said by SwedishRider:
What is the difference between a tractor that has a locking differential and one that doesn't. Is that like a car that has posi-traction vs a car that has limited slip?
Husqvarna's YTH24V48LS ($2,800)has a locking differential, which they claim helps on steep hills or wet slopes. It also has the Kawasaki V-twin motor.
Husqvarna's GTH24V52LS ($3,200) does not have the locking differential, but is considered their garden tractor, so you would think it would be the most adept at tougher terrain, but with "limited slip" I would think it wouldn't perform as well on steep inclines. It is listed as designed for ground engaging attachments, but does NOT have a locking differential-this is confirmed on a few websites.
YTH24V48LS - GTH24V52LS
Hydrostatic - Hydrostatic (Transmission type)
Tuff Torq - Hydro-Gear (Transmission manufacturer)
Locking differential - Ground engaging (Drive method)
0-5.5 mph - 0-7.8 mph (Speed forward, min-max)
0-2.4 mph - 0-2.1 mph (Speed reverse, min-max)
What gives? Wouldn't I be better off with the less expensive model with the locking differential? Am I thinking about this correctly?
from their website. "
Great product - NON-EXISTENT SERVICE.
June 5, 2012
I live 30 miles from Eugene, Jerry's Home Improvement. Bought this Husqie GTH24V52LS May 15, 2012 and have (2) problems.
1. Parking break lever interferes with foot break linkage.
While pushing the foot pedal down, linkage catches on a plate inside and stops the break from going down, then it snaps off and pedal goes on down to stop the tractor.
SERVICE: Called your 800 number only to find out that there is no service help available from Husqie. Got refered to a local Cottage Grove service shop, only to find out that they,
Horner's Cottage Grove, ONLY service Husqs that they have sold!!!! Instructed by Husq to call Jerry's. Jerry's gave me the name of a shop some 40 miles from me. They told me to bring the tractor in!!! Called Husq back 3rd time. Instructed to call All Seasons Equip., Eugene, OR (20 miles away) they will P/U and Del. for 30 days post purchase. No one to help me make a what should be a simple adjustment to the brake linkage. So I did it myself. It seems that a wiring harness was on the wrong side of the brake linkage causing it to push the link into a metal tab that stopped the links travel. It seems OK now...no thanks to Husqvarna.
2. Mower's middle blade stopped turning. Found that the deck drive belt had jumped off the 2nd blade pulley damaging the new $70 belt. I re-installed the damage belt which has now functioned 3.0 hours on the Hobbes meter.
Called Husqvarna "SERVICE" TOLD SORRY CHARLIE...no belt replacement although this tractor was two weeks old!
(a) take it back to where you bought it.
(b) buy a new belt yourself.
(c) take it yourself to an authorized service shop.
ALL HUSQVARNA SHOULD HAVE DONE AS MAILED ME A NEW BELT!!!! no help...
ACTION TAKEN: called Jerry's Home Improvement, Eugene, OR. Jerry's graciously bought me a new belt...on order. I have to make a 50 miles round trip to pick the belt up when it arrives.
Please respond to me as soon as possible.
32388 GREEN ACRES LOOP
COTTAGE GROVE OREGON
Pros: ease of assemblyEasy to UseHandling/ManueverabilityQuality ConstructionReduced NoiseQuality CutFeatureslow vibration
Cons: no service tech at your company's 800 service line."
it don't seem good to buy a product that you need to jump hoops to get serviced, does it?.