Husqvarna 128LD Review

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As you probably already know, every arsenal of lawn tools should include a reliable weed whacker. Without one, you’ll always have grass or weeds growing tall where lawn mowers can’t get to them, namely near walls, fences or your home itself.

However, if you buy the wrong model, you’ll end up regretting it in short order. Some can be very temperamental and far from cooperative, leaving you with more work than you originally started. That’s why one of the best values on the market is the Husqvarna 28cc 2 Cycle Gas Powered String Trimmer.

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Husqvarna Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer 128LD
  • Features a 28cc 2-cycle engine which powers the 17 inch (cutting width) trimmer head
  • Trimmer engine runs on a mixture of unleaded gas and 2-cycle oil (2.6 oz bottle is included, see bottle for mixing instructions)
  • Easily release new trimmer line as you work by tapping the trimmer head against the grass to activate the Tap 'N Go line release feature
  • Have no worries when it is time to replace the trimmer line - the T25 trimmer head is designed for simple and easy line reloading
  • A translucent fuel tank allows you to visually monitor your fuel level as you work

Pros

  • 28cc engine
  • 17" cutting width makes quick work of weeds
  • 2 cycle motor provides enough power to take down tough weeds

Cons

  • Runs on gasoline

Power Output

This unit won’t disappoint in terms of power and reach. The machine has 1.1 horsepower to its name and fires off at 28cc. Any more power than this and your cutting string could damage your walls, fences or home when trimming nearby (you still want to be careful though).

The string trimmer also provides a 17-inch cutting path. So you’ll be able to clean out a good sized area at once, making the job go by much quicker.

Easy Storage

One thing most companies don’t seem to think about when designing a weed whacker is that you’ll need to store it away when you’re finished. Weed whackers can be precarious tools, making it difficult to find room in garages that are already packed.

That’s why Husqvarna made this model with a detachable shaft. Just separate it and store it away when you’re done. Easy storage in garages makes it ideal for lawn care companies that need to transport their tools. With this weed whacker broken down, it takes up nearly half the space.

Comfortable to Use

Another problem many weed whackers face is that they’re simply uncomfortable to use. Once you turn it on and the engine takes over, your hands usually pay the price for every second you’re chopping through foliage. Once again, Husqvarna was thinking ahead. This machine not only handles smoothly but comes with a soft-grip handle you’ll find easy to adjust to your specifications. Never worry about needing to stop a job early because your hand aches.

Smart Start Design

Another issue most people almost always face with a weed whacker is starting the thing in the first place. It can be next to impossible, making for a uniquely frustrating experience when you’re done mowing, sitting sweating in the summer sun.

The Husqvarna 28cc 2 Cycle Gas Powered String Trimmer, however, won’t put you in that predicament. It was designed with Smart Start technology so that the weed whacker quickly comes to life each and every time with minimal effort on your part. It also includes air purge design, so you’re less likely to flood the engine.

Quiet to Use

Though this machine supplies all the power you need to get the job done right, you’d never know it thanks to how quietly it operates. The Husqvarna 128LD produces about 50% as much noise as a comparable model. So unless they saw the result, your neighbors would probably never know all the work you had done.

Anthony Woods
Anthony Woods

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