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dboyd351
01-19-2012, 10:10 PM
OK, here's a kind of unusual question: Is it feasible to run a Husky 324 HDA55 articulating hedgetrimmer using a Stihl HT 101 polesaw powerhead?
I'm asking, because I have the Husky 324 HDA55 articulating hedgetrimmer pole and hedgetrimmer head, but no power source. There is a Stihl HT101 powerhead, complete with throttle assembly I can buy, but I don't know if the husky shaft will fit in and mesh with the Stihl powerhead.

Anyone got a good educated guess?

unkownfl
01-19-2012, 10:16 PM
I think the husqvarna is a star shaped shaft like a shindaiwa and echo. The stihl is square.

dboyd351
01-19-2012, 10:32 PM
Actually, the Husky drive shaft is square. It is pretty small, I'd guess 1/4" or less and is probably metric. Guess I need to get out some calipers.
Thanks for the reply, though. Got me looking at it a little closer.
Anyone know the driveshaft size the Stihl powerhead takes? How about the diameter of the round pole shaft?
Any input/thoughts are appreciated.

unkownfl
01-19-2012, 10:41 PM
Husky as in Husky or Husqvarna.
That is how every Husqvarna I've ever taken apart looks like. I know the two part shafts are square like the cheap one at lowes it will take a stihl shaft.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-HUSQVARNA-TRIMMER-LOWER-DRIVE-SHAFT-537011901-NEW-/270758116014?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0a70faae

ricky86
01-21-2012, 03:31 PM
There is a possibility that it will break the drive shaft at the engine end. Even if the HT has the newer style drive shaft assy. Your results may differ (that's if you can get it mounted)

dboyd351
01-21-2012, 08:11 PM
Well, I took some vernier calipers to the Husky shaft. The drive shaft measures o.205 inches or 5.10 mm square, male end. The pole assembly measures 0.943" or 24mm, outside diameter, which can be important, since the throttle assembly and power head have to clamp on it. Apparently, some Huskies have a drive shaft with a square end and some have the star end. Mine is square.
Anyway, I've got several people advising against trying it, so I'll be looking for another route.
Thanks for the input!

ashgrove landscaping
01-22-2012, 10:46 AM
As long as they are the same shape it will work as it should. I use a red max hedge trimmer attachment and chain saw on my husky 326 trimmer. Works great and has held up for years. I also use the power broom with it.

ricky86
01-22-2012, 11:06 AM
A Stihl HT101 is a extendable pole saw. Putting a hedgetrimmer on it sometimes creates problems. Most linetrimmers will accomadate other attachments without problems.

dboyd351
01-22-2012, 11:22 AM
Yes, I know the HT 101 is a pole saw. The Husky hedgetrimmer I'm trying to power is a pole hedgetrimmer.

ricky86
01-22-2012, 11:56 AM
Sorry, I should have used the "quote". My response was for ashgrove

dboyd351
01-22-2012, 12:06 PM
Sorry, I should have used the "quote". My response was for ashgrove
NO problem, Ricky. I'm still not sure if the 2 will go together and since I don't have the Stihl powerhead in my hands I can't compare them. Seems simple, but there is more to it than just the size and shape of the drive shaft.
Thanks for your input.