Overgrown grass, bountiful foliage, and an unmanageable weed problem is every lawn owner’s nightmare. With the dream of making mowing a simpler for lawn owners everywhere, we see the arrival of zero lawnmowers and the HUSQVARNA MZ48.
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The MZ48 is part of Husqvarna’s line of residential zero-turn lawn mowers designed so that these mowers do not compromise in performance but are conveniently compact in order to make it easier for homeowners to maneuver and with added efficiency.
From the long line of Husqvarna’s zero-turn lawn mowers comes another strong candidate in the form of Husqvarna MZ48. In comparison to the other models, this z turn model is reviewed by many as being technologically smarter than others with an intuitive operator interface.
The MZ48 comes in the Husqvarna standard orange, constructed with the aim to provide speed, endurance, efficiency, and precision all in a compact and durable design. This zero turn mower is constantly being reviewed and referred to as a ‘beast’ of a lawnmower in the world of zero turn mowers. With its in-built power and precision that is dedicated to clipping and stripping yards of grass and overgrowth, it lives up to the name.
The pedal-assisted cutting deck lift is ergonomically designed to offer precise cutting height adjustment to the user. These easy and quick adjustments can be easily made from the user’s seat with a simple step on the paddle. It makes room for easily accessible adjustments and also allows fine-tuning of straight line tracking without the need for any tools.
An Hour Meter is installed to keep track of when the mower last received servicing. It includes a Service Reminder that indicates when it’s time to service the mower again. It has smooth power output with quieter operation and boasts outstanding durability. It can mow up to 3.5 acres per hour at a speed of up to 8.5 miles per hour.
The construction of this model is dedicated to both durability and the comfort of the user. Both on the mower and off, the user is constantly looked after from the foam grip, the high lumbar support of the seat, the easy to access deck belt pulleys, till the deck wash port.
This Husqvarna model comes with a wide foot pan that provides free space for mobility for the user while using the mower. This design also acts to give the user easy access to the mower’s deck belt pulleys, spindles, under it. This comes in handy when the lawnmower has to be checked in case of maintenance and also clean-up.
It also comes with a 2×3 inch tube chassis combines with the large rear and front tires of the mower; it gives it superior strength and ride quality. It’s rugged design and built also comes with a protector strip and heavy-duty six inch wide casters wheels in the front of this z turn lawnmower.
It weighs about six hundred and ninety pounds, with a length of seventy five inches and a height of forty two inches, giving it the right size for the right amount of power.
It comes with a premium eighteen inch vinyl high-back seat with armrests so as to ensure optimum operation with comfort. The two steering levers feature foam padding for firm touch and grip.
It comes with a deck wash port to stop grass clippings from sticking to it. This wash port allows users to efficiently clean the underside of the deck without the need for bending down or kneeling to give the water access to the area. This also assures that the deck is cleaned without the need to visually check for grass that might be stuck underneath the lawn tractor. This helps in proper and easier maintenance of the mower and to increase overall longevity.
It also comes equipped with dampers that help to reduce vibrations and thus, provide a more relaxing mowing experience for the user. This model also includes a cup holder to hold beverages for the user while operating this mower in the hot sun.
Servicing of this lawn tractor is made easier especially when changes have to be made to the machine’s oil, maintaining the filtration system, adjusting parts of the hydraulic driving system, the electrical connections and batteries, etc. These are all within easy reach to the user in order to maintain optimum performance.
Additional comfort in operating this z mower comes from large 22 inch rear tires that make for a smooth ride. Thick cushions and elastomeric vibration control makes the rides less bumpy for the user.
The MZ 48 is assured quality performance as it comes with a Kohler KT730 Series V-Twin OHV engine that runs on 23 HP on a five gallon tank of fuel. This gives this model the added power required to accomplish all lawn maintenance needs.
This zero turn mower features a 48 inch deck and a 42 inch cutting width. The minimum cutting height is 1.5 inches, and the maximum is 4.5 inches. This can be changed in thirteen different adjustable steps.
It is fitted with Husqvarna’s trademark ClearCut heavy-duty fabricated deck that provides maximum cutting performance. It is a deck made of thick ten gauged steel with additional welded reinforcement strips for maximum durability. It features rolled-in edges for extra impact resistance and protection. It is designed to make clear and even cuts across the entire width of the deck even at high mowing speed or rough grass.
The cutting technology generates better airflow, thereby making clipping dispersal and collection easier with no worry for clogging or blockages. It is well-known for its high performance blades and top discharge. The mower deck is made of heavy-duty steel with three blades, easy to grease spindles, and a secondary eleven gauge steel spindle for support. It also comes with two anti-scalp wheels and a nose roller.
Every good zero lawn mower requires a good clipping disposal system to add more ease to the mowing experience. This model comes with the three-in-one clipping disposal system that can be opted for with the addition of certain accessories.
This increases this lawn mower model’s productivity and versatility with a nine-bushel triple bag collection system, the largest in the range of bagging systems available. Its unique design allows it to be removed or installed easily and in a matter of minutes. It comes with an indicator that lets a user know when it is full, and also comes with built-in handles to make disposal easier. It can be bought here.
Other known accessories include a line of protective safety glasses that range from safety to style. Some models include the Husqvarna Torque OEM Sporty Protective glasses for visual protection. It is both a symbol of style and performance, lightweight so that users can wear it the whole day. The lenses are polycarbonate which provides 99.9% protection from UV rays, and meets ANSI Z87.1.
Another safety glass by Husqvarna is the Husqvarna 544963703 protective glasses in black or grey. It protects the eyes from UV rays and also protects against scratching and static electricity.
The 531300011 Xtreme provides full side and brow protection with the addition of a soft nose piece that adds this accessories style with comfort.
Pros and Cons
- The ClearCut trademark deck by Husqvarna provides excellent durability and high performance and cut quality.
- It is reviewed by customers to have very responsive steering and has the ability to cut even tall grass with little effort.
- It functions effectively on the level ground but has the possibility of slowly wearing out with constant use uphill as the overall design concentrates on power controls for grass clipping and not on its ability to traverse the terrain. It also does not do well driving up slopes and hillocks.
- To ensure the longevity of this z-turn mower, it has to be driven on and limited to flat or almost flat ground for it to provide the services it advertises.
Every lawn deserves to be manicured and evenly cut, just as much as homeowner deserves a good zero turn mower to get the job done. As reviewed, if you are looking for a powerful yet compact mower to get the job done, the MZ 48 is the one for you.
Its major asset is that it is fitted with Husqvarna’s ClearCut technology designed to deliver the perfect cuts on the most unruly terrain. Its innovative airflow generation and the patented baffle system blow the grass upwards to deliver the most precise of cuts from one side of the deck to the other.
The toughness and durability of Husqvarna’s zero turn motor are what makes it known worldwide. The pricing reviews of this lawnmower on the scale of other zero turn mowers available on the market is also what makes it worthwhile. It has the ability to provide a quality of cut grass as high as any other high-end expensive company models but at a lower price range; making it a pocket-friendly model for all lawn owners.