The Husqvarna 7021P is an affordable Best Gas Lawn Mower option under the gas powered push lawn mowers with a price tag just under 300,- dollars and worth having a closer look.
I personally like the current generation of electric powered lawn mowers but if the yard requires more power because of its size or for other reasons then there is still no viable alternative then a gas powered lawn mower. The heart of the Husqvarna 7021P is a 160cc Honda GVC160 engine that is capable of 3000 rpm with a horse power of 4 and offers adequate power to deal with any problems you need it to cope with.
Husqvarna 7021P Specifications – Best Gas Lawn Mower
|Engine manufacturer||Honda||Collector type||Soft bag|
|Cutting height adjustment||Four-point||Collection Volume||2.2 cu.feet|
|Engine type||GCV160||Wheel size, front/rear||8 inch/12 inch|
|Cutting width||21 inch||Drive system||Push|
|Cylinder displacement||160 cc||Weight||66 lbs|
|Cutting Height Increments||6||Homeowner Warranty||3 years|
|Net power at preset rpm||2.9 kW @ 3000 rpm||Commercial Warranty||0|
|Cutting methods||Collect/Mulch/Side ejection||Sound pressure level at operators ear||84 dB(A)|
|Power||4 hp||Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA)||98 dB(A)|
|Fuel Tank Volume||0.95 qt|
What features does the Husqvarna 7021P gas lawn mower offer
The Husqvarna 7021P gas lawn mower is equipped with a 21 inch reducing terrace which is adequate for a small to mid level yard and can deal with almost anything in does scenarios.
This is another 3 in 1 mowers which seems to be the current trend, and why not offer this great feature as it gives you a lot of flexibility how you want to mow your yard. Even if you don’t know what mulching is, whit this this mower you can test it for your self and if mulching is not for you, can go back to the the more traditional bagging mode. Whatever the conditions are. This mower will give you the flexibility to deal with it.
Wheels usual don’t exit me much but when Husqvarna designed the Husqvarna 7021P they did a great job wit the wheel layout and size. The wheels feature a double ball bearing and bigger rear wheels which makes pushing this mower very easy.
Most gas mowers have handles which one size fits them all and if you a tall guy its to short. If you are more on the shorter side its to long. With the Husqvarna 7021P you have four settings for the handle and can adjust it to your personal needs for a more comfortable mowing experience. My only consirn is the padding, even to feels comfortable, Husqvarna should have used higher quality material and I feel will rip off eventually.
Looking at the overall build quality I don’t have to much complaints except where the wheels connect to the frame. In my experience the metal is a little to thin and if you are more of the ruff type, I feel will break. Handle the Husqvarna 7021P with care and it will last you for a long time and the money you are spending will be a good investment.
The settings for cutting height are pretty standard and a little bit of a disappointment. Husqvarna gives you six settings which range from 1.5 inches to 3.5 inches. Most of the better mowers give you a wider range and you can set it with one lever. On the Husqvarna 7021P you have to adjust it for each wheel individually. Not cool Husqvarna you can do better then that.
When the Husqvarna 7021P was delivered it was already assembled and all I had to do is flip the handle up, add oil (which was included) and gas and was ready to go.
How did the Husqvarna 7021P gas lawn mower Perform
Lets face it. A gas lawn mower is build to do one thing and that is cutting grass. However there are other areas when buying a mower which should be considered like how well it maneuvers and collects grass and in this section I will talk more about it.
Cutting grass the Honda GCV160 engine delivered the power needed to do it in just one pass. No need to backtrack or go over the same spot several times or change pace to give the mower more time to cut. One pass is all that was needed even if you come back from your 4 week vacation and the grass is about to take over your house. The Husqvarna 7021P will cut it with no issues.
After the grass is cut it needs to be collected. The Husqvarna 7021P does a very good job doing it. The bag is the right size for a small to medium lawn and the mower left very few clippings behind saving you time and not make you go true your yard collecting all the remaining clippings. The bag fits well and taking it off and back on is very easy. No concerns from me there.
If you prefer to mulch the Husqvarna 7021P gives you, as already stated, the option which is great for a mower in this price range. It performs this job really well and resulted in very fine clippings processing grass and leaves alike. The Husqvarna 7021P outperforms most other mowers I have tested in this category.
Maneuverability with the Husqvarna 7021P was exelent. I already talked about this mower has wheels with double ballbaerings which makes pushing this mower a lot smother adding the fact the rear wheels are bigger and the mower is relatively light helps maneuver the mower in tight spots.
What I liked of this gas lawn mower
- Easy to manoeuvre
- Great engine
- Plenty of power
- Exceptionally easy to start
- Ball bearings in the wheels
- Runs smoothly and pretty quietly
- 3 in 1 system gives you options
- Great quality of cut
- Mulches really well
- Good bagging system
- Adjustable handle to suit your height
- Extremely reliable
- Affordable price
What I did not like of this gas lawn mower
- Connection between wheels and deck could be better
- Adjusting cutting height a bit cumbersome
- Not able to produce lawn stripes
- Padding on the handle not of great quality
Is the Husqvarna 7021P Gas Lawn Mower for you?
If you look around in your neighborhood, chances are you will find the Husqvarna 7021P in many yards and for good reason. You get a lot of options for an investment just around the 300 dollar bracket and there is really not much not to like about this mower.
It is constructed really well with the exception of the wheel connectors, but if you keep good care of this mower and need or prefer a gas mower over a electric then the Husqvarna 7021P gas lawn mower will last you a good amount of time. I definitely can recommend the Husqvarna 7021P and it will be 300 dollars well spend.