I cannot believe the grass actually started to grow here in Chicago.  My neighbors love me because in the spring I mow their lawns to test mowers.  This gives me roughly 4 acres per mow.  That is a pretty good time to become accustomed with the traits of the machine.  The R 220T is a very comfortable mower to operate.  Some claim it to be quieter than a traditional mower because of the engine behind you.  To me it is about as loud as the average mower.  I didn’t notice any difference between the engine and deck.


cut quality
mower cut quality

The steering is bit stiffer than traditional riders.  A lot of tight turns on a long mow could get tiring, especially when parallel mowing.  On rough terrain the steering wheel tends to follow the terrain and slightly moves, something to note but not an issue.  Power was plenty even through deep grass. The side discharge spread out the clippings without leaving lines.

As you can see in the pictures the Husqvarna R 220T cuts like a champ.  I like the deck being out front more and more.  Whenever I get on a traditional rider now it just seems odd to be sitting on the deck.  The visibility out in front helps with more accurate cuts, especially close to obstacles.   Best of all the R 220T does not tear up your lawn like a conventional Zero Turn.  If you demand the perfect cut then check out the R 220T from Husqvarna.