Which Husky Trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jbell36, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,282

    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?
     
  2. leon2245

    leon2245 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158


    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

    :confused:
     
  3. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    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
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  4. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,282

    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?
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  5. leon2245

    leon2245 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    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/trimmers/compare-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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  6. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    Ive had less problems out of my 326/27's than the 323. The ldx is just the split shaft.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  7. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,282

    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...
     
  8. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,486

    i have 3 326ls's good power, they seem to last long enough. two of them are 10 years old
     
  9. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    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?
     

Share This Page