I have just purchased a Husqvarna 128LD and have only limited use with it. My first impression, after the very easy start up, was the good balance of the machine. I have used Craftsman, Poulan and Troybuilt and it is by far the best at weight distribution. I always use a shoulder strap with string trimmers and would highly recommend them. They are great for taking strain of your lower back and help you not tire as quickly. I easily found a comfortable point on the shaft to clamp the strap bracket and the trimmer was perfectly balanced in my hands. I have usually installed the cutting guard on newly purchased trimmers, would become frustrated at the restriction it would create during use of the trimmer in tight places and would quickly remove them. Not so with this model. It has a good design that sweeps back at an angle that does not interfere and so prevents you from quickly becoming covered in grass. The instruction manual mentions a screen mesh in the muffler that can be removed and cleaned or replaced. The total clogging of this mesh on other trimmers I have owned have been their downfall. The power of the 128LD is great and it blasted through just about everything in it's path. At this early stage of use I can confidently say it is the best trimmer I have owned. If I wanted to modify anything it would be to slightly increase the size of the gas tank.
May 28, 2014
Unit has died
I have always has good luck with trimmers, until yesterday. I have only had my trimmer for about 1.5 years and now my 128LD has locked up. The piston just seized up on me yesterday. Always used properly mixed fuel, however now my unit is dead. The last trimmer I owed lasted for 10 years. Very disappointed in this one.
May 27, 2014
This machine starts easily, runs great, idles smoothly and cuts like a pro. It is well balanced. I have not had to replace the string yet but it looks easy based on a demo the salesman gave me at Lowes. That alone is a plus because I have had problems with just about every other weed wacker I have owned re replacing the line. This machine is clearly a winner and I hope to have many years of trouble free service with it.
May 26, 2014
Purchased this item about a month ago. Very easy start. Easy to use. The trimmer feeds very well. Very pleased with purchase. Got the extended 4 year warranty. I would highly recommend this product. I will be purchasing other Husqvarna items.
May 26, 2014
I have been looking into weed eater for a while between stihl and husqvarna. i decided to go with the husqvarna 128ld model because of the power and features that it had. i have owned a stihl trimmer all my life and loved it but it finally broke and needed a new one. the reason i did not go with stihl was because the power and the little features u get unless you pay twice the price of the husqvarna. I just bought mine today and put it together in less than 5 mins of opening the box. the instructions were easy to understand. i put it through the test today with tall brush and it did great. i am really pleased with my purchase and would recommend the husqvarna
May 20, 2014
A solid trimmer! Starts quickly and effortlessly. Handles routine tasks with ease. Controls and levers are easy to locate. Overall, a solid typically high quality and professional machine.
May 17, 2014
Wasted time and money
I currently use a Husqvarns backpack blower that is several years old and still runs great. I had a Husqvarns mower that I used for over 10 years with no problems. Based on these experiences I bought this trimmer. I used it only 4 times and it just stopped working. Took it back for a refund.
May 13, 2014
product has not lived up to "husky hype". hard to start, even following directions to a 't'. doesn't not live up to consumer report evaluation in that this unit is pretty poor in tall grass. i guess i'm just disappointed in this purchase. i should have stuck to my tried and true brands, kawasaki and stihl. well worth the extra money IMHO.
May 8, 2014