Husqvarna Z242F Zero-Turn Lawn Mower Review

Husqvarna Z242F Zero-Turn Lawn Mower Review


The Husqvarna Z242F is known for its performance, precision, and innovation in design and operation. The Husqvarna Group has been classified as the best in the market thanks to developing the second-best lawnmower with zero turning for uneven terrain. This product combines Kawasaki’s most potent 18-horsepower engine, 42-inch ClearCut deck, and integrated maintenance-free zero gears for precise, trouble-free operation.

The Husqvarna Z242F offers a PTO switch, throttle switch, ignition key, and starter in a control panel. Also, it provides a spring-loaded platform lift system under your control to make the trip safe and ensure a secure cutting session.

As such, it has built-in front protection for safe, stylish steering and a large non-slip footrest, as well as an automatic parking brake system that automatically activates and deactivates the steering levers to keep you safe when cutting uneven surfaces.


This zero turn mower features an 18 HP Kawasaki engine for easy starting. The engine allows you to work in a wide variety of cutting conditions with a maximum speed of 16 km / h.


The 18 hp Kawasaki 603 cc engine develops impressive power for the cutter platform transmission and hydrostatic transmission. With ergonomic control panels and an 11 “front axle with 18” rear wheels, the zero turning radius is also impressive and accurate.


ClearCut ™ Deck technology features a deep deck design, airflow deflectors, heavy-duty blades, and wash outlet for superior cutting performance when dumping, bagging, or mulching.

This cutting deck has 6 shape settings that can be easily changed. For the model I tested, you got a receiver that does it even better.


It is a medium-sized ergonomic lawnmower with a powerful 18 HP Kawasaki engine. It has a hydrostatic unit that allows the milling machine to move smoothly and adapt to all cutting conditions. The third mower on this list can cover, discard, or break the cut grass. The 42-inch cutting deck is made of high-quality steel and features a deep design for better air circulation and improved performance.


The best thing about this mower is its low price, ergonomic design, and efficient operation. This mower brake system is automatically activated/deactivated when the steering lever is extended or retracted. You can put the clippings in a bag, cover them or throw them away, which means you don’t need another mower.


It is a 3 in 1 lawn mower that can throw grass or collect pieces of grass in a bag, depending on your preference. It can also cover pieces of grass if you don’t want to empty the grass bag. Mulch set and bag packaging accessories are not included.


The Husqvarna Z242F is equipped with maintenance-free hydrostatic gear transmission. The exterior design is also durable and easy to care for.

Of course, as a zero-turn lawnmower, you’ll have to spend some time servicing the Kawasaki 18-horsepower 603 ccs rear engine. It includes providing clean, high-octane fuel, regular oil changes, cleaning the air filter, and checking tire pressure. You will also need to re-lubricate the belt and bearings in the spring and possibly mid-summer.

You need to take the appropriate steps to prepare your Husqvarna Z242F for the winter in the north. It includes installing the fuel stabilizer in the gas tank, removing the battery, and other guidelines in the owner’s manual.


The Husqvarna Z242F is equipped with special features designed to simplify operation and increase productivity.

The 42 ” Heavy Duty 10 ” steel cutting platform with spring-loaded air intake lifts the blades of grass perfectly, where they can be cut cleanly. It leaves the lawn entirely long, even on uneven surfaces.

The maintenance-free hydrostatic gear transmission offers flexible control and makes zero revolutions very dynamically at virtually any speed.

You will also love the ease of use of the ergonomic control panels and the automatic parking brake system.

The rear engine doesn’t look impressive. However, lawnmowers are subject to bumps. Especially when you have a slightly new operator or your lawn is full of trees and landscape elements. You are less likely to suffer severe mechanical damage with a rear-engine if you accidentally kiss a tree or a retaining wall.


When you invest in a Husqvarna lawnmower, you know it has a reputation for quality manufacturing, materials, and engineering. It is the case with the Husqvarna Z242F, which undoubtedly guarantees a solid return on investment. Remember to take care of this to avoid mechanical problems.


The warranty against defects in materials and workmanship is three years. Detailed information about the warranty can be found in the operating instructions.


Performance and style match the grass of the Z200 Series lawnmowers. Don’t let a slower, less powerful lawnmower stop you from taking lawn care to the next level. Z242F Zero-Turn with 18 HP Kawasaki engine has enough power to cut. Use the convenient deck lift to position the 42 ”ClearCut ™ deck in place, and you are ready to run. An ergonomic control panel and non-slip footrest make cutting intuitive and safer. When the day is over, move the outer directional levers to park the lawnmower – it couldn’t be easier. When you’re ready to launch an impressive lawn mower on the market, choose the Husqvarna Zero-Turn Z242F.

Can this machine be used for a lawn business being used every day?

You can also use the commercial lawn mower Z242F. However, suppose your lawnmower is used to mow large areas daily. In that case, I strongly recommend that you consult our professional range of zero-efficiency lawnmowers, which are even better equipped to handle the stresses and strains of the daily use.

Can you add a bag? What is the maximum width with a bag?

There is a bagger. The correct part number for a suitable excavator is 587412401. The bagger is 26 inches wide.

Will the 42-inch zero-turn fit on a 5×8 trailer?

The Z242F is 43.0 “flap up / 52.0” flap down. It is also 75 inches long. It should fit in a 5×8 trailer.

What is the model number of the cover (without blades) for this model?

The part number for the detached thatched roof is 587045101.