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The Husqvarna lth18538 (38") 18.5hp lawn tractor has been discontinued and is not available for purchase at this time.

 

Husqvarna LTH18538 (38") 18.5HP Lawn Tractor

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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Lawn Tractor
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Large
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
38

Cutting Inches
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Engine
Special Order Item - Please Allow Up To 3 Weeks For Delivery

18.5HP/500cc Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt Engine
Delivers longer life for the most demanding jobs
Splash lubrication bathes all internal engine parts with oil
Mechanical compression release for reliable starting

38-Inch Twin Blade Mower Deck
Mulch, rear bag or side discharge
2 deck gauge wheels prevent scalping in uneven terrain
Get into tighter spots than a larger mower deck

Air Induction Mowing Technology
Draws air from the top and bottom of the mower deck
Improves grass lift and delivers a superior grass cut

Tuff Torq Hydrostatic Transmission
Provides easy speed and direction control
Easy to reach fender mounted lever
5.2 mph max forward speed; 2.9 mph max reverse speed

Fender Mounted Cutting Height Adjustment
Easy accessible lever for improved ergonomics
Spring-assisted cutting deck makes adjustment easier


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
18.5 HP
CC
500 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
1.5 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Material
Steel
Construction
Stamped
Spindle Material
Aluminum
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
6 Positions
Cutting Height
1.5-4.0 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Hand Operated
Engagement
Manual
Deck Drive
Belt
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
5.2 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
2.9 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
Drive System
Hydrostatic
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Engine Guard
No
Seat Type
Mid Back
Hour Meter
Sold Separately
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
Sold Separately
Trailer Hitch
Included
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Headlights
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
15 x 6 Inch
Front Axle
Cast-Iron
Rear Tire Size
20 x 8 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
393 Pounds
Dimensions
69.25L x 40.7 up/49.7 downW x 41.4H
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
085388586704
Model
960 43 01-31
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  3 Questions
Q: Hello Todd. According to the Specs, this mower is: 69.25L x 40.7 up/49.7 downW x 41.4H

However, the Q & A section for this mower has the following:
Q: Dimensions 69.3L x 50.8 up/59.8 down W x 41.4H
(176.02 x 129.03 x 105.16 cm)

Todd...what is the width of this mower? 50.8 or 59.8. . Can you tell me the difference. Thank you.

by Ryan from Pennsylvania on March 03, 2012

A: Ryan - the overall width of the mower is 50.8 inches with the discharge chute cover in the "up" position. It is 59.8 inches wide with the discharge chute cover in the "down" position.
by Todd, Product Expert

Was that Q & A plunked on the Q & A for the wrong mower? I'm assuming (and hoping0 that the specs are accurate because my walk gate to the yard will only be 48" wide.

Ray Magee

by Ray Magee from Colorado on May 27, 2012

A: Ray - the dimensions of the LTH18538 tractor are in fact 69.25"L x 40.7"W with the side dischage deflector up (49.7"W with the deflector down) x 41.4"H. This tractor will fit easily through a 48" gate with the chute deflector in the UP position.


by Jose, Product Expert

Q: What provisions have been made for clean-up after mowing? I don't want to drag dead clippings into my garage.
by Edward Frank from Indiana on April 01, 2012

A: Edward - the Husqvarna LTH18538 tractor does have a deck wash out port on the mower deck. This would allow you to attach a standard garden hose to the port on the deck, and then run water to the underside of the deck to clean it after use. This will not remove all of the grass clippings, but it will remove most of the clippings.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Dimensions 69.3L x 50.8 up/59.8 down W x 41.4H
(176.02 x 129.03 x 105.16 cm)

Todd...what is the width of this mower? 50.8 or 59.8. . Can you tell me the difference. Thank you.

by Ryan from Pennsylvania on March 03, 2012

A: Ryan - the overall width of the mower is 50.8 inches with the discharge chute cover in the "up" position. It is 59.8 inches wide with the discharge chute cover in the "down" position.
by Jose, Product Expert

Husqvarna 960 43 01-31 Reviews & Ratings
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Jack
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
No complaints after 1 year. Starts and runs fine. Mine does not have the wash port (early model), but I can live without! Plenty of power, I have smaller lawn, so grass doesn't get too high.
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Britt
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Less Than I Thought
Bought this little tractor which touted hydrostatic transmission which it does have - as long as you have a free hand to work the throttle, would've been easier as a foot control like my old murray hydro. Also has a reverse lock out that prohibits the blade from being engaged in reverse, every backing movement you have to disengage the blade - pain in the can, I need to find the override for that. 1 cylinder engine is rough on start up, runs pretty strong after that though. Good cut, pretty... more
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30
Sharon
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/15/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I have over an acre of hilly grass. After getting my Husqvarna I was amazed how much power it has. The delivery was prompt, the machine itself is comfortable and mows smooth. I don't understand why you would need a more expensive machine, this is an awesome product! Thank-you mower's direct!

P.s. The only thing I found wrong was that the wash-out port didn't come with a adapter, but a simple quick hose connect worked.
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