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Husqvarna HU700H (22") 160cc Honda High Wheel Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Model: 961 45 00-23
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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
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
22

Cutting Inches
Engine
160cc Honda GCV160 4-Cycle Engine
Delivers maximum power and torque for heavy-duty applications
Provides a high quality of cut - even in thick, wet grass

AutoWalk Self-Propelled Rear Wheel Drive System
Variable drive system allows you to mow at your own personal pace
Simply squeeze the trigger on the handlebar to control your speed

22-Inch, 3-In-1 Steel Mower Deck
Mulch, rear bag or side discharge your grass clippings
Large capacity soft side grass bag

Double Ball Bearing Wheels
8-inch front wheels; large 11-inch rear wheels
Provides improved manuverability in all types of grass

Single Point Height Adjustment
One lever adjusts the height of all 4 wheels at the same time

Mower Deck Washout Port
Just attach the hose, turn on the water and start the engine

Foldable Handle
Allows for easy transport and storage


Engine
Engine Brand
Honda GCV
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
160 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.25 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
6.9 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Stamped
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
8 Positions
Cutting Width
22 Inches
Cutting Height
1.5-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
3 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Engine Guard
No
Hour Meter
No
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
No
Trailer Hitch
No
Mulcher Kit
Included
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
11 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
88 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
085388234490
Model
961 45 00-23
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  2 Questions
Q: Is the transmission a plastic or metal housing?
Are the gears plastic or metal?
Ron

by Ron from Oregon on July 02, 2016

A: Ron,

On this model, you will have a cast aluminum housing and plastic gears.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: How big is the bad how many bushels is it
by Darrol Durward from North Dakota on February 27, 2016

A: Darrol - the Husqvarna HU700H mower has a 2.0 cubic foot soft side grass bag
by Jose, Product Expert

Husqvarna 961 45 00-23 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
Price (6)
High Quality (4)
Easy To Use (4)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Quiet (2)
Cons
Heavy (3)
Durability (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Mulching Blade A Joke (1)
Slow (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Gary C.
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 1/20/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
14
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far So Good
Very little assembly, and it started right up on the first pull. Only used once so far and that was on a winter lawn full of leaves and some growth. The grass catcher performed well and was easily removed to empty out and replace.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Fast
Gary Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Gary's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"A good way to buy a lawn mower and have delivered to your door."
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Robert C
Boca Raton, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/9/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Product But A Little Slow
Fast delivery. Easy to assemble and starts easily the first pull. Max walk speed is too slow.
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Slow
Robert Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Chris W.
The Colony, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/18/15
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Owned
Just bought a my first house. And in return spent the first year paying someone else to mow. Didn't have time or money to purchase the expensive equipment to make my yard look great. This year, I did the research, budgeted and saved for a good mower. The Husqvarna brand has great reviews and even though I was unable to find a single mower with 5 star or even really close to 5 stars after reading the reviews I felt this was the best choice for the money and for the issues that may or may not... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Chris Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Ken K.
Springfield, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower! Great Value!
I researched mowers extensively before deciding on this model. I wanted a high quality, easy to use, very well built, and durable yet reasonably priced mower preferably with a Honda engine and RWD. I got exactly that with this mower. I have never owned a Husqvarna product before and I have been quite impressed with the high quality of the hardware and the overall build. I feel I am basically getting something very close to a Honda mower (this Husqvarna has a Honda 160cc motor) without the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Ken Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Kenneth C.
Charlotte, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/12/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Summer Finally Arrived
Purchased the Husqvarna HU700H ,22" self-propelled lawn mower on 3-12-'15. 4-15-'15 filled it with fresh gas, turned the gas ON , on the second pull it was humming. Quiet compared to mower it replaced , and "easy" on the gas usage.

Walked through tough grass and never missed a beat. This is one GREAT mower, and I would recommend this mower to anybody needing a self - propelled mower. Mowers Direct did a great job sending this machine. Thank again. Ken.
Kenneth Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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John G.
Corpus Christi, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/15
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Needs A Better Disengagement Feature From Power Drive Mode
Like most husky equipment I have, it is of good quality. Too big for tight small lawns but perfect for long straight away areas. My only issue, which I cannot believe exist, is how the power drive disengages. You must release power drive handle and let mower roll forward a bit before is disengages, otherwise your dragging the mower backward from fence edge or shrubs.....
John Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Michael W.
Carlisle, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
I purchased my Husqvarna HU700H from Mowers Direct and had to wait a few weeks for it to arrive due to this model being on back-order. The back-order date did change a few times. Mowers Direct did keep me informed of the back-order delay, although not as timely as I would have preferred. I was pleasantly surprised to receive my mower two days after it shipped. No problem with shipping. A few simple adjustments to the handle, adding oil and gas and it was ready to run. Easily started on... more
Michael Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"The website was very easy to use and compare mowers. I enjoyed the expert reviews along with reading the user reviews. Ordering online was simple and the fact there is no shipping charge or sales tax was a no-brainer for me. Shipped directly to my home with no problems. The only hint of a problem I had was the mower being on back-order and the back-order date changed a few times and I was not notified of the change in a timely fashion. All in all, I am very pleased with my experience with Mowers Direct and would recommend using them for your purchase."
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Russell
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Part 2 Of Review
Back in march I ordered this fine mower from Mowers Direct. In my first review i wrote how well this machine was built and how good Mowers Direct was.

Now i got to use this machine for the second time cutting my lawn and what a great cutting mower. My lawn hasn't look so nice in some time. Looks like a $5k+ machine just cut my lawn. Thanks Husqvarna and Mowers Direct for making cutting my lawn fun again..
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast, High Quality
Russell Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Thomas
Frederick, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/5/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Husqvarna Owner
I had owned a Toro Recycler for years and have been so pleased with it, however, I moved across the country and sold it. So looking for a replacement, went to the web and researched and researched.

For the money this seemed to rate the highest. So far great mower, real test will be the year after year use, so comparison to the Toro is still pending.
Thomas Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The mower was on back order and it was delayed a bit more than the estimate but I expected to have to wait for the back ordered item. Package was well packed, came right to my door, easy to put together, highly recommend Mowers Direct."
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Russell R.
Corpus Christi, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower, Missing Hose Connector
My HU700H arrived promptly but without the garden hose washout connector. There was just a weird bolt where the washout should have been. Called Husqvarna one time, and they sent out the parts I needed immediately. Kudos to their customer service!

The mower works very well. Love the auto choke start and the single-lever height adjustment for all four wheels. In some spots, the rear wheel drive has failed to move the machine forward through the lawn, requiring me to nudge it forward. But... more
Russell Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Russell's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"As I said, the garden hose connector was not included in the box. Not sure if that is the fault of the seller or the manufacturer."
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Michael Z.
Bath, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/1/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Mower
I bought this to replace my son's lawn boy 20-inch mulcher/bagger. Took it out of the box, put oil and gas in it, attached the handle to correct heighth, put the side discharge attachment on and first pull it started right up and away went my son mowing the lawn. He cut it in considerably less time . At completion with a smile on his face said," it's a beast".
Michael Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very professional, easy, and 2-day free delivery!"
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