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 HU725AWD BBC 190cc 22-Inch Self-Propelled All-Wheel Drive 2 in 1 Gas Push Lawn Mower with Briggs & Stratton Engine
- 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine
- 22-Inch cutting width, 3-in-1 cutting system: mulch / bag / discharge
- The Blade Brake Clutch feature stops the blade from spinning while the engine continues running so that you can empty grass bag or remove debris from path.
- All-wheel drive technology provides simultaneous power to all 4 wheels giving the operator maximum control and maneuverability.
- Walk behind Mower
- Petrol, self-propelled mower
- 190cc Briggs & Stratton 725e series motor
- Carb Compliant
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Powerful motor
- All wheel drive
- BBC safety system
- Mower has some plastic components
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?