Bought this trimmer to replace a Troybuilt I had for about 4 years. This trimmer is easy to start and runs great right out of the box. Also all my troybuilt attachments fit this trimmer and work great. I would highly recommend this trimmer for general home use.
December 11, 2011
Okay if you only have light home jobs
The 128LD is a underpowered if your trimming includes heavier species of grass such as fountain grass or elephant grass. The trimmer has a hard time getting through these heavier, taller grasses. If you only have to trim lawn-type grasses, this trimmer is okay. The line seems to break a lot, too, and it seems to use a lot of line just trimming lawn grass (I have seashore paspalum).
December 5, 2011
This trimmer works great! It makes short work of the trimming that needs to be done at my home.
December 4, 2011
I got this trimmer at the end of last season. Used once, did great. Used it this season once, did great. Second time I tried to use it, pull cord hung while attempting to start it. I saw this issue on several reviews prior to buying this trimmer but figured I'd take the chance. I used to be a big believer in Husqvarna products but I must admit this trimmer has shaken my faith. I would advise you to avoid this trimmer. For $199.00, should last a bit longer than 3 uses.
November 28, 2011
Good trimmer for the price
I have had my 128LD for about 4 months now and it has given me no problems at all. The bump feed head is easy to load the engine starts easy and it feels good in your hands. The engine is quieter then other 2 cycle line trimmers I have used in the past its also more powerful. I like the fact that you can use other manufactures attachments on the shaft as long as they are square drive. I use the hedge trimmer attachment to get at my tall bushes. As a line trimmer it works very well. although it does get heavy when edging for long periods of time. I could have just bought an edger attachment but I don't want to wear out the boom or drive from swapping attachments all the time. I bought the 223L instead. It has twice the power of the 128ld and its so light and well balanced that I have decided to use the 223L as my primary trimmer/edger. The 128LD is now my hedge trimmer/back up line trimmer and edger. I would recommend the 128ld for average sized property's but the 223L is perfect for larger property's but you don't have the option to put attachments on the 223L.
November 19, 2011
Just bought this to replace a homelite trimmer. So far it's working great, started with ease right out of the box.
November 17, 2011
Worked very well from beginning. Has adequate power for
homeowner. Cutting head is very well designed and very
functional. Line is easy to load and lasts much longer
than my old trimmer.
Crank rope needs to be a little longer, but is adequate
when you get used to it. Plus, it is easy to crank anyway.
November 8, 2011
I love it
I got to use my 128LD for the 1st time today. I put the oil gas mixture in. Primed the gas button as directed. 10x and WOW!!!!!! Started right up the power oh the power. I did my whole backyard. Make sure to wear safety glasses, and long pants. I got into a few stumps, hit a few old nails, falling wood, fence, bricks and rocks. Watch out on the nails and bricks. It will throw the nails. The bricks, it will take some of the top layer off. I love this and I am very very well pleased. Cant wait to get attachments when I need them or use a different head. LOVE IT, POWERFUL, EASY TO USE,
1 thing I need to get is a shoulder strap. Works well without one. That will be up to you to use one or not.
November 6, 2011