Husqvarna are commonly known as a premium/top quality creator of garden tractors and the Husqvarna YTH24V48 24 HP Yard Tractor, 48-Inch is a fine example of why. This particular model can be purchased in the $2000 range (which is a highly competitive and popular price range) and offers excellent value for anyone buying with this budget. It literally has pretty much everything you could expect within this price range too including excellent sized cutting deck, super comfortable seating (I have ridden this for many hours and suffered no discomfort whatsoever) and best of all it has no problem cutting grass that is wet with due or even a little rain. This is a great help during the wetter seasons when some mowers would really struggle to make a good clean cut when the grass is a little wet.
Husqvarna YTH24V48 24 HP Yard Tractor, 48-Inch
The Husqvarna YTH24V48 is also a fantastic looking tractor, I know this is not super important, but if you can get a great performing mower that looks good too then why not right? The springs underneath the seat, the armrests and also the ergonomically designed steering wheel all help to add to the comfort while you are driving this machine. In fact, there aren’t many within this price range that provide such a high level of comfort for the operator. This is especially useful if you have a large plot of land/grass to manage or if you are going to be using for multiple jobs each and every day. If you have the time please read on and I will cover off all the pros and cons along with the all-important specifications of this yard tractor.
Cutting Deck Features
NOSE ROLLER Yes
BELT TENSION RELEASE OPTION Yes
MADNRELS GREASABLE Yes
WHEELS FEATURING ANTI-SCALP yes all 4 wheels
Drive System Features
DRIVING/OPERATING METHOD pedal operation/operated
MAX REVERSE SPEED 2.9MPH
ENGINE Briggs and Stratton
NAME OF ENGINE Intek
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS 2
GENERATOR SIZE 16A
BATTERY SIZE 12V /28Ah
FUEL USAGE gasoline
FUEL TANK MAX VOLUME (INDLUCING RESERVE) 3 Gallons (US)
OIL FILTER PRESENT Yes
SEATING MATERIAL Vinyl
FRONT END PROTECTION Optional
HOUR METER Yes
SEAT BACK height is high (good for most drivers)
STEERING WHEEL USED Deluxe over molded
COLLECTOR This is an option but purchased separately
BioClip® kit/plate available as a separate purchase
TRANSMISSION TYPE/OPTION Hydrostatic
TRANSMISSION MAKER/MANUFACTURTER TuffTorq
As you can tell from the name the cutting deck is an impressive 48 inches. This is much large than many models within the price range and thus helps to cut down your mowing time and make your job(s) easier
As with all the Husqvarna products the materials used are of an excellent quality, especially with the seating. We found this seat one of the most comfortable, even when compared with more expensive mowers
The transmission is hydrostatic and operated by a pedal functionality which we feel makes it really easy to use. There are also a number of different forward and rearward moving gears to help you manage hills or tough terrain. It’s even great when wet as you can drop down to a lower gear to help gain traction in the wheels
If you have a large plot of land you will absolutely love the cruise control option. This is a real savior when you are using the mower for long periods of time, especially when travelling in a straight line. I found it a godsend on the hot days in the field.
Electronically controlled/activated blade engagement for super easy control and efficient blade management
Within the cutting deck set up you will find air induction technology. This is designed to optimize air flow in and around the cutting deck to maximize cutting functionality and performance.
The small steering wheel and perfectly sized wheels at the front and at the back of the tractor allow a super small turning circle
Three blade system helps to provide an excellent quality cut every single time
Well placed and always useful cup holder down to the right of the driver (beer or water fits in nicely!)
What’s Not So Great?
As with many mowers within this price range we didn’t really like the gas level read out. It’s fine while you have plenty of gas but as you get low on fuel it’s tough to tell how much you have left. I would like to see an alert/alarm when down to the last few kms/miles say.
Cutting through thick or tough grass can be difficult, if this is required you’ll need a 54 inch cutting deck perhaps.
We haven’t actually experienced this BUT some users have reported engine issues post 1 year from purchase. Most are covered by warranty of course BUT it is worth mentioning. We recommend a regular service/check-up with your local dealer to try and protect against any issues. To be fair to Husqvarna, any brand could have engine issues so we probably shouldn’t penalize them for this.