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Who Is The Husqvarna 50″ Lawn Sweeper For?
The Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper is one of the largest tow behind lawn sweepers on the market. It will collect more debris, faster, for the bigger lawns out there.
It is best for flat lawns, as the large size makes it clumsy on slopes.
- Author: Sid
- Published: May 15th, 2015
- Updated: July 2, 2016
- Research Sources: Amazon.com
- Verified Purchases (?) Used For This Review: 8
- Average Amazon Rating*: 3.9 out of 5.0
- Average Total Owner Rating (Amazon)*: 3.9 out of 5.0
* On Publishing Date.
- Official Homepage.
- Model Number: 584 40 18-01.
- Lawn Type Compatibility: works with all common residential lawns.
- Lawn Tractor/Riding Mower Compatibility: works with machines that have a universal hitch (check with the manufacturer about your specific towing machine).
- Weight: 92.3 lbs (41.86 kg).
- Assembled Product Size (L x W x H): 58.5″ x 17.2″ x 15.5″ (148.59 x 43.69 x 39.37 cm).
Riding Lawn Mower Required
The Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper needs to be towed by a riding lawn mower or lawn tractor. They come in compact residential versions (see image on your right).
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What Owners Say About The Husqvarna 50″ Lawn Sweeper
What Owners Like
The brushes on the Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper are reported as durable, compared to several other lawn sweepers that wear out fast.
One owner uses this machine to sweep a large 2 acre Bermuda football field twice a week and reports that it works very well. It costs much less than alternative methods of sweeping large lawns (i.e. lawn vacuums).
The brush height settings are easy to adjust, and the hopper holds a decent amount of debris before needing to be emptied.
What Owners Dislike
One person reports that a tire malfunctioned very soon after first use of the Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper. However, the manufacturer shipped out a replacement and the problem was resolved.
The brushes cannot be disengaged and the maximum height setting is not sufficient to avoid sweeping as you transport the lawn sweeper to the work area. That is a problem common to tow behind lawn sweepers and is not unique to the Husqvarna 50″.
There are reported difficulties when operating this machine on sloped lawns.
What The Lawn Sweeper Picks Up Well
- Lawn clippings
- Pine needles
- Pine cones
What The Lawn Sweeper Does Not Pick Up Well
The Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper is not suitable for picking up hay.
Many people have fun when using a lawn sweeper, both because of the excitement of driving around on a lawn tractor or riding mower, and also because the tedious rake is eliminated from the lawn cleaning process.
Ease Of Assembly (With Approximate Assembly Time)
People report that assembly instructions are missing.
As well, the large number of pieces required to put the machine together make assembly difficult.
Ease Of Use
No problems reported.
Ease Of Storage
The Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper is one of the largest lawn sweepers on the market at 50 inches, so you would require ample storage space. The hitch can be removed with a push button, which makes it easier to store.
Also, the bag can be collapsed, saving you further space when storing. If space efficiency is essential to you, consider lawn sweepers that are smaller than 50 inches.
The brush axle shaft consists of sealed ball bearings, which reduces wear and increases longevity of the machine. Many other lawn sweepers have plastic brushes, which makes them wear out faster.
The bag seems to be of poor quality, with one owner reporting that it started wearing out after just two hours of use. Also, there seems to be a problem experienced by some people with the rubber wheels coming off.
The bag (hopper where debris is collected) of the Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper is emptied using a pull cord. A potential problem with this is that the cord can get stuck in the bag. There are other lawn sweeper models that have a metal bar for dumping the hopper, rather than a cord, and people report them to work better.
Customer Service Experiences
The manufacturer is responsive and quickly replaces parts upon request.
About The Manufacturer
This Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper is manufactured on behalf of Husqvarna by Ohio Steel.
United States of America.
A limited 1-year manufacturer’s warranty is available for the Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper.
Some parts are not covered by the warranty, so make sure to check the link above for further details.
If you wish for specific information about the current warranty coverage for the Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper, contact their support number as warranty policies are subject to change.
The return policy depends on the retailer you purchase the product from. Amazon.com tends to offer a 30-day return period.
Replacement Part Availability And Cost
The part numbers are available in the product manual (PDF). However, for part prices, you would need to contact the manufacturer.
The phone number for Husqvarna North America is 1-800-487-5951 .
To find your local Husqvarna support number, use their country locator.
Product Manual Download
Download a PDF version of the manual.
If you have a really large lawn that is flat, and are looking for a sturdy lawn sweeper, then the Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper is a good choice.
Since the Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper is so large, it requires a certain level of muscle strength to empty out. The fact that it has a rope for emptying out rather than a metal bar might make it more difficult to tip the hopper. Also, a rope is more prone to breaking than a metal bar.
One of the unique features of the Husqvarna 50″ lawn sweeper build is that the brush shaft is made of metal ball bearing instead of plastic. That reduces wear and tear. A common complaint heard about other lawn sweepers is that they use plastic components for the brush shaft.
The brush itself is made in a patented spiral format. According to the manufacturer, that is supposed to increase service life of the product.