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Old 08-03-2012, 12:05 PM
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Which Husky Trimmer?

trying to figure out which husky trimmer to buy...it will be used commercially every day...i was thinking the 326LS, is this what most use? have also considered the 323 and 327...

looks like the 323 and 326 are the same in weight and power...what are the differences?
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:18 PM
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trying to figure out which husky trimmer to buy...it will be used commercially every day...i was thinking the 326LS, is this what most use? have also considered the 323 and 327...

looks like the 323 and 326 are the same in weight and power...what are the differences?

Apparently the 326 "has a skid plate, uses less gas, and runs at a lower rpm."
"My dealer said the 323 was worth the extra $30 for the lifetime drive shaft warranty."
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=382917

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Old 08-03-2012, 01:04 PM
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Ive had all three. My 323 lasted around 500 hpurs. My 326ls and 327 are only a coiple years old. But my 326ldx has over 300 hours on it at last count
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:57 PM
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Apparently the 326 "has a skid plate, uses less gas, and runs at a lower rpm."
"My dealer said the 323 was worth the extra $30 for the lifetime drive shaft warranty."
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=382917

Do u mean the 326 is worth the extra $30? Sorry in on my phone, much more tidious to look stuff up...I thought I saw the 323 was $270 and the 326 was $300...what is the difference in the 326LS and 326 LDX?
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:20 AM
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Do u mean the 326 is worth the extra $30? Sorry in on my phone, much more tidious to look stuff up...I thought I saw the 323 was $270 and the 326 was $300...what is the difference in the 326LS and 326 LDX?
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I don't know why he or his dealer said it like that, because as far as i can tell the 323 is cheaper, but the following is a comparison chart of their trimmer models (not that I would trust their specs after finding out how much the "9lb" 323 actually weighs):


http://www.husqvarna.com/us/products...pare-trimmers/


(edit) aside from trivial stuff like the easy start & auto return kill switch, it looks like they also have different heads- the t35 vs. t35x. Assuming you're not going speedfeed anyway, not sure which version is preferred.

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Old 08-04-2012, 01:40 PM
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Ive had less problems out of my 326/27's than the 323. The ldx is just the split shaft.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:27 PM
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i would actually prefer to use the speed feed...we have 4 on our stihl fs 100's and we seem to have problems with the string sucking back in? anyhow, love the speed feed...
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:12 PM
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i have 3 326ls's good power, they seem to last long enough. two of them are 10 years old
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:59 PM
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i would actually prefer to use the speed feed...we have 4 on our stihl fs 100's and we seem to have problems with the string sucking back in? anyhow, love the speed feed...
I have the Stens speed feed on my Echo 210's and have the same issue. I'm finding that the line just needs to be out far enough to prevent it from happening. Does Sten make a speed feed for the Husky? Anyone?
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