Dec 05

Lawn Mower Reviews: Husqvarna 7021R Self Propelled Lawn Mower

Life is much better with a well maintained lawn. Your children have a safe place to play while you can relax completely when you are surrounded by the beautiful green. This can be a reality with the right lawn mower. I know how hard it is to make a choice so I decided I should help buyers like me make the best choice by reviewing the models, which are most popular currently. I am a professional gardener working in California and have long-term experience in maintaining lawns. But enough about me, let’s focus on the review of the Husqvarna 7021R 21-inch 160cc Honda GCV160 3-In-1 RWD self-propelled lawn mower.

In this Husqvarna 7021R lawn mower review, I will go over its features and capabilities and assess them in detail. I will provide a list of the good and bad points of this model. I can guarantee that the review will be thorough and objective.

Husqvarna 7021R Self Propelled Lawn Mower

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Product Description

The Husqvarna 7021R mower is equipped with a Honda gas engine. The AutoWalk feature allows you to se the machine to self-propelled mode for effortless steering. The cutting height can be adjusted with the use of a single lever. The unit has a 21-inch cutting swath. The clippings can be disposed of in three different ways which are side discharge, bagging and mulching. The model is fairly compact and its handle can be folded for convenient storage.


The Honda GCV160 engine works to power the blade of Husqvarna 7021R. It produced some 6.9 pound-feet of torque. This is a considerable amount of power for such a compact lawn mower. The machine should be able to cut even taller grass. Moisture should not be a problem for it either. The clipping of wet grass and leaves should be easy, quick and efficient. I have to say that the Honda engines are among the most reliable and durable and this one should not be an exception. It can continue to work for many years to come.

AutoWalk is another major feature of the Husqvarna lawn mower which is worth your attention. When you use it, the built-in transmission sends power to the rear wheels and the machine becomes self-propelled. You do not have to use any effort to steer the unit to mow. This makes the model particularly versatile.

For me, one of the major benefits of the self-propelled mode is that it allows for greater acceleration on all kinds of terrains from flat ones with obstacles to hilly ones. Furthermore, it makes the machine more maneuverable. I am sure that this is great news for you if you have trees and shrubs in your yard.

The wheels of this self propelled lawn mower from Husqvarna are made from sturdy plastic and have a good tire tread. The rear wheels are 8 inches in diameter and have double ball-bearings. These two features allow for even greater maneuverability so that trees and shrubs are no longer a challenge. Besides, you will have better control and turning will be a breeze.

The start of the unit is based on auto return choke technology. You can expect the engine to start quickly even in cold weather. The risk of hitches is reduced to the very possible minimum.

The lawn mower comes with a single lever for adjusting the cutting height. This is super convenient and saves you time and effort. You can select from six different height increments within the 1.5 to 3.5-inch range. I like the fairly wide range of options as it allows me to get creative.

The 3-in-1 cutting system is another notable feature of this Husqvarna mower. You can have the grass clippings discharged on the side. The other option is to attach the bag which comes with the unit to the rear so that the clippings can be collected in it. The third option is mulching. The clippings are chopped into ultra fine pieces which fall directly onto the lawn. That way, it gets natural fertilization without you doing anything special.

The ergonomic handle of the lawn mower makes it really easy to use. It is folded down so that the unit becomes super compact for storage. In general, the machine is fairly compact and not heavy.


The cutting swath of the Husqvarna self-propelled lawn mower is 21 inches. This is slightly above the average so the model scores well based on the cutting swath criteria. You can expect to make a few passes on the lawn in order to have the grass trimmed properly.

The machine is capable of mowing small to medium-sized lawns. It should perform well on different types of terrains. It is capable of cutting even taller grass when it is wet. It should be able to clear wet leaves as well.


This lawn mower is suitable for property owners who have small to medium-sized lawns. It can be used seasonally or more frequently depending on your needs. Thanks to the AutoWalk feature allowing for self-propelled operation, the unit can be operated by any adult in the household irrespective of their physical strength. This model is suitable for professional use as well. It should be able to mow the small and medium-sized lawns of public and commercial facilities.


The benefits of Husqvarna 7021R, in my opinion, are:

  • Effective mowing
  • Good maneuverability
  • Ease of use
  • Versatile cutting height and cutting system settings
  • Reliable operation
  • Durability
  • 2-year warranty


The drawbacks of this model are:

  • The controls which you use when the machine is operated in self-propelled mode are not particularly intuitive. They require some skill and knowledge to use, but with time you will get the hand of it.
  • The engine of the machine is not cased so you will have to cover it when the unit is in storage in order to protect it from dust and dirt. This is generally not a major issue.


I can readily recommend the Husqvarna 7021R Self-Propelled Lawn Mower to all home owners with small to medium-sized lawns. It is powerful, efficient and reliable. It is fairly compact and easy to use. It will do a good job irrespective of the grass condition and the specifics of the terrain.

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