Straight up EVIL machine... (From the grass' point of view)
My biggest complaint over the years has always been that my sons had ZERO understanding of why you had to shake up the fuel/oil mixture to keep from burning up 2-stroke engines... So after bidding farewell to the fourth or fifth trimmer they managed to push to complete failure, I started shopping for another one. Looking at my local Lowe's Hardware and Lumber, I noticed one Husqvarna hanging at the end of the rack that was more than $50 higher priced than all of the rest. "Hmmm... What makes YOU so special?" I asked, then I pick it up. I was thinking, "Oh heck yeah, A FOUR STROKE? I gotta have this." It was the only they had so I took it home after a $25 dollar discount from the $329 list price. It had no instruction manual, no box, no anything. Be advised if you ever get stuck, Husqvarna puts all of their manuals, safety instructions, parts lists, everything on line in PDF format so you won't be lost... Not that it needed it. The instructions on the machine were clear, concise and accurate, even how to wind the line is printed on the trimming spool - can't do it wrong without trying; so I gassed it up, oiled it up, filled it full of line and fired it up. I was a little unimpressed with the sound of the engine initially, it's really quiet compared to 2-stroke, but I took it for test drive in heavy rye grass with some small woody vines here and there and HOLY COW! This is a cutting BEAST for its size and weight. Doesn't even slow down in shoulder high heavy grass unless you get wrapped up. My first line refill went smoothly, like I said the engineers did their homework on this one, and refueling without worrying about the lubrication being spot on is awesome. My only complaints were that some dingle-berry at Lowe's, probably some kid with nothing better to do, swapped the fuel cap, but a quick call to a sweet girl at Husqvarna's customer service has me one in the mail, and it's a little heavy to use for a long time, so I put a shoulder harness on it so I can run as long at it can. Thanks for all of the quality y'all and YES - I will personally endorse this product!
June 29, 2015
Thought this would be a good grass trimmer because it was Husqvarna. When trying to edge around simple grass all it would do is bend the grass rather than cut it. I have been very displeased with it's performance.
June 22, 2015
this product is the greatest trimmer
I love this trimmer, it is easy to start and powerful. I wish I had bought it sooner. Thank You Husqvarna.
May 14, 2015
This is a very good trimmer.
I bought this unit specifically to cut heavy growth weeds and small brush and it works great. I just bought the small cutter head but would advise buying the regular heavy cutter which I will be doing, as small heads will not hold up well under heavy usage.
Overall a very nice unit.
May 14, 2015
This trimmer is great
I have had other string trimmers before but none of them as good as this one. I know you have heard, you get what you paid for, although the price was over 300.00, I think it was worth spending a little more for quality. This is the first trimmer I had that the trimmer head stopped at idle.
September 30, 2014
Leaks oil through the carburetor
This is my second Husky weedeater. First was a 2 cycle that last a little over a year. Took it to the repair shop and the price to fix it exceeded it's value. Decided to look for another one. The 4 cycle WE appealed to me. I purchased it and used it. Power is so-so. Not what was expected or bragged about on the reviews. Put it away. When I picked it up to use again there was a large puddle of golden motor oil under it. I can't find where it is leaking so I refill it and it seems to be holding. I use again and put in the back of my ATV to take a quick break. I notice a puddle of oil under the engine. I get to looking and if you put the thing down with the air-filter on the bottom oil starts poring out of it.
September 2, 2014
None could come close to this trimmer, wish I could have had this years ago, don't mind doing the work around the house now with this, I now look for the day I can use it again. Thanks Husqvarna.
August 28, 2014
Husqvara 224L Trimmer
There were no reviews from a woman's perspective, so I felt obligated to put in my 2 cents!
I've owned this trimmer for over 2 years and it's still running fine. I have to agree that the manual is not as helpful as I would have expected it to be, but I am able to find the answers to my questions on-line and that makes it a "non-issue" for me. This is a sturdy lawn tool and because of the quality (although a bit pricey!) I also purchased a Husqvarna chain saw. I feel that the ease of use and durable construction make Husqvarna a name I can rely on whenever I'm making equipment purchases.
July 5, 2014