Husqvarna Z248F Review

48-Inch 21.5 hp Kawasaki Hydrostatic Zero Turn Riding Mower


Final Score

3.9 / 5 from 26 users

Husqvarna Z248F | Tools Official
Husqvarna Z248F | Tools Official
Husqvarna Z248F | Tools Official

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We spent 6.2 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

4 reasons to buy

  • A good number of owners mentioned that they were satisfied with how reliable and durable the Husqvarna Z248F is.
  • The mower is easy to maneuver thanks to its hydrostatic zero-turn transmission.
  • Some buyers liked how reliable the mower can start without the choke because of its 21.5 HP Kawasaki engine.
  • A couple of users noted that this mower is a good value for money.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful noted that the mower has a tendency to miss the center grass stripe despite the deck height and mower speed.
  • Some people remarked that grass clippings can get loaded up in the deck and fall out in huge clumps.
  • At least one purchaser mentioned that the mower can sometimes tear up the lawn because of its zero-turn transmission.

Bottom Line

The Husqvarna Z248F continues to live up to the standards set by its predecessors. The mower brings very good value for its price with its durable design and reliable 21.5 HP Kawasaki engine. Although most first-time hydrostatic zero-turn mower owners do need to practice to prevent lawn tearing, the maneuverability and worry-free transmission are hard to pass up. Good deck and blade maintenance can ensure years of enjoyment with this machine.


Cutting Width (in)48 inch
FeaturesMulching, Zero Turn Radius, Bagging, Side Discharge
Max Cutting Height4"
Min Cutting Height1-1/2"
Power SourceGas
CategoryRiding Mowers
Warranty3 Years
Weight581 lbs
Additional InfoMulch & Bag Kit Sold Separately, Comfortable Seat, Ergonomic Control Panel, Anti-Slip Foot Area, ClearCut™ Fabricated Cutting Deck

Video Reviews


  • Q:

    Is there an issue with the mowers assembly that makes the grass cut uneven?

  • A:

    For very tall grass, the initial cut may be uneven. It is recommended to get the grass to a good cutting length for smooth subsequent cuts.

  • Q:

    Is the Husqvarna Z248F commercial-grade? Can it be used for small business start-ups?

  • A:

    This mower is not commercial-grade but can be used for small lawn care business start-ups. If you are looking for a residential zero-turn mower for small business use, the MZ series would be better suited. Check out our Husqvarna MZ61 review here.

  • Q:

    What is the mower’s maximum cutting height?

  • A:

    4 inches is the maximum cutting height.

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