a chore. This is a nice machine with nice features and plenty of power.

16.5 hp with 30" cut works very well. The hydro-stat ... more
Colin Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Colin's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a very positive experience with mowers direct. They seem to be doing a very good job of doing business. I would certainly recommend them to a friend."
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Bob W.
Wilmington, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bob Wood
My mower has performed great. I only have about 25 hours on it. So good so far.
Bob Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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10
Starr H.
Fort Smith, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husgvarna Mower
Purchased a 30" Husgvarna mover from Mowersdirect. Totally pleased with this purchase. Great mower. Staff at Mowers Direct were very friendly, helpful and made this purchase very easy. The mower was delivered quickly and the company transporting it to our new home were extremely helpful. We are so pleased with this Zero Turn mower. Would recommend this Company to everyone wanting to purchase a mower. Great folks. Thank you all so very much
Starr Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Starr's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct at top drawer. So glad we chose them for our purchase."
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