Husqvarna’s Z246 is a zero turn mower that has been quite impressive to our team. Not only is it a vehicle that introduces a ton of new technology and capabilities, but it is one that is relatively affordable. There are many reasons why you should purchase this zero turn mower. It is a much better option than many of the other lawn mowers on the market. The most prominent feature of the product is its absurd power and versatility, which is often not the case on alternative products. It is also capable of handling large areas for commercial purposes as well as personal home lawns. It really is a jack of all trades!
As far as performance goes with this particular Husqvarna, it is terrific. What makes it so great is the fact that it is generally quite powerful and fast, yet it still remains efficient. It won’t be the fastest zero turn mower as it only reaches a high of 23 horsepower. There are a variety of other zero turn mowers that feature significantly stronger engines. However, few put it all together in a package as well as Husqvarna. The performance could have been better in some aspects, but it is still one of the best zero turn mowers when you look at the big picture.
Maneuverability & Mobility
This is another area in which the Husqvarna Z246 really excels at. Realistically, you can have this listed as the best mower when it comes to ratios (mobility to performance). This is what makes it such a special vehicle; you get that raw power and horsepower while still feeling lightweight, similarly to the Poulan pro. The best way I can describe it would be to say it’s like putting a Ferrari engine in a lightweight ’98 Civic. It feels extremely capable and mobile at the same time which makes it a very powerful toy. Despite all this, it is still not even close to being as mobile as a cordless mower.
Is this Husqvarna zero turn mower comfortable? You bet it is. It is about on par with the MZ61, and slightly above the Troy-Bilt. The padding on the backrest and seat is fantastic. You won’t have to worry about getting off early – sitting on this for even multiple hours is not a problem! Level of comfort can be subjective, but in general when everyone agrees on something it tends to be true. The vehicle is universally comfortable to sit in and use for long periods of time. Do not underestimate the importance of having a very comfortable riding lawn mower!
It is difficult to say exactly how durable the product is. We’ve had ours for almost 8 months now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. I’ll admit – it’s kept indoors and under a cover. We take very good care of our lawn mowers. This shows that when taken care of, it will hold up just fine. Those who have ever owned products by this company will testify that their products are usually quite durable. You shouldn’t have any worries about the level of durability when considering this purchase. The only product where we’ve felt the durability was questionable is the Kohler.
Undoubtedly, this is in the conversation of being the very best zero turn mower of the year. Like I said, there are a few options that are faster. Some options may be more comfortable (though I doubt it). Some mowers like the Ariens Zoom might even handle better than this vehicle. What I can say with a certainty though is that none (or few) are able to do them all so well. Creating a zero turn lawn mower that can do so many different things well simultaneously is not easy, however it was pulled off. When things like this happen, greatness is unleashed and we are exposed to a true gem. This is seriously a great zero turn lawn mower. If you enjoyed this lawn mower review, also check out the Ariens IKON.