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Husqvarna 961 93 00-71 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (4)
Price (4)
Reliable (3)
Features (3)
Easy To Use (3)
Cons
Takes S (1)
Practice To Learn Precis... (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Drive Shifter Not Easy T... (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
88% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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David
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/27/13
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Use
I used this for the first time on March 24th, 2013 after a Midwest snow of about 5 inches. The unit performed well. I have a very long driveway and the 27 inch width made it go very quickly. I was very pleased with this unit.
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R. Emmons
Holden, MA
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
37 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Follow On Review To Last Years' Comments, Feb. 2012
I just ran the Husky 12527HV through the snow that was deposited by the Northeast Bizzard of 2013. We received about 28" of medium fluff snow. The machine ran flawlessly. The LTC Snow King ran smoothly and did not miss a beat! The engine is rated @ 9.0 HP and 14.5 lb.ft. of torque on the LCT web site. Husky rates it @ 12.5 lb.ft. I believe in the LCT torque number. This puts this engine in the same horsepower/torque class as the 305cc Briggs. The engine never seemed to load down to the... more
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Rich
Holden, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/29/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
37 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
21
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Replacement Skids Mandatory
This fall I purchased a new Husky 12527HV 27", 8.5 hp 291 c.c. blower after having a 6.5 horse Honda for about 15 years. I miss the hydrostatic transmission that was on the Honda tremendously. The Husky seems to be a good machine utilizing friction disk drive. The price was right. I am impressed with the Chinese built LCT motor. It is smooth and powerful and exhibits high quality of assembly. Even though my break-in was not what I would have wanted.

It's first run was with the... more
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David
Waterford, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/16/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Try
After dealing with a 23" Craftsman in the Nemo storm it was time to purchase a new blower. I spent several days reviewing and reading ratings of several different snowblowers. I even went to look at several including the Husky. I couldn't resist the price, no tax and free shipping. I was thoroughly impressed with the speed that the snowblower arrived and the packaging. After unpacking and putting the blower together (30 minutes) I was ready to use it. After this last storm it did a... more
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Cory S.
Bradford, NH
REVIEWED
DEC.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Can't Be Beat For The Price! Excellent Value!
Just picked up this snow blower today. I had 10-12" of light-medium snow in my driveway, front and back yard. The engine started up on the first pull and came to a fairly quiet, smooth, low vibration running state. I only used the first setting of the choke also. Controls are easy to use, and very user friendly. After the first path, I was astonished. This unit just cut the nicest, straightest path through 10-12" of snow like it was nothing. It blew the snow an honest 30', and... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Price, High Quality
Cons: Awkward Chute Adjuster
Cory Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Cory Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Thank you for the best websites ever for small engine/power sports/home/commercial equipment at unbeatable prices. Fantastic information and reviews!!"
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John
Southington, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
16
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Only Got To Use It A Couple Of Times On Smaller Snows
I got this sow blower to replace an old Ariens that I owned for over 23 years. All I can say is that old snow blowers are really easy to use compared to new ones. This new Husqvarna is going to take me a while to get used to. I'm not used to all the levers and handles and the "power" steering. The snow blower works fine so far and I have no complaints on how it throws snow. It has more traveling speed than I would ever need or want. The only thing I miss is a throttle control. The... more
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Mike
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/25/13
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
18
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Start Up
Got my snowblower on time and delivery was perfect. But tried to start it and it a no go also electric start went out after 3-4 correct ways of doing so . So since I got it its been in repair shop still waiting to use it and now big snow storms coming to Kansas and I have no snowblower.
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John
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
26
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
New 27 Inch Snow Blower
Works well, not as easy to maneuver as I thought but then again it weighs 200 lbs. Worked well with 10 inches of wet snow. Actually threw it in my neighbors driveway! Took a couple of passes to realize the throw range. I've seen enough snow for this year, but I'm ready now for next year.
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Steven M.
Commack, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/12/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
13
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Snowblower
This machine is outstanding, the only flaw is the the slowest speed is only on notch above the reverse. It took me a while to figure that out. The top speed is way to fast I think. There should be more slower speeds. It goes from a good walking pace to sprinting. So needs a few more slower speeds in-between, but all in all this machine rocks, I am very happy with it.
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Ronald
REVIEWED
FEB.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Snow Thrower
I have graduated from just having a snow blower to now having a snow thrower. I can, if I want to, now throw snow into my neighbors driveway (well almost anyway). I've only used my new machine twice so far, but both experiences were great. Unboxing the unit was also easy and I thank the folks at Husqvarna for that.

I would also like to that the great folks at PED for making the shopping experience a great one. This is not the first time I've purchased from them and I will definitely do... more
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Johm Desalvo
West Harrison, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/28/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Delivery Was Great
Delivery was very easy. The man put it right where I wanted it. Putting it together OK, but was missing a wing nut. I called and got it right away no problems. I've had snow throwers before and lived in New Hampshire and this machine far exceeded my expectation. Awesome!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Johm Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Russell L.
Coventry, RI
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/15/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Saved Over 400 Dollars
Sears was selling the same unit for 400 dollars more. Shopping was fast, had the unit within five days. Product was well packed and the driver put it right into my garage. Unlike my most recent experience with Home Depot which took 18 days, was packed poorly arrived damaged and took another two weeks to receive my refund.

Took me about 20 minutes to unpack and assemble and first pull fired right up. First use was the recent storm and it worked great.
If you are looking to buy I recommend... more
Pros: High Quality, Price, Easy To Use, Features
Russell Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Russell Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great product, Great price, no tax, free delivery and fast. It don't get much better than that."
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Michael Gagliardi
Essex, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 12/10/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
First Snow Thrower I Ever Owned.
As I approach my 60th birthday, this snow thrower is the first I have ever owned. After I assembled it I waited until Jan 01, 2014 to start it . Two pulls later it started right up and ran fine with plenty of power . I am glad that I went with a larger engine (291 cc). I have already shared my experience with friends and believe one is about to make a similar purchase .
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Exceeded Expectations, Powerful
Cons: Bad Instructions, Better Maintenance Manual
Michael Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Michael Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Prior to making this purchase I shopped around and found Snow Blowers Direct to be very competitive with their pricing. I was surprised how quickly this machine arrived at my home only a few days after my purchase. SBD I am glad to have found your web site and used it. I have and will continue to share this information with my family and friends."
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Carlo N.
Lowell, MA
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/3/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
03
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I Love My Husky
I purchased this snow blower in October and it arrived on time and intact although there were some light scratches on the discharge chute due to the crating being slightly damaged. It took about 30 minutes to assemble with the instructions that are provided. I have used it 3 times with 6+ inch snowfalls and it performed as I expected it would. I'm waiting for the 18 inch snowfall to see how it performs. I'm still getting used to having to push in on the drive shifter and the discharge chute... more
Pros: Durable, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Drive Shifter Not Easy To Engage At Each Speed
Carlo Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Carlo Would Recommend Snow Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Good experience ordering and receiving snow blower. I'm glad I paid for the lift service although I do think this should be included in the free delivery as most of these snow blowers weigh more than and 2 people can lift."
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Randy
REVIEWED
JAN.
12
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Husqvarna Snow Blowers Suck
I bought my 2 years ago and the thing has not worked right. I would take my old Ariens back in a heartbeat. Just tried to run it again and augers would not turn to throw snow. That has been my complaint since I purchased it. It is now on Craigslist.
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Charlie Davis
Paola, KS
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/29/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Good Value For The Price
Wasn't the easiest thing to put together. The instructions could have been clearer. Takes a little practice to learn how to control.
Pros: Price, Features, Fast
Cons: Difficult To Use, Takes S, Practice To Learn Precision Control
Charlie Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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David
Waterford, CT
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/16/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Snowblowers Direct Fantastic
What can I say. Found this site from advice from a friend. Spent some time researching snowblowers. I was coming from a 24" Craftsman and needed something a little bigger. Free shipping and no tax and great customer services had me hooked. The blower arrived and was well packaged. The freight service was also great in helping me get the package off the truck. Very easy to put the blower together.

I haven't used the blower yet but I am pretty sure it won't give me any issues. For those... more
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Marian K.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/3/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
If Youre Looking For A Sure Fire Bet You Won't Get Much Snow Buy
The transmission died on our 10-year old snow blower a few weeks ago, during the last snow storm. I purchased the Husqvarna 291cc 27- inch and my husband has not had opportunity to try it out. We've had no snow ever since! As much as I'd like to know this snow blower works well, I prefer to not have snow!
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Marian Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Volodymyr M.
Holmdel, NJ
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/6/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
03
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Vold
Second time used and some parts are lose (2 screws).
Pros: Reliable
Volodymyr Does Not Recommend This Product
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