Updated 29 Sep 2016

Husqvarna

LC19A

Snapshot: The Husqvarna LC19A is a mulch & catch petrol mower that weighs 33kg and has a cutting width of 47cm. But is it a smooth operator?

LC19A
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$829

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Test results

Overall score
72
Catcher cutting
?/10
Mulcher cutting
?/10
Long grass cutting
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent catcher cutting.
  • OK mulching.
  • OK to use.
  • Little handle vibration.
  • Comfortable handle.

But

  • Somewhat difficult to manoeuvre.
  • Adjusting the cutting height requires effort.
  • Fair amount of shoulder strength needed to start engine.
  • Husqvarna mowers showed below-average reliability in our 2016 survey, so we can't recommend them.

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance scores are based on cutting:

Short (30mm) grass to 15mm
Medium-length (approx. 75-100mm) grass to 30mm
Long (approx. 300-400mm) grass on the highest cut setting

We run the short and medium-length grass tests with the mower in both catcher and mulching modes where applicable. Neither the catcher nor the mulcher is used for the long grass test.

Ease of use is assessed on:

Vibration (20%)
Pushing/manoeuvring (20%)
Handle comfort (20%)
Controls (10%)
Cutting height adjustment (10%)
Catcher convenience (10%)
Ease of starting** (10%)

Key data

Model

Type
Mulch & catch
Avg price
$829

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
67/83
Weight (kg)
33
Cutting height range (mm)
15-70
Starter
Pull
Run time (minutes)
n/a
Charge time (minutes)
n/a
Cut width (cm)
47
Handle height (cm)
95
Closeness of cut to vertical edge (front/right/left) (mm)
130 / 35 / 25
Chassis
Alloy
Engine
Briggs & Stratton 160cc
Voltage
n/a
Battery size tested
n/a
Battery cost
n/a
Starter location
Handle

Features

Console (skin)/battery cost
n/a
Self-propelled drive
×

More Info

Notes
Husqvarna lawnmowers returned below-average reliability in our 2016 survey, so are ineligable for our reccomendations.
Availability
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