View Full Version : Husqvarna as reliable as Stihl?

05-28-2010, 09:55 AM
I am looking at a Husqvarna 223L or a Stihl 56 RC-E. Nice thing about the Husqvarna I can get it 12 month no interest but the Stihl I have to buy outright.

Also how is the Husqvarna 128ld its $50 cheaper then the top two?

05-28-2010, 11:38 AM
I had a few 223l they lasted around 500 hours and. Two 326 and they have over 2000 hours and are still running
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05-28-2010, 12:16 PM
not sure lowes carrys the 326. How much does it retail for? It worth the extra? It will only be used once a week for a hour or so. I just want something reliable that will last me a long time.

05-28-2010, 12:34 PM
That 223 is real good I put 500 commercial hours. They had a hard life and were abused.
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05-28-2010, 12:36 PM
The 326 is like 320 bucks
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05-28-2010, 01:29 PM
i'm using i think a 323L right now. my main trimmer (echo srm260) is waitting on a housing piece and my back up is waitting on a shaft (no match for an F150). This is my first experience with a husky and i'm very pleased. power is good weight is great. I havn't used a sthil trimmer since i discovered echo about 4 years ago.

05-28-2010, 02:51 PM
If 1 hour a week is you all need it for I say the 128l is fine. I have the 125l which is just an older version of the 128l I belive. I have used the 125 for 4 years now about 2 hrs a week with no problems at all, it has allways started on 3 pulls. They are Husqvarna's lowest line but like I said no more use than that, they are great.

05-28-2010, 03:14 PM
Is the 223l worth the extra $50 for what I need?

05-28-2010, 04:37 PM
The 223l is about a lb and a half lighter, the shaft is about 2" longer and has about .09 less power than the 128l according to the website. Which will last longer? Lowes does not carry the 326. I always recommend paying cash.

Butler Landscaping
05-28-2010, 04:43 PM
i have a husqvarna chain saw..a "homeowner" saw but ive run it for 3 years commercially now and no issues at all. i run stihl trimmers and edgers. love my husqvarna blower too

05-28-2010, 05:21 PM
my 223 only ran for 2 years part time, but it was put through hell those 2 years. Id buy one again, but my Stihl is too nice to give up!! Id go with the 223, for what your doing, it should run for many years!!

05-28-2010, 08:19 PM
i love my husqvarna chainsaw, the blower is alright for a backup, but def wouldnt want to only have that doin a clean-up. thats for sure. id buy the stihl man. u cant go wrong with a stihl trimmer. i love my fs90r, wayyyy better than echo

lawnboy dan
05-28-2010, 10:52 PM
my huskys have been ultra reliable -my sthils have not

05-28-2010, 11:00 PM
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05-28-2010, 11:03 PM
I am starting my 3rd summer with my husky 125l. It has been nothing but reliable, to me it seems light and plenty powerful. And all for 199.00
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DT Lawn Care
05-29-2010, 01:20 AM
I have a 323L that I bought for $180 brand new as a year before model. It's been nothing but an awesome trimmer so far and I've put a lot of use on it.

05-30-2010, 01:23 AM
all of my Husqvarna hand helds (trimmers, back packs, edger, hedge trimmer) are all very reliable, i ran stihl equipment when i worked for another LCO and i didnt like them at all. id say go with husky the really do make good equipment and my stuff takes a beating, never had any problems