Excellent Value Product
Easy to assemble, lightweight to handle but does a heavyweight job working efficiently. It is easy to start & use, and if this my first Husqvarva product proves durable, it won't be the last Husqvarna product I buy.
July 27, 2011
You buy it and take it out of the box, add gas and pull the cord and get your trimming done. That's all there is to it!
July 20, 2011
Not for a big yard
I have an acre of ground and the trimmer doesn't run long enough to do the whole job. It has to cool off for 25 minutes after it gets warm. It has been like this right out of the box.
July 14, 2014
Been Good to me
Bought it in 2009, never had a problem starts right up Prime, set choke, give a pull or 2, vroom.
June 22, 2014
Not very durable
I purchased this trimmer 2 years ago, and last year it started acting weird and stalling a lot. I always drain the gas and run it dry before storing, so this year the problem has gotten worse, so much that it just constantly stalls after a second or two, thinking the carb needed a good cleaning I stripped it down and did the normal cleaning (air compressor & carb cleaner) but no go, so I bought a new carb and it got slightly better, but stalls after 5-10 seconds. I proceeded to strip it down and found the carb adaptor has cracked near the o-ring thus I assume causing some leak and the stalling, so now I'm a total of $50 more into parts on this trimmer that is less than 2 years old. NOT HAPPY, and I DON"T RECOMMEND this trimmer.
I love my Husqvarna Rancher chain saw, but not this trimmer.
June 12, 2014
Purchased this trimmer about a month ago and so far - so good. I have had several other brands: Ryobi, Cub Cadet etc. in the past and with all the attachments (pole saw, blower, hedger, brush blades, pole extensions and a few straight shafts with different line heads) I wanted something that worked with those and hopefully was more durable and reliable. The 128CD accepts all the attachments and hopefully will live a little longer. The trimmer is much quieter than any other model I have ever owned - which is around 6 in the last 10 years. It's also has probably the lowest vibration also. By far the easiest one to start, without question. Works great and am very happy with it so far. I have 14 acres so it will get a lot of use. Personally I like the curved shaft for some things, like around trees, the cabin and barn. The shaft is a little shorter than my straight shafts but I think it makes the trimmer much lighter too - which is great! This would be perfect for someone with a typical size yard. Luckily I have another high quality Stihl trimmer too and I load both on the tractor and swap out as needed. This unit does not have the power of the larger (bigger engine and price too) Stihl and will bog down a little if ya get into heavy growth, but for your average yard is fine. I'm also surprised that the smaller diameter trimmer line does much better than I expected and it seems to last longer too - not near as much head bumping needed. I know Husqvarna owns Poulan and some reviewers have said this is just a Poulan with Husky decals. I don't think so - many parts may be interchangeable but this thing sure seems to be better built to me - IMHO. I really like the quality look and feel. Good ergonomics and super easy starting. About the only cons I should mention are the short shaft - if ya need the reach then get the straight shaft version.
Not great for real heavy growth (although it will cut heavy stuff - just takes some time).
Seems to either have a smaller fuel tank or uses a little more gas than my other old and dead units. Doesn't matter to me. I can now finish everything, using both trimmers, without having to refill.
None of the cons are of any concern to me since I can swap it out with the Stihl when needed or change out the shaft.
It works great with the blower, pole saw and hedger too. My only issue is with longevity - I sure hope it last longer than the other cheap ones. Time will tell and I'll try to post an update, if I can. So far - Highly Recommended!!!
May 27, 2014
Junk with a capital J
Bought this trimmer 3 years ago at lowes. Ran fine year 1 year 2 had to put a new carb on it ($60). Year 3 won't run more than 3 minutes then backfires and dies. Bought a Ryobi this things going to the junk pile. Spent another $50 on it this year with spark plug. Carburetor rebuild ( one year old carburetor) fuel lines and filter. No more orange stuff in this house.
May 16, 2014
I love this trimmer! After purchasing two other brands and being very disappointed, I finally got smart and purchased this Husqvarna 128CD. It performs great and I love that it starts EVERY time without pulling my arm off.
The slots and tabs on the string spool were very well thought out and make reloading the spool simple.
I would sure recommend this product to a friend!
April 10, 2014