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
Goodbye to my 2 Robins trimmers
Filled with fuel, pumped bulb 9 times and it started in 5 pulls. You just pull the rope and then the engine starts turning maybe a 1/2 second later. No more jerking on the rope to crank a trimmer. No more being tired before I get to trimming.
December 2, 2012
Easy to assemble
When I got home with this new trimmer I had it assembled,gassed up and running in less than 5 minutes. It started with one pull. This is my first Husqvarna product but so far I'm impressed.
November 23, 2012
Great so far
I just bought the 128ld to replace an Echo trimmer that lasted about 3 years then died. I hope to get more longevity out of this HusQ. I've had several Husqvarna chainsaws and love them, so I would expect the same for their other products. It starts with ease and has all the power I need for my trimming needs around our property.
November 11, 2012
Only used it a few times and so far it is great. Good handling and control. Quick to start.
November 2, 2012