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Riding Lawn Mower Review: Husqvarna RZ4216

For those who seek efficiency and convenience in a riding lawn mower, the Husqvarna RZ4216 may just be the ideal grass cutting gear. From the leading manufacturer of garden equipment, Husqvarna introduces its new addition to the family – a zero-turn riding lawn mower dedicated to provide optimum performance on most yard terrains.

The Husqvarna RZ4216 is comparable to the Husqvarna RZ4222F in terms of being a zero-turn lawn mower and its deck size of 42 inches. However, the latter is 6hp more powerful than that former so those who are planning to purchase the RZ4216 model must first consider the lawn size. It is also advisable to read several riding lawn mower reviews in order to have a clearer picture on the product. This article will detail the key features of the Husqvarna tractor mower, plus the pros and cons of the product.

Product Overview

The Husqvarna RZ4216 zero-turn riding lawn mower is powered by a 16.5hp Briggs and Stratton Endurance Series engine that guarantees efficient mowing and durability for years to come, even with frequent use. Equipped with the manufacturer’s innovated air induction mowing technology and maintenance-free Hydro-Gear EZT transmission, this equipment delivers consistent cut, enhanced grass clipping discharge, and improved grass lift as the air is efficiently circulated within the deck.

This zero-turn riding lawn mower features a unique steering system that enables the rear wheels to swing in beneath the equipment, providing excellent maneuverability. It also has ergonomically designed adjustable seat and foam-padded steering levers promotes ease in usage in different circumstances. Plus, the Husqvarna RZ4216 highlights an impressive deck wash port allowing the user to connect the water hose to the port to clean the bottom of the deck.

Other key specifications include: cutting height range from 1.5 to 4 inches; cutting width of 42 inches; collect, insulate and side eject cutting system; blade tip speed of 16,600 FPM; front tire size of 11 x 4-5 inches; rear tire size of 18 to 7.5-8 inches; and weight of 430 pounds.

Pros of the Husqvarna RZ4216 42-Inch 16.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mower:

• Powerful Briggs and Stratton engine for superior grass cutting performance on residential lawns
• Efficient trimming system with air induction mowing technology and Hydro-Gear EXT transmission
• Ergonomically designed for convenience
• Excellent maneuverability with least turning radius even at full lock
• Deck wash port for easy cleaning and maintenance
• 3-year warranty


Cons of Husqvarna RZ4216 42-Inch 16.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Zero Turn Riding Lawn Mower:

Generally, most Husqvarna RZ4216 riding lawn mower reviews would only attest the advantages of the product. Apparently, there are no evident drawbacks concerning the equipment, just a certain relative complaints about the idler pulley that keeps on throwing the belt. This model is quite wide because of the large discharge shaft. If you want a smaller tractor mower for your lawn, you may want to consider other models such as the Husqvarna RZ3016 zero-turn lawn mower.

Black & Decker MM875 Electric Mower Review

Black & Decker MM875 Lawn Hog 19-Inch 12 amp Electric Mulching Mower with Rear Bag

Review:

I’ve had the mower for several weeks and found it trouble-free. It came fully assembled, although a nut was loose and needed reattaching.

Black & Decker MM875

Black & Decker MM875

I was impressed with the overall mulching capability which made the grass clippings disappear at just about any mowing height, as long as the grass is not very thick. I found that only occasionally would any grass become stuck to the underside of the deck and even then it would not interfere with mowing. Because the mulching worked well, I haven’t bothered using the grass catcher, although I am glad that it is not one of those annoying side bags.

The mower does tend to temporarily get bogged down in thick grass, as does any electric mower because of the lower power relative to today’s gas mowers. And of course the mower started up every time without any difficulty (it does take a few seconds to reach full RPM)

I also liked the single control for adjusting mower height.

I feel that the convenience, reliability, and safety of the lawnmower make up for the inconvenience of the electric cord and lower power compared to a gas mower…at least for for my 0.2 acre piece of property. Compared to some other electric lawnmowers this one has a larger deck, a rear bag, and more powerful motor–all valuable attributes that help compensate for inherent electric mower tradeoffs.

Conclusion:

This is a great mower for small lawns and for people who hate the loud noise from gas powered mowers.
The only caution I would give is to make sure that you use the right kind of cord with the mower. This is no problem as the instruction manual clearly advises of the necessity to use the correct gauge or cord size. Following the chart included in the manual, I picked up the correct cord at the hardware store.