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Husqvarna Self Propelled Lawn Mower HU725AWD/BBC

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Uneven turf, steep climbs and soggy pitches are no longer a hurdle to overcome with the Husqvarna Self Propelled Lawn Mower HU725AWD/BBC. This self-propelled lawn mower sports excellent maneuverability thanks to its all-wheel drive technology that simultaneously powers all 4 wheels allowing it to trudge across all terrains with seamless ease. But what truly differentiates this lawn mower from the rest of the pack is its Blade Brake Clutch, which Husqvarna calls BBC. This unique feature allows you to bring the blades to halt momentarily by disengaging the clutch so that you can remove debris from the way or empty the grass bag. Other than that it features the usual set of high—end spec list such as a 3-in-1 cutting system, 22 inch deck, dual handle speed controls and a dual bushel collection mechanism.

Husqvarna 961430103 HU725AWD 22-Inch 3-in-1 AWD Mower with Briggs & Stratton 725ex Engine, CARB Compliant review

Product Info:

  • Walk behind Mower
  • Petrol, self-propelled mower
  • 190cc Briggs & Stratton 725e series motor
  • Carb Compliant

Features:

  • 22-Inch Cutting Width
  • 3-in-1 system (mulch, side discharge and rear bag)
  • All Wheel Drive
  • weight: 94 lbs.
  • 3-years limited warranty

In-Depth Review Of The Husqvarna 725AWD/BBC Self Propelled Lawn Mower

Ease Of Use

Husqvarna 961430104 HU725AWD:BBC with Blade Brake Clutch

Close-up of the Blade Brake Clutch

They say first impressions last long and the Husqvarna Hu725awd BBC leaves a rather impressive one at that. Unlike front wheel driven motors, this no push lawn mower uses all-wheel drive meaning power distribution happens between all four wheels. The result of such a modern marvel is less pushing and more towing behind. Both side handles help manage the speed and it really doesn’t matter which one you push. Going up a slope of less than 30 degree is more tagging along behind because this mower goes straight up and down a raised surface without wincing. With other self propelled mowers you can’t go straight up and down, it is more of a side-to-side navigation. Add to this the BBC system and you can stop the mower blades momentarily to clear up debris or empty the bag on the fly. As for starting the motor, it purrs to life in a couple of tries so no worries there either.

 

 

Cut Quality

Side discharge, bag disposal all work well and as expected. No matter the height, you always get a perfect cut. It even handles tough grass types well enough. However, mulching was a bit of a disappointment as it tends to leave small clumps of grass untouched, especially while going uphill. I found reducing the cut height and speed a tad bit helps a lot. So, remember to mulch slower than usual.

 

Height Adjustment

husqvarna HU725AWD height adjustment close-up

Adjusting height on the Husqvarna HU725AWD/BBC self propelled lawn mower is accomplished with the single lever near the rear wheels. It has sufficient selections for most users although I found the lowest settings to scrap the ground clean, not something you want unless you plan on refreshing your lawn entirely.

 

Motor Power

190cc Briggs & Stratton 725e series engine designed exclusively for self-propelled mowers delivers awesome power to each wheel and has enough left behind for the blades. The engine starts up with the second pull almost every time and winterization will ensure it does not lose its edge over time.

Husqvarna 961430103 HU725AWD with Briggs & Stratton 725ex Engine, CARB Compliant reviewMaintenance

The one area where I believe Husqvarna could have done all of us a huge favor is by replacing the plastic components with more sturdy carbon body or metal. Having said that, the plastic is of a durable nature and doesn’t seem like cracking under sunlight or extended usage. If it does though, the long warranty covers every possible complication the mower can have.

 

Cost Effectiveness

At less than $500, blessed with a large engine, all-wheel drive and the BBC mechanism, this no push mower is cost effective. If you have a large lawn and want something dependable, easy to use and capable of going straight up a hill then this is an affordable quick solution. The mower is covered by a 3-year limited warranty.

$449.95 $499.99


PROS:
  • Powerful motor
  • All wheel drive
  • BBC safety system

CONS:
  • Mower has some plastic components

8.3 Total Score
Nice All Wheel Drive Mower

Should you get the Husqvarna Self Propelled Lawn Mower Hu725awd with BBC? Yes, even if you already have a powerful gas mower, the experience of an All-wheel drive self propelled mower such as this Husqvarna is unique. It drives well, mows even better and makes life that much easier. What’s not to like in it?

8.3Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustments
8.5
Motor Power
9
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
8
8.3User's score
Ease of Use
8.5
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustments
8
Motor Power
8.5
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
8
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8.3 Total Score
Nice All Wheel Drive Mower

Should you get the Husqvarna Self Propelled Lawn Mower Hu725awd with BBC? Yes, even if you already have a powerful gas mower, the experience of an All-wheel drive self propelled mower such as this Husqvarna is unique. It drives well, mows even better and makes life that much easier. What’s not to like in it?

8.3Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustments
8.5
Motor Power
9
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
8
8.3User's score
Ease of Use
8.5
Cut Quality
8
Height Adjustments
8
Motor Power
8.5
Maintenance
9
Cost Effectiveness
8
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General Info

Brand
HUSQVARNA
Mower Type
Self-Propelled Mower
Deck Size
~

Features

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

Height Settings

Blades
1
Height Positions
none
Max. Height (inch)
2.25
Min. Height (inch)
1.75

Motor Info

Engine Brand
Motor Info
Max. Forward Speed (mph)
Max. Reverse Speed (mph)

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Warranty
3 Years
2 Comments
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  1. Reply
    William Manning June 8, 2016 at 12:07 am
    3.3
    Ease of Use
    70
    Cut Quality
    60
    Height Adjustments
    60
    Motor Power
    70
    Maintenance
    80
    Cost Effectiveness
    60

    The engine seems to stall every so often when the blade is started. I can’t engage the blade while it is on the taller grass that I need to cut.

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    Christopher M. Perez June 13, 2016 at 8:35 pm
    5
    Ease of Use
    100
    Cut Quality
    100
    Height Adjustments
    100
    Motor Power
    100
    Maintenance
    100
    Cost Effectiveness
    100

    Excellent Mower.

    + PROS: At last, I can mow my hill a bit easier and quickly with this excellent mower. Thanks top5lawnmower for the perfect description and write-up. It helped me in choosing this mower out of a number of mowers available in the market.
    - CONS: Cons are yet to explore but will update it soon if found something wrong with it.
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