6Husqvarna LC18

Husqvarna LC18

 VerifiedMPN:967604801
6Husqvarna LC18
3.1

56 reviews

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46% · 2625 · 45%

Product is used
  • Weekly
  • Occasionally
Build Quality
3.7
Value for Money
3.2
Ease of Use
3.9
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.9
Noise Level
3.8
Safety
4.2
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
2.6
Fuel Efficiency
4.0

Reviews

56 reviews
Ranger16
Ranger16Hunter Region, NSW3 posts
 

Don’t waste your money

Was looking for a more premium lawn mower than your average run of the mill Bunnings Victa. This lawnmower was a massive let down, you would think with Swedish heritage it would be excellent, however this was no better than the cheapest petrol mower you can buy at Bunnings for a quarter of the price.

Issues:

- catcher did not catch properly dropping bits of leaf and grass
- catcher hard to put on
- seemed to lack power and struggle over thicker sections of lawn (my lawn not long or thick).

No refunds once used, so now I’m stuck with it… Show details

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Adrian
AdrianGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
 

Unreal mower

Dont know why there are so many bad reviews about this mower. Powerful mower if you have long grass to cut then cut it gradually. This mower will work every time providing you look after it. Wash it after every use to remove grass etc and you will not have a problem. Starts first pull and cuts without a problem. Show details
Gary M.
Gary M.Sydney Surrounds, NSW
 

Good product , had mine for 4 years now

Reliable, low maintenance, starts 1st go , recommended for the price Show details
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Alan
AlanNorth-West & West coast, TAS
 

would never purchase one again

I was gifted this mower, Lc118 from an unhappy mate 2 months old. blades are not offset in relation to wheels so can not mow close to kerbs or walls. engine does not rev hard enough so wont cut damp or long grass, just wants to stall and have to cut to high, smokes on a slight hill. have had it checked at local dealer and engine revs are fine, oil levels are fine. would not reccomend. on the positive side it starts easily Show details
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Cam F
Cam FGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
 

I love my Husqvarna mower

I purchased my LC 18, 9 years ago from the Seymour Mower
Shop, Emily St Seymour Victoria. It is the best mower I have ever owned. I'm coming up to my 70th birthday and I have no trouble using it(I'm a bit on the short side), I have even used it to mow over small tree branches, so they can be composted. That's why I'm giving it 5 stars I love this mower. Show details
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Tim
TimSouth East Queensland, QLD
 

Terrible mower, won’t last

Owned this for 6 years and it’s been the worst mower I’ve ever owned.
The wheels stick out past the body so cutting edges next to a wall is a hassle.
The catcher clip is the worst design, you have to let it slap down to clip in case just sitting it in some hooks like every other mower.
The engine struggles with anything but the smallest amount of grass. Get into a thick patch and it will struggle.
Over the years I’ve lost two clips which hold the back axel on and have had to buy replacements.
Then I was mowing the grass yesterday and noticed the blade kept hitting the deck, had a look and I’ve got large amounts of rust under there. 6 years old and rusted out. This hasn’t been stored with caked on wet grass either. Show details
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Liam A.
Liam A.
 

Purchased despite the number of negative reviews. So glad I did!

Extremely easy to start (first pull) and lightweight and easy to maneuver.
I have a large yard, about an acre, and have no trouble whatsoever mowing every fortnight.
I would definitely recommend this mower!

A number of negative comments I'd like to address:

1) If your blades are too low, the engine will struggle no matter what mower you have.
2) The grass will get caught between the catcher and mower body if A) you don't empty it often enough b) if you mow while the grass is still very damp/wet. Show details

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Elliepup
ElliepupHunter Region, NSW14 posts
 
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Mr Bill
Mr BillMurrumbidgee Region, NSW
 
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LetsTalk
LetsTalkMelbourne112 posts
 
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Fridgeman19
Fridgeman19Metropolitan Adelaide, SA6 posts
 

Total rubbish and a wast of money

I had a Briggs & Stratton before and that mower would cut just about anything. After 25 or so years it was ‘pensioned off’ and replaced with an LC18. It’s easy to start and a pretty orange colour but that’s all that I can say positive about it. On a couch lawn it struggles to cut even an half-mower width and has done so since it was new. Once Spring 2021 kicks in it’s time to give this to the grandson for his ‘toy mower’ while I buy a decent one that will do the job properly. Just as well it’s easy to start because it stalls so regularly. Show details
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Cable guy
Cable guy2 posts
 

Great product

Robust cuts lawns like butter very powerful used it on a block grass 6inch high cut easy and use it every week on my own lawns.it has solid components and the height adjustment is still not plastic like most A1 Show details
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Dave Dale
Dave DaleSouth East Queensland, QLD
 

The Husqvarna LC18 is good for my lawn

Purchased the Husqvarna LC18 in May 2019. Perfect for my front lawn. Weekly usage is 40 mins. For my lawn, it's perfect, not big and grass is cut nicely. The catcher is perfect too. The mower usually kicks on second pull start. Engine labours on thick patches of grass, but not to point of conking out. The mower has not missed a beat. I paid $519 and I am happy with it. Show details
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Dave
DaveSouthern and Hills, SA2 posts
 

Not up to the job unless the lawn doesn't need mowing anyway!

The mower seems well made. It's light and easy to maneuver, starts easily and the small catcher is easy to use and works well. However, it is simply lacking the power to cut grass that is over a few inches high without pushing very slowly, which makes progress very slow and frustrating. Valve cearances, air filter, spark plug and carby are all checked and found OK, the mower is simply gutless and I regret buying it. Show details
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vadi
vadiSoutheast, SA10 posts
 

Will not start

We bought this lawnmower a couple of years ago. It replaced a Rover which had given years of excellent service. From the very beginning it was difficult to start. Despite repairs, and four visits to workshops it has remained increasingly difficult to start (35-40 pulls to get a reaction). We are both 70 and worried about back problems. The mower floods easily, cuts unevenly and the catcher is loose and difficult to attach. Once started the motor runs well, but we do not relish the huge effort needed to start the machine. Very disappointing. Show details

Questions & Answers

Ray D.
Ray D.

the cranksharft in my lc18 has broken, where can i buy another?

William S S.
William S S.

What spark does it use ??

Dickens Cider
Dickens Cider

Hi Y'all, is this page still live? I have one of these mowers, it's been given to me, in brand new condition.
It won't develop any power, any work at all it just dies. I tried it on low grass, just dies, doesn't develop any torque, barely seems to rev at all...
Is this some kind of 'smog' set up? An eco mower, down tune it for the environment, save the polar bears...?
Is there anything that can be done to these mowers to bring the revs up> I look down the intake, and there's some kind of plenum in there, can this be taken out? Is there a Governor?
I'm reluctant to take it to the moa shop, they charge an arm and a leg and will fix/service when not required. I'm really reluctant to go in blind and be at their mercy, would rather pawn it and buy something that can do the job? Has anybody experience with these ohv B&S engines, can you make them work???

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Details

CategoryPetrol Lawn Mowers
Price (RRP) $529
Power SourcePetrol
FeaturesFoldable Handle and Mulching Capability
Catcher Type Rigid
Catcher Capacity44 L
Cutting Deck MaterialSteel
Cutting Width460 mm
Height of Cut16 mm to 80 mm
Number of Blades4
Noise Level 95 dB
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine NameBriggs & Stratton 140cc 550ex 4-stroke OHV Series
Engine Type4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)
BrandBriggs & Stratton
Engine Displacement140 cc
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: 967604801

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