Husqvarna 7021P Gas Lawn Mower Review
Husqvarna 7021P is a gas powered push lawn mower. It has a powerful Honda engine that is CARB compliant. The large front and rear wheels with double ball bearings make it easy to pushed and maneuver even on a bumpy lawn. Adjust the cutting height from 1.5” to 3.5”. This mower allows for rear bagging, side discharge or mulching.
- 160cc Honda GCV160 engine.
- 21” cutting width.
- 3-in-1 feature allows for rear bagging, side discharge and mulching.
- Height adjustment, from 1 ½” to 3 ½”.
- 12” rear and 8” front wheels.
- CARB compliant.
- 2 year limited warranty.
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Husqvarna 7021P Review
The reason I went for the Husqvarna 7021P was due to the large cutting width and the Honda engine. The 21” cutting deck makes it very efficient and my relatively small lawn (compared to my neighbor’s) is mowed in just a few minutes.
The Honda GCV160 is a 160cc engine with a gross torque of 6.9 pound per foot. I am not quite sure why they don’t use horse power when the engine is rated anymore. Anyway, this engine has plenty of power and is on par with, if not better, than most other push lawn mowers.
The lawn mower is CARB compliant so it can be sold in the state of California.
The Husqvarna 5521P is basically the same lawn mower, but it has a 140cc Briggs & Stratton engine instead of the 160cc Honda engine the 7021P has.
I ordered my new lawn mower from Amazon and got it delivered at my door just a couple of days later. After extending and adjusting the handle, adding oil (which was included), adding gas and had a quick look through the instruction manual I was good to go.
The handle can be adjusted to fit your height for a more ergonomic operation. The handlebar has a soft plastic coating that gives you a good grip. I like that the handle can be folded which makes it easy for transportation and it takes minimal space for storage, perfect for my already way too full garden shed.
The engine didn’t have the primer bulb like I was used to, but had an auto choke system. I was of course not familiar with this system but it worked great. The only thing you need to do is slide the choke lever over and then pull. The lawn mower starts on first pull each time and the choke releases by itself when engine runs.
The fuel tank can hold up to 0.98 quart which should last at least 4 hours.
The 21 inch cutting deck is made of steel and is painted in Husqvarna’s orange signature color. I was a bit disappointed when I noticed how thin the metal really is. This makes the whole lawn mower light but to the expense of stability and durability. I was even more concerned when I noticed that the deck was hardly painted underneath, but I believe that it has some kind of coating. Hopefully this will prevent it from rusting. The last thing that worried me about this deck was the plastic parts at the back. How durable are these parts?
To summarize, I am not impressed by quality of the cutting deck.
The Husqvarna 7021P has two huge rear wheels (12”) and two large front wheels (8”) with double ball bearings. The large wheels make the lawn mower ride smoothly and easy to push over an uneven lawn with roots. I can easily maneuver around trees and other objects. The lawn mower allows me to cut close enough to the object so I don’t have to come back with a trimmer afterwards.
You can adjust the cutting height of the lawn mower in six increments starting from 1.5 inches and to the maximum of 3.5 inches. The height is adjusted on each wheel and you have to individually set each wheel when adjusting the height. This is a bit annoying and I have seen better solutions on other lawn mower. I usually don’t adjust the height very often so it is really not a big deal.
3-in-1 cutting sytem
You can either use this Husqvarna bagging the cuttings, discharge it to the side or mulching.
I have used the bagging system the most and it works great. The mower barely leaves any cuttings behind. I have noticed that the bag gets filled up nicely, without any clogging. My last mower had a tendency to clog up when the bag was only about half full. The bag is also easy to remove and attach again.
The engine purrs like a kitten even when I cut high and wet grass. The lawn is cut evenly and it looks great when I’m done.
- Powerful and high quality engine.
- Large wheels with double ball bearings.
- Maneuvers and rides smoothly.
- Cuts evenly.
- Good bagging system.
- Poor quality of the deck.
- Height adjustment is a hassle.