Husqvarna LT17538

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Husqvarna’s yard tractors offer premium performance with quality results. Their compact size makes them easy to maneuver and require less space for storage. Features such as fender-mounted cutting height adjustment, adjustable seat and an ergonomic steering wheel make these tractors simple and comfortable to operate. All tractors feature hydrostatic transmissions for smooth, variable forward and reverse speed. Air Induction mowing technology improves airflow within the deck, ensuring a clean, consistent cut every time. For added versatility, all models can be equipped with a range of towable accessories and mulch kit for effective lawn fertilization.


Reinforced Cutting Deck
The stamped cutting deck is reinforced with heavy flat-stock steel for added strength and durability on the leading edge and trim side. (48″ shown)

Adjustable sliding seat
Unique seat platform automatically changes height as seat is moved forward or rearward to optimize operator position.

Air Induction
Innovative Air Induction mowing system that draws clean air from the top and bottom of the deck, enhancing air flow which results in greater grass lift and superior cut.

Cast iron front axle
Heavy cast front axle provides superior balance and stability, even with a collector. Pivoting action helps smooth out rough terrain.

Air Induction Mowing Technology
Air is drawn from the top and bottom of the deck, improving grass lift and delivering a superior cut.

Ensures comfortable and easy mounting and dismounting.

Hydrostatic transmission
No more using the clutch to change gears while operating your tractor – just like an automatic car transmission.

Ergonomic Seats
15″ high back seats are adjustable back and forth for greater comfort.

Deck Wash Port
Connect your water hose to the port to clean the underside of your deck.

Reverse Operating System (ROS)
For improved safety. The ROS disengages the cutting blades when driving in reverse unless key is set to “mow in reverse” mode.

Manual blade engagement
Blade engagement lever is located on the dash for ease of operation.

Makes the tractor more visible and allows you to work when it’s dark.

Ergonomic steering wheel
Comfortable steering wheel, angled for optimal driver’s position.

Safety switch under seat
The tractor is equipped with a safety switch under the seat. If the driver leaves the seat the engine and cutting deck are automatically switched off.

Cup holder
Cup holder for refreshments while mowing.

Anti-scalp wheels
The cutting deck is equipped with anti-scalp wheels, which reduce the risk of scalping when cutting uneven lawns.

Fender-mounted cutting height adjustment
Convenient fender mounted deck lever is spring assisted for easy operation.

Collector accessory
Two or three bin collectors available as accessories.

BioClip® kit/cover accessory
Makes it possible to convert your mower to BioClip®, which means that the grass is cut into small pieces that quickly decompose and return to the lawn as fertilizer, also making the lawn more drought resistant.

Powder-coated cutting deck
Powder-coated deck for improved durability and corrosion resistance.



SKU: 960 43 02‑98

Deck size


Nose roller


Anti-scalp wheels


Drive System

Drive method


Speed reverse max

2.5 mph


Motor/engine manufacturer

Briggs & Stratton

Engine name


Power output

17.5 hp



Power/fuel type


Fuel tank volume (with reserve)

1.5 gal (US)

Oil filter



Seat material


Front-End Protection


Hour meter type


Seat back height

Medium 13″

Steering wheel type

Ergonomic – soft grip


Available as accessory


Transmission type


Transmission manufacturer

Tuff Torq



Cover for tractor
Fits most Husqvarna tractors. All season protection for lawn and garden tractors. Reinforced vent allows air circulation and helps prevent ballooning in winds. Adjustable top and elastic cord in bottom hem for a quick and custom fit. Reinforced handle provides comfort when installing and removing cover. Heavy duty fabric. Handy storage bag. 2 Year Warranty. Fits tractors with decks up to 54″.

Tractor Seat Cover
Fits all tractors with seats up to 15″ high. Protects new seats and renews old seats. Cushion quilting for added comfort. 2 rear storage pockets for tools and gear. Reflective piping for extra visibility. Elastic shock cord bottom for a quick custom fit. 2 Year Warranty. Fits tractor seats with backrests up to 15″ tall and no armrests.

Tractor Sun Shade
Tractor sun shade provides protection from sun and heat. Easy to assemble in less than 30 minutes. The shade is 34″ wide x 43″ long and is constructed of durable UV-resistant black nylon material. A mesh rear flap helps to protect the back of the operator’s head and neck. The sun shade cleans easily with soap and water. Powder coat paint finish resists rust and chips. Ample head room with a 38″ clearance from tractor seat. Can be used with bagger. Fits on all Husqvarna tractors.

Advanced Battery Charger 12V
Compact & fully automatic 6-step charger for ALL 12V batteries from 1.2-32Ah; suitable for charging up to 100Ah. Unique display allows user to follow charging process. The user friendly quick connect on the end of the charger plugs directly into the charging port found that is on LS/XLS Husqvarna tractor models. The quick connect adapter also connects to the Comfort Connect Clamp (pictured) and Comfort Connect M6 eyelet (pictured), which can be used with any smaller 12V battery. Also for ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, scooters, and jet skis. 5 year warranty. No sparks, short-circuit proof, and reverse-polarity protected for untroubled usage (splash & dust proof). Includes: Charging unit, Comfort Connect Clamp, Comfort Connect M6 eyelet, and Storage Bag.

46″ Mulch Kit
All 2004-2008 Husqvarna tractors are equipped with premium hi-lift bagging/discharge blades. The mulch kit is required to convert tractors to mulching units. Consists of 1) a mulch plate, 2) set of mulching blades and 3) mounting hardware.

Tire Chains
Ensures grip when using snow blades and snow blowers. One pair each. Lightweight and easy to install. Two-link spacing provides greater traction and a smoother ride.

Tractor Lift
Makes servicing your Husqvarna tractor easier than ever. Lifts most Husqvarna front engine tractors and allows for easy maintenance on belts, blades and tires as well as allowing access to mower deck underside for easy cleaning. Telescopic arms allow for quick and easy height adjustment. Heavy duty automatic security brackets lock mower in upright position during service. Points of contact on the lift will extend to 26.75” from the ground. The actual height will vary depending on where the orientation/angle that the bracket mounts to the frame as well as other factors. Works with all Husqvarna tractors.

Lawn Mower Double Bagger
Premium 2-bin collection system for select Husqvarna riding lawn mowers. Features a 6-bushel or 210-liter capacity with durable polyester mesh, as well as an easy-glide bin with built-in handles for easier clipping disposal. Can be used with or without lawn bags, and a “full bin” indicator lets you know when the bag is full. Collar handle and straps on the bottom of the bag allow for easy dumping. Handle lawn maintenance and leaf cleanups with easy with this must-have upgrade to your Husqvarna riding lawn mower.

16 Cu. Ft. Steel Swivel Dump Cart
Upon activation of the step-on dump release pedal, the bed tilts and swivels to empty the load anywhere within a 105 degree radius. Locking-style swing out tailgate converts to work surface. 16 Cu. Ft. (heaped) capacity. 1,250 pound load capacity. Heavy-duty steel construction with durable powder coat finish. 13 gauge steel hitch, 14 gauge steel undercarriage. 1″ solid steel axle. 16” pneumatic turf tires. 1/2″ hitch pin included. Cart Bed Dimensions: 48” L x 34″ W x 15″ H. Works with all Husqvarna tractors.

12 Cu. Ft. Steel Swivel Dump Cart
Upon activation of the step-on dump release pedal the bed tilts and swivels to empty the load anywhere within a 105 degree radius. 12 Cu. Ft. heaped capacity. 1,000 lb. load capacity. Heavy-duty steel construction with durable powder coat finish. 3/4″ solid steel axle. Removable tailgate. 16” pneumatic turf tires. 1/2″ hitch pin included. Cart Bed Dimensions: 48” L x 30″ W x 12″ H. Works with all Husqvarna tractors.