Husqvarna 7021R Review
About this mower… The 7021R 21-Inch gas-operated push lawn mower from Husqvarna features a 160cc Honda GCV160 engine and offers versatile disposal methods. The well-established Swedish brand that produces this gas-powered mower, suitable for small lawns, is dedicated in manufacturing premium, durable products.
The mower gives a 21-inch wide cut for efficiency and rapidity, whilst still being easily maneuverable in limited space. The compact design features oversized rear wheels (12 inches compared to 8-inch front wheels) for a smooth run. The double ball bearings enhance the ease over uneven terrains and around tight areas near walls or trees.
The 3-in-1 system offers a variety of cutting modes, side discharge, mulching or rear bagging. The cutting height is also adjustable, from 1.5 to 3.5 inches. The ergonomic handle is height adjustable and features a grip, for user comfort, and folds down for compact storage. The Honda engine starts easily and gives a smooth run.
The features that attracted many potential customers to the 7021R include the strong and smooth Honda engine, the maneuverability and the versatility of cutting systems.
The power of the engine is focused into the operation of the cutting blades which mean they run efficiently and produce a clean result. The high rear wheels and the ball bearings make the 102-pound mower easy to push over rough terrains and to maneuver around corners and in tight spaces.
The mulching mode is a positive as it redistributes the cut grass onto the lawn, returning the vital nutrients and acting as a natural fertilizer. An important aspect which many users are happy with is the easy start-up of this mower; many assert to how it starts on the first pull without trouble. The simple assembly is also a plus; it just requires you to extend the handle and add the fuel!
While gas mowers are typically noisy, the Husqvarna produces a reassuringly low hum.
On the negative side, several reviewers noted the smell/fumes produced by the 7021R, not unexpected for a gas mower but worth noting. There was also some criticism of the choking system, with buyers frustrated at only being able to access it at engine level (as opposed to within the handle controls).