Husqvarna 128LD Review – Best Weed String Trimmer?

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The Husqvarna 128LD weed whacker is truly best at the job. This affordable weed trimmer is packed with the power of a commercial weed eater, 11 convertible yard care tools and smooth performance.

Specifications

  • Power Source – Gas
  • Model – 128LD
  • Dimensions (w x h x d in inches) – 10 x 40 x 12
  • Engine Type – 2-cycle
  • Engine CC – 28
  • Fuel tank volume 13.53 fl oz
  • Power Output – 1.0hp
  • Cutting Width – 17 inches
  • Line Diameter – 0.095 inches
  • Feed System – Dual Bump Feed
  • RPM – 8000
  • Weight – 11.11lbs
  • Two Year Warranty

PRICE – $$$

Husqvarna 128LD Review – Best Weed String Trimmer?

The Husqvarna 128LD 28-CC-2-Cycle 17.11 is a gas string trimmer with a 28cc engine and a cutting width of 17 inches. It has a T25 semi-automatic trimmer head – you can add 11 unique lawn care attachments to this weed whacker head.

This way it can also become an edger, hedge trimmer, tree pruner, etc.

It features a bump head, double feed line, that takes line that is  0.095inches in diameter.

This is a nice touch:

It has an automatic return stop switch which resets to the ‘on’ position to make it easier to start and an air purge function that removes air from the 128LD’s carburetor and fuel system for more efficient starting.

It weighs in at 11lbs and please make sure you use non-ethanol fuel with this. I’d recommend a 50:1 mix of a good two cycle oil, or you could even pay a little more and get synthetic two cycle oil which will be even better.

Husqvarna 128LD review

So let’s move on…

The Good

With its 28cc, dual cycle engine the 128LD weed whacker is the closest thing to a commercial weed whacker at an affordable price.

It really is that good.

For a machine its size, it packs immense power and you can literally have it running all day on your weed eating jobs. It can cut through your yard and will not bog or jam down, it is a monster weed eating machine.

Combined with the double feed heavy duty strings it has no issues at all with anything, in fact many a time, you will probably discover that you only need to run it at a quarter to half throttle to get the job finished.

Sounds impressive right?

Despite the flow of power, this Husqvarna is hugely smooth and lacks vibration. Whereas similar gas powered weed eaters may result in numb hands, after trimming with the 128LD, even for 7 hours, you will feel no fatigue.

Even better:

What I really admired about the 128LD, and the pro it has over other comparable gas weed eaters is its versatility.

You can replace the trimmer head and fit any of 11 unique yard care tools to take care of other jobs in your front or backyard.

The split shaft attachment works with all MTD brands (Troy-Bilt, Ryobi Poulan, etc).

What does this mean for you?

It means when you begin trimming weed you can easily and quickly swap attachments and begin hedge trimming, brush cutting, using a pole saw, edging, chainsaw, leaf blower, etc.

This can help you with better money saving lifestyle when you consider the prices of these tools individually.

This is HUGE:

It’s no new news that gas powered devices can at times be a pain in the butt to start, but thanks to the smart design of the Husqvarna 128LD trimmer, a Smart Start engine and an air purge functionality, you will hardly encounter this.

When the cold season hits, you might need to prime the pump a couple of times and the it will get going.

If you’ve been using it for a while and you took a break, the restart will commonly be on the first pull.

No frustration for you in that aspect.

What’s more:

It boasts of a straight shaft, that is actually really good and works well for getting to hard to reach areas and under bushes, etc.

It’s design is ergonomic and is quite light for a gas weed eater – weighing in only 11lbs.

Built with quality materials, you will agree with me that it is sturdy.

Let me tell you a secret:

Psssst…..Come closer….. My friend who works in a yard care store and he has said Husqvarna products are hardly ever brought back in due to something going wrong, so this proves that they are reliable and you will certainly feel that with the 128LD.

The two, bump head, feed line is excellent and works with no issues. Installing the line is pretty simple too and long lasting. This is an extra real bonus in the weed eater field where the line feed system is often where a good tool can fall down.

husqvarna 128LD trimmer

And you can’t beat this:

This is greatly well priced for that performance level and the fact it is a gas weed eater.

The Not So Good

This weed eater is not perfect and there are certain dislikes I have come to have. For starters, the choke switch is on the inside of the unit, this means it is all too simple to accidentally switch it off. But, the good news is it starts right back up again!

This sucks:

I love the attachments and versatility you can add to this, but I do face a problem with the attachment joint as it is plastic in nature and it is pre-split down each side.

This has a negative effect if you are using any attachment that uses many torque – i.e the chainsaw, tiller or brush cutter. It means the slug spins of the square shaft of the attachment and reduces the power.

And another thing:

Personally, I dislike how the head doesn’t turn when it is idling. It is a safety feature, I’m aware of that, but it means that as you put it to the ground the head isn’t moving, then when it is at about half throttle

And the RPMs increase it suddenly engages and begins to spin all over the place, making it hard to work with at the start.

In some ways this might prove to be too powerful (especially for a lady). I stated earlier that you will find yourself using it at half a quarter or throttle most of the time.

The problem with this:

You will always exercise extra caution since you are consistently operating at high RPMs.

At A Glance

✔ Pros

  • Oozes power
  • Lacks vibration
  • Well balanced and Smooth
  • So versatile – can use 11 attachments
  • Starting it is simple
  • It is light and ergonomic
  • Sturdy and long lasting
  • Nice straight shaft
  • Good bump head feed and line
  • Great price

✘ Cons

  • Choke switch placement
  • Has a plastic attachment joint
  • Head doesn’t turn when idling
  • Too powerful?

Conclusion

Full of power!

If you want loads of power from your weed eater – this is your “go to” tol. It has it in bucketloads. As I mentioned before it is as close as you can be to a commercial weed eater at this price.

If you have a lot of tough weeds and dense vegetation you want to cut back – this is the tool you need. Thanks to the cutting and power system no weed will stay standing!

This is a perfect tool for you if you don’t want numb hands and no fatigue after a couple of hours of use.

Additionally, this works excellently when you want transformation from a top quality weed eater to any of 11 other useful garden tools.

Power, versatility and no vibration – all that you need from a weed eater.

What do you think of this Huqvarna 128LD Review? Did we miss anything?

FAQs

Is this one string or two string?

It has dual strings that are opposite each other.

What line do I need to use?

The T25 head holds 0.065 inch, 0.080 inch or 0.095 inch trimmer line. It comes pre-wound with 0.095 inch TitaniumForce trimmer line.

Is the shaft adjustable? 

Yes, it is.

In fact, the shaft can be shortened or lengthened by sliding the shaft and tightening the screw.

Is there a trimmer attachment that can be used with it?

Yes! The 128LD allows the TrimmerPlus Edger Attachment.

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