Great for home owner use
This was a replacement for a older Husqvarna commercial hedge trimmer that I also own. I'll start the review with the bad. First thing is the owners manual I received with the unit is not in English except for the 1st 3 pages and that is all safety and warnings info. I can see this being very problematic for the occasional outdoor power equipment consumer. For the non informed consumer how would they know the correct oil/fuel mixture if that info is not even provided in English? I own several other Husqvarna outdoor power equipment products that all require 50:1 mix ratio's so that is what I used in these hedge trimmers.
I never use "pump gas" in my 2 stroke equipment and use aviation LL100 mixed with a premium 2-stroke oil mixed very precisely at 50:1. I think is why so many people have problems with their 2-stroke products. They use pump gas containing Ethanol mixed with to much oil. To much oil is not a good thing for 2-stroke motors and will cause lean run conditions.
After adding the fuel and priming the trimmers fired up on the 3 rd pull and I was surprised how quiet they run. So after a short engine warming period it's time for a carb tune. Due to US EPA regulations it's been my experience that all 2-stroke motors on outdoor power equipment is set way to lean from the factory. There are tools available online to adjust these anti-tamper fuel adjustment screws and they will need to be enriched for optimal performance!
So after the quick tune it's time to put these trimmers to work. I have approximately 80 feet of hedges that surround the front of my property and several other smaller shrubs around my home. The 122HD60 performed flawlessly and are very fuel efficient as well. The adjustable handle is very convenient for trimming the front and back facing square shaped shrubs. These are much lighter weight then my older commercial pair of trimmers as well. The motor is very low noise and the vibrations are very tolerable is these trimmers. With correct oil to fuel ratio's (50:1) and non ethanol fuel I think you can expect many years of service with these hedge trimmers. Now if I can get Husqvarna to supply me with a owners manual in English I would be happy. No I don't want to download a manual from the website when it should have been supplied in the box!
July 21, 2015
This trimmer is junk
I don't write reviews, this is probably my first. I feel obligated to share how frustrating this trimmer has been. I've had it 10 months and used it 3 times, following the user manual exactly. After having problems I started researching and noticed all the fuel line issues in the comments below. After checking my fuel line, sure enough, it's totally eroded. I've loved my blower and mower, not sure why this particular product is made so poorly. Extremely disappointed especially considering the $300 I paid for this trimmer.
June 18, 2015
I thought it was me
Wow I thought it was just mine that had the cutting out issue.
I bought them in August of 2013 and they worked great the first time I used them.
Since then I have had nothing but grief with them cutting out every time I squeeze the throttle trigger.
I use Husqvarna 50:1 premixed ethanol free fuel.
I brought them back to the dealer and he charged me $25 to go through & suggested I might have dropped something into the fuel tank.
I love my Husky backpack blower & have never had any problem with it.
I want to love this product like the 5 star reviewers but don't know what to do next.
Please help with this Huqvarna.
November 24, 2014
Fuel Line Fail 122HD60 2012 model.
I know all about gasoline and additives etc. I have been careful to use only non-ethanol, unleaded gasoline (which is readily available from a handful of gas stations in my area). 50:1 with Husky mix oil. Also, I know 2-cycle engines very well. I'm a mechanic... an expert if you will.
Bottom line here is Husky used super cheap rubber fuel lines. Even though I followed all instructions AND did not use ethanol laced fuel... the fuel lines still failed, allowed air in, and resulted in lean fuel:air ratio... thus engine quits.
I fixed it myself with high quality fuel lines. Husky, sales, tech, leadership, and engineer people... you can kiss my backside for repeatedly blaming so many problems with so many products on gas quality and owner negligence. It's just wrong, and not very nice either.
You are simply using cheap Chinese made fuel lines which are probably failed before the product is shipped. Once I fixed it myself it works great. Too bad Husky won't man-up about their screw-up on cheap fuel lines. Perhaps the corporate leadership hopes to bank big-bucks on sale of over-priced premix husky-gas.
Intentional designed-failure? I don't know, but it's really disgusting to see such a great name-brand brought down by stupidity or greed. I have a 371XP, It's amazing, but you folks have really regressed since the good ol' days.
October 2, 2014
EXCELLENT HEDGE TRIMMERS
LONGER & LIGHTER THAN MOST HEDGE TRIMMERS.WORK WELL IN CLOSE SITUATIONS. GOT TRIMMERS ON SALE.
July 21, 2014
122HD60 hedge trimmer
I purchased this product in April 15th and I have used it less than 5 hours. Husqvarna uses a rubber fuel hose in side the gas tank and by using this the fuel mixture can eat and make the rubber fuel line brittle and cause it to become defective. It happened to me this June and caused rubber particals or pieces to dispurse in side the gas tank and eventually eating up the gas line at the point of connection inside the gas tank. In the mean time these rubber particles were sucked into the carburator and screwing up the carburetor. Unfortunely, warrarity does not cover this past 30 days of purchase and it is going to cost me and extra $70.00 or more to get it fixed. Husqvarna makes a poor quality products and cuts every corner it can to build them cheaper. No other major brand uses rubber gas line hoses, they use plastic hoses. Save your some money and time and purchase a Echo or Stihl product such as a hedge trimmer or blower or weed eater, it is well worth the extra money. I called the customer assistance line and it didn't seem to bother them about what had happened to my hedge trimmer and did not offer to cover this on warranty, even though it was due to the rubber gas line they use inside there gas tank. I would not recommend a HUSQVARNA PRODUCT to any one and I am very angry that I purchased one!
July 8, 2014
Best hedge trimmer I've ever owned!
No cords to hassle with just crank it and GO. This trimmer will put the branches on the ground in a hurry. Very quiet and smooth.
June 29, 2014
Excellent Product but be sure to read about Ethanol...
I started to look into a new hedge trimmer about a year ago. I've usually purchased Husqvarna products for my home use so I decided to stick with the brand that's brought me both quality and satisfaction. I read reviews, talked with other landscapers, spoke with techs from various brands. I went with the 122HD60.
Although it seemed to run alright, I did have a bit of trouble after it sat for a month with fuel mix in the tank. It wanted to stall as I applied throttle. Eventually, it did what I acquired it for, it trimmed hedges.
I stored it for the winter, but I didn't clean out the fuel tank entirely. In the 30 plus years of running small equipment, I'd never had a new tool not work after a few months of storage. What to do?
I called Husqvarna as well as spoke with my local Husq. dealer. After a few lessons about Ethanol and a freshly cleaned carburetor, my 122HD60 is ready to go.
I want you all to know it's the Ethanol in the gas that's causing any issues I've seen and dealt with. The Husq. people were very understanding as well as my local tech.
Thanks for making another quality product.
June 16, 2014