How would you rate Husqvarna equipment ?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by jkilov, Jul 20, 2009.


The quality of husky equipment is :_________ (Owners rate only please)

  1. Horrible, not much better than crapsman, MTD ...

    4 vote(s)
  2. Somewhat useful, better than homeowner stuff but not commercial

    3 vote(s)
  3. Fair, fits in the cheaper commercial market (lowend echo, cub cadet, dixon, everride)

    15 vote(s)
  4. Good, compares well with mid-line brands (kawasaki, tanaka, gravely, bobcat)

    13 vote(s)
  5. Excellent, right up with the best (stihl, shindaiwa, exmark, scag)

    20 vote(s)
  1. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Messages: 1,415

    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. :rolleyes:
  2. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    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...
  3. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,448

    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.
  4. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    Saw and hand helds are hard to beat. mowers no idea
  5. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    I have never owned a husquvarna, but I have used my uncles huskquvarna rider. It is a well built mower
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    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.
  7. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    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
  8. kj330

    kj330 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    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.
  9. birdman0494

    birdman0494 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    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
  10. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,469

    Well, we have Husquvarna chainsaw, and we like it...

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