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Swisher FC14560BS 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
Easy To Use (9)
I'd Buy It Again (6)
Price (4)
Features (2)
High Quality (2)
Cons
Low Quality (4)
Durability (4)
Heavy (2)
Unreliable (2)
There Are No Cons (1)
70% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Beverly M.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/10/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Surprise Swisher Purchase Is A Success!.
I purchased a Swisher trail mower for my husband as a Father's Day gift.

One Saturday morning, at our cabin, I observed my husband spend hours retrofitting the 1990 brush hog he uses. I felt so bad for him!! I decided he would not have to do that ever again.

So I went on line, never having purchased lawn equipment previously, found the website easy to navigate, the purchase was simple, delivery went without a hitch. Great customer service. My husband was very surprised and couldn't stop... more
Beverly Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Beverly,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased that your husband loves his Father's Day gift! Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Steven G.
Oakfield, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/6/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Loved My Old Swisher
I have used swishers for tweny five years and neaver had problems. I have purchased a new one that was shipped direct from the factory and it doesen't work near as good as the old ones. I am on my third drive belt and I can not get it to mow lower than 2.5 inches and it is advertised to mow as low as 1.5 inches ....... NOT HAPPY
Steven Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Steven,
We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with your new machine. We would like to help fix the problems you have encountered. Our customer service team will reach out to you today. Thank you for your continued support of Swisher.
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Clifford W.
Wellsboro, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Bang! And It Broke Again
This time the (fairly heavy) spring that stabilizes the blade engagement pulley broke.
Clifford Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Clifford,
We are very sorry to hear of the issue with your Swisher mower. The unit will need to go to a local Swisher dealer for service work and repair. The mower includes a one year consumer warranty offered by Swisher.

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Joe E.
West Harrison, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/23/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
It has worked great. No issues.
Joe Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Joe,
Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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Clifford W.
Wellsboro, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Nothing But Trouble
the good: A nice smooth sophisticated engine for a single cylinder model.

the rest: -no hitch
-no battery post hardware
-insulators on battery cables won't begin to cover battery terminals.
-start disable blade switch failed after 1 hour

the worst: main drive belt failed (shredded) after 8 hours and it looks like quite a chore to replace.

Swisher took a very nice engine and built a crap mower around it.

Very... more
Clifford Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Clifford,
We are sorry to hear you are experiencing issues. Please call us toll free at 800-222-8183 so we can work with you to determine the cause of your problems with the mower.
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Matt C.
Conover, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/22/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Product
I have had only limited use , being early in the mowing season. I really like the quality and the offset capabilities. It pulls very nice after I put a higher hitch on my mower.

The only things that I would change would be the height adjuster rods could be an inch longer, as when finish mowing low you are at the end of the thread. The battery bolts do not make it easy to solidly mount the battery, they should be a j-bolt or a square carriage bolt in order tighten without securing bolt.
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Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, High Quality
Matt Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Matt,
We are happy to hear you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for your helpful suggestions. They will be passed along to the appropriate dept. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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David C.
Uniontown, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/18/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Mower
I needed a new mower but wanted one to pull behind my atv. So got online and found these guys.
David Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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David's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"The best bang for the buck. The experience was good for me. Thanks."
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Greg S.
Xenia, OH
Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
16
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Horrible Mower
This mower was purchased at Tractor Supply, THEY WERE AWESOME!! I have nothing bad to say about Tractor Supply. This mower was purchased May 1st, and died the last week of August. This mower ATE belts and Tractor Supply gave many belts, and discounted belts. This mower however, needed new starter solenoid, new starter motor, broke a bolt that engages the blades only to find the bolt was hollow, then the piston broke within the engine. Upon calling Swisher, was told "oh we only fix the... more
Pros: Makes A Great Boat Anchor
Cons: Durability, Low Quality, Unreliable, Company Doesn't Stand Behind
Greg Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Bob
Total Helpful Votes
38 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Ops
Bought the mower to help out the Sears 42 inch riding mower. We are now cutting the two acres with the Sears riding mower because the Swisher is broke down for the second time. First the pivot bolt bolt for the blade engage broke. (Called swisher, they were busy answering other calls,will call back, oops). Now the Sears is back in service because the Swisher drive belt for the blades quit. It is Friday so will have to call back on Monday. So if you like to work on your mower, don't want to... more
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Bob Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Jim S.
Greencastle, PA
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Belts Breakdown
Used for 20 hours combined mowing time this spring/summer and had the same belt break twice. I only used for mowing regular height grass in my yard. Look where authorized service centers are located before you buy. Otherwise you may be transporting your mower a long distance just to replace these belts.

Also if you intend to mow your grass short this device is not the best for that as well. Even though the mower says 1" the actual lowest mowing height the best I could do is around... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Jim Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Danny S.
Waucoma, IA
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Continuesly In Repair
I bought one of these 4 yrs ago and have had to fix it every other use since day one. These things eat belts like candy and the bearing housings for the blades are not built heavy enough for this type of mower. The height adjusters were one of the first things to break and the rollers to prevent scalping don't help much if any. The hitch system is a joke and bends very easily if using offset. The hitch broke on mine again. This time the grooved shaft snapped and now I might scrap it instead of... more
Cons: Durability, Low Quality, Heavy, Expensive
Danny Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Danny,
I'm sorry you are having issues with your machine. Please feel free to contact us toll free at 800-222-8183 or via email at customercare@swisherinc.com.
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Sandra M.
Athol, ID
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/1/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Mower
We keep our 6 acres looking like a lawn, and this mower replaced a riding mower that took us a day and a half to mow with. This mower with our 4 wheeler took less than half that time. It is awesome and my husband loved the way it cut. Wonderful machine
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Fast, Easy To Store
Sandra Recommends This Swisher Mower
Sandra Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"The only problem we had was with shipping. We were not emailed to let us know when the mower shipped, and if it wasn't for me checking up on it...we'd never have known it had reach our delivery destination. The shipper told me, they were waiting for me to call them for delivery, and I couldn't call them...if I didn't know the mower had shipped. I would work harder on getting out shipping confirmation and the info to the buyer on the delivery."
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Jeff M.
Vader, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/9/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Man's Mower!!! The John Deere Eater!
I've been thinking about buying a pull behind mower for over a year now since I have about over an acre and a half to mow. I bought a used 15 1/2 HP riding mower last spring of 2012. It worked okay but I have a couple sections with a pretty good slope to them. The ground is also very uneven and chopped up in places. I found myself burning out and beating up the mower deck, eventually I had to get my deck repaired! So this year is the year of the Man Mower, which has changed my life forever... more
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Jimmie K.
Grafton, IN
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
6 Acres - Rough Terrrain - 9 Seasons
We have had our mower for 9 seasons. We mow about 6 acres of very rough, hilly terrain. The first year the mower sat out in the weather because we had no storage for it. I have been extremely rough on it and it has its issues, but this mower, pulled behind my ATV mows areas a garden tractor cannot climb and has been beaten to death. It has not been babied in any way at all.

The mower is almost at the end of its life. It eats belts like candy now. I probably use at least 4 short belts and two... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Jimmie Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Sherry D.
Bandridge, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/29/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower, What I Expected Since I've Owned Them Before
Took forever to receive the mower. It was to be delivered within 5 days and it took OVER around 3 weeks. No notifications it would be late, and difficult to track because it could not be tracked with their online service. Would have pd. $100.00 extra and bought local had I know it would take that long.
Sherry Recommends This Swisher Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Sherry,
We sincerely apologize for the delay. These units were unexpectedly on backorder with Swisher without any notification. We understand your frustration and again apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
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Taylor M.
Covington, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/14/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Only used a few times but has made mowing our 7.5 acres easy and pretty quick.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features
Cons: Packaging, Delivery Options
Taylor Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Lw J.
Conway, SC
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Built Like A Tank!
Purchased a Swisher T60 thru Lowes to mow 8 acres with an ATV. After 2 seasons of mowing flat but somewhat bumpy property, which has a lot of weedy growth mixed into the grass, have had no problems at all. This one has the 18.5 hp Briggs Intek engine. It has been maintained with oil and filter changes and blades. It has been stored under a car port so the original paint is fine on top but it has lost its paint underneath the deck from washing it out. So far the original belts are working... more
Lw Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Lw,
We are happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thank you for choosing Swisher.
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Clarence M.
Waldor, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/25/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Pull Behind Mower Make A Large Job Small
Prior to getting the pull behind mower, it would take me eight hours to cut the grass in my yard with a 42'' riding mower. Now, it takes me half the time.

This was a very good investment.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: There Are No Cons
Clarence Recommends This Swisher Mower
Clarence Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The webpage is user friendly the service was professional and the shipping was on schedule and convenient."
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Fabian R.
Lubbock, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/9/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher 60" Tow Behind Mower
I purchased a Swisher 60" tow behind mower and was very impressed and pleased with the whole purchase process!! I would recommend these people and company to everyone I know! Great price, great product, great experience, A+++!
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Fabian Recommends This Swisher Mower
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Gerald Fuerch
Pavilion, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Swisher 60 In. Mower
I had an issue with a broken spring on the blade engagement lever after only 1 hour of use. The company sent me a new spring and after installing it and leaving plenty of free play in the fastening nut, everything is going great. I really like this mower and the company was great with sending a new spring without asking a lot of questions. I think it is a great mower.
Gerald Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Gerald,
Thank you for the great review. We are very happy that you are pleased with your purchase. Thanks for choosing Swisher!
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William C.
Colville, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/25/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Model #: Fc14560bs
The service and communications from Direct Mowers was great. They kept me advised on the shipping progress of the mower. The delivery went smooth and uneventful. The mower was shipped directly from Swisher. I was happy to see that the mower arrived intact and filled with oil. The battery compartment should be designed larger to allow battery placement and securing of the hold down rods. I too thought a better quality ignition switch with a large "ignition light" would be a welcomed... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
William Recommends This Swisher Mower
William Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The service and communications from Direct Mowers was great. They kept me advised on the shipping progress of the mower. The delivery went smooth and uneventful."
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Delvin P.
Clinton, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/1/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good For Large Yards
I have five acres of land to mow. Some grass is 5+ inches with weeds 24 inches high or more, it goes through it all. Had it for a month used it three times mowing 5+ acres each time. Keep under storage not made to sit out. Takes some effort to get it out of create and put together.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Large Gas Tank
Cons: Heavy
Delvin Recommends This Swisher Mower
Delvin Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick and simple order and delivery. Pay the extra 50$ to unload it from truck."
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Kerry S.
Levelland, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/8/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Troubles
This mower has great power and can cut when it is working. Two things have happened which to me are significant pains. First the disengage lever was not hitting the switch hidden under the belt cover. It took some time to finally diagnose and was an easy fix. But really. Surely an engineer could come up with a permanent fix for that one. After only 7 hours of total use the main drive belt broke. For one thing, original belt was cheap. To replace that thing has been a real challenge. I thought... more
Kerry Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Kerry,
We are sorry to hear you are having issues with your machine. We would like the opportunity to resolve your issue. Our team will reach out to you soon.
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James S.
Stanwood, WA
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Mower
I purchased the 60" finish cut trailmower (at the time 13 hp) directly from Swisher in 2004. I put approximately 100 hrs/yr on the machine mowing about 4 acres of very hilly and rough lawn once/wk from April thru September. Adds up to over 1,200 hours to date. The engine (B&S) finally blew up last week.

I've replaced the small drive belt once, the main blade drive belt once and the blades twice. The center blade bearings finally went out this spring and the exhaust side bearings... more
James Recommends This Swisher Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
James,
Thank you for the positive review and helpful suggestions / recommendations. We are pleased that you have 10+ years of happiness with your machine. Thank you for choosing Swisher!
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