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Husqvarna Lawn Mower 5521P-Review

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#1 mower in my TOP 5  Petrol Lawn Mowers of 2015! Let me tell you why!

The Husqvarna Lawn Mower 5521p is a no-frills, simple to use, rather traditional gas mower operating a 140cc Briggs & Stratton CARB compliant motor. Designed traditionally, with a lightweight chassis, easy to maneuver in tight corners, capable of mulching and with handles that fold up to save space, this traditional petrol lawn mower is a good choice for a typical homeowner.

Husqvarna 5521p gas mower review

Product Info:

  • Walk Behind Lawn Mower
  • Petrol Mower
  • 140cc Briggs & Stratton 5.5 Torque Engine
  • CARB Compliant

Features:

  • 21 inch cutting deck
  • Can bag, mulch and side discharge (3-in-1 design)
  • 8 inch and 12 inch front and rear wheels respectively
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • 2 year limited warranty from manufacturer

In-depth Review of the Husqvarna 5521P Lawn Mower

Ease Of Use

Already pre-assembled from the factory, all you need to attach are the handles. This takes less than 5 minutes and once done they can also be folded to save space. As for usability, the mower really doesn’t care what type of grass your lawn has or the sogginess in the soil. Even with dense soggy patches, it manages to eat through 90 percent of the growth and after the second pass, the remaining damp grass is cut down to size. Add to this the fact that it boasts of a 21 inch cutting deck and the number of runs necessary to cover a larger lawn is reduced. One last thing, with a leaf collection bag included in the packaging you really get the option of mulching, side discharge and bag collection.

 

 

Cut Quality

Thick heavy outgrowth, wild grass, cold season grass – it really does not matter. The Husqvarna 5521P, 21 gas push lawn mower does not differentiate between the grass type or its sogginess. Once you set the height, just starting up the mower is all that is necessary. Keep it on track, directed where you want it to go and the mower takes care of the rest, maintaining a constant height at all times. The wheels on the mower at times cause a bit of worry especially on uneven terrain. To start with, the wheels being rigid don’t conform to the surface and hence may cause the blades to rise from either side, needing multiple passes to fix the patch.

 

Height Adjustment

Total of 5 pre-defined height options available for quick selection on the Husqvarna 5521P. You can selct a cutting height anywhere between 1.25 and 3.5 inches. Selecting a height is as easy as setting the lever at the right position, which takes care of the rest such as lowering the cutting deck, angling the blades and so on.

 

Motor Power

Husqvarna 5521P Motor Detail

Motor close-up

140cc Briggs & Stratton with a starter cord that takes a single pull to yank the CARB-compliant engine to life. Being compact, it doesn’t guzzle down gas neither does it need expensive care during winters and autumn. The motor used on this petrol lawn mower is a popular choice among DIY lawn enthusiasts because of its ability to survive through winters unscathed.

If you think you might need a little more power, then it is good to know that this model has a bigger brother. For an extra $50 you get the same mower, but with a larger 160cc engine. See my Husqvarna 7021P review for more details.

 

Maintenance

For the foreseeable future, as long as you winterize the motor, regularly oil the joints, sharpen the blades you won’t have to search for a replacement. The Husqvarna 5521P needs only the basic maintenance package and nothing extra.

 

Cost Effectiveness

A dependable motor, useful height adjustments, 3-in-1 operational modes and 21 inch cutting deck more than justify its price. In fact, this Husqvarna gas mower happens to be a popular choice among online buyers because of its reasonable price tag.

Husqvarna 5521p gas mower review

$319.95


PROS:
  • Powerful mower for the right price
  • Easy height adjustment changer
  • Good overall cut quality

CONS:
  • On dense soggy patches, your lawn might need a second pass to get a perfect cut

8.7 Total Score
Excellent CARB Compliant Petrol Mower!

The Husqvarna Lawn Mower 5521P is a simple gas mower with just the right amount of engine power to propel it over an average sized lawn. Blades sharpened to the hilt, easy height changer and overall dependability are its major selling points as well as the reason why I promote it as the top gas powered lawn mower in the market.

8.6Editor's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
7.5
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
9
8.7User's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
8.3
Motor Power
8.3
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
9
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8.7 Total Score
Excellent CARB Compliant Petrol Mower!

The Husqvarna Lawn Mower 5521P is a simple gas mower with just the right amount of engine power to propel it over an average sized lawn. Blades sharpened to the hilt, easy height changer and overall dependability are its major selling points as well as the reason why I promote it as the top gas powered lawn mower in the market.

8.6Editor's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
7.5
Motor Power
8
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
9
8.7User's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
8.3
Motor Power
8.3
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
9
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General Info

Brand
HUSQVARNA
Mower Type
Deck Size
21 inch

Features

Mulching
Bag
Side-Discharge
BBC
Speed Control
Electric Start
CARB Compliant

Height Settings

Blades
1
Height Positions
5
Max. Height (inch)
3.5
Min. Height (inch)
1.25

Motor Info

Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Motor Info
2.9HP, 140cc
Max. Forward Speed (mph)
Max. Reverse Speed (mph)

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Warranty
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  1. Reply
    Bellal Hossain May 14, 2016 at 11:33 am
    4.15
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    70
    Motor Power
    70
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    I’ve found this mower to be extremely well built.Have used it a month now on a 1/2 acre lot and it’s everything I expected–and more. EZ no-prime quick start, light and manageable around corners, shrubs, etc. and shreds the grass clippings so fine you can’t tell the difference between mulching and bagging.

    Having read that some people had trouble with this model and gasoline, I carefully read the directions which said “unleaded regular gasoline with no more than 10 percent ethanol.” I bought some, poured the oil from the box into the crankcase, pulled the starter very easily, and took off with my new mower. It easily cut and mulched everything I tried it on, including vines creeping in from the forest. The engine never faltered, and I just went forward. The work was much easier than with my Lawn Boy … and went faster.

    I think this mower is a great deal. Get one!

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  2. Reply
    Timothy J. White May 19, 2016 at 5:24 pm
    4.5
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    90
    Motor Power
    90
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    Overall I like it.

    + PROS: I like it man it is user-friendly and easy to assemble. I thought it must make a lot of noise while mowing when I saw its size but mark my words it’s not that noisy.
    - CONS: I would prefer it to shorter people as its handle is kinda short and I am 6 foot tall. The bag attached to it is a smaller one so you need to clear it again and again. I would recommend it to others also. Give it a shot.
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  3. Reply
    Johnny R. Williams June 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm
    4.5
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    90
    Motor Power
    90
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    This Lawn mower is strong for an above average size mower as I am using it for my yard. I am so glad to have it as it starts just in one pull. Mowing isn’t a burden for me now. It mulches the grass very finely. It comes with a bag attached but the problem is it throws all the dust on my face so don’t forget to cover your face before mowing.
    Danger: Its BLADE is extremely sharp. So take care while using it.

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