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Model: 960 43 02-10
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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Lawn Tractor
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Large
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
38

Cutting Inches
Engine
18.5HP/540cc Briggs And Stratton Intek OHV Engine
Full pressure lubrication with full-flow filter
Dura-Bore™ cast iron sleeve withstands wear and abuse

Pedal Operated Element V RT400 CVT Automatic Transmission
Eliminates the need to shift and doesn’t require a clutch
Automatically adjusts speed to demand for seamless power and acceleration
Simple operation delivers maximum power to cutting deck and drive wheels
16-inch turning radius

38-inch, 2-Blade Steel Mower Deck
13-gauge stamped steel deck design
Get into tighter spots than a larger mower deck
2 deck gauge wheels prevent scalping in uneven terrain

Air Induction Mowing Technology
Draws air from the top and bottom of the mower deck
Improves grass lift and delivers a superior grass cut

Comfort Package With Mid Back Seat
Also includes cruise control, headlights and cup holder


Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton Intek
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
18.5 HP
CC
540 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
1.5 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
Yes
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Battery Voltage
12 Volts
Battery Type
Lead Acid
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
13-Gauge
Deck Construction
Stamped
Spindle Material
Aluminum
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
6 Positions
Cutting Width
38 Inches
Cutting Height
1.5-4.0 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Hand Operated
Engagement
Manual
Deck Drive
Belt
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
7.4 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
2.9 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
CVT - Automatic
Drive System
Element V Automatic
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Engine Guard
No
Seat Type
Mid Back w/ Seat Springs
Hour Meter
Sold Separately
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
Sold Separately
Trailer Hitch
Included
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Headlights
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
15 x 6 Inch
Front Axle
Cast-Iron
Rear Tire Size
20 x 8 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
390 Pounds
Product Length
68.25 Inches
Product Width
41.5 up/50.0 down Inches
Product Height
41.4 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
085388591715
Model
960 43 02-10
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  5 Questions
Q: will this mower mow in reverse??jarvis johnsoh
by Jarvis Johnson from North Carolina on July 03, 2016

A: Jarvis,

Yes, this unit can mow in reverse up to 2.9 mph. To use this feature you will:

• Depress brake pedal all the way down.
• With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
• Look down and behind before and while backing.
• Slowly depress reverse drive pedal to start movement.
• When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the
ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position.

Please keep in mind that it is only recommended to use this feature if you are certain no children or other bystanders will enter the mowing area.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Hi Jose
I have 2 general questions. On the spec's of all the mowers the width is listed up & down .Is the down width the dimension with the side discharge down? And if it is and I plan to mulch 100 % can I remove the flap
Thanks Pete

by Pete Onorio from New York on May 03, 2016

A: Pete - you are correct. The "down" dimension is with the discharge chute deflector cover in the down position. And yes, if you plan to mulch 100% of the time, that chute deflector cover can be removed, as there will be a plug covering the discharge opening on the side of the mower deck.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Does this model have a washout port on the deck?
by Paul Robidoux from Massachusetts on April 16, 2016

A: Paul - the Husqvarna LTA18538 lawn tractor does not have a washout port on the mower deck.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: If I purchase this mower through Mowers Direct, where can I get warranty service or other repairs?
by Mike Pregler from Nebraska on March 25, 2016

A: Mike - warranty work, parts or other repairs, should they ever be required, can be performed at any Husqvarna authorized service center in your area
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What kind of assembly is required? Do I just put oil and gas and go?
by Ronnie Conwi from Florida on February 10, 2016

A: Ronnie - there would be some minor assembly required. You'll need to attach the steering wheel to the steering column, you'll need to connect the battery cables to the battery and then mount the seat to the frame. There is also a pre-use checklist that you'll want to go through just to make sure that everything is set up properly before you use your new tractor.
by Jose, Product Expert
Husqvarna 960 43 02-10 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (14)
Price (10)
I'd Buy It Again (10)
Easy To Store (6)
Fast (5)
Cons
Low Quality (2)
Packaging (1)
Engine clatters and loud (1)
Un-crating Was A Bit Dif... (1)
The plastic latch should... (1)
93% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Michael Leamon
Bunker Hill, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/21/16
Total Helpful Votes
40 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Purchase And Product
Mowers Direct kept me updated on the mower since it was a back order (which I knew in advance before buying). Then Mowers Direct promptly shipped and updated me with the tracking etc.

The mower came crated extremely well and was easy to unpack and do the few minor instructions to prepare the mower for use.
In the last 3 weeks the mower has been getting a heavy workout and running strong and no problems in any way.

By far a great company ( Mowers Direct ) and a great mower to make this... more
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Michael Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Brad B.
Gastonia, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/1/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Just Horrible
The linkage to the transmission is binding making it hard to go from forward to reverse and back again. The CVT tranny is horrible. The tractor will hardly pull up moderate hills. Yes, it is under warranty. I am going to take it in and get it fixed and then sell it at a loss.

This thing is just a piece of junk. Also, the engine is too loud. It sounds like a dirt track car. I just put money down on a John Deere X570. The service I received at Mower's Direct was top notch.
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Durability
Brad Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Brad,
Sorry to hear you ran into issues with the mower if you need any assistance in the future please let us know.
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Vanessa S.
Rolling Fork, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Riding Mower Ever
My son is always the one to cut our yard and he loves the Husqvarna- it cuts much faster than our old riding mower. It's also great on gas, the seat allows you to adjust it and it has a much wider cut.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Vanessa Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Vanessa's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a great experience with Mowers Direct, I was posted with every status until my mower shipped. Shipping time was better than I expected, got in it a very short period of time. Thanks Mower Direct..."
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Max P.
Ooletwah, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/3/16
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
26
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Delivery Of Lawn Tractor
The mower arrived on time. Uncrating the mower took some time as the mower was well secured in the crate. After uncrating the mower I checked the oil and tire pressure. I reduced the tire pressure to 14 in front and 10 in back. Put gas in the tank. When I turned the switch the engine started up quickly. Took the mower for a test run. The mower did a great job cutting the grass. I did a check of the mower to check the grease fittings. No problem there. I then inspected the undercarriage of the... more
Max Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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James C.
Trafford, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/10/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mowers Direct Purchase
The mower is good, only used it three times so far. Only complaints are it's a little "clanky" sounding when moving, haven't been able to locate the source of the noise as of yet.

The other complaint is the excessive height of the peddle that controls the forward motion, two inches lower would be a little better for ergonomics.

All in all a good product Mowers Direct was easy to deal with, answered quickly all my questions excellent shipping response time.
James Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Louis C.
Tierra Verde, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 12/12/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna 38 Mower Review
Overall I am very satisfied. Hard to beat for the price. Top notch quality and nicely assembled. I am not a fan of the CVT transmission and would rather have the clutch/gear shift.

I am sure I will get used to the new set-up. Handles well and quite maneuverable for its size. Packed like it is going to be shipped to the moon. Not that easy to unpack but I guess better this way than not.

Shipping is free but there is a $50 drop off charge which is not mentioned.
Louis Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Richard T.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/18/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Husky Tractor
So far so good. Only used it 3 times no problems at all. Only issue I have is the gas pedal is to high.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Gas Pedal Is To High Need To Able To Make Adjustments
Richard Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Was delivered ahead of the scheduled date, and we're very good at keeping you informed about delivery."
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Charles H.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/11/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower So Far!
We bought this 38" cut mower for a trail and couple of 1/4 acre fields of rye grass, clover and weeds. A couple of rocks and tree roots are there so we keep the blades at the highest level. Used it once and it worked great. Gas pedal seemed a little high. For our use it would be nice if the blades could be even an inch higher, just in case.
Charles Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Michael T.
Greensboro, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/27/17
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Built For A Residential Mower
Turning radius is very good and the deck doesn't flop and shift causing uneven cutting. Forward/Reverse action has smooth shifting. Cuts the grass uniformly with no missed spots when turning sharply.

The only issue is the seat feels loose and uncomfortable after a short time.

So far so good 👍🏼
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Michael Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Richard F.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/3/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna Rocks!
I'd been searching for a smaller mower to replace my 42" Murray. I picked this one because I love Husqvarna products. This thing is like driving a Cadillac compared to a Yugo. Everything operates so much smoother. Great product, good price.
Richard Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Thomas C.
Martha, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/26/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
Product arrived as advertised, via freight line with lift gate. Crated very well -- no problems at all with shipping.
Went together easily, and started promptly.

Has already passed the first "break-in" test -- and as much as a rock I ran over did not break it.

Couldn't be happier.
Thomas Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very good"
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