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View Poll Results: The quality of husky equipment is :_________ (Owners rate only please)
Horrible, not much better than crapsman, MTD ... 4 7.27%
Somewhat useful, better than homeowner stuff but not commercial 3 5.45%
Fair, fits in the cheaper commercial market (lowend echo, cub cadet, dixon, everride) 15 27.27%
Good, compares well with mid-line brands (kawasaki, tanaka, gravely, bobcat) 13 23.64%
Excellent, right up with the best (stihl, shindaiwa, exmark, scag) 20 36.36%
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:20 PM
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How would you rate Husqvarna equipment ?

People seem cautious about this brand and comments usually come from non-users. Own a few hand held units and to be honest they aren't half bad, though not impressive. Also considering a new WB.

Would just like to get an idea on quality of husky equipment both mowers and hand held units, where they stand? Dealer network appears well established and the pricing seems reasonable.

Please note : the brands in the poll are just illustrative for ease of rating, I know everyone would make their own list.
F-250 5.4 V8 stand. cab, tandem trailer
Ferris IS3100Z 61" L Kaw, Hydrocut 36" 13hp Kaw
Shindaiwa T3410, EB8520 Maruyama HT2300, MS047
Stihl FC85, MS192T, 041AV, MS200
Redmax HBZ2601

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Old 07-20-2009, 07:41 PM
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My old 323 hand-held trimmer was 10 years old when it quit, doesn't owe me a thing. Though for 6 years it was a homeowners...
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:56 PM
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Very tough to answer, because it depends on the product line. Hedge trimmers, excellent, line trimmers, just OK. Their backpacks are actually Redmax, and they are very good. Their power rakes are Bluebirds. Mowers I have no experience with, but I do own all the other equipment I commented on.

They make both commercial and home owner machines, so one must be sure it's a commercial machine they are looking at. The chain saws kick ass.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:20 PM
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Saw and hand helds are hard to beat. mowers no idea
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:01 PM
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I have never owned a husquvarna, but I have used my uncles huskquvarna rider. It is a well built mower
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:11 PM
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I have 2 323 Huskies and both are around 9 years old and still run, used commercial since day one. I also have a 323 stick edger, used commercial since day one and is 7 years old. I have only had to replace fuel filter, plugs, rebuild one carb. Best equipment that i have owned.

2013 haulmark 18' trailer
2013 John Deere 52' walkbehind
2012 Gator with skid sprayer
2010 Turfco T-3000
2008 JD 997
2006 JD 647a
2004 JD 757 w/ 3 bag & Iron MCS
2002 JD 757 w/ 2 bag MCS
2002 JD 757
Stihl, Echo, Tanka 2 strokes
Big Tex trailers
Tons of other equipment
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:35 PM
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for at home i bought a husky bp blower from lowes about 4 years ago
with a kawasaki motor and its excellent . starts first / second pull , runs smooth , solid built unit

and all my tree trimmer friends say huskys number one saw .
i bought a stihl though because they say theyre number two
and i just like its engineering better

ive never ran their whips but almost pulled the trigger one one
for home use after looking them over many times ,
seemed to have redmax motors on them . but i couldnt
purchase because they have these chincy / slippery
hard plastic handles that make holding on to them tricky .
if they had the simple round rubber handles on them like
rmax which allow me perfect control of the whip i woulda bought .
but for work where i whip 100 accounts per week ide never consider
using that hard plastic slippery handle , itd be a struggle holding
onto that thing accurately all day . they should at least checker
the handles for a better grip . though ide just change them to rubber like rmax which has the best grip out there for me
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:48 PM
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i have a 455 rancher the largest power head w/ pole saw, edger, whip, and hedge clipper. and the new 180 BT BP my opinion they are all top of the line eqipment and wouldnt buy anything else. i am pulling the trigger on a 2500 psi pressure washer tomorrow.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:51 AM
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I know nothing of the mower's but love the handhelds, my 150 bt is amazing it has to be my favorite piece of equipment since its usually just 1 pull and it fires up, but i use 93
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:25 PM
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