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
avoid at all costs
this product is total garbage. I bought mine last year, and like other reviewers - had issues with it bogging down but attributed to break in. fast forward 1 year - New season, start it up, same problem - but this time i look in the gas tank and the fuel line to the filter is totally disintegrated with bits of rubber from it floating in the gas - and with no line the fuel filter doing nothing more than sitting in the bottom of the tank. So - empty fuel, remove tank, install new lines, filter, pull / clean plug etc - aaaand it runs but with the same issues it had when it was brand new. bogging down, wont stay running.
This model should be recalled. Google it, nothing positive at all.
My other power equipment is Echo - and I wish I would have stuck with that for the hedge trimmer. Total waste of $300.
June 1, 2014
Second Use - Won't Even Stay Running
First time I started and used the unit it had the bogging and such, but with a feather's touch on the throttle it get up to speed, stay there, and worked great for a few hours. I chalked it up to perhaps the engine breaking in. This past weekend I went to start the unit and it fired up, then did the boggy thing when the throttle was depressed but would just die. For the life of me I could not get it to run, stay running, etc. I found that if I had the choke half open it would stay running and the blades would move, but once throttle was applied just die. This $300 tool is now pure garbage unless I want to take it in for service and pay to have them try and get it running - but no guarantees?!?! What a joke!!! All my other Husqvarna tools work faultlessly and I'm truly disappointed by this one - since it's my newest tool, perhaps that's where the company is heading - bummer...
May 27, 2014
Worst power tool I've ever owned
Husqvarna stuff (if you can sift through the home cheapo junk that they put their name on) is generally pretty good but this is the worst trimmer ever built. I have spent more repairing it than it would cost to buy another new one, and dealer wouldn't warranty it because i couldn't find paperwork showing when I bought it. Throttle cable broke and it cost over 100$ to fix that one little cable. Got it back, started it up and it ran full speed and wouldn't shut off (although in huskys defense that may have been dealers fault). Unrelated to the dealer, it has spit smoke in my face since the day I bought it, runs very poorly. I use very high end ethanol free fuel/oil too. Starter cord broke with very little use. Choke switch is cheaply built. The only pro is the rotating handle is greatly ergonomic (except it broke on mine).
Buy something else.
May 16, 2014