This is a strong trimmer for the price.
It is easy to crank and will mow through the toughest weeds.
April 4, 2011
Another Quality Husqvarna product
Bought this to do the trimming at my company after buying a blower and being impressed by the quality. I am no less impressed with this trimmer. It is easy to start, and very powerful. We don't have a lot of grass that can be mowed with a mower so most of it is trimmed. This trimming amounts to the circumference of a good sized retention pond and about 350-400 feet of fence line and 400+ feet of wall along the outside of our building. My guys previously complained about the lack of power of our Ryobi and bolens trimmers and that they were unable to use thicker trimmer line(needed because of the fence). This changed that. This thing knocks down grass and weeds two feet high on occasion and keep coming for more. Its a little heavier than a 24-25cc model would be but the power is worth it.
September 20, 2014
Impressive Product at Excellent Price
I bought this trimmer two years ago. I was hesitant because of a bad Husky saw I purchased once. At the store this just felt like a super solid machine, especially at this price point. Also the ability to have the cultivator attachment was a big factor because I have an acre in garden on top of the weed cutting I have. The competitions trimmer that would allow attachments was twice the money!
This machine has done everything I have ask of it, and does it smoothly! Motor starts easily, and has little vibration compared to other trimmers I have owned. I was impressed from the start. I have only a couple of complaints that I believe Husqvarna could easily remedy, and make this hands down the best machine on the market anywhere near this price! One is NO skid guard for the fuel tank and now mine is all scratched up....(I am a stickler for keeping my equipment new looking) The other issue is the cutting head seems to keep loosening, I try and tighten it, but It seems as if the bolt that holds it is tight.
Understand.....I work this machine hard! Up to three or so hours a week a lot of that is using the tiller attachment, that can not be easy on the power head. Has not faulted as of yet! Good Job....Husky!....You just may have won my saw business back with this trimmer!
August 22, 2014
Great Trimmer for Price
I've used this trimmer for 2 years now. I average 30+ hours a year trimming. I have over 60 hours on this trimmer. I have had no issues at all with this trimmer. It has plenty of power for even very tall grass. It starts easy within 5 pulls but typically in 3 pulls. I DO use ethanol gas in this trimmer WITH a synthetic oil and stabilizer mix. This is the BEST trimmer I've owned for the money. The only reason it gets 4 stars is due to the weight. It is slightly heavy. But shouldn't be a big concern for most people.
August 1, 2014
I used this for years and never had trouble. Then I loaned it to my son-in-law who forgot to mix the oil with the gas. I will definitely buy another one.
July 31, 2014
Don't waste your money
Fuel line broke, it is just a little plastic hose, husqvarna wants $22.00 for it if I purchase it from them, but then I can't purchase it anywhere else. They tell me I have to go to a dealer and then the two dealers they have listed as dealers and repair facilities both told me they don't deal in Husq parts or repairs because the parts are too hard to get and they are too expensive. Also, one location a equiptment rental business, said they don't rent them anymore either. So do yourself a favor, and don't purchase any husquvarna products, you will be sorry. I surely am. So I guess I'll purchase another brand where I can get simple parts for a reasonable price.
July 24, 2014
Starter - Premature failure after minimal use - 128LD
I had used the trimmer maybe 6-7 times when the starter cord jammed today. Of course it is out of warranty. Had I read the reviews I would have avoided Husqvarna. I replaced the starter cord on a 14 year old quality built MTD tiller last week ... hopefully I can figure out the trimmer. This seems to be a frequent problem ... Husqvarna should provide the parts for free.
May 17, 2014
What an upgrade from other Brands!
I've been doing my own lawn cutting for years. I've used Echo, Ryobi, and Toro trimmers. Husqvarna put them to shame. Easy to start, fuel, and use is tremendous. Purchased 3 months ago at local lawn mower establishment not a mass retailer. Reliable and durable so far.
October 14, 2013