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Husqvarna 960 73 00-04 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Easy To Use (2)
Durable (2)
Price (2)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Cons
Difficult To Use (3)
Durability (2)
Can Take Wet Grass (1)
Too Small (1)
Low Quality (1)
75% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
29 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Stan H.
Epworth, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/7/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Used New Rider And Bagger For The First Time Today. The Mower Wo
after using the bagger for no more than a half hour the bracket that sides over the support bar broke. looked like a bad welding job. had to get it welded again. I would like to know if this has happen to anyone else
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight
Cons: Durability
Stan Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Stan's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"the website and ordering was easy to do. shipping was fast and driver was friendly Took a little time to get the crate apart but that's better than having damage during shipping. Was wondering about the warranty. No form to fill out"
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Todd F.
Crossett, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/21/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Does It's Job
This bagger was pretty easy to assemble. After assembly and a test run, it picks up grass and leaves like a champ. So much so that it's gonna require emptying at very regular intervals. It's biggest issue is the fact that it is not sealed well on the side facing the tractor.

This means that it blows a lot of dust on you and the tractor. There is a video on YouTube showing how to add a gasket that reduces if not eliminates this issue. I will be trying that this week. Otherwise I am... more
Todd Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Steve
Lynn Haven, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/16/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Fix Seal Before Assembly
A pretty good bagger. Where the big tube coming up from the mowing deck goes in to the bagging housing, there is a rubber seal. This seal needs to be mounted somehow to the housing because the housing pivots up to empty the bags therefore, the tube pivots inside the seal.

Problem: the seal is not fixed to the housing, so if you don't fix this yourself before assembly, it will blow grass all over you. Solution: gently rough the housing where the seal will be mounted (both sides of the... more
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Kenn
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Why I Bought From Mowers Direct
Honestly, I was skiddish about buying on line. I didn't see or know what the product looked like. I wasn't comfortable with "click, pay and it's yours". But the guy who answered the phone (and he was quick to answer!) put me at ease. He patiently walked me through the product's features, how it would fit (it was a Bagger for my tracor mower) and how to return it if it wasn't satisfactory. He made it extremely easy and comfortable. The bagger arrived as they said (a phone call... more
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Byron S.
Borger, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Problem With Bagger
The rubber tube sealer comes off and blows grass everywhere! Every time I open the top, the tube sealer comes loose and it's hard to put back in place. Come on....this design is severely lacking! I'm going to try some locktite gel glue and see if that fixes it. Whoever designed this has never used it or just doesn't care. $300 for a bagger and it blows grass everywhere? Not acceptable. I'm also concerned about the plastic lips that hold the bags in place. I'm wondering how long they are... more
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Byron S.
Borger, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/6/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Bagger Fixed
Well, the Loktite gel glue fixed the problem with the O ring on the bagger coming off every time the lid was raised. I glued both sides of the ring. AND, I highly recommend that you install a fuel shut off valve between the fuel filter and the pump. They're cheap and will prevent gas from leaking down into the oil. Just turn the fuel valve off before shutting off the engine and let it run a few seconds, EVERY TIME.
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Gary R.
Meridian, ID
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/11/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Couple Problems With Mower & Bagger
I like the mower & the bagger but I have been having problems with the mower scalping my lawn when I make a tight turn, even going slow. The rest of the time, it is cutting ok. The bagger is good but I am having a problem with the rubber tube sealer staying put. Each time I open the bagger to empty the bags, the rubber sealer comes loose and grass is blown all over me. I have followed the owners manual on both the mower & bagger but still have the problems. I am very picky about my... more
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Gene C.,
Colorado Springs, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/28/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Shame On Husqvarna
Page 5, step 1 of the Husqvarna Owners Manual for the H242SL bagger states " Your tractor already has four (4) shoulder bolts installed on the rear drawbar, simply hang the support assembly on the bolts " WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. Mine does not have the 4 shoulder bolts installed. In fact I have looked at the Husqvarna mowers similar to mine at the local dealer and at Lowes and none of the 7 that I have looked at have the bolts installed. After several long phone conversations with the... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Bad Instructions
Gene Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Gene's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The problem is with Husqvarna and not with Mowers Direct, although they may want to get involved for future customers."
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Roger E.
Clarksville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Pain In The Neck To Use, Poorly Made!
The bagger will pick up grass...unfortunately there are several things that make me regret purchasing it. The rubber stretch band that holds the chute together in the middle pulled out of the plastic about the 2nd or 3rd time I used the bagger! Now I have a bungee cord stretched down to where the chute attaches to the deck. The little wheel that's supposed to indicate when the bags are full will actually stop when the bags are full, but unfortunately the chute is also so clogged by that time... more
Cons: Difficult To Use, Low Quality, Durability
Roger Does Not Recommend This Product
Roger Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct merely markets the products. They do a good job of that! It's up to us to pick a product that has proven it's reliability, etc. All my dealings with Mowers Direct have been first rate! The product I chose however has not?"
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Mark K.
East Longmeadow, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/17/13
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bagger
Once you install it works fine. Its not centered so I have to uninstall and install to get mower into the shed.
Pros: Durable, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Difficult To Use
Mark Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Dennis K.
Otisville, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/27/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Can Be Better
This bagger is a let down to the very nice new mower. The biggest problem is that the bags are too small, you have to empty them every 2 minutes. The latch that holds the top down is very hard to use and will have no choice but to break in the future. The process to attach the first chute to the mower is not easy or pretty. This was an upgrade from a MTD/Agway mower and bagger, and frankly the older/cheaper bagger was a lot more user friendly.
Cons: Difficult To Use, Too Small
Dennis Does Not Recommend This Product
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Jed M.
Heber, UT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/12/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
H242sl - Fits 08 Husqvarna Yth1842 And Works!
Ya know, I read a lot of bad reviews for this double bagger and I have to say I disagree with them for the most part. Yes, the dumb little "indicator" does not work, but is it that hard to just reach back and touch the bag to see if it's full?

My bagger does not blow grass all over me like the other reviews say. I think they installed theirs wrong or something.

It works great. My only complaint is it won't handle taller wet grass, the chute will plug. 90% of the time... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Can Take Wet Grass
Jed Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Jed Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Thanks guys. Turns out you knew more than Husqvarna when it came to fitting my mower with the correct bagger."
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Margaret C.
Staten Island, NY
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A $300 Lesson In Poor Design
Purchased the Husqvarna YTH22V42 riding mower and H242SL bagger in April of last year. While I'm pretty satisfied with the mower (save for the fact that the belt was stretched out within a month of ownership and isn't an easy change to do on my own) the bagger is a disaster. Makes me regret the total purchase to some extent, because the bagger is a necessity for me. Poor design features include the chute wheel which, like another reviewer stated, doesn't signal when it is full very well, and... more
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Paul
REVIEWED
OCT.
21
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Blows Grass All Over
The bagger blows grass all over me while mowing, making the back of my shirt dirty.
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Paul,
Please contact the folks at Husqvarna, toll free, at 800-487-5951 for tips on how to get the best performance from your bagger.
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Susan S.
Lake Andes, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/1/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Easy Peasy
My knucklehead husband and his hunting buddy put the bagger on over a cup of coffee. Didn't even finish the coffee before they were finished. Works like a charm.
Susan Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Paul
Farmington, ME
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pleased With The Purchase
Lawn Tractor and Bagger arrived in fine shape several days before I expected them. Removing the tractor from the skid was a bit challenging, but after a bit of 'this and that', I got it off. This is a heavy tractor so the lift gate service I purchased was a very good idea--absolutely essential. Once off the skid, start-up was a breeze. I spent some serious time with the Owner's Manual before venturing very far. While the engine is all muscle, it is quieter than I thought it would be. It... more
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Susan P.
Prairie Village, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/16/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love My Husqvarna!!!
When I purchased my mower last year I hadn't planned on buying a bagger for it. However, with the amount of leaves I have in my yard each fall & the ease of using this attachment, I kick myself for waiting!

I originally thought I would support a local business & purchase the bagging attachment through them. However, because Mowers Direct was able to save me $100 in shipping costs I placed my order with Mowers Direct instead.

I had no issues with the order, item, or delivery.
Susan Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Andrew J.
Edmonds, WA
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Poorly Made
This is my 2nd 42" Husqvarna riding mower,1st one all was good and two bagger no problems. Gave this to my son after two yrs for his yard. Liked so much I purchased a new riding mower just like it but newer 42". Mower is good, two bag H242SL bad! From the start, lower chute didn't quite match up so kept bouncing off. The cover kept opening spraying grass all over me. This had bad or weak latch. The big round seal wouldn't stay in place, kept getting lost finally never found. Only one... more
Andrew Does Not Recommend This Product
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Andrew,
Thank you for your review, sorry to hear you are having issues with the mower. You can call the technical support line at Husqvarna and they will be able to help you with any issues, you can also locate service centers on their website and they will also answer questions about the product. 800-487-5951
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Tim
Savannah, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/12/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Big Box Stores Don't Stand A Chance!
I shopped at all the big stores and none of them could touch this price. I was concerned, having never purchased anything this large online before, but with the Google Guarantee I thought "what is there to lose!".

Shipment came two days later. They placed the large shipping crate directly in my garage. It was very easy to unload. I only needed to add gas.

It started the first time and went straight out to mow. The guys and gals at Mowers Direct know their business and you get... more
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Jerry W.
Wausau, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Bagger
Good bagger, lightwieght and easy to empty. Only issue is the catch on the back. After I used it once the lid did not stay down, so I took a piece of wood to fit into the holes on the outside of the latch to hold it. Otherwise nice accessory.
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John
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/19/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
42" Bagger
Works well with the exception of the bag full spinning indicator. It does not spin.
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Leonard M.
Monticello, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good To Go
Just got the husqvarna mower and bagger. Have only used it once and am happy with it. Thank you for asking, give me a little time and ask again.
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Frank
Roswell, GA
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bagger For 15 Yr Old Poulan Tractor
Was tired of raking the leaves and decided to look for a Bagger for my 42" rider. After searching for the correct part number, I ordered from MD who was the only dealer who had the part with FREE SHIPPING! A savings of $89.00. The Bagger fits and works perfectly. Thanks!
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Frank
Roswell, GA
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bagger For 15 Yr Old Poulan Tractor
Was tired of raking the leaves and decided to look for a Bagger for my 42" rider. After searching for the correct part number, I ordered from MD who was the only dealer who had the part with FREE SHIPPING! A savings of $89.00. The Bagger fits and works perfectly. Thanks!
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Joyce
Hawley, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/13/11
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My First Lawn Tractor
What a great tractor! Made in the U.S.A.!! The only thing I do not like is that I am a 130-pound woman and when I lift my left leg to depress the clutch it stalls because of the seat safety feature. Also, I had to buy an extension for the bagger rear strap where it attaches to the mower deck. Would definitely buy from MowersDirect.com again!!!!!
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Steve
Waitsburg, WA
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
This is a great mower - check the air pressure in the tires, check oil, add gas and start mowing. I like the fact that the tractor feels a bit larger than it really is ( it doesn't feel like you're riding a toy), but turns and fits everywhere I need it to go. Very comfortable and easy to operate. The V-Twin engine is quiet, much quieter than the Craftsman I just retired and has loads of power. How can you go wrong with an adjustable seat and cruise control... I purchased the double bagger... more
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Nate
Tallahassee, FL
REVIEWED
MAR.
25
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower, Problems With Shipping
First mower came with the front end crushed and broken, I did not accept delivery and Mowers Direct sent me another one within a week. The next one looked good, but the steering wheel is not centered properly and MD has not responded to me regarding a fix. It looks like the wheels track straight which is the main thing but the steering wheel of a new mower should not be off square - it's a good 25 to 30 degrees off center.

That said, the mower mows clean and even, and the bagger is great... more
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Joseph U.
Stafford Springs, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/16/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Husqvarna Double Bagger
My double bagger arrived with my new lawn tractor. Assemble was easy with the exception of having to cut two inches off of the center pole so the lid could latch. Works well now, you need a bagger in New England in the fall.
Joseph Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Joseph's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"All is well, this is my third purchase from Direct. I recommend Direct to my friends."
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Earl B.
Oroville, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/22/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Too Small
Had to stop and empty eight times for yard less than 1/3 acre. Should have bought three bagger. Went together well and does good job if willing to empty often.
Earl Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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