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Husqvarna 960 43 01-78 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
Pros
Price (2)
High Quality (2)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Durable (1)
Fabricated Mower Deck (1)
Cons
Expensive (1)
Durability (1)
Low Quality (1)
Ignition switch sucks (1)
Smartswitch clunky (1)
57% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Klete F
Eatonville, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/24/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gt52xlsi Review
It's the biggest, baddest machine Husqvarna currently produces, as of this writing.
Let's get this out of the way: Is it at as good as/How does it it compare to the ubiquitous John Deere?
For the size and features, so far, it is every bit comparable to the JD.
Not that this machine is cheap, but when compared dollar for dollar, I believe the Husky to be a superior value. Before you blow a gasket, the line of JD tractors continues on, far beyond, what Husky offers, so comparing models and... more
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Fabricated Mower Deck
Cons: Smartswitch clunky
Klete Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Klete's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good direct-sales"
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Michael F
Toney, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/5/17
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Big Horse
The ordering, shipping, delivery, and setup was flawless and took about an hour to un-crate the tractor. The tractor was ready to go out of the crate, all I had to do was attach the brush guard. It took 2 hours to figure out how to start it. Please Husqvarna, put the darn Key back in the ignition. This is a lawn mower for God's sake. By the way: never could get the thing re-programed with my own code, so what good is it anyway?

Buy ear plugs! This is a beast when it comes to mowing, but when... more
Pros: Durable, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Ignition switch sucks
Michael Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Rocks! First time on-line mower buyer. Everything was flawless and Bruce, the person I spoke to on the phone, was a very nice guy, and we had we had great discussion while buying. Tractor arrived in three days and trucking company had a big lift to unload the crate and deliver it right to my garage. By the way: it is a BIG crate and it was packaged really good in that crate."
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Daniel
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Of Husqvarnas Best Garden Tractors Imo
Maybe the best all around garden tractor Husqvarna has produced to date. I like the smart switch security and ease of use, no old fashioned key needed.

Other things I like are: heavy duty frame, rear posi-wheel lock switch for climbing hills and tuff pulling, Briggs and Stratton new Endurance engine auto choke allows easy starts and plenty of power, heavy gauge pro deck and cutting blades, just to name a few.

I would recommend adjusting tire pressures and deck adjustment height to... more
Daniel Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Tony
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Took It To The Dealer
The factory rep said ...

Tony,
If your smart switch is draining your battery, please take it to an authorized service center for evaluation.

The deck height issue sounds like it will simply need to be properly set up, which the authorized dealer can assist with.

The issue with the engine will also need evaluation by the dealer and warranty consideration will be handled through the engine manufacturer.

So I took it to the dealer.

Well it spent 2+ weeks at the dealer and nothing... more
Tony Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Tony
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Don't Buy This Tractor
Let's start with the smart switch, now I know why the salesperson was pushing the trickle charger ... because the smart switch DRAINS the battery!!! In one week the battery indicator goes from green to yellow to red. I narrowed it down to the smart switch draining the battery. Poor electronics design. I wish I had known I could get the same tractor without a smart switch! Ugh! Does a lawn tractor really need a smart switch? I wish it had a key start like my 45 year old garden tractor I retired.more
Cons: Low Quality, Durability, Expensive
Tony Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Tony,
If your smart switch is draining your battery, please take it to an authorized service center for evaluation.

The deck height issue sounds like it will simply need to be properly set up, which the authorized dealer can assist with.

The issue with the engine will also need evaluation by the dealer and warranty consideration will be handled through the engine manufacturer.
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James S.
Vestal, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/12/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Tractor
I really like this garden tractor so far. I was a little surprised that it arrived with a dead battery that needed to be charged before its first use though. The manual is ok- there are separate manuals for the motor, the keyless starting system, etc. I would've really liked a quick start style abbreviated manual that put it all together. Once I got it running, this thing has been great- lots of power, and I can't believe how useful the locking rear differential is (I have a hilly lot). Maybe... more
James Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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A C
Pittsburgh, PA
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disappointing
I had a 12 year old YTH1542XP. Great tractor but the tranny went. Decided to upgrade. Really wish I had my YTH back. It seems like all of the "convenience" features are nothing more than an inconvenience. The battery life indicator actually kills the battery. If you don't start every week the battery will die. Have to unplug the indicator to save battery. To change the oil you have to connect to a yellow nipple-thing.

There are no instructions in the... more
A Does Not Recommend This Mower
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