Also known as the Swedish rider, the Husqvarna R 220T is like nothing you have seen before. The steering wheel is connected to cables that allow to rear wheels to swing out and cause the unit to articulate. There are some major advantages to this setup. The rider turns tight around obstacles and has almost zero turn like capabilities without the risk of turf damage. Another bonus is the mowing decks is out front. Yes see everything you are cutting.
A 20hp Briggs and Stratton motor powers the R 220T. Unlatch the rear cover and you have complete access to the engine compartment. I have heard having the engine behind you makes it quieter for the operator, but didn’t notice that much difference. 20 hp seemed to be the perfect match of power for the 3 blade 48″ deck. Engine controls are simple, you have a key start, throttle and choke lever. The engine was very smooth and propelled the rider along at a good pace. It has a pedal control hydrostatic transmission which make for accurate control. A nice big clear gas tank gives you instant fuel status with a big easy to grip fuel cap. The seat is adjustable and overall comfort was great. This mower really rides nice and feels solid.