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Husqvarna HU800AWD (22") 190cc Honda All-Wheel Drive Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Flat Terrain

Cutting Inches
Honda Engine

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Premium Honda GCV190 OHV 190cc 4-Cycle Engine
Powerful and easy starting
Overhead valve (OHV) for fuel efficiency

All Wheel Drive
Delivers power to all four wheels in hilly, uneven terrain
Provides optimum traction on hills or on wet grass
Variable drive system allows you to mow at your own personal pace

8-Inch Front And Rear Wheels
Agressive tread pattern on wheels for added traction

22-Inch, 3-In-1 Heavy Duty Steel Mower Deck
Features a thicker cutting deck and thicker blades
Mulch, rear bag or side discharge
Large dust blocking bag reduces dust created by bagging

Single Point Cutting Height Adjustment
Easily adjust cutting height with a single lever

Mower Deck Washout Port
Facilitates cleaning of the cutting deck
Just attach the hose, turn on the water and start the engine

Foldable Handle
Allows for easy transport and storage

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  Model Number:961 45 00-11
 Made in USAYes
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC190 cc
 Fuel Tank Size0.30 Gallon
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
 Drive WheelsAll Wheels
 Maximum Speed3.0 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
 Front Tire Size8 Inch
 Rear Tire Size8 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 Blades1 Blade
 Positions9 Positions
 Cutting Height1.0-4.25 Inches
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
 Trailer HitchNo
 Assembly RequiredNo
 Weight103.0 Lbs. (46.72 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
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  7 Questions
Q: So why does your site rate this for flast terrain and not hilly? I thought AWD mowers were supposed to be a good fit for hilly, irregular terrain.
by Dennis from Oregon on March 15, 2014

A: Dennis - you are absolutely correct. The Husqvarna all-wheel drive walk behind mowers are specifically designed for use on hilly, irregular terrain. The all-wheel drive system gives them improved traction and helps them climb hills and slopes more easily than a traditional self-propelled mower does.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: What is the bag capacity?
by Dave from Washington on October 19, 2013

A: Dave - the Husqvarna HU800AWD mower has a 2.4 cubic foot grass bag capacity.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Hi
Is the mower blade 532 40 67-11 the blade I should use on a Husqvarna HU800AWD mower?

by Dennis Barwig from Connecticut on June 27, 2013

A: Dennis - the Husqvarna HU800AWD mower requires a Husqvarna 580 24 40-01 replacement mower blade.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Does this mower have reverse? Thanks

by Gordon A Williamson, Mayor from Missouri on April 19, 2013

A: Gordon - there is no reverse gear or drive on the Husqvarna HU800AWD. The drive system will disengage so you can pull the mower backward, but it is not a power reverse.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Does the Husqvarna HU800AWD have a feature like Honda's Roto-Stop Blade Brake Clutch? Also, is the AWD a real advantage on very steep hills over the rear drive models?
by Allan from Pennsylvania on April 13, 2013

A: Allan - the Husqvarna AWD mower does not have a blade brake clutch feature. The engine will stop whenever the bail is released. Yes, the big advantage of an all-wheel drive mower would be for mowing on hilly terrain.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Does it come with the rear bag grass catcher??
by Steve from Louisiana on April 12, 2013

A: Steve - yes, the rear grass bagger is included with the Husqvarna All-Wheel drive mower.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Interested in your Husqvarna HU800AWD. Is it true all wheel drive; power to all 4 wheels? I have a Craftsman rear wheel but if you lift it in gear, only one wheel has power. I need something with extra pull for hilly terrain.
by Doug from North Carolina on March 30, 2013

A: Doug - the Husqvarna HU800AWD delivers power to all 4 wheels. You may need to adjust the AWD drive cable a bit for your personal liking depending on how you like it to engage.
by Jose, Product Expert

Husqvarna 961 45 00-11 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Easy To Use (36)
Fast (19)
High Quality (19)
Quiet (17)
I'd Buy It Again (16)
Heavy (17)
Expensive (11)
Unreliable (8)
Difficult To Use (4)
Low Quality (3)
74% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Sterling A.
Ventura, CA
Most Helpful Critical Review
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Husqvarna Doesn't Honor Warranties
Initially this lawn mower worked GREAT right out of the box. I was very happy with it. After about 4 weeks it started acting strange, with the engine randomly dying and then having trouble starting. I contacted Husqvarna and was told to take it to a repair center. Now is where I began my education on the world of lawn mower warranties.

The Husqvarna repair center determined that the problem was with the engine, and that they wouldn't touch it because Husqvarna won't warranty work done on the... more
Sterling Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
If you mower is having issues with running and starting they would certainly be engine related and should be handled through Honda's warranty on the engine.

Should you need assistance from us, please call our customer service at 1-800-487-5951.
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Lloyd Felix
Mystic, CT
Total Helpful Votes
45 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower With A Few Problems
Mower runs great. Nice clean and even cuts. AWD makes the mower feel solid. But as with all things there are a few problems. First is the cleanout connection. Don't waste your time hooking up your hose, just lift your mower by the side and use a spray nozzle to clean off the grass. Second, my mower made a grinding noise in one of the front wheels. The gear drive was not making a good connection, used a few small washers to shim the gear on the wheel and all is now well. Third (and this one kind... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet
Cons: Heavy, Expensive, Durability
Lloyd Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Gene S.
San Saba, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/19/13
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
44 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
My Experience
I researched several mowers and after reading reviews on the HU800AWD, I decided to purchase one. It arrived, was easy to assemble, cranked right up. I mowed with it and was very impressed with the power. Each time I mowed, I had to adjust the drive belt until after the 3rd time I mowed, the drive belt had been adjusted all the way and the mower would not propel itself any longer. Since I live in a rural area, about 40 miles from the nearest service, I decided that I would remove the belt,... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Quiet, Durable
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Poor Drive System Design Hard To Access Drive Belt
Gene Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Clark G.
Columbus, IN
Total Helpful Votes
54 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Never Made It Off The Driveway
Purchased this mower late yesterday evening from my local Lowes store. Having had good experiences in the past with Husqvarna leaf blowers and trimmers, I had high expectations for this mower with the Honda engine, but quickly those expectations faded. After assembling the mower and filling with oil and gas I was able to easily start it on the 1st pull. I let the mower idle for a while to warm up and then pulled the handle to drive it towards my lawn. That's where things instantly went bad!... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Clark Does Not Recommend This Mower
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David G.
Monongahela, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/30/13
Total Helpful Votes
43 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
The Husqvarna HU800AWD is a huge disappointment to me. While the mower is acceptable, the mulching feature is below the line. It actually mulches horribly. On nearly every pass, it spits out a large "chunk" of grass and leaves my entire yard looking like it needs raked. I would not buy this mower again, nor would I recommend it to others.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast
Cons: Unreliable
David Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Hays A.
Thomaston, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/21/13
Total Helpful Votes
38 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husky Husqvarna
We have a large, hilly yard that my wife cuts for exercise. We have had other brand name mowers, but none have performed as well as the AWD Husqvarna. The Honda engine is easy for her to start and she does not have to help it up the hills. As a matter of fact, this mower helps HER up the hills! It is a little hard to turn around, but the positives far outweigh that negative. We would buy another.
Pros: Features, Quiet, Fast, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Difficult To Use
Hays Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Ed K.
White Plains, MD
Total Helpful Votes
35 Helpful Votes
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Poor Workmanship
I purchased a Husqvarna HU800AWD from Lowes in April 2013. Actually I bought two HU800AWD lawn mowers in April 2013. I researched the HU800AWD before I bought the lawn mower and thought I had bought a high quality product. I have since found out I was wrong. Both lawn mowers have given me nothing but problems. The first mower I bought would not start. The lawn mower would start if I took off the air filter cover but would quit immediately after placing the air filter cover back on the lawn... more
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability
Ed Does Not Recommend This Mower
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John S.
Marshall, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Mower
Hills, Steep Slopes, Tall Grass, no problem!! Can't believe what this mower can do. Simply love it.
Pros: Fast, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, Awesome Mower
John Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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Richardson, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Handles The Thick Stuff
Bought this mower balanced on the price and reviews while comparing it to a more expensive Honda. I have had the full blown Honda before, and liked their motors, but was never fully satisfied with the evenness of the cut on a uneven lawn surface.

The Husqvarna AWD is a beast. It pulled through 10 day growth on a St. Augustine lawn, and never looked back.

Easy to assemble out of the box. Extend and secure the handle, add oil, gas, and one pull and gone. The Honda Engine is great, and... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Features, Price, Uneven And Slope Mowing
Cons: Turning, Heavy
Harleyman Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
Harleyman Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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"I also think Mowers Direct is toptch notch. I couldn't get this model at my local dealer without waiting longer. I paid for the lift gate service from Yellow Freight. Upon having to pick the mower up since Yellow Freight had very limited delivery times, Mowers Direct REFUNDED me the lift gate fee!!! Save the tax, and have your mower shipped to you!"
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Weston, WV
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Product, Great Price
This Mower Works So Much Better Than the Toro I Purchased From the Home Depot. But, the Day I Opened It From the Box, It Has Never Cut the Grass Really Well, It Leaves Some Tall Grass Behind. the Wheels Could Use More Traction On My Hillside, Because It Doesn'T Like Damp Grass Late in the Evening. Overall, It Is a Wonderful Mower. in Some Areas of My Property On a Hill, You Can Use One Hand to Guide the Mower, and It Does the Rest.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features
Michelle Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
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El A.
Fishers, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/21/13
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Beyond "outstanding"....let's Try "amazing"....

Try: a simple assembly literally right out of the box..clear and accurate started with first pull of the starting rope (ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!?)...the drive mechanism is superbly matched to my walking speed and I like to say it's fast and a snap to operate with either "handle" ....engine laughs at grass...tremendous power....mulching is consistently "neat" and "thorough"...LOVE the deflector across the back that distributes the mulched... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
El Recommends This Husqvarna Mower
El Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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"Loved the speed of the shipper from Illinois to Indianapolis...ordered early Tuesday morning, it was ready to be slated for local delivery the next afternoon and it was in my garage Thursday AM, literally 48 hours after I ordered it. Amazing. What a great buying experience."
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