This is a replacement for an 18 yr old craftsman that I felt like I was always working on.
I looked for a quality machine for a reasonable price. I have only test run it so far but it looks and feels like a quality built machine from the steel chute and large tires to the location of the chute and drive controls.
My only complaint is that it doesn't come with an owners manual instead they direct you to the website to download it. I called Husquvarna and they mailed me a manual that looks like someone printed it out and stapled it. Seems kind of weak to not provide
a manual on an $1800 machine. I still gave it 5 stars since the machine seems great so far.