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
Just bought it today
Just bought it today. It won't run at full throttle just bogs out and dies. JUNK comes to mind, I'd been better off with a cheaper mtd
June 17, 2013
Lots of power in a small package.
Having used commercial trimmers in the past usually I look at the size of the string engines size for edging and ease of use, this trimmer has all three in a lightweight and easy to use package. Adding attachments is a breeze. As power is concerned it has plenty and then some. The trimmer has a great price and great performance.
June 17, 2013
My 128LD is awesome!!!!
Bought this trimmer in dire need of one. I did so much research about this prodouct because I was tired of spending money on useless trimmers that fell apart after being used or not starting after sitting for the winter. The torque on this trimmer is impressive. If their trimmers are this good I can only imagine how their other products are.
June 15, 2013
Died after 4 years
I was pretty happy with this trimmer until today. Prior, it worked fine, if it did tend to cover me in greenery. Power was good. Was a bit heavy, but I suppose that's to be expected.
Today it ran for about 30 minutes, then just died. It's gone. This my fourth summer with the machine, a total of about 20-25 hours of use. I expected better for the price.
May 30, 2013
I'm in the same boat as most consumers that have a pile of universal split boom attachments (TTI - Homelite/Ryobi/Toro, Poulan, and MTD) in need of a good power head. After doing all the research the 128LD was the best choice since it is the most expensive and best quality trimmer that will accept these attachments unlike the 128LDx that has a spline shaft to accept Husqvarna/Redmax attachments. Not doubting that the Husqvarna attachments are better, but when you already have attachments like the tiller, blower, edger, etc... that gets low usage it makes sense to go with the 128LD. I've read the reviews of people comparing this machine to the Poulan Pro, they also forget that Husqvarna owns Redmax which is arguably one of the best if the not the best trimmers. The 128LD more closely resembles the Redmax. Owning this trimmer for about a month now, I have no complaints. I may have a different opinion after the fuel lines, primer bulb, and the carburetor gums up after a few years of use like almost all string trimmers do. I'm hoping that these components are better, we all know sooner or later you will run fuel with 10% ethanol, because you may not use the expensive boutique fuels or can't find ethanol free gas. Best advice don't let this machine sit up and use only ethanol free gas as often as possible. This machine is replacing a 6 year old Toro (TTI) and a 3 year old 33cc Craftsman (Poulan), with the same issues with the carburetors with kits in them the don't stay running. I'm hoping the Zama on this machine is a better carburetor than the Walbro on the Toro and the Zama on the Craftsman. This is a nice machine overall for a homeowner that wants good quality.
May 20, 2013
My old trimmer was over 17 years old and still running.
I decided to buy a new one before it died.
I had one that takes the attachments which I already have four different ones.
I picked the Husky because it would take the attachments I had.
The dealer told me to buy premium fuel which I did Ultra 93.
I have gone through two tanks of fuel so far. It starts on the first pull.
All of my attachments work with the Husky and seem to work better.
The unit has so much power that when I use the trimmer head I just need to pull the throttle part way to get the job done.
So far I could not be happier with this trimmer.
I just hope it lasts as longer as my last one.
May 19, 2013
*Husqvarna rejected my first post about this specific product: which is part of my negative experience with the 128LD*
I had difficulty maintaining RPMs and found that the motor would bog down at full throttle. When I was cutting tall grass the machince also had difficulting maintain RPMs despite goosing the throttle. There is also a problem with the fuel line where the machine will sputter and die on any sort of slope or odd angle. I would not recommend this product, and I will be returning mine to the merchant.
March 27, 2013