For our green-thumbed readers, the Husqvarna brand needs no introduction. For the rest of you, just think of them as the BMW of lawn & garden equipment. The Rider 175’s zero-turn-radius will make you the neighborhood’s LeBron James of yard work by taking advantage of articulated power-steering (the rear wheels swing underneath at full lock). The 41″ cutting deck will laugh off fescue (in any condition) thanks to a Kanzaki all-wheel-drive hydrostatic transmission and a 17.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine. Mulching, plowing through this Autumn’s pending leaf fall, or clearing away a snow-laden driveway will never be so easy or so fun.
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