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Husky 128 for a backup?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bill1500, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. bill1500

    bill1500 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I'm looking for a back up trimmer and came across the husqvarna 128l for $200 new. I know its a homeowner trimmer, but it has a 28 cc motor. It doesn't seem much different then the small commercial series. Any opinions would be appreciated.
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  2. Brentster

    Brentster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    It appears Husq is discontinuing their entry level stuff. I got a 125b blower a while back that I absolutley love and couldn't wait for my trimmer to break so I can replace it. Looking at their website, they no longer carry any curved shaft trimmers and now even the 125b is gone.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I ran husq 232 trimmer for few yrs love it Dealer stop handling them so Im back to stihl
  4. bill1500

    bill1500 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Thanks guys. I think I'll give it a shot. If its anything like their chainsaws, I'll be happy.
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  5. Golfpro21

    Golfpro21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    we have a couple of 128ldx they are good...keep them tuned up and you will get a few years out of them
  6. bill1500

    bill1500 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Is the 128ldx the combination system. If so, does it have enough power for the attachments, like the cultivator?
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  7. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 867

    I've used the 223l and liked it a lot I think their only 250.00? They last about 500 hours. I would spend the money and get a 326ls for about 299.00 I have one that has over 3000 on it and still running strong. I went and bought 3 more and the guys love them.
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  8. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    You should normally get much more hours from the 223. The engine is very similar and share a lot of parts. But yes, I would pick the 326 any time of the day over the 223.

    128L is very good.
  9. bulhead19

    bulhead19 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    i just purchased the 128 ld from lowes yesterday for $200. I only bought to have as a back up as i have a stihl and jonsered that i use primarily. The only reason why i bought the 128ld is because i have the trimmer plus attachments of a tree pruner and an edger. the husqvarna rips for being a home owner model for sure. I might buy another for the hell of kjt!...also! The life expectancy on these say 125 hrs. Is this for emission stand point or actual life hours of the engine? thanks
  10. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    we have a winner! I've used the 326ls and the older 326xl same trimmer just a different style head, and honestly when your trimming for 4hrs stopping only for water and fuel, you want the trimmer that has the best power to weight ratio, and these things are it! and they are well balanced. so you could imagine fatigue is very little. These are the only trimmers I run and will run, I have done 0 maintenance to mine, original fuel filters, air filters, and they all start right up and run great.

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