Husqvarna Z142 features as one of the best of the company’s line of zero turn mowers. It is professionally designed for comfort and heavy-duty decks with powerful engines.
This Swedish company that holds its own as a bold leader on outdoor maintenance products present the compact Z142 mower as one of the finest in its line of zero-turn mowers that does not disappoint.
Design & Comfort
It comes with a comfortable fifteen inches vinyl seat that supports the user while in use. The absence of armrests actually ensures that the user’s arms get the additional space and mobility. The underside of the seat is fitted with rubber isolators that separate the user from the frame of the machine, thereby reducing fatigue from operating the machine. It is also ergonomic and allows the user of the machine to withstand longer durations of use.
The well-designed control panel allows users to be able to control and smoothly execute steering and adjustment with ease. Its anti-slip foot area ensures that the user is safe and secure. This Z 142 comes equipped with a uniquely designed HUSQVARNA park brake system that automatically activates or deactivates with simple horizontal movements from the two steering levers.
It weighs about four hundred and seventy-four pounds, with a length of seventy-five inches and height of forty inches, making this a more compact model than others. The dimensions of the chute include forty-nine inches down and about forty-three down.
Z142 is a mower that provides compact power for proper lawn maintenance. It features a 42-inch cutting deck that is ideal for any home owner’s use. In addition to power, it also flaunts smooth maneuverability to ensure that the user enjoys an enjoyable yard maintenance experience.
It holds a 17 HP Kohler engine that makes this z mower powerful yet maneuverable. It has a maximum speed of 6.5 miles per hour and a grass cutting height of up to 6 steps on the machine’s scale and a cutting width of 40 inches. This way, the user can enjoy lawn management swiftly and in relative ease.
Husqvarna’s reinforced steel cutting deck is made of heavy flat-stock steel for maximum durability and longevity of this mean lawnmower. Its recognized air induction mowing technology helps to draw air from the top and bottom of the deck of the lawnmower, thus delivering a grass cut that is superior to that made by others lawnmowers.
Many lawnmowers require the user to do a lot of the heavy lifting by way of making sure that the heavy tractor does what it is supposed to do. But this zero turn lawn mower provides a maintenance-free integrated zero- transmission which allows the user to take on a variety of cutting conditions with ease.
Its rugged frame and casters ensure that the mower is provided with the necessary support. It increases overall durability and reduces chassis flex of the machine. Thereby allowing this machinery longevity and riding ease to the user. The blades of this mower can also cut in reverse.
The premium Kohler engine features commercial-grade quality to this home user lawnmower. It ensures that this z-turner, along with its hydrostatic-drive, smoothly maintains the real power and speed with a little pressure.
The engine helps to keep the lawnmower moving and at a controlled pace for as long as possible. Other components of this first Kohler Compound engine provides for this mower model’s long life, thus, making it dependable on the list of mowing performance.
The deck lift system is very convenient, giving easy and safe access to the user. The deck lift is spring-assisted and conveniently located within easy reach of the user to adjust the cutting height as desired.
Every z turn lawn mower requires accessories that can render the need to clean up after a mowing session non-existent. These are a few of those accessories that can make the clean-up business a thing of the past.
The Z 142 provides grass clipping disposable options in three forms: Discharge, Mulch, or Bagged, to ensure that grass disposal is a simple and easy task as per the desire of the user. Discharge refers to the machine dispensing off grass once cut.
Mulching reduces the cut grass to smaller pieces that can be returned to the soil and work as a natural fertilizer alternative.
The Z142 model can be attached to a mulching kit and grass bagging system that does not come with the mower when it is purchased. The mulching kit with blades is a must for this.
Bagging refers to the easy disposal of grass once cut by attaching bags to the lawnmower so that the cut grass it immediately transferred into a disposable package. The grass bagging attachment can be bought separately online on other websites.
Pros and Cons
- This z turn model is ideal for homeowners looking to manage the problem of some long-overdue lawn maintenance personally. This mower is both functional and more compact in design than other models.
- Although ideal for homeowners, this model does not do well on terrain and uneven ground that does not include the vicinity of flat lawns, backyard, etc.
- Other models can rival its cutting width of 42 inches in the market for those looking for a larger cutting width.
- Depending on how large the size of the yard is, this lawn mower can take time to cover grass surface.
The optimum utility of a zero turn mower comes with the right pairing of a mower with what the yard requires for maintenance and not always just the mower itself. This Husqvarna Z142 model is reviewed as ideal for personal yard work and other smaller areas of flat terrain that does not require major yard work.
The Husqvarna Company provides a homeowner warranty of three years. Machine maintenance is also made easy for users. Whether homes owners are looking into personally tending to their lawn needs, or a landscape expert trying to get a job done, the zero turn mowers by Husqvarna always gets attention.