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Husqvarna LTA18538 38 inch 18.5 HP Lawn Tractor

Model: LTA18538  |  Item Number: 960430210
UPC: 085388591715
 - 4.67 Stars - Based on 9 Review(s)
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Features for the Husqvarna LTA18538

Mow with comfort and power. The Husqvarna LTA18538 is sure to provide both! A 18.5 Briggs and Stratton Intek engine delivers both performance and delivery, plus, a full pressure lube system means cooler operation and a longer life. A CVT Automatic Transmission means you can easily, and seamlessly, adjust your speed just by pressing the pedal. Never worry about hiccups in your speed due to shifting any more.

A 38” 2 blade steel deck allows you to get into tighter spots than you can with a larger mower deck. Not enough time in the day? Headlights give you a little bit of extra mowing time as the sun is going down. A 13” mid-back vinyl slid seat with springs gives you optimum comfort so mowing your lawn feels less like a chore, and more like relaxing in your favorite chair!

  • Powerful Engine: Briggs & Stratton 18.5 HP Intek engine is sure to be powerful and durable to be able to complete all of your mowing jobs.
  • CVT Automatic Transmission: Provides seamless acceleration and power by eliminating the need to shift and does not require you to use a clutch.
  • Great for Hilly Terrains: Easily pull up hills to mow every inch of your lawn.
  • Headlights: Give yourself a little extra mowing time after the sun starts to set.
  • 13” Mid-Back Vinyl Slid Seat: To give you a comfortable ride while you are working

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Technical Specs for the Husqvarna LTA18538*

Engine Brand Briggs & Stratton
Displacement(cc) 540cc
Starting System 12-Volt Key Start
Fuel Capacity 1.5 Gallons
Power 18.5 HP
Cylinders 1
Oil Filter Yes
Engine Briggs & Stratton Intek

Drive System
Transmission Type Element V Automatic 
Tire Size (front, rear) Front: 15" x 6"

Rear: 20" x 8"
Speed Forward (min, max) 7.4 mph Max
Speed Reverse (min, max) 2.9 mph Max

Cutting Deck
Cutting Deck Material 13 Gauge Steel
Cutting Width 38"
Cutting Methods 3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Cutting Height Steps 6 Steps
Blade Engagement Manual

Length (in.) 68.25"
Width (in.) 41.5" up/ 50" down
Height (in.) 41.4"
Weight (lbs.) 390 lbs.

Residential Warranty 3 Years

* These Technical Specs are provided by the manufacturer at the beginning of the model year. Please be aware that the manufacturer may decide to change these specs at any given time without notice.

Reviews for the LTA18538

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Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 9/22/2017
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Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/10/2017
I rate my lawn mover a 5. I really like that you can go forward or reverse by pushing a pedal and not having to shift a lever.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/6/2017
We love our new Husqvarna Lawn Tractor. It does a great job and is fun and easy to use. Mowers at Jacks had the best price, free shipping and no tax. They gave us great service and we highly recommend them as the best place to shop.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 9/30/2016
The engine was 8oz. low on oil, and I had to make several calls to determine what type of oil was in the motor.

The Parking brake doesn't work at all.  It appears not to be connected to anything.  The lever just flops up and down, and it appears there needs to be something connected to the other side of the lever in the lower unit ?

Everything else seems to work.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 6/6/2016
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Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/20/2016
Purchased a 38" Husqvarta riding mower from Jack's because Lowe"s claimed they carried it But didn't. Crated very good and received it in about 1 week, just had to put the steering wheel, the seat and grass shuts on. All set to go and runs great.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 5/16/2016
Great place to do business with.  Honest and reliable. 
What  I didn't like was the delivery which was $50.00, but it took me two days to saw my way out of the crate!  Then figure out how to dispose of the wood.  I am 81 years old and it was certainly a chore.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 4/3/2016
Jacks sales staff and service are top notch with sales and information.
 The only downside of the transaction was that it took a full month to get my product.( I needed a 38" deck and they were out of stock).

The mower  Husqvarna LTA 18538 is very nice and easy to assemble . It comes well crated with instructions.Be sure to follow the instructions and you will have no problems. 
 I do have a small issue with the forward peddle . It is too high from the  footrest . It is uncomfortable for both my wife's ( size 9 ) and my foot (size 14).  

 I recommend and would buy from Jacks again.
Reviewed on   -   Purchased on 3/21/2016
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Q & A for the Husqvarna LTA18538

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Asked on 10/1/2017 4:25:06 PM by Stacy
What size battery do I need for this mower?

Stacy, this battery will fit that particular model.
Asked on 7/9/2017 10:22:22 AM by Bryan
My gate opening is exactly 44 inches so I am worried about squeezing thru. I looks like I can hold up the grass chute to reduce to 41.5". If I purchase the mulching kit which gets rid of the chute would the lowest dimensions still remain 41.5". If so then I'm sold.

Bryan, yes with the chute up or removed, the mower is less than 44 inches wide. Even with the mulching kit installed.
Asked on 4/21/2017 12:14:00 PM by Withers
Does this have a cruise control? Thanks

Withers, yes this model offers cruise control.
Asked on 3/25/2017 7:59:19 PM by Jim
Is there a warranty? If so for how long is it covered?

Jim, the Husqvarna LTA18538 is backed by a 3 year warranty.
Asked on 10/27/2016 7:03:07 AM by Bob
What are the dimensions with bagger attached? Mulched attached? Also can tractor accept a snow blade?

Bob, with discharge chute down, the width of the tractor is 50 inches. With bagger attached, it would be under 50 inches since the bagger tube attaches to the mulch plate opening.  The LTA18538 does not accept the snow blade attachment.
Asked on 9/18/2016 8:38:06 AM by Dave
Will this unit accept the ball for a trailer hitch ?

Dave, the Husqvarna LTA18538 includes a trailer hitch
Asked on 5/20/2016 7:58:20 PM by Bob
Is the deck truly 41 1/2 inches wide? My fence gate is 43 3/4 inches. As you can see space is a premium.

Bob, yes the deck is 41.5 inches wide
Asked on 3/28/2016 4:13:06 PM by Frankie
Does this lawn mower come assembled when it is shipped? thank you!

Frankie, there is some minor assembly required, such as attaching the steering wheel, connecting the battery cables to the battery and mounting the seat. There is also pre-use procedures explained in the manual that you'll want to review before using the tractor.
Asked on 2/21/2016 3:41:56 PM by Anna
Does this model have a mulch attachment? If yes, do you sell? Or have in stock?

Anna, there is a mulching attachment for the Husqvarna LTA18538. The Husqvarna 38" Mulching Kit (#531309646) will fit this tractor!