Push Mowers Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of push mower would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
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.
Purchased in April 2017 for $400.00.
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.
Purchased in March 2017.
- Verified purchase
Average ! Underpowered.
My old 18" cut 5 HP Rover was dying so upgraded to the Husky LC18, nice and light , starts easily and wife enjoys using it , BUT underpowered to hell , if I mow weekly its good if I'm away a couple of weeks (away up to 3 weeks at a time with job) and it rains (typical QLD summer) the Husky hasn't got a hope , I get out the old Rover to knock the grass down then go back to the Husky, if I didn't have the old Rover would have to mow twice , not the ideal scenario , if I had time over would have organised a demo and got a mower the equivalent power to the Rover. Has a 3.75 HP engine needs at least a 4.5-5 HP to be any good with anything other than weekly cut.
for the money it does the job just fine
as has been said the catcher is a bit tricky, other than that the mower is perfectly adequate for a small yard. mulcher works perfectly as long as grass isn't too long. At half the price of a honda it isn't a bad mower. Easy to start, starts first or second go with no choke or primer.
Trick for catcher
I recently purchashed an LC18 and could not get the catcher on. Took it back to place of purchase and even the owner struggled to get on. But once on he told to me to leave it in the sun with catcher on and this will make the catcher go on and off easier in future. Sounds crazy but left it in the sun for 2hrs and then stored overnight with catcher on and low and behold it WORKED. Catcher goes on and off without any effort. Hope this helps others with similar issue.
Catcher doesn't attach
I cant get the catcher to work either...apart from that its ok. It's a bit lacking in power but the catcher just does my head and back in everytime I try to use it. If I cant use the catcher I might as well not have it...very frustrated...Why is this so hard is there a trick to it.
Big bucks for not much
Have had a Husqvarna ride on for 12 years and love it so had no hesitation buying this brand but after this mowers very first use my perception of Husqvarna changed.
It's only used to cut in around the edges where the ride on doesn't go so it luckily doesn't get flogged - The power is gutless and I've given up using the catcher as it just doesn't catch....just as well it comes with a mulching kit.
Also when cleaning after its first use the engine paint began peeling off when wiped with a soft cloth. It was taken straight to the dealer where ...
Well priced, decent mower.
Did our research on several mowers before making our purchase. Husqvarna was well priced, great quality and the place we bought from delivered it for free and picked up our old mower.
This model is great value for money. Easy to use, starts quickly and so light! Makes cutting the lawn a breeze.
- Verified purchase
Product and Reputation Speak For Themselves
After being so impressed with the level of service given to me by The Mower Mega Store in West Gosford it was easy for me to go ahead and replace my old mower which was not an Husqvarna (they gave a reasonable trade in price) with a new Husqvarna LC18. The mower performs excellently in all facets of operation particularly the effortless way it starts first time every time and looking back I am crazy for buying cheap China made mower now sold by an household Australian brand that I will never ever buy again. Actually when comes to gardening equipment I avoid China garbage like the plague now. You just have to be much smarter and pay that little bit extra, believe me it is worth it in the long run.
- Verified purchase
Best Mower - Use it for my Small Business
I have been shopping around for age's on a mower, Value for Money, for Lightness, and easy to use, Ease to start. and All round quality.
I gotta say . This was easy. Best investment I have made.
I run a small business, This Lawnmower, has already proven itself to be reliable
Never again. Frame has corroded away
The frame has corroded away rendering it useless. The cuttings come out the side of the frame instead of going into the catcher. I wish I had stuck with Rover. The Briggs and Stratton motor (not a Husqvarna motor ?!!? incidentally) is like new, and still on the original spark plug, and starts first time every time. I am disappointed because I believed that I was buying real quality.
Too hard to manoeuvre
Cuts ok, cannot manoeuvre this Tank, maybe a tank might be easier!
Catcher release flap awful, have to bang it to secure catcher instead of just lowering it, why isn't it metal instead of plastic, you sort of need to push hard in the centre so you end up bending the edges up so it will catch the catcher, sometimes I think I'm going to put my hand through the flap.
Lately when folding handle down you release the locks on the side and the handle won't fold down and starter cord falls out of pig tail holder.
Still starting easy but I wish I had kept my 23yo Rover
- Verified purchase
Catcher hard to remove and replace. Clippings fail to enter the rear of catcher, hence they are forced to exit from the sides, giving the impression that there was not a catcher attached at all! Agree with others' comments -poor machine for a lot of money. I hope that the manufacturer monitors this site.
Worth the money
In March this year I splurged out and bought what I believed to be a decent lawnmower, sick of the $199 or less mowers that you have never heard of the brand at large hardware outlets I searched for a name that I could trust. Almost 8 months later and it runs like a dream and actually makes the yard look better than the previous mowers I have owned.
To me, buying from an authorized dealer gives you the sense that you are covered a lot easier than these large stores. Warranty and a local dealer / service shop is an added bonus that it doesn't ...
No good, no power buy something else
What a waste paid a lot on money for a piece of crap, only used twice so far and hate it. Has no power, stalls on small patches of thicker grass and does not pick up wet grass well. I am mowing lawn twice.
Has no cutting edge, cuts a line 50mm away from fence due to wheel alignment.
How can you get something this wrong? Not enough height adjustment settings.
Big wheels thought it would be easier to maneuver but no...
Purchased new from husky dealer in rural victoria. NO choke easy start motor but will sometimes be hard to start, when it does its quiet and fairly powerful but catcher fitting is poor and has a habit of looseing the retaining clips that hold the front axle to the body which is a pain. Service at the dealer is not cheap had it done after around 15 mnths and was nearly $200. Overall lc18 is fair mower but nowhere near as good as a new masport mower i purchased about 15 years ago to mow a double block and never gave a moments problem till it wore out the base
Good but not the best
Purchased this model from a local Husqvarna dealer after comparing it to Victa's and other models. This one seemed the best. It has served me fairly well over the past 24 months, the only issues being the rubber padding where you push the mower got a big tear in it within only 6 months of brand new (and I used it gently), and it blows a massive amount of smoke after it's started sometimes.
- Verified purchase
The front wheel is broken when we bought it
This mower works fine, we are happy with the result of cutting; BUT one of the wheel in the front does not move, because it was not balanced in horizontal line with the other one!! And the shop refuse to exchange a new one for the reason the machine itself works fine! Our family was not happy because it is tired to operate a mower with only 3 wheels!
- Verified purchase
I own a lc18. It's been nothing but trouble. It wouldn't turn off. I checked the manual to recheck my memory on what to do and followed the instructions. Damn mower gave me a shock. I've been mowing lawns since I was 7. This mower has been back to the shop for repairs twice already. When the wheel fell off I found the clip and put it back on myself. Thing is a lemon its still got 2 1/2 years warranty on it.
I am not willing or interested in taking the machine in for another repair.
You should offer people a refund once it gets to this ...point. Your firm should also correct your manual. Don't list in your manual to pull off the spark plug. I followed your instructions thinking you must've had some earthing for the machine. Nope got a boot. As you can see it's not how you do it cause HUMANS CONDUCT ELECTRICITY. http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/small-engines/small-engine-wont-stop.php http://blog.lawneq.com/mower-wont-stop/ Also don't put a picture of the mower laying on it's side in the manual as you do on page 6. People think that's what you can do as it's in the manual. If like me you follow the manual you end up with a costly repair not covered by warranty as Husqvarna will tell you the machine isn't meant to be laid on it's side. And no amount of showing the photo of the mower on it's side in the manual to Husqvarna will mean you they'll waive the repair bill.
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Questions & Answers
I'm not satisfied with the lc19ap husqvarna lawnmower after 3 days what can I do please
Mower is very hard to start, think it maybe spark plug but how do you get it out. Taken it into dealer three times. Starts well after they play with it but a week later hopeless. What can I do to improve starting?
Hi there Bruce
Mate - Starting has never been an issue for me, so I am unsure how to answer your question. Is the place you brought the Mower from a Licensed Dealer ? The Dealer in Petrie here is very good on the northside. Perhaps a phone call to them would help.
Just one thing, there is the little pump under the housing, do you do that around 5 times before starting ?
How do I remove the blades?
|Category||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Features||Foldable Handle and Mulching Capability|
|Catcher Capacity||44 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Steel|
|Cutting Width||460 mm|
|Height of Cut||16 mm to 80 mm|
|Number of Blades||4|
|Noise Level||95 dB|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Displacement||140 cc|
|Brand||Briggs & Stratton|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHV (Overhead Valve)|
|Engine Name||Briggs & Stratton 140cc 550ex 4-stroke OHV Series|
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