Husqvarna WH4817

The Husqvarna WH4817 walk behind lawn mower is a very similar to the Husqvarna WH5217 but unfortunately it’s not quite as large. It’s also quite like the Husqvarna WH3617, but has a wider cutting deck. The engine that powers the WH 4817 is a Kawasaki twin cylinder. This engine uses a dry type air filter to prevent dust and other particulate matter from getting into the combustion chambers where they can disrupt the firing process and ultimately damage the engine. The fuel tank that supplies the motor with gasoline can hold a maximum of 20.1 liters (5.3 US gallons).

This Kawasaki engine powers the rear wheels on the Husqvarna WH4817. These wheels are quite large as they are carrying the bulk of the lawn mowers 220 kg (485 lbs). They also have a turf thread to give good grip without leaving large marks on the ground if it happens to be soft. The front wheels are purposely bald so that they move easily over the ground without gripping it. These wheels are attached to reinforced castor yokes for an exceptionally long life. The max speed that the WH4817 can travel at is 9.7 kph (6 mph) which means that the operator will be jogging pretty fast just to keep up with it.

The mower deck on the Husqvarna WH 4817 has a cutting width of 48 inches (you should have already guessed this from the name though!). 3 blades are housed in the deck, each of which has a diameter of 16.25 inches. The deck is raised and lowered through a manual lifting system. The belt driven blades are engaged using an electric clutch. If you have to cut very long or wet grass, the WH 4817 can handle it as the deck can be raised as high as 5 inches above the ground. But if you want a low cut, you’ll be glad to know that the deck can be lowered down to within 1.5 inches above the ground.

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2 Reviews of the “Husqvarna WH4817”

  1. Mark T. Zak says:

    It’s been a great mower for well over a decade, has issues now, but nothing lasts forever…

    Year of Manufacture: 2001
    Pros: Awesome mower, built like a tank! The selling feature for me was the “Easy Touch” steering, a bit like Snapper’s “Loop Handle.” Unfortunately, both went back to the pistol grips, can’t understand that?!
    Cons: None really.
    Attachments: None.
    Modifications: None.

  2. Brown says:

    So far this has been a great mower and leaves an excellent cut and stripe

    Year of Manufacture: 2011

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