125BVX lacks power
This blower will not run without the choke being on all the time. The carburetor Idle screws are obviously set improperly, and the non standard screws used prevent the owner from making the adjustment. If you use non-standard screw heads then you should provide an adjusting tool.
I purchased the blower from Lowe's. They have no service capability. I took it to a Husqvarna distributor and since I didn't buy it from him he would only do the adjustment if I paid him for the service.
June 17, 2014
Power and easy to use
Very pleased with how powerful my new Husqvarna 125BVx is. I like also how easy it is to operate when I need to blow debris. In the fall I know that having the vac/bagger option will justify why I bought this particular model.
June 7, 2014
Great Reliable Product
I purchased this blower because because I have the husqvarna mower to which I am very pleased. The mower always starts on second or first pull and is very low maintenance. I have found the blower to be the same except that it starts on the 3rd pull, just like the manual states. Only time will tell how reliable the bower is, however if it is anything like the mower then I'm sure that it will be fine. I only use premium gas with an added ethanol fuel stabilizer along with an full synthetic oil for the premix. I have abused other low quality trimmers and mowers in the past along with leaving gas in the units during the off season, so I'm sure my new habits of winterizing and steady maintenance of my current high quality machines have something to do with the reliability of the products as well. I will be purchasing a edger and straight shaft trimmer next.
June 1, 2014
I debated this purchase because I was also looking at a Stihl with the same features. This one was a bit less, cost wise, and purchasing the premixed fuel gained additional time on the warranty. I am also able to get rid of 2-3 gas cans (different mix ratios) because my chain saw, backpack blower and this unit all require a 50 mix. This blower/vac is SOOOOOOOO much easier to handle than my previous unit (Craftsman) which bit the dust this year. Looked like it had gas line issues, probably due to ethanol in the gas the past few years. I admit that the premix fuel is really expensive, but I will live with it if I can alleviate damage and non-warrantied repairs.
May 27, 2014
Seems very well made
Only had couple months but do like the construction design compared to previous model. I think it is more user designed for maintenance than the other model and works well. Only drawback is a little heavier than the one I had but I would still buy it again!
May 21, 2014
Could be a good product
This WAS my first Husqvarna product.
I ordered this model since it has a vac-kit. Interestingly, I have not located a parts breakdown on-line.
Starts easily - plenty of power - easy to handle - runs great as a blower.
A - Local sales is decent and competitive if in stock item but servicing tech has an asinine attitude.
B - Fuel leak developed a few months after purchase and use. I always drain the fuel if not in use for more than a week. Warranty service was refused 'By Husqvarna' according to the dealer because I used gasoline containing ethanol. I should buy the special pre-mix from them. The same fuel and mix is used in all of my Echo equipment without ANY issues.... 28 and some change to get it repaired. Had been working without fuel leak until a about a month ago and leak has returned. Don't really want to spend the money to get it repaired again.
C - Small twigs may get caught in the ridges of the vac tubes and cause a dam for leaves. Then you have to kill the power, remove the tubes, clear the blockage, reassemble, and restart.
May 20, 2014
1 month with the 125bvx. This is the 6th gas blower in 8 years-
But the first Husqvarna gas blower. My first impression out of the box was impressive. Well designed and built. This blower has quite a few ergonomic additions that I find very thoughtful. The bottom hand grips are beefier and well suited for comfortable holding, both sides. The throttle lock/adjuster for starting throttle control and setting the throttle to a lower speed for a smaller area that requires a lower blower speed is appreciated. The spring loaded ignition switch defaults to "on"; finally, one of those little things that makes using this blower stand out!
This blower looks well built, and on closer examination, is. The motor even sounds well built with plenty of power. The engine is a high compression motor and takes a good arm to provide a strong pull. Suggestion: Don't forget to prime the carburetor... (The squeeze bulb) Follow the instructions, two pulls to get it running. This blower moves an astonishing volume of air with plenty of speed.
I gave it 5 stars because it's a very well built machine. I do find the blower a bit heavy after 40 or 50 minutes of continuous usage, but the blower comes with a wide sturdy shoulder belt to help with longer use.
The leaf mulcher and collection bag is well designed and easy to use. When running at higher throttle, keep loose clothing at least 2 feet away. This blower will reach out and grab loose clothes into the inlet screen that results in stalling the inlet impeller. (A minor side effect of lots of POWER) Makes quick work of mowing cleanup!
Do I recommend the Husqvarna 125BVx to anyone? You Bet!
This is the tool for the bigger jobs. Top quality equipment!
Roger S. Orange county, Central Florida.
April 27, 2014
Engine seizes when operated per manual specs
There were 2 major issues with this blower: 1) a little over a year after purchasing it, the ignition module failed and although the module was under warranty, I still had to pay the labor cost to get it fixed, and 2) after it wouldn't start this spring, I took it to a local dealer and was told the piston had seized and the cost to fix would be more than the cost of a new machine. The mechanic at the dealer told me that the problem was the octane I was using was not high enough (he suggested using 89 or higher). I called Husqvarna customer service after reviewing the manual (which stated 87 octane was OK) to see what they would say and/or do about the problem, after all, I had done everything right but yet had an unfix-able machine. The customer service guy told me that in fact, the octane isn't the problem, it's the ethanol. Apparently, ethanol in the gas somehow strips the oil off the cylinder wall (and again, this is not mentioned in the manual). So here I am with a machine that is barely 2.5 years old and completely broken and Husqvarna's response is "that's too bad, but it is out of warranty". I will never buy Husqvarna again and I don't recommend anyone else either.
April 16, 2014