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The Good: Consumer Reports’ “Recommended” gas powered push mower of 2011, it’s easy to start and operate, good maneuverability, and good value for the money.
The Bad: Foam padding on handle bar is fragile. Gaps at bottom of grass catcher and also between the engine and deck allow some grass clippings to escape.
The Bottom Line: Good value for the price, sturdy steel deck construction, nice Kohler engine.
COMPREHENSIVE LAWN MOWER REVIEWS: HUSQVARNA 6021P GAS-POWERED PUSH LAWN MOWER
When buying an expensive piece of lawn equipment, one of the first things I look for is reliability. I don’t want to buy a mower that’s only going to last me a mowing season or two. Well, the Husqvarna brand is one of the more reliable brands around, and the Husqvarna 6021P 21-Inch 149cc Kohler XT-6 Gas Powered 3-N-1 Push Lawn Mower is ranked on top of Consumer Reports’ list of recommended gas powered push mowers this year (see also: Consumer Reports Recommended Lawn Mowers)
Husqvarna Lawn Mower: 6021P Features
The Husqvarna 6021P walk-behind lawn mower features a 3-in-1 cutting system that allows you to either collect, mulch, or side discharge your grass clippings depending on your needs. Personally, I like to mulch my grass. It saves me time not having to bag the clippings, and it’s also good fertilizer for my lawn. Why contribute to the landfill when you can return nutrients to your lawn?
For those who lack storage space or need to frequently transport your mower to mow your in-law’s yard (you know what I’m talking about), you can fold the Husqvarna 6021P handle for easy storage and portability. Another unique design you’ll appreciate on the Husqvarna 6021P is its double ball-bearing wheels which makes it roll very smoothly and also easier to push. It’s also got a rear wheel drive system giving you better traction when mowing. And unlike other inexpensive lawn mowers, the 6021P’s 21-inch cutting deck is made of steel, making it more durable.
The Husqvarna 6021P also has a single-lever cutting height adjuster that allows you to vary among 4 different positions. You can adjust the cutting height from 1.25 – 3.42 inches. This gives you a lot of flexibility to mow your grass to the exact height you want. And the ability to make a wide range of height adjustments also means you can tackle overgrown lawns that have been neglected for quite some time.
Husqvarna Lawn Mowers Engine and Performance
Users have reported that the Kohler engine runs quiet and smooth. Out of the box, the mower is quickly assembled and the starter cord is easy to pull. Not that you’ll be pulling it much since most users report starts on the first pull which is a sign of quality engine. In case you’re also looking at the Husqvarna 7021P, the basic difference between the Husqvarna 6021P vs. the Husqvarna 7021P is the engine. The 6021P has a Kohler engine while the 7021P has a Honda engine. And the price difference between the 6021P and the 7021P is about $40. Additionally, the Husqvarna 7021P is CARB compliant and available for sale in the state of California.
Complaints About the Husqvarna 6021P Mower
Some people have complained about the foam padding on the handle bar; that it cracks easily and falls off. While this really doesn’t affect the mower performance, it’s annoying nonetheless. If you have the same issue, you can use something like the Good Vibrations Lawn Mower Comfort Grip which also helps cut down the vibration and numb hands after mowing. Another issue is the apparent gaps below the grass catcher and where the engine is attached to the deck that allow grass clippings to blow out instead of being collected; though this issue is not experienced by everyone. I have a feeling that Husqvarna made some changes after the initial complaints and resolved the issue.
The consensus is that the Husqvarna 6021P 21-Inch 3-N-1 push lawn mower does an outstanding job of mowing at a great price. With good user reviews and recommendation from Consumer Reports, you really can’t go wrong with this Husqvarna lawn mower. But just in case, it does come with an industry-standard 2-year warranty.
NOTE TO CALIFORNIA BUYERS: The Husqvarna 6021P is non-CARB compliant and not for sale in California. For a CARB compliant mower alternative, check out the Lawn Boy 10625 20-Inch 149cc 6-1/2 GT OHV Kohler Gas Powered Self Propelled Lawn Mower with Blade Override System. CARB stands for the California Air Resource Board which sets compliance standards for emissions. CARB-compliant engines such as those on the Lawn Boy 10625 run cleaner than the non-compliant models, but they still emit pollutants. So, if having an eco-friendly mower is a concern for you, check out the reviews we have on electric lawn mowers.
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