Zero turn mowers provide speed and superior results than any other riding mower. Your property maintenance time will be cut in half, but only if you pick the right one, or you will end up wasting money. Our team has conducted a detailed Husqvarna Mz61 review to make what was previously an arduous task a breeze.

PROS

CONS

Design

There is no denying that the Husqvarna MZ61 zero turn mower is quite a looker. The bright orange body and black detailing with sturdy wheels makes the lawn mower resemble a dune buggy. Our team found that the high back seat boasts more comfort and includes armrests that many other models do not have.

The heavy-duty steel frame plus the hydraulic system under the hood will give users a mowing experience unlike before. One of the most impressive capabilities of the mower is the Husqvarna MZ61 27 HP Briggs Stratton Engine.

Husqvarna MZ61 Features

Power and Engine

Briggs and Stratton is an excellent motor engine manufacturer and are responsible for developing powerful engines for mowers and other household equipment. The brand even produced the topnotch rear engine riding mowers available in the market. The 27 HP motor is part of their V-Twin line, which promises to be increasingly efficient and powerful. Their Endurance series power output can propel the mower forward at speeds up to 8.5 mph.

Even in reverse, our Husqvarna MZ61 mower review showed up to 5 mph, which can give some zero turn mowers a run for their money. At these speeds, our experts estimate getting through an acre of land in around 30 min.

Deck

Our team really admired the deck construction. Made of durable fabricated heavy gauge steel [1], it is one of the largest cutting decks on any zero turn lawn mower. At 61-inches, the deck can work its way over a larger surface and cut the mowing time in half.

Cutting Capacity of Husqvarna MZ61

Due to the size of the cutting deck, the cut capacity of the zero turn lawn mower can reach upwards of 50 inches. The mower deck is very effective against tall grass with a capacity productivity of 4.2 acres per hour if you engage at maximum speed.

Cutting Performance

Due to the deck lift system, the zero turn mower provides a variety of cutting methods for your lawn. The cutting deck can be adjusted up to 4.5 inches so you can either have a nicely trimmed lawn or one that’s almost bare. Our team tested the mower at different cut lengths and were impressed by the neatness at any setting. It is comparable to any of the topnotch commercial-grade zero turn mower available in the market. 

Maneuverability of Husqvarna MZ61

The Husqvarna zero turn mower review proved the lawn tool was very easy to maneuver. The zero turn radius means you get the tightest turn possible, which our team enjoyed. This type of lawn mower offers the best precision for a pristine lawn. If you want to have a yard that stands out and is clean and neat, then this product will do the trick.

(For a list of mower ideal for hills, these powerful zero turn mowers great for hills are our team’s top recommendations)

Material and Durability

The steel frame and steel deck of the MZ61 mower adds extra durability to the product. Although rocks, uneven ground and small obstacles are no match for the MZ61, proper maintenance of the mower will still reduce the chances of having to call support and invoke the warranty.

Comfort of Husqvarna MZ61

During separate Husqvarna MZ61 mower reviews, our individual team members reached a unanimous conclusion about the comfort of the product. A big difference between the MZ61 and another zero turn mower is the armrests. Yes, there are additional armrest kits you can add to other models, but having a place to rest your elbows right from the start was a bonus for our experts.

The seat features a high back and proper cushioning, which will give you more support. The steering levers are padded with non-slip foam for a secure and comfortable grip. The suspension can be improved, like with most other lawn mower options, but the MZ61 does have vibration absorption for a more comfortable ride.

The front 6.5 diameter wheel and 13-inch back tire size will provide much stability during operation on the base machine. The heavy-duty frame is supported by a commercially-rated hydraulic system that will improve your cutting experience. The foot pan is also large and non-slip for maximum control.

One other very convenient feature for comfort is the integrated cup holder. Sometimes mowing time can run a bit long, especially if you have a large piece of land. Having a refreshing drink near the control panel will make driving the 27 HP engine mower a very enjoyable one.

Safety Features of Husqvarna MZ61

Your safety is of the utmost importance, so our team took extra care during the Husqvarna MZ61 reviews to assess the safety capabilities. The MZ61 has a pull parking brake for a sudden full stop and an entire safety system in place.

For starters, the mower has a deck type that needs to be disengaged before users can start the engine. It can be a bit time consuming but your safety is priceless. You need a key to start the machine and you need to be sitting in the seat for blade engagement to begin.

Other Features

The mower has a few extra bonuses to take note of. Our experts took the time to jot down some important specs such as the 49.4 cubic inch cylinder displacement in the engine. The MZ61 also has a clutch rating of 200 ft/pound, a digital meter type for the service reminder, a nose roller, and an oil filter included. The fuel tank location is at the side with a fuel tank volume of 5-gallons.

Price and Warranty

The price of the Husqvarna MZ61 is very reasonable for everything offered. It has a high back seat type with armrests included, which our experts loved because it didn’t require an additional purchase.

The wheels are large and heavy-duty, the deck and the entire body of the mower is constructed of reliable and robust steel.

As for the warranty, the product comes with a 3-year residential warranty and a 1-year commercial one. There is also an option for a 4-year warranty or 400 hours, whichever occurs first. Our team stresses the importance of purchasing a product that offers a lengthy warranty for your protection, much like the one offered by the Husqvarna MZ61.

(If you are looking for more models from the same brand, we also have a review of Husqvarna Z254 zero turn mower here)

Husqvarna MZ61 Review Conclusion

Our team conducted separate assessments and pooled their findings into a single Husqvarna MZ61 review for accuracy. Our experts were in agreement with most factors such as the powerful engine, the cutting performance, the comfort of the design and the durability. Lastly, we was impressed by the safety features and the extended warranty offered by the manufacturer.

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Robert