Last Updated: June 10, 2015
The Husqvarna 7021P is a push mower with a 21” frame, packing an excellent Honda GCV engine rated at 160cc. Horsepower ratings were the old standard until they phased in the new rating coined “gross torque”. This happened sometime in 2011 or prior and it most likely was the result of a class action lawsuit. The power of mowers is supposedly assessed more accurately with the gross torque rating. (Who’s to say??)
This engine by Honda is rated with a gross torque of 6.9 and the majority of other mowers with the walk-behind feature are going to be on par with that number or even a bit inferior. And because the power necessary for it to be pushed is provided by YOU, the cutting blade will be getting all that torque.
A New Feature
Featured in the engine is a new auto choke Easy Start system that works just plain great. You won’t have to push down a primer bulb.
The choke lever could be simply slid over in case of a cold start, and with the handle’s safety bar squeezed, just pull. You don’t have to release the choke because it does it by itself, and the engine has no chance of being flooded. Cool. The Honda 160cc motor runs strong and smooth.
Other mowers aren’t necessarily any louder than a Husqvarna 7021P, but the tone it does have is a little deeper. The sound isn’t that off-putting, and even something you might find nice.
[quote_box_right]Other features in the Husqvarna 7021P I find attractive: The wheels are double ball-bearing, which very easily and smoothly roll. The rear wheels in the 7021P Husqvarna model are taller to better navigate terrain that’s uneven and tree root-like bumps. [/quote_box_right]
With three modes, the 7021P can mow with either the rear bag attached for the clippings to be caught, as a mower discharging on the side, or utilized for mulching. Heck, you could even use the mower exclusively for mulching. Also with the mower is a handle that easily folds for transport or compact storage.
Setup (very easy):
Just remove the box from the mower, extend the handle and tighten, pour in the oil included, and then have gas added. Done. You’re all set to mow.
You might find the setting of the Husqvarna to be too low the first time you give it a go. In one mower run, the grass had no trouble being powered through, but some clumps the mower did leave behind (although it was set for mulching). In the following run the mower was notched one up to the middle position. Now no clumps were left, and it’s probably a setting that’s healthier for the grass. The yard turned out with a very uniform cut.
All things considered, what you have here in the Husqvarna 7021P is a solid mower that sports lots of nice features. The 4-star rating makes the Husqvarna 7021P walk-behind push mower one that you should consider if you are in the market for a new lawn mower.
Other Gas Powered Mowers to Consider
Lawn Boy 17732– A bit more expensive, but it has a nice rear wheel drive system and is self-propelled (Husqvarna 7021p is not). It’s also one of the quicker mowers to assemble (around 5 minutes). Since most of it comes already assembled, you just need the handle bar straightened out and the pull string attached to the handle’s side.