Anybody have thoughts or experience with Husqvarna 323L vs 326LS

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by clydesdale, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. mayhem69

    mayhem69 LawnSite Member
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    alright, took it to the dealer, the mechanic saw right away what was wrong, the fuel line was being pinched by the throttle plate. I also stated to him about the carb adjustment after 10 fill ups. He did not know anything about this, but stated to bring it in when needed for adjustment and they will do it for free.
    He also stated "we arent Lowes" we'll take care of you. That is what i wanted to hear!! Very nice people in Douglasville, Pa at TC Lawn Equp.
    So glad i bought it there and not Lowes!!
    I also bought a 3lb. spool of the Magnum Gatorline Super Twist as recommended by Rider. Dealer did not sell this stuff, but he said be careful around pvc and gutters with this stuff.
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    That goes for any type line.
     
  3. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't get me wrong, it is spring assist to help with what I guess is shock from compression load shock not like a homeowner spring (start assist spring)
    I picked up a sthil homeowner straight shaft one time and it was way softer then a Husqvarna, it seemed so soft I believe a careless person could hit himself pulling it , there was so little force. The 223 feels very sold with about 1/2" of stretch.
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  4. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mayhem, what is this throttle plate? That allowed it to run correctly when the dealer did the adjustments when
    You purchased the unit, then you couldn't .

    That don't sond right to me.
    A pinched fuel line only starves the engine of gas.??
    Sounds to me the choke was in half choke. Just thinking is all.
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  5. mayhem69

    mayhem69 LawnSite Member
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    the plate with the holes that the throttle cable is attached to, when you pull the trigger i guess it was pressing down on the fuel line.
    But anyway, it musta been that cause now its running like it should.
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    :laugh::laugh:

    I can just hear it now....... Yea, Dr. I knocked myself out pull starting my weed whacker, and i think I'm gonna need some stitches too......:rolleyes::laugh:
     
  7. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I see you have hurled those cheap " easy starts " to see why older people like them.

    I would guess those type systems pull out like 5" of rope before it resist my awesome power /jk

    I like the feel of the 223L/323L over all and my only complaint would be the throttle cable it's self seems thin just after the carbs z bend. But nothing $18.00 and 10 minutes can't fix.
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  8. 35DollarLawns

    35DollarLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also on the hit in the face deal ,not even the easy start will hit you as fast as when the
    223L spring breaks. Imagine ..... Force of the trimmer swing , the speed of your pull, then snap , NO RESISTANCE . 0 to12" of pull rope in 2 seconds.
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  9. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Does the 326 have a different spring assist/recoil setup than the 223? I'm on my second 223l and I've had to replace parts in the recoil mechanism stripping 3 times now between both trimmers. I love this trimmer between the light weight and ease of use, but I thought about upgrading to the 326 if it has a different recoil setup and a little more power.
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  10. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you're looking to upgrade I've heard and read nothing but good things about the 526LS.
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