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Husqvarna GT52XLS (52") 24HP Kawasaki Garden Tractor

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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5
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Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Garden Tractor
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Hilly Terrain

Cutting Inches
Kawasaki Engine
Special Order Item - Please Allow Up To 3 Weeks For Delivery

24HP/726cc Kawasaki FR Series V-Twin OHV Engine
Smooth power output, quieter operation and outstanding durability
Full pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter

Pedal Operated Hydro Gear FAST Hydrostatic Transmission
Increase your productivity with faster speeds - up to 7.8 mph
Set the cruise control on open areas and enjoy the ride
Delivers added ground gripping traction for all your yard chores
Designed to work with all types of ground-engaging attachments

52-Inch, 11-Gauge Welded Steel Mowing Deck
Twin sheet steel for added spindle support & increased strength
3 mower blades with greaseable mandrels
4 deck gauge wheels prevent scalping of lawn on eneven terrain

Fender-Mounted Cutting Height Adjustment
Spring-assisted cutting deck makes adjustment easier

15-Inch High-Back Ergonomic Seat With Arm Rests
Comes with headlights, cupholder & brush guard style front bumper

Ergonomic Design With Step-Through Frame
Easy-to-reach levers and controls
Ergonomic steering wheel angled for optimal driverís position

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  Model Number:960 43 01-59
 Made in USAYes
 Engine BrandKawasaki
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 Battery Voltage12 Volts
 Battery TypeLead Acid
 HP/CC24 HP/726 cc
 Fuel Tank Size4.0 Gallons
 Cylinders2 Cylinders
 Oil FilterYes
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed7.8 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed2.1 Mph
 Transmission TypeHydrostatic
 Front AxleCast-Iron
 Front Tire Size16 x 6.5
 Rear Tire Size23 x 10.5
 Tire TypePneumatic Wheels
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 Spindle MaterialAluminum
 Blades3 Blades
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height1.5-4.0 Inches
 Deck Lift SystemManual Hand Operated
 EngagementPTO Electric
 Deck DriveBelt
 Seat TypeHigh Back
 Rear BaggerSold Separately
 Mulcher KitSold Separately
 Hour MeterIncluded
 Arm RestsIncluded
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperIncluded
 Trailer HitchIncluded
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight635.0 Lbs. (288.04 kilograms)
 Dimensions71.25L x 53.3 up/66.8 downW x 46.0H
(180.98 x 135.38 x 116.84 cm)
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
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  2 Questions
Q: Hi Jose,
Does this model come with the locking differential. I says added ground gripping ability but does not state the locking differential?

by Mark from Pennsylvania on August 25, 2013

A: This particular unit is not going to offer locking differential. It has the ability to accept ground engaging attachments, but because this unit uses the Fast transmission from Hydro-Gear, it does not have locking differential. A similar model with this feature would be in the GT54LS, GT48XLS and YT54LS, I have added the links to all the models I just listed.

Husqvarna GT54LS

Husqvarna GT48XLS

Husqvarna YT54LS
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: I have a moderately slopped yard on a lake at my weekend home. Should I be concerned about the lack of AWD or a locking differential on the GT52XLS or GT 24K54?

I have a curving up hill driveway at my principal residence. No way a semi can use it. I assume the tractor would be off loaded at the curb. What would be required to drive it up the driveway?

by Ray from Virginia on April 22, 2013

A: Ray - these tractors will provide adequate traction on slopes or inclines up to about 17 degree's of slope, so if your property is no steeper than this, you should be OK. If your property is steeper, you may have some traction issues, especially when the grass is wet. You are correct. Delivery is at the curb at the end of your driveway. The tractor is shipped in a crate, so you would need to dismantle the shipping crate to get the tractor out. There is also some minor assembly required before the unit ca be operated, but otherwise all you need to do is hook up the battery cables to the battery and gas it up to run it.
by Jose, Product Expert

Husqvarna 960 43 01-59 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5
Easy To Use (4)
High Quality (3)
Exceeded Expectations (3)
Easy To Store (2)
Fast (2)
Expensive (2)
Grass Chute (1)
Packaging (1)
Weak Framespins Easilyde... (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
83% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Donald P.
Mobile, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/1/13
Total Helpful Votes
71 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Law Mower,,maybe!!! Garden Tractor,,, Never!!!!
I thought that I was getting a Garden tractor but I was wrong!!! This tractor cannot handle ground engaging tools. At all!!! The right rear wheel spins just cutting grass on a level lawn. I will be getting a Kubota,,, at least both rear wheels drive. Husqvarna grossly misrepresented this mower by listing it as a Garden Tractor.
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Leslie, MI
Total Helpful Votes
63 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Great Flat Ground Mower - But Poor Rolling Land Mower
I have 6.6 hours on this mower. Right off it rattles like a cheap mower. Tin rattle! Some of the rattle I have found - others I am still working on. The most disappointing thing about this mower is the lack of upward mobility of the mower deck. I mow at 3 inches and if I find a rise of more than 1 inch the deck can only move up 1 inch before hitting the bottom of the tractor and the center drive pulley grinds loudly on the steering column base .... moving the steering column 1/2 inch... more
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Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/12/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just finished my first cut with this machine, 3.5 acres of thick dying/dead Bermuda with a mix of Rye coming up and some nasty thistle that nearly brought my old Craftsman to its knees on several occasions. Ran smooth, quiet (except with the deck engaged but that is to be expected) and got the job done in half the time with no hassle. Simply blown away with the power this Kawy puts out, no bogging in the thick stuff and clean cuts on the first pass.

Happy happy happy.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Charlie Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Charlie Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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"Shipped fast and left right where I wanted it."
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Glenn W.
Christiansburg, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 11/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Wanted To Buy A Mower That Would Be My Last
Bought this mower to replace an ageing 25hp 50" cut MTD. Way over priced, fabricated deck not made to fit tractor, spins very easily, chains and wheel weights will be a must on a yard that is not completely level also shouldn't be called "ground engaging". Yes it's fast but I didn't need a go-cart I'm mowing a yard . Many rattles, frame too weak and flexes will probably break before I wear it out. It did mow okay and the motor had plenty of power but it added time to my mowing... more
Cons: Expensive, Difficult To Use, Weak Framespins Easilydeck Won't Raise All The Way Without Hitti, Ng The Frame
Glenn Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jonathan L.
Shelton, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/11/13
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Machine
Over priced, only time will tell how durable this machine is. I have a vary imperfect terrain to use it on lots of hills and uneven ground. Have ideas if manufacture is interested.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Fast, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Jonathan Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Jonathan Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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Jerry W.
Hampton Bays, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/28/13
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Needed A Goat To Handle The Yard
I needed a goat to handle steep slopes and rough terrain, within the recommended safety standards, the GT52XLS has handled this well. Though my primary interest was to handle snow on the same slopes this is thankfully a few months off. The secondary need was the mowing and so far the results are excellent. The packaging, though well built, created a stir the night after arrival. The tractor arrived on a rainy day so was unpacked and stored in the attached garage. That night, with the house... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Packaging, Grass Chute
Jerry Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Jerry Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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"Good site, easy to navigate and provided necessary background information quickly. Phone contact for the order was quickly responded to with a knowledgeable representative."
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Harry Q.
Pittsgrove, NJ
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Tractor For The Money!
I bought this to retire my 72 New Holland S-14 garden tractor from mowing, it's a real tractor with hyd. lift and 3 pt hitch. I use this tractor for snow removal, and heavy work. I also have an Ariens S-12 with a front end loader. I'm well aware of the difference between a real tractor and a riding lawnmower. I needed a good machine to mow 3 acres with, and wanted a heavy duty garden tractor. After much research, I found the GT52XLS, it's a great machine, and I love it! It's heavy duty by... more
Pros: High Quality, Fast, Features, Exceeded Expectations
Harry Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Raymond J.
Blue Ridge, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/2/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Quality Product
This is the best lawn tractor I have ever personally owned or used. I have relatives already talking about buying one after seeing what mine could do. Best buy of everything I now own. I have about 6 acres of open land to mow and this makes it a breeze. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a top of the line lawn tractor.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Raymond Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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"Great experience from the time I started looking for a lawn tractor until the time I purchased it. Mower's Direct made everything simple."
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