Husqvarna is one of the largest and well know manufacturers of gardening and outdoor products in the world. It is well known for its garden tractors and mowers, snowblowers, grass trimmers, and brush cutters, and, of course, chainsaws.
Husqvarna produces more than 19 models of hand-held string trimmers as well as one walk-behind trimmer model.
It is important to note that this manufacturer specializes in gas-powered lawn care equipment, so Husqvarna weed wacker will not be the best choice for you if you live in a quiet neighborhood and would rather avoid upsetting your neighbor with the loud rattling of your lawn tools. In this case (and also if you happen to have smaller lawns), electric weed eater from manufacturers like Worx or Black and Decker will be a better choice.
Update: now Husqvarna has several battery-powered models available. Stay tuned for reviews!
As said above, Husqvarna offers around 20 different trimmer models, and navigating the product line and choosing the most suitable model can be quite challenging.
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Husqvarna Weed Trimmers Features
Here are few things to keep in mind when you are shopping for a weed eater from Husqvarna.
Straight shaft vs curved shaft
Several trimmer models are available with straight or curved shaft.
You can tell the type of shaft from the model number where L stands for straight and C – for curved (e.g. 128LD – straight shaft, 128CD – curved shaft).
The straight shaft Husqvarna weed eater is better for heavy jobs, but curved shaft provides better maneuverability in tight spaces, but offers less cutting power.
Models with letter D in model names are easier to transport and store because they feature detachable shaft. They also can be fitted with different optional attachments for different gardening tasks.
Husqvarna offers the following attachments for best weed eater models with detachable shaft – cultivator, edger, hedge trimmer, pole saw, and sweeper attachment. That turns your Husqvarna string trimmer into the really multi-functional gardening tool.
It is important to keep in mind that the compatibility is slightly limited, and these attachments do not fit just any D-series trimmer, so you should check out the manufacturer’s website or consult the sales professional before making the purchase.
Several heavy-duty Husqvarna weed eaters can be used also as brush cutters.
They can be used for cutting grass, weeds, small bushes, and brushwood (using the woodcutting blade). These models feature more powerful engines and can be recognized by letter R in the model name, e.g. 323R, 223R, 345FR.
Walk-behind String Trimmer Husqvarna HU625HWT
Husqvarna HU625HWT deserves a separate mention. It is a high wheel walk-behind string trimmer which combines the maneuverability of hand-held weed wacker and 22- inch cutting path width of a lawn mower.
The walk-behind trimmer will be the best tool for cutting long grass or uneven terrains.
With this machine, you don’t have to worry about hitting the rocks or pieces of metal which would definitely bend or break the mower’s cutting blade. The worst thing that can happen to your HU625HWT – you can break the cutting line, which can be replaced quickly and easily in less than a minute.
Lots of users of this trimmer are happy with the 190cc engine from Briggs & Stratton.
Now let’s have a quick look at the most popular weed eater models.
This model is known for being easy to use, specifically because of having a Smart Start recoil system, which starts the engine with minimal effort required on your part.
Other features that make it easy to start are the air purge that eliminates air found in the carburetor and fuel system and the automatic return stop switch, which allows the switch to be automatically set to the ON position.
This trimmer is compatible also with Toro attachments which makes 128LD a good choice if you already own attachments from Toro
- Straight detachable shaft
- 28cc 2 stroke engine
- 17-inch cutting diameter
- Husqvarna pro attachment compatible
With a weight of only 9 pounds (without the cutting equipment attached), this is one of the lightest options in the product category. Aside from being lightweight, it is also easy to handle because of its ergonomic design.
This is a good choice if you are looking for a model that is perfect for more demanding or commercial applications. The steel torque tube driveshaft allows it to demonstrate a high level of reliability even when pushed on the ground.
- Straight shaft
- 05cc 2 stroke engine
Husqvarna 336FR Brushcutter
Whether you are going to trim light or thick grass, the Husqvarna 336FR brushcutter is sure to demonstrate exceptional performance. It comes with a 17-inch cutting path that will allow you to work on a bigger area without spending a lot of time.
In order to provide the comfort of its users, it comes with a standard double harness that makes weight distributed easily, and hence, reducing fatigue even with its prolonged use.
- Straight shaft
- 34.6cc 2 stroke engine