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Husqvarna 967 27 75-02 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Price (13)
High Quality (13)
Fast (12)
Easy To Use (9)
Durable (6)
Cons
Packaging (4)
Durability (2)
Heavy (1)
Mediocre traction (1)
Receiving This Item Is D... (1)
96% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Total Reviews
90 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
15232 Helpful Votes
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We rate the Husqvarna MZ61 as our better semi-pro grade zero turn mower because of its construction and overall performance. Beefier than most, this model features a mega-sized welded steel frame with a 2'' x 3'' steel tube chassis for superior strength.

The Husqvarna MZ61 is equipped with the powerful 24HP Kawasaki FR730V V-Twin engine, which produces plenty of power. The Hydro Gear ZT3100 commercial hydrostatic transmission is designed to handle the toughest jobs. With fan cooled 12cc... more
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Todd A.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/22/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1 Mow Review...
I hate to do a review so early in my experience with this mower, but thought it would be good to let other know how it is going.

Received the mower in a giant crate! Took some real work to get the mower fully uncrated. It required bolting the seat on, checking oil in engine and drive system which was easy.

This is a big mower! I mow about 2.5 acres with it. It mowes so fast I had to slow it down until I got a feel for it. This thing really flies! Cut my mowing time down dramatically from... more
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Pros: Price, High Quality, Fast, Durable
Cons: Packaging
Todd Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Mike M
Rome, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not That Good
The steering is tight and makes it uncomfortable to steer. Also no place to hook water up to mower deck, continue to get grass build up and blades won't cut good.
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Durability
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Mike,
I'm sorry to hear that you're not happy with the performance of your mower. If you feel there is a manufacturing issue I would strongly recommend that you contact Husqvarna directly so that a certified repair center can potentially fix your mower under warranty. Here's a link to find a repair center near you: Husqvarna Repair Center Locator

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Thank you very much for your business and I hope you have a great day.
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Mike's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered and received quickly"
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Keith W.
Topeka, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/5/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Large Lawn(s)
Between my son and myself, we mow our 2 yards, which combined will equal approx. 5 acres. This mower allows us to mow both yards within 2 1/2 hrs., compared with the norm., which had been up to 6 hours with a lawn tractor and the same size mower deck, 60 inch. Of course this does not include the trimming, but the new mower has allowed us to mow a lot closer to the shrubbery then before therefore eliminating much of the trimming. The down side is that with turf tires (standard) the unit... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Fast, Price
Keith Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Jack D.
Aubrey, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/23/17
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
4 Acres With Over 100 Trees While Pulling A 60" Swisher Mower
I mow 4 acres with over 100 trees while pulling a 60" Swisher mower and it is working out great. Mowing 10' at a pass. &#128519; Really cuts down on mowing time. Plenty of power.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Features, High Quality
Jack Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Mike P
Elkhorn, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna Mz61 Zero Turn Mower
I am now in my second mowing season with the MZ61. I mower 4 acres every week, with some areas that are quite rough. It is proving to be a quality mower. Also Mowers Direct price saved me 45 to 50% over dealership's in my area!
Pros: Price, High Quality, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Mike Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Mike,
Thank you for the kind words; I'm glad to hear your machine is performing up to expectation still! If you ever have any questions arise, please do not hesitate to give us a call and we will do our best to assist. Thank you as always for your business and happy mowing!
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Mike's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"I am completely satisfied with both the item and Mowers Direct."
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Rick T.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/22/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
This is a really great mower! We love the zero turn and how fast the yard can be mowed. I recommend this mower to anyone wanting to save hours of time on the yard. It runs great, not too loud and easy to operate. I did my research and for the price and quality this was our first choice.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Fast, Quiet
Rick Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Kieran K.
Walden, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/12/17
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Zero Turn
This is a very big mower. The crate was 6' X 7' and they used a fork lift to get it to my house. After the crate was disassembled it took about 20 min to set up. Added gas and fired up right away.
I have mowed with it 3 times. With my old garden tractor, my 4 acre lawn usually took about 2.5 hours. The new mower had it done in about an hour. Took about half an hour to get used to the controls.
Runs great. Tons of power. Very comfortable seat and set up. Used about half the fuel.
Skids a bit... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Fast, Durable
Kieran Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Thomas C.
Poughquag, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/11/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Couldn't Have Been Easier!!!!
So the MZ61 caught my eye, Mowers Direct has a great price, I called and they made it happen.......4 days later I had it. A half hour of first time set-up and I was mowing AND cutting my lawn at 8 MPH. I was done in 1.3 hours, normally 3-4 hours. My lawn looks like a rug. I mowed it the following week and it looks even better....... Buy It!
Pros: Price, High Quality, Fast, Durable
Thomas Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"ONE CALL and 30 minutes, that included the financing. Perfect delivery. No more to say!"
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Kenneth K.
New Tripoli, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Dream To Use
Never used a zero turn before, it was a little tricky to use at first but by the third mowing of my 3 acres of grass it was a dream to use. Cut my mowing time by more than half.
Pros: Price, Fast, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Kenneth Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Kenneth's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great to deal with so far."
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Paul W
Waterford Works, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/13/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
The MZ61 is a powerful mower that has a very solid yet comfortable feel. We regularly mow approximately 8 of the 30 acres we have. Cutting that used to take us most of the day is now accomplished in a couple of hours. This includes areas around a house and barn as we'll as along driveways that are hundreds of feet long. We have even cut one of our pastures, where the grass was in the 6 to 8 inch range, without any difficulty. I highly recommend this mower even though we had to have a fork lift... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Packaging
Paul Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Paul's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"The person I spoke with was helpful, particularly where the delivery process was concerned."
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Dave P
Lewisburg, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/21/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It, It's Fantastic
I mow 7 acres weekly and so far I've used it 4 times. It's great and easy to use &#128512;
Pros: Price, Fast, High Quality, Durable
Cons: N/A
Dave Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Dave's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very happy with my mower and Mowers Direct 😀"
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Don M.
Cuba, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/11/17
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine!
I mow 4 acres of my own and about 7 acres for other people. I was using a Husqvarna RZ5424 (54" in pressed deck and 24HP Kohler engine). While it's an excellent machine and I highly recommend it for average sized yards, with that many acres to mow it was slow going. I needed a bigger machine. This MZ61 is everything I expected and then some.
I thought long and hard and read many, many reviews in deciding between the Briggs and Kawasaki engines. Briggs: Ease of finding local parts and... more
Pros: High Quality, Fast, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Don Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Don's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My mower arrived with a broken fuel check valve (the breather vent for the gas take). I contacted Mowers Direct and a replacement was sent right away. Excellent company to do business with."
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Thomas C.
Poughquag, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/11/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
After The Fact!!!
Ok, so it's been over a month I have owned it. I got use to it and instead of taking 3-4 hours cutting my lawn I'm down to 1.3 hours. This baby cuts at 8 MPH. My neighbors are jealous, and my lawn looks like a rug.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Fast, Exceeded Expectations
Thomas Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct did everything correct."
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Faye G.
Kilmichael, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/4/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Choice
Like it very much.Just what I wanted. Thanks
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Packaging, Durability
Faye Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Faye's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I would buy from Mowers Direct again."
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Mark H.
South Bend, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/18/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mz61 Husqzarna
I ordered it at 1pm on Tuesday and had 9am the next day. A lawn mower shop in town had the same exact model number and year mower and I saved 1400.00 dollars Happy mark here.
Pros: Price, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: no role bar
Mark Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Tim C.
Clifton, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/24/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Fair Observation
The mower came on Freight Truck on a wooden pallet with a crate built around it and was well packaged. After the initial engine warm up and testing and check list I immediately put the unit to work.

The hydraulic drive pumps aren't as smooth at slower speeds as they should be and is a little jerky when trying to creep around obstacles. The larger drive tires for this mower class still easily spin and lose traction on green mulched grass, dew or damp surfaces and needs some attention there.... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use
Cons: Bad Instructions
Tim Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Tim's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"As advertised"
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Jason D.
Prairieville, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/30/17
Related Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
This mower has been great so far. This is my first zero turn, so it's taken a little getting used to, but it is saving me lots of time. The cut seems even. I bought the armrests as well, but they aren't really necessary for me to be comfortable. I had to adjust the tracking a little bit, but now it drives pretty straight with both bars full forward. The fab deck is very sturdy. The Kawasaki engine has ran with no problems. Only time will tell how this mower will hold up, but I don't have any... more
Tip: What is a Related Review?* Related reviews were originally written for products that are very similar to this one. While the reviewed product may differ in color, size, fuel type, or another aspect, we believe it is applicable to this model.
This review was originally written for the 967 27 18-01.
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Kevin M.
Highland, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/4/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Since I've bought this mower I've cut my grass 3 times, I have 4 acres to cut, and this mower preformed better than I thought it would.

It takes a little while to get used to using a zero turn, but once I got the hang of it, I was cruising along. The 27hp Kawasaki motor is a workhorse, and was able to cut my grass at a good speed. I only wish it had a fuel gauge so you would know when to fuel up, and maybe some kind of removable plate that would allow you to clean under the mower deck... more
Kevin Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Douglas W.
Holly, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/12/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied Customer
Great product for the money. I mow about 2.5 acres, and my MZ61 does a fantastic job. It cut my mowing time in half from my previous Yazookees 48" cutter, and the quality of cut is excellent.

Not the greatest traction on slopes with the turf tires, but I wouldn't have expected any differently. I would highly recommend this semi-pro mower for anyone with very large lawn to mow.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Mediocre traction
Douglas Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Douglas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Competitive prices convenient fast."
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Asher L.
Crawfordville, FL
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressive
I didn't buy from Mowers Direct (found a better deal elsewhere), but I found this model here. This is my first ZTR mower, and after trying it I will never go back to a lawn tractor for mowing. This thing is fast and nimble. Yes, you can cut a hole in your lawn by doing a true zero turn (one handle forward the other backward), but if you avoid doing that, it really makes cutting the lawn a breeze, especially if you have a bunch of trees.

As for the packaging I wish an actual crate was used... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Packaging, Receiving This Item Is Difficult
Asher Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Michael P.
Elkhorn, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Mowing
I recently purchased my mower from Mowers Direct, which turned out to be easier than expected. I mow close to 4 acres and have used it 3 times. It has cut the time mowing down to 2 hours a week. I only wish I had done it sooner. The price was far better than any place else I found!
Michael Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Jamie B.
Lancaster, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/8/16
REVIEWED
APR.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Mower
Had my previous mower for 20 years but parts are no longer available. Found this one and it works great. Still learning but I will get the hang of it. My previous mower was much easier to get around trees and under bushes because the mower deck was out front.
Jamie Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Joseph N.
Cannelburg, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/2/16
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Undecided
I ordered it 4-2-16 got it a week later an haven't got to use it yet mower wouldn't start from the shipping crate wiring was messed up plus there was shipping damage so I m waiting for the dealership to get it repaired maybe by.

May I can use it once I bale hay in my yard an get it cleaned up I m sure there not all this way but just my luck, you would think Husqvarna would check them before shipping the mowers and I thought they. Husqvarna would at least send me something for my trouble a... more
Joseph Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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