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Husqvarna Zero Turn Mower Rear Hitch Kit (MZ/MZ-T Series)

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Model: 588 97 12-01
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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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Use A Variety Of Tow-Behind Attachments
Turn your zero turn into a yardwork workhorse
Tow lawn sweepers, carts, dethatchers and more
Max towable load is 225 lbs

Installs Easily
Attaches between the rear frame and the engine guard
All installation hardware included
Does not include hitch pin or ball hitch

Compatability:
Fits Husqvarna MZ and MZ-T series zero turn mowers
Does NOT fit Husqvarna RZ or Z series zero turn mowers
Does NOT fit Husqvarna PZ or PZ-T series zero turn mowers
Does NOT fit any other brand zero turn mowers


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588 97 12-01
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  1 Question
Q: I'm sure it will, but I'm checking to be 100% sure, will this fit the mz 52le?
by Matt Jones from Georgia on March 20, 2016

A: Matt - you are correct. The Husqvarna 588 97 12-01 rear hitch kit is compatible with your MZ52LE zero turn mower
by Jose, Product Expert

Husqvarna 588 97 12-01 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
5/5
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
Durable (6)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
Easy To Use (5)
High Quality (4)
Price (2)
Cons
Nothing Bad To Say About... (1)
Not painted to match (1)
Expensive (1)
Not an easy one person i... (1)
70% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dennis K
Auburn, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna Mz-t Rear Hitch Kit
This product was not available when I purchased my MZ-T 52 zero turn, I was very happy when it became available. Very easy to install.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Easy To Use, Price
Dennis Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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David M
Saranac, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/29/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Surprised With Results
The hitch that came as part of my zero turn, being aluminum broke at the attachment hole. Having beat the poop outta it for the past 4 years I wasn't surprised it broke.
I got the replacement hitch today. Installed it myself, with some help tightening it down.
It would be easier as a two person job. I was surprised how well it's built and the ease of installation. Being a 72 year old fart, this made my day.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Not an easy one person installation
David Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Jackie F
Cooperstown, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love My Hitch!
I am not sure what some people say is so hard about installing this hitch. They had me scared but I am a woman and did not find it hard at all. Yeah it takes a little manuevering and unscrewing of two long bolts and putting them back in but piece of cake. Took maybe a half hour. I am not sure however why the mower does not come with it already on, I mean who doesn't want a trailer hitch on their mower.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Jackie Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Jackie's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a great experience buying my Husqvarna MZ 52 zero turn mower from MowersDirect.com. They helped me every step of the way and I absolutely love my mower!! It is the best mower I have ever seen or used."
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Dewayne C.
Ransomville, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/26/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quality Product
I am very happy with this product. Very well made, instructions were easy to follow.
Pros: Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Dewayne Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Dewayne's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Thanks for your professionalism and great web site. Easy to find what I needed and ordering was a snap. Keep up the great work."
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Cory E.
Hudson, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/7/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Excellent And It's Genuine.
I cleaned it up and painted it to match my machine. It works great, but I'd prefer that it come painted.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, Features
Cons: Not painted to match
Cory Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Thomas H.
Smyrna, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/5/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mzt52 Hitch
My MZT52 needed a hitch to pull a seed spreader and a 30-gallon sprayer. My previous Husqvarna came with a hitch. This hitch was perfect and simple to bolt on.

All the holes lined up perfectly with the current rear engine guard. The kit came with complete easy-to-read instructions. Anyone that needs a rear hitch for their MZT-52, this one is it.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Nothing Bad To Say About This Hitch
Thomas Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Donald K.
Montverde, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/11/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Hitch
Hitch works well, but is difficult to install with one person.
Donald Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Jerome M.
New Haven, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
To Expense For A Piece Of Sheet Metal
Way too expensive for what amounts to a piece of steel with a hole in it. My old Husqvarna already had a tow hook built in. Why they decided to omit it and charge for this piece of steel is a blatant rip off.
Jerome Does Not Recommend This Product
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Larry C.
Hartland, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/30/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
It's A Piece Of Steel...
Not an easy install on the MZT 52 with a Kawaski engine. Also, too short for some applications. Not sure why the hitch is just not part of the ZTR.
Larry Does Not Recommend This Product
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Roger Y.
Kent, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/29/16
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Zero Turn Mower First Time User
I ordered a hitch for my mower because I have a utility trailer I want to tow with the mower. However, I also got a bagger system for the mower and did not know that the bagger system includes a hitch assembly which is used to support the bag assembly so the hitch is not available as a "hitch". That is a disappointment and now I have a hitch assembly that I have to return.
Roger Does Not Recommend This Product
Roger's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I need the hitch on my mower but it is not usable as a hitch with the bagger assembly on the mower, and since the bagger assembly came with a hitch assembly I now have to return the hitch."
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