Have you looked out your window on a sunny day and noticed how shaggy your lawn looks? Don’t want to spend the whole day mowing the lawn? There’s a lawn mower that could have been specifically designed for you! Bigger, badder, meaner – the Husqvarna 5521P was made to eradicate grass and leave behind a beautiful lawn in its wake.
Most lawn mowers that people used to own were gas powered. True, these days electric mowers have made their appearance, but there are very good points that favour the Husqvarna 2251P. Firstly, yes – its gas powered. You don’t have to worry about the batteries losing their charge and not being able to complete mowing your lawn. You would like to get things wrapped up in one shot – this is the product for you. If the fuel is over (which I highly doubt), you can just fill it up.
In today’s age where every product is made to be Eco-conscious, the Husqvarna 5521P has been designed in such a way as to be extremely fuel efficient which is great! It has a dual seal design which minimises the amount of debris that can accumulate and therefore extends engine life.
The technical team that designed the Husqvarna 5521P quite obviously thought about a lot of factors because this baby has a lot of upgrades to make your life easier without you realising it! It has a 21” cutting deck which is one of the widest in the market today. This ensures that you save around 15% of your time as compared to mowing your lawn with the average 18” cutting deck. This gives you more time to enjoy the day with your family. J
You may be concerned that the 5521P would be hard to start, but no. That’s where you would wrong in your thinking. One or two pulls of the recoil cord would ensure that the 5521P purrs for you. The engine used in the 5521P is a Briggs & Stratton engine, which is a leader in the small engine manufacturing industry. However, as the engine is not covered, you may find it a little noisier than most gas powered lawn mowers.
Another feature giving the Husqvarna 5521P brownie points are the size of its wheels. The front wheels are 8” and the rear ones are a nice 12”. This ensures that you will have easy manoeuvrability and better stability around your lawn. So even though this is manual push product, they have thought about the end user.
The blade is hardened steel to withstand wear and tear during use and needs to be sharpened fewer times than other blades. The Husqvarna 5521P includes a standard side discharge which allows the waste to be disposed off in neat lines across your lawn, mulching capacity which ensures that your lawn grows to be beautiful and a rear bag assembly kit to collect your waste as you mow.
The emissions standards of the husqvarna 5521P are compliant with the California Air Resources Board, so you know you have cleaner air, fewer emissions, basically – you’re not damaging the environment. The 5521P model has 5 different height settings for you to adjust as per the thickness and length of the grass. Now you could see this as a disadvantage too, depending upon how varied your lawn area is in terms of grass variety and density.
Of course, there a few drawbacks to this gas powered wonder. As stated above, you may have a problem with St. Augustine and Bermuda grass, as you may have to go for a second pass over them. The huge dimensions of the Husqvarna 5521P ensures that it houses the engine so you get good results, but at the same time this size may cause you to wonder where to store it. The size of the 5521P also may give you difficulty in manoeuvring in tighter spots.
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- Big wheels offer better manoeuvrability and better stability.
- Powerful so you can get an even cut on your lawn.
- Convenient accessories included in purchase price.
- 5 Different height adjustments for various grass lengths.
- Simple start process, with 1 – 2 pulls of the recoil cord.
- Fuel efficient.
- 21 inches of cutting deck.
- Dual seal design – minimising amount of debris intake & extending engine life.
- Compliant with California Air Resources Board emissions standards.
- Uncovered engine, so louder than most lawn mowers.
- Overall large dimensions may cause storage problems and tackling tight corners
- Only 5 cutting height adjustment settings as compared to other lawn mowers.
- May face problems in denser patches of grass, especially St. Augustine and Bermuda variety.
Some FAQs about the Husqvarna 5521P:
- Do I mix or use straight gas?
Use standard unleaded gasoline. Don’t mix the gas with oil.
- How long does the manufacturer’s warranty last?
The mower comes with a 2 year warranty on the engine. Based on past experiences with Briggs & Stratton engines I would expect it to last at least 5 years.
- I have a lot of dips on my property. Will the wheels adjust up high enough to not get stuck or the blade hit the ground?
Since I’m way out in the country and the terrain is pretty rough, I always adjust the wheels at second to the highest position and that’s working very well for me.
Final Expert Verdict:
As far as gas powered lawn mowers go, the Husqvarna 5521P is well designed and fuel efficient. If you have terrain that is highly uneven you may want to opt for a mower that has more height adjustment settings. The 5521P is a little on the bulky side, but honestly there are so many advantages to it that the little problems seem to be outweighed by the good points. Just keep a pair of headphones handy if the noise bothers you.