Great trimmer, but....
I first would like to say that I enjoy having 3 husqvarna pwr equipment. I have the 350BF backpack blower and a older 125L trimmer. Then I have this weedeater. The only flaw with the 223L is the gas cap seal or the cap alone. It leaks every time I turn the weedeater to edge a driveway or sidewalk. I don't think I'm the only person that the cap is leaking but it aggravates me. Hence this review.
The 125L is 8 yrs old maybe? It has a O-ring seal. The 223L has a flat washer of some sort.
A easy switch is just get a cap with an O-ring or add a Oring to this cap that comes on it. The gas also leaks though the 4 little evaporation holes as well.
Other than that the weedeater is pretty darn good for the money. Lightweight and has good power. Trimmer head holds a lot of .095" line.
April 9, 2015
Best trimmer I have ever owned. Easy to start. Power to weight ratio is also excellent. I have had mine for five years with no issues. Looking forward to many more years of dependability. Also own a Husqvarna YTH20K46 lawn tractor. The tractor is 8 years old and runs as good today as it did when it was brand new. I have influenced several people to purchase the Husqvarna brand.
January 2, 2015
Solid product; would by again; one issue
I've had the 223L trimmer for two weeks and have used it three times. It starts easily and performs well on a fairly large home lawn. There was one issue the last time I used it. The upper fuel line serving the air purge came loose, starving the engine of fuel. It was an easy problem do identify since the fuel line was clearly visible hanging out the bottom of the engine shroud. It was easy enough to fix by removing the shroud and pushing the fuel line back onto the outlet (inlet?) at the top of the air purge. It was just surprising that a product with such a superior reputation would have this sort of problem. That said, I plan to purchase additional Husqvarna products.
September 17, 2014
REVIEW IN WV
Well, returned to Lowes to buy another weedeater. I have a 323L with many hours on her. The rope and pull spring had broken and I took it to my local dealer for repairs. While it was in the shop, I bought this new one! It is doing great so far and I have my old one back now, which has lost some power, but still mean, to leave at our camp.
September 15, 2014
First time husqvarna buyer. Very satisfied.... To he// with "vibrations" or "exhaust re-routing" because it makes your arm hot? Are you out of pamprin? If comfort is what you want, get yourself a lazy boy and some remote controlled blinds so you can sit back and watch somebody else do it. I used this trimmer for 4 straight hours with no strap and I say it's a dang fine piece of equipment.
[Ethanol-free WILL save your money!]
August 30, 2014
My 1st gas-powered trimmer... it's a dandy!
Bought this model based upon user reviews....
I have 2.5 acres and have had 223L for 3 seasons... turf grass, trimming weeds along 600ft of fence line, under/around trees. Trimmer gets a good work out.
Always starts 2nd or 3rd pull. I use True Fuel.
After a few line replacements, string wouldn't advance on bump. Took the head apart and cleaned it (was packed with dirt), then carefully wound new string properly (not overlapping). After cleaning, string advances easily and again works like brand new.
August 13, 2014
Easy to set up and start. Has tons of power and will cut down almost anything. I have almost 2 acres to keep trimmed, and this trimmer makes it a breeze. It is light and balanced in its handling.
July 29, 2014
Use it to maintain 7 acres of land. Also use it to trim around a 1 Acer pond. Use about two hours every time I cut grass
July 15, 2014