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
First time owner of a Husqvarna product. Owned a cheap low end model trimmer prior to this one for about 6 years. Got tired of fussing with it so I decided to purchase what I thought was a higer end trimmer.
I puchased the trimmer late summer 2010 and used it without failure all last year. I have to say it was alot quieter and started easy and had sufficient power. I was pretty happy with it until the pull string didn't retract today. I pulled the string twice to start it and then the string just did not retract..... sigh....
I pulled off the string cover looking for some sign of what just happened to my almost new trimmer. Everthing is clean (even the grease is still clean and clear) so nothing obstructing it from retracting...sigh...What to do next?
I called the 1800# on internet to speak with an service agent who apparently is not located in the US. So that conversation didn't go so well.
I was given the location of a service center to have it inspected and determine if the part is covered under the warranty. Keep your reciept you will need it.
After further search and review of forums this has been an ongoing problem with this model of trimmer since 2009.
I will not recommend this trimmer.
June 16, 2011
This Product Gets the Job Done
Overall power is excellent.
String feeds out with one easy bounce on the turf.
Weight is Average.
Shaft assembles and disassembles easily for head change.
Changing from idle speed to running speed, it seems to bog down for a few seconds before recovering and gaining full speed.
June 8, 2011
GREAT PRODUCT LIGHT WEIGHT,STRONGLY CONSTRUCTED ONLY COMPLAINT IS A SMALL GAS TANK.
YOU WILL NOT REGRET BUYING THIS PRODUCT. WORKS WELL
June 5, 2011
I wish I had not waited so long
I have used another brand for years because of all of the interchangeable attachments and lived with the vibrations, the noise, the poor line feed, etc. This Husqvarna has gobs of power, easy to start and all of my attachments work perfect with it. It makes the unpleasant task of weed clearing much easier and faster.
June 4, 2011
Product has been easy to start
Trimmer started up first time by following directions. It has started each time runs good plenty of power and is easy to operate
June 4, 2011
Not for the faint of heart
This trimmer is a beast. I'm a big guy, and it takes quite a bit to control it. Having said that, it really gets the job done. I have not been impressed with the trimmers I've used in the past few years; cords are annoying, and the battery powered really lose juice after a few minutes. This trimmer, being gas powered, has no cords or batteries, and maintains the same level of power throughout the duration of the work. My only complaint is that I have to bend over slightly to use it, but I'm over 6.5 feet tall, so this is to be expected. Anyone shorter than me should be able to use it quite comfortably. And it will get the job done.
June 3, 2011