Husqvarna trimmer model # 128LD
I was a little concerned the first time I used the trimmer. The first tank of gas the engine would die every time it returned to idle. I used it about a week later and it has run perfectly ever since. I have a Husqvarna chain saw and blower and I'm very pleased with all three. The trimmer is light weight, easy to start and doesn't throw grass all over you. Quality products at a reasonable price.
July 15, 2011
Poor repair service
After owning this trimmer for 45 days the pull-start cord stopped retracting into the trimmer. The trimmer has been at the authorized repair center for over 3 weeks. Supposedly waiting on the repair parts from Husqvarna. The repair center is the Lewisburg Garden Center, 980 5th Ave N, Lewisburg, TN (931) 2770-0086. I would like a follow-up to this response ASAP. Base on this bad experience I will never recommend any Husqvarna equipment to anyone.
July 14, 2011
Excellent trimmer that is constructed with high quality, value, and ease of use by the customer in mind. This is my second Husqvarna Trimmer and I have been satisfied with them both when it comes to getting the job done. I would recommend Husqvarna products to anyone and I will continue to be a repeat customer.
July 13, 2011
Easy to start, kind of heavy, quiet, attachments are easy to hook up and so far the trimmer, edger, and blower work better than expected.
July 11, 2011
Easy Starting Lots of Power
Starts easy every time, cold or warm. Used three days straight in heavy weeds, had to cut some with the chainsaw. No problems, just used lots of string. Highly recommend. Husky makes a good product.
July 11, 2011
Weak; hard to start
I'm very disappointed in this Husqvarna product. After being completely satisfied with my Husqvarna chainsaw, I decided to purchase a 128 LD trimmer.
It's difficult to start and very weak. If the throttle is opened quickly it dies. I had to restart it several times during the first use. The next day it wouldn't start. This could be a simple carb adjustment, but I expect better from Husqvarna. I mixed fresh gas/oil and followed Husqvarna's starting instructions. I'll be returning it and purchasing a new Husq or Stihl.
I would like to get answers to a couple questions before purchasing a replacement trimmer. Is this Husqvarna made by Poulan? How much do I have to pay to get Husqvarna quality? I'm looking for value. I'm not looking for cheap!
This one isn't value.
July 4, 2011
128LD - Recoil assembly unreliable
My post will be similar to another Husqvarna 128LD owner. I purchased my 128LD expecting that my search for reliability would be a function of the money I spent on the trimmer. Unfortunately, the very first time I went to start the trimmer this Spring (start of 2nd season in use), the recoil rope did not rewind. It seems that the recoil spring distorted and pulled out of the rope spool.
I brought the unit back for a replacement at the local home improvement store. I was given a new 128LD and hoped that the engineers at Husqvarna had fixed the concern before this new model's production date. I have no way of knowing, but time will tell.
The power is sufficient for me, and I know Husqvarna makes great outdoor power products, but this recoil issue seems to be one that may plague other owners.
In closing, I would recommend this trimmer to anyone IF the recoil concern has been corrected. I just hope my replacement unit has been upgraded.
July 2, 2011
not a bad product
this trimmer works well but if u get it into real thick grass or weeds it will bog down some and after it gets hot it does not seam to have the same amount of power but u have to use it for about three hours strait
July 1, 2011