Okay for light snow
Blower works slick to blow off light snow up to 1 inch and will even lift snow lightly compacted snow off the sidewalk or driveway. But don't expect to leave it in your garage, it doesn't like to start when cold. It likes a little choke to run when the weather is cold. Been using Husqvarna pre-mix so no mess fill ups is a breeze.
January 9, 2014
Holding a hurricane
This is an awesome blower with vacuum/mulching. It worked great right out of the box. It's lightweight and very easy to start. This thing has power to burn, it's like holding a hurricane. I have a bunch of trees around my house and it's no problem with the 123BVx.
January 4, 2014
No where to go for help!
Bought a 125BV in March 2013. Used it once in March, twice in May. Tried to start in October, but would not start. Took the unit to a certified repair shop and they tell me it is poor fuel. I informed them that I used pump fuel and the husqvarna oil and it was not old. I was then told pump fuel is not good enough and it will not be covered by the manufacturer. Where do I go from here? I had a Poulan for 12 years and thought I would upgrade. Please someone help!Just would like some type of refund or another try on Husqvarna. Dealer will not even submit for manufacturer warrenty because of the type of parts needed for repair.
December 23, 2013
My 11 year old can use it
Replaced my Homelite blower after it broke with this one. Good power and not too noisy. I don't endorse this, but I cam home and my 11 year old had got it out and started it to blow the leaves off the street so he could ride his scooter. Was easy enough to start and light enough he could do it.
The only bad experience of this blower was registering the product on the Husqvarna website. Got the extended warranty for a few cans of fuel.
December 3, 2013
Cold Running Problems
I have the same problem as others. When the temperature is 40 degrees f or less, it will not run up to speed. I have to leave it on 1/2-3/4 choke to keep it running. The fuel is fresh and fuel was never permitted to remain in the tool between uses. What good is a blower that won't blow in the late fall when the leaves have finally finished falling?
November 25, 2013
So far so good
I have owned this product for about two months, and it has performed well. I don't really have any major complaints to speak off. The only issue I noticed is sometimes on acceleration the motor seems to bog down on swift throttle changes and I have to slowly raise the RPM's. It doesn't want to stall, but it just doesn't want to quickly build up speed. It doesn't do it all the time. I believe I need to own it longer to learn the motor's characteristics. Overall, though I am happy with the purchase.
November 23, 2013
Bad product, bad support policy
Out of the box the blower does not perform well. No problem starting, but it constantly chokes reving the thing up. Half choke is the best setting but cannot bring the power of the fully open carb, therefore the trick is to rev it up on mid choke then switch the choke off while maintaining the trigger fully squeezed. I sometimes feel the machine is about to stall so I quickly switch back to half choke. By the way, I'm talking about a hot engine here, that has been runnin for plenty of time, even more than ten minutes. I got patient thinking the engine had to wear in a bit but I'm on my 3 gas fill now and still have the problem. The other thing that kept me from getting it to a service center is that, even though I fully registered the product as a canadian resident that had bought it in the states, for some obscure reasonss the canadian service centers will not perform any warranty service to it as it was not bought in canada!!! Ridiculous policy. I paid a premium price for a premium machine and service and this was I got! Very disapointed, all in all I don't think I will ever buy from Husqvarna ever again.
November 13, 2013
I bought both a Husqvarna leaf blower and a chain saw.
Neither starts unless kept at at least 20C. I've had both served twice, but they won't start at anything below those temperatures. Totally useless in the fall and spring, when they're needed most. No support whatsoever from the seller or the manufacturer. All they do is take my money for servicing, and deliver them in the same condition.
When it works, the blower works fine. That is, from June 1 to August 31. The rest of the year, total waste of money.
The chain saw - apart from only working in warm weather - is actually dangerous - it came apart in pieces during use, sending the chain spinning in the air. This was right after it had been serviced because it would not start in cool weather. I was told that "there is nothing wrong with it". Apparently having the bar fall off is normal.
I would never buy an other Husqvarna product. I don't ask for perfection, but to be told that the product only works above 20C is ridiculous.
November 3, 2013