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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: 282
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: 5628
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 Mobil 1 5W30
13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
12 Suzuki S40 Rotella 15W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 PZL Plat 5W30
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: 3972
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: 4215
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
  • 2007 Toyota Prius Touring
  • 2005 Honda Civic Sedan
  • 1972 Ford F100