Stihl HT 101/Husky 324HDA55 marriage

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dboyd351, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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?
     
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think the husqvarna is a star shaped shaft like a shindaiwa and echo. The stihl is square.
     
  3. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  4. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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  5. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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)
     
  6. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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!
     
  7. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    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.
     
  8. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A Stihl HT101 is a extendable pole saw. Putting a hedgetrimmer on it sometimes creates problems. Most linetrimmers will accomadate other attachments without problems.
     
  9. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, I know the HT 101 is a pole saw. The Husky hedgetrimmer I'm trying to power is a pole hedgetrimmer.
     
  10. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry, I should have used the "quote". My response was for ashgrove
     

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