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#4517998 - 09/16/17 05:01 PM Midrange FWD walk behind Mower - HU700F vs 20339
brueggma1 Offline

Registered: 09/15/17
Posts: 1
Loc: Chicago

Greetings BITOG,

I'm in need of a new FWD 21 or 22in mower. I've been looking at either the Toro 20339 or the husqvarna HU700F. Are there any other options I should be looking at? Does the forum prefer either the Toros or Husqvarnas?

I currently have a 10yr old Craftsman push mower. I'm located near Chicago, with a lawn size of ~1/3 of an acre. I would prefer FWD as we have lots of kids lawn play items and I feel like the FWD may be easier to maneuver around everything.

Husqvarna HU700F
Pros: Bearings in the wheels, honda engine
Cons: handle bars look awkward.

Toro 20339
Pros: Local parts & repair shop very close
Cons: ?? expensive ??

#4518115 - 09/16/17 07:51 PM Re: Midrange FWD walk behind Mower - HU700F vs 20339 [Re: brueggma1]
BrownBox88 Offline

Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 281
Loc: Florida
Any particular reason you prefer FWD?
1999 Mitsu Galant ES-V6 312k

#4518166 - 09/16/17 08:56 PM Re: Midrange FWD walk behind Mower - HU700F vs 20339 [Re: brueggma1]
bubbatime Offline

Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 5360
Loc: South Florida
FWD are much less durable than many rear wheel drive units. Night and day difference.

The standard is RWD, for a reason.

Just saying.
17 Chrysler Pacifica QS syn 0W20
13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
12 Suzuki S40 Rotella 15W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 ST syn 5W20
06 GMC Sierra Nextgen 10W30

#4518279 - 09/17/17 12:16 AM Re: Midrange FWD walk behind Mower - HU700F vs 20339 [Re: brueggma1]
dwendt44 Offline

Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3909
Loc: Central Wisconsin
And Toro is highly rated brand. Only Honda tops it.
Husqvarna are OK. Some say they are heavy.
There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.

#4518326 - 09/17/17 05:55 AM Re: Midrange FWD walk behind Mower - HU700F vs 20339 [Re: brueggma1]
DuckRyder Offline

Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 4027
Loc: Atlanta
If you donít need the smart stow, there is a version of that Toro with a Honda engine.

22" (56 cm) Variable Speed High Wheel Honda Engine (50-State) (20379)

That said - Entire Honda Mower is my recommendation.

Honda Lawn Mowers
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