Well built with many valuable features
Once assembled this little unit is appears to be very sturdy and well built. Fill the tank with the proper fuel mixture and follow the starting instructions and you will discover how sturdy it actually is. It starts with little effort and once running is far more quiet than my old unit. When handled with one hand, as having to open a gate it is quite obvious how well balanced it is. I also like the feature that the string head stops at idle. Overall very well built machine.
September 8, 2012
Don't buy one
Purchased 128LD in Sept, 2012 and used it with no problem through the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Tried to use it in spring 2015 and it would start with no problem but when you tried to use it, it would cough and sputter and eventually die.
Took it to my authorized Husky dealer and he said he could not fix it - rings and pistons are burnt out because of ethanol in gasoline. Husky web site says 10% ethanol is OK which is all that is available around my home.
Contacted Husky customer support because I expect to be able to use a trimmer for more than 2 years. Especially one that originally cost over $200. They were no help - they offered no advice, did not offer to replace the trimmer (which I wasn't expecting) nor did they offer a discount on a new trimmer (which I was expecting).
In summary, if you want to spend $200 on a trimmer that is not going to run in 2 years when using the most common type of gasoline, feel free to buy one of these.
May 12, 2015
Best Line Type Trimmer Ever
After only a few easy minutes of simple assembly, the trimmer started easily and performed better than expected to cut grass on a steep slope where a mower is not easy to manipulate. I am very pleased with this purchase and the extended 4 year warranty for the purchase of premixed Husqvarna fuel was a great deal.
May 11, 2015
Bought this trimmer after going inexpensive for the last 10 years. I have gone through 3 ryobi trimmers in that time. Thought i would invest in a quality trimmer. I have to say, I am very disappointed. Motor is underpowered and boggs down easily. It seems like I put bad gas in it. However, I bought Pre-mixed quarts of Husqvarna gas to put in it. I wonder if LD stands for light duty? Unit is also without a mounting point for a shoulder strap.
May 4, 2015
My 4th HusQ Product ( I have 2 mowers & trimmers).........
Great value and extremely reliable. Have had no problems
with the durability of any HusQ Products
April 25, 2015
I had another Husqvarna string trimmer I bought used over 18 years ago and just recently donated it when I purchased this new one and it was still running. It was just time for a new one, I am 6'4" tall and although this one is a little shorter in length so far it still has the same Husqvarna performance & quality i am used to. I keep my tools clean and use them properly with fuel/oil etc and take very good care of them. Husqvarna has proved itself to me 125% and within a week or two I will also be purchasing a new Husqvarna mower as well. If all your products have the same performance and length of usage as the one I had before then I am yours for life. I tell everyone about you guys and your products. My wife and I do "ALL" our own landscaping together, rock, pavers, walls, water features, ponds, flag stone, drip system, sprinklers, malibu lighting, etc. You name it and we have probably done some variation of it. I have been doing this kind of stuff since i was 11 years old, and did it for a living for a number of years. I know quality and know what works and Husqvarna "WORKS".
April 8, 2015
Where are the attachments??
This trimmer is amazing! Lots of power, reliable, easier to use than Stihl trimmers of professional grade that I've used in the past. BUT where are the available attachments? I don't see this model listen under the attachments available for other trimmers, yet it is attachment-compatible.
March 1, 2015
have had this Husqvarna product for a couple of months, starts really easy, has good power, and accepts the edger attachment wit no issues
November 10, 2014