I don’t have the exact Husqvarna model you’re inquiring about, but I do have a YTH24V48. We bought it the year we moved up here, in 2014, so we’ve used it for now going on our fourth season. We bought it from Lowe’s, the sticker price was right at $2k, and we bought the extended warranty on it, out another 2 years, I think.
I considered this model and a similar John Deere mower (D140?), but went with this one. The Deere seemed a bit over priced for the same features. I’m sure it would be a fine pick, but I just felt more comfortable with the Husky. The H also has a reinforced mowing deck that the Deere lacked.
We have about 3 acres to mow, now that I’m mowing around our newly planted fruit trees. It’s hilly, from behind our house, down to the old house. It has a decent sized gas tank, about 3 galllons, and I can mow the whole property with one tank. As noted in the model number, it has a 48" cut, with three blades. So, a large cutting swath.
First two years I mowed with the original blades, but my wife didn’t like all the grass discharge, so I replaced them with mulching blades and a discharge chute cover. That seemed to clog the mower deck up more often, so I removed the cover but left the blades.
We have very thick often damp grass, and it handles it very well, unless it’s like 6" deep or excessively wet. The engine is a V type with two cylinders and 24HP, and handles the hills just fine. The engine is a Briggs & Stratton. The transmission is a hydrostatic, which means no shifting, which is handy, for me anyway.
We’ve haven’t had any real issues with it yet, except the battery had to be charged at the start of the season, but it’s started fine since then. It sits in an unheated shed during the winter, so that is tough on batteries regardless. I imagine we’ll have to replace the battery next spring.
This is the first year I’ve mowed around my fruit trees, which are enclosed in individual circular fencing. On some of the bigger fences, I can make it around in one pass, but others require a few more passes. It has a decent turning radius for its size.
So, I would give it a thumbs up so far. I think Lowe’s still sells a similar model for the same price, so can’t say if it’s the same quality wise… If you’re lucky, sometimes they run promotions, and they’ll throw in a free wagon or some such.