Factory Refurbished Husqvarna 128LD Gas Trimmer. Guaranteed to meet or exceed performance of a brand new unit.
Lightweight trimmer that is perfect for homeowners looking for the ergonomic features straight shaft. 128LD contains a forged 3-piece crankshaft for extra durability. Easy starting with air purge and smart start recoil assist. The 128LD comes with easy loading T25 bump trimmer head. Handle adjustments are easy and detachable shaft allows other attachments to be used with this unit.
Please store your trimmer horizontal, storing it vertical can cause your carburetor to flood
Ordered on a Sunday and arrived on Wednesday. Unpacked, assembled and inspected. Item in like new condition with just a minor blemish or two. First time I used it was with a bush trimmer attachment trimming bushes at our country church. Was a little hard to start the first time and did not want to idle but after trimming for a couple hours and getting it a broke in a bit it starts/idles much better. A few weeks later got it out to do some heavy duty trimming around the acrage. Used on tall grasses various smaller weeds and tough burdock. Takes a while to get through the big burdock but it does it. Tall grass does not wrap around the head as much as my old Echo and the trimmer line spool is easier to reload than the Echo. The shaft is not as long as the Echo and I am fairly tall so I little less comfortable to run but did a great job. The main issue I had was when standing at the bottom of a tall road bank and holding the trimmer higher I would bump it against my body and hit the kill switch, stopping it dead. This happened several times. Had no issues when working on level or down slopes. Also used it to trim a couple of evergreen bushes at my own house that day with the trimmer attachment. Ran through at least 6 tanks of gas and it ran fine all day. I am very happy and do not regret this purchase at all. Would recommend this item to others
Trimmer was shipped fairly fast. Item is definitely reconditioned. The choke tab/lever was broke off. I am still able to use it but it is about half the length it should be. Looks like the previous owner let if fall off or bang against something and it broke off. I am still able to move the choke tab/lever in order to start the trimmer but it is not something you want to see when you unbox an item. Also has a lot of scratches, scuffs, grass stains on both plastic and metal parts. Has a #23 written on it (probably for commercial use purposes although I can't verify this). Gas/oil resevoir was yellowed. Parts that appear to be new are the air filter and trimmer guard. I did not inspect the carb or spark plugs so I cannot say if they are new or not but I doubt a full engine dismantle was done because the broken choke tab wasn't even replaced. My main concern now is how well the previous owner cared for the trimmer's engine and what gas/oil was used. Having said that the trimmer has started up fine everytime I have used it, total of 6 or so times now, and it has a fairly high amount of power. Happy with the product although I feel like a more obvious disclaimer should be in place to avoid unsatisfied customers and a high rate of returns.
Nice trimmer - well built - powerful enough to keep my 1/3 actre in tip top shape
powers ryobi attachments I had better than I ever thought they would work,leaf blower even blew mulch & gravel across drive,edger also works better than before,cant wait to try out the tiller.The engine is a hoss.
I bought this due to the awesome reviews online as well as being able to go into Lowe's and check it out first hand. I saved over $100 buying it refurbished through VM Innovations and it ships directly from Husqvarna. A small piece of the muffler guard was broken (plastic piece) during shipping. VM Innovations refunded me $15 to cover the cost of the part (they tried to order it first). Very fair and responsive. This one is heavier than my lightweight curved shaft Craftsman, but I didn't buy it to be lighter, I bought it to outlast my last one. And I wanted a power head that could handle any attachments I want to get for it in the future.
This trimmer showed up looking like brand new at basically 30% off retail. Was using it within minutes. I don't know why I goof around with other brands, Husqvarna has proven itself a superior brand for consumer use. So I also bought a chainsaw, which I've yet to use or review, and have had a Husky backpack blower for a few years. Can't go wrong with Orange!
This trimmer is a beast. The power is amazing and weight might be heavy if you've used a homeowner trimmer. This is a Pro/Am unit, I used it in my lawn business and couldn't be happier. All of my attachment fit and work great! Gets a bit hot so dont rest it on your forearm while using.
This product is for home use. Ordered straight shaft, innovations sent out curve shaft. Contacted Innovations about problem, supplied information for free return. Innovations received wrong product back, everything check out OK after return. Innovations shipped out straight shaft product with no problems. Certified Factory Reconditioned equipment performs excellent. After process for re-shipping, received product within two buisness days. I give 5 STAR satisfactory.
Product is exactly what I ordered. It arrived in two days, well packaged, product is clean and attractive. Looks new except for the "R" carved into the plastic (and it arrived in a Husquvarna box that said reconditioned on it). It started right up the first and subsequent times. I have used it with its trimmer attachment and also an after market hedge trimmer from Lowes. Both work well.
My only issues are that it's a bit heavy. I built my own sling and that helps. Also, as other users have noted, it tends to drip gas from the gas cap when the motor is angled a certain way.
As others mention, this is a heavy machine. Steel shaft and all. Offsetting the weight is the fact that it is well balanced. The motor is powerful, yet fairly quiet. The motor has enough power to reach full speed in about 1.5 sec even with the head pushed against the ground. The clutch also engages at a pretty low speed, and the throttle has good progression, so you can effectively mow with it at lower speeds (this can drastically cut down on fuel consumption if you are trimming less thick stuff, and reducea the tendency to damage tender trees, fences, etc). Has tons of power at high revs. This unit has the psuedo industry standard square drive and shaft clamp, so it should work with various manufactureres accessories, but I have not tried any yet. Another bonus is its made in the US (though designed in Sweden). Would have preferred totally US build and designed Echo, but not for 2x the price.
Super good quality! The best I have used!
Everything seems to work great on it. Only problem I had was I have never try to load the new style head. Once I had that figured out it was a breeze. Seems to have plenty of power for my needs.
Started on the 3rd pull right out of the box. Plenty of power and runs great! I have no complaints with this weed eater other than it seems that the shaft runs backwards compared to a craftsman trimmer, so I had to take my brush cutter attachment apart and put the blade on opposite. Other than that this trimmer is the boss!
I use it to trim arond the yard and it works great!
I am not a pro and have only used cheap trimmers in the past. This one is well balanced, isn't excessively loud for what it is, and seems to work so much better!
Worked well right out of the box. Very powerful, alittle heavy but not unomfortable. Got this thing on sale and could not be happier. Only complaint is that I haven't had it very long so I can't comment on how long it lasts.
Ordered 2 refurbs. - 1 worked as advertised the other one took about 2 hours to get it to work!
50 / 50 chance of getting one that works!
use weedeater weekly. received item quickly, it looked new, and started on second pull.
Started right up out of the box!
Husqvarna makes tools comparable to Stihl and Echo in quality and I am pleased with it.
I haven't has an opportunity to really "use" it but I fueled it up and it started and ran strong in my brief early winter test). Air filter looked a little dirty (slight disappointment since you'd think that woudl be a new part during refurbishing) and there were a few scratches on the shaft but it looked pretty new otherwise....can't beat it for the price.
I just used first time because cold weather , BUT it good ...
First one I bought ran great. So does the second. Not sure how the first one left the manufacturer with the drive shaft cable disconnected, but it was. Perhaps was a simple fix, but seems like sloppy assembly to me. Lowes just gave me another. Works great. Idles slow and quiet. Has more power than my Troy-Bilt 25cc TB22EC had. And if you buy 3 cans of their premixed gas, your warranty extends to 4 years.
My trimmer arrived very quickly and appeared to be almost new, a few tiny scratches on the bottom. Added gas, primed and on the 4th pull it fired, after that on the first or second pull. The only part of this transaction better than this trimmer is the way I was treated by a customer service agent by the name of Matt, I had an issue and Matt was more than willing to listen and then Matt offered an option that more than made me happy. All in all not a big deal at all but darn he went out of his way to try and make a customer happy. This is the second time I've done business with this company, they seem to do business the way companies did 50 years ago, fairly, I like that. I'll be back because I like how they treated me.
It arrived way ahead of estimated delivery,so I was ready to use it exactly when I needed ! The unit comes to you professionally boxed and labeled,and is FULLY assembled except for the cutter head shield which took 45 seconds to install(they even supply a NICE allen wrench and manual!
My trimmer looks as good right out of the shipping box as the NEW RETAIL DISPLAY model I checked out at my local retailer.Only a couple of hardly noticeable scuffs.I am replacing an older Craftsman straight shaft 25CC model,and this model has much more power and torque.Out of the box I filled the tank with TruFuel and followed the directions in the included owners manual.She started on the 5th pull after priming and all I felt necessary to do was to adjust the idle up slightly(this is very simple to do with an easy access port right on top of the unit)Not having owned a brand new example of this model,but comparatively speaking.I honestly don't know how much better it could get! This unit runs smooth and tight,is super quiet and not at all clumsy to handle even though the controls are a little different than my older trimmer,but layed out more sensibly than several other brands I looked at.I am 6'1 and the nice long shaft helps me to feel comfortable using it and will adjust to the slightly higher weight soon.I am not a pro lawncare specialist,will just be using it on my own property.But I am telling you right now,I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS HUSQVARNA MODEL AND AM SUPERBLY IMPRESSED WITH BOTH THE TRIMMER AND THE SELLER WMINNOVATIONS...Customer for LIFE!
I just received the trimmer the other day. Vminnovations shipped the trimmer quickly. As soon as I placed the order the item was shipped out within an hour.
The main issues I have are that it should have been gone through a bit more thuroughly. The air filter was dirty, there was some oil residue around the exhaust and the bottom of the trimmer was riddled in scratches. They should have replaced the air filter and cleaned it up better.
I've used Husky chain saws for 25 years but my equally old Echo srm1500 grass trimmer recently died and out of pure luck I decided to give this Husky trimmer a chance, prior to getting another Echo. Much to my surprise this model is easire to operate, quiet, powerful and perfectly balanced for my 6' height. It is great on gas and revvs quickly from idle, both important to keeping up a 2.5 acre site. It works fine with my saw and brush attachments. I'd buy it again, in a New York minute!
Bought 2 models -128DL and a 122 and have only tried each for about an hour , but looking forward to clearing many areas on the proprty that have become overgrown as I have been buying the Craftsman Disposables !! I am recomending these to my sons and friends !
I purchased on a Wednesday and received Saturday morning first thing! Nicely packed, fully assembled (except for trimmer gaurd) in a single box.
Started with minimal effort first try** and ran VERY stable. I supplied the gas and 2-cycle oil. I ran at full speed for 5 minutes, shut off to cool on its own. A simple half choke and single pull, it was running with no issues! Very little oil burning from the exhaust and fairly quiet given the nature of the tool.
** - Removed air from carburator with 5 pushes to the bulb, set fulll choke and gently pulled 3 times. Set the machine to 1/2 choke and pullled one time for perfect start. Let run for 30 seconds while applying a little throttle. Switched to Full Open Choke for complete smooth power.
I have to highly recommend this machine as it is a GREAT value and certainly runs as good if not better than brand new!!
I bought this trimmer almost two years ago, and it is one of the best investments i've ever made. This machine is extremely reliable, haven't had an issue with it. Highly recommend!!
Recieved trimmer everything looks great.The only problem i found when they installed the shaft for trimming they jammed it in without aligning the cable .So i had to take my die grinder and clean up the cable end on the trimmer attachment. After that i went to lowes and bought 50:1 ethonal free premixed fuel added fuel runs great.I do recommend using Ethonal free fuel...
Looks like new to me
Has number 39 on it ?
It's a lot more powerful than the one I had and that is exactly what I needed to hack down thistle and other growth in the wilds where my cabin is located.
Arrived in just a few days. Box had shipping damage but nothing inside was broken. Added fuel and it started right up. I bought an adjustment tool elsewhere for the high/low settings but did not have to use it. Most of the cutting line was still there. Someone had written the number '22' on the outside of the plastic cover. Paid 130 bucks, cost 230+tax at DIY stores.
Runs great at half Choke dies at full Choke will get it tuned correctly. I am running premium gas mixed at 50:1 ratio. This machine cuts down everything. Kudzu does not have a chance. I just wish that the throttle had been adjusted correctly.
This is one sickkk machine. A hundred bucks and change for this is a STEAL! The thing CUTS GRASS like mad.
I finally had to retire my 10 year old Makita trimmer. The Husquvarna 128LD has been a great replacement thus far. It is very easy to start and quiet. I find it well balanced. It has plenty of power, and has no trouble devouring the Japanese Knotweed (bamboo) I am at war with. It is a great deal for the money. There are none of the glaring cosmetic flaws which one would expect from a reconditioned tool. I am extremely satisfied.
Fast shipping...Really fast. Looked like it was brand new & started right up.
Works well, plenty of power..In my opinion you can't go wrong with this..
Appreciate the quick delivery and competitive pricing!
Great trimmer! Started on the 3rd pull out of the box and every time since! The motor has enough power to rip through anything. Use it with craftsman trimming accessories I had already had in my shed. Works absolutley great!
Used for edging with great results. This unit is well built and easy to start. Follow the instructions carefully when replacing the line and it feeds nicely.
RECEIVED ITEM PROMPTLY, WELL PACKEGED AND IN GOOD SHAPE. FUELED UP AND STARTED UP ON 4 PULLS. RAN GREAT.VERY NICE TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE LIKE THIS!! THANKS MUCH.
looks brand new glad I purchased it
As a commercial landscaper who uses trimmers on an almost daily basis I did find this unit to be a bit underpowered but then I bought it mostly for light work and as a backup because I can tell you my regular duty machine is actually a brush hog and for $110 you can't, you won't, no matter how hard and long you look, find better for less, not a chance, this trimmer is a steal and a bargain at the same time and I would highly recommend this unit to most anybody
I bought three of these husqvarna string trimmers-- two 128ld and one 128cd reconditioned. They all work like new so far.
The String trimmer arrived 2 days after ordering. It started very easily on the 3rd pull. It looked almost like new. Only a couple of signs of use that were very hard to even notice without looking for them. The trimmer accepted all the attachments I had from my old Poulan trimmer which was important. The trimmer is so much more powerful and will easily cut heavy grass, the edger works great, and my blower works good. The rpms seem lower because the blower does not blow as hard...no problem though. I am very happy with the product and would recommend it to anyone needing a work horse string trimmer. After 2 months of heavy summer use, the Husqvarna seems to of qood quality.
I HAVE USED AN ELECTRIC WEED WACKER FOR A LONG TIME. MY HUSQVARNA WORKS EXCELLENT, IT DOES A GREAT JOB CUTTING AND KEEPING THE YARD CLEAN. I'M VERY HAPPY AND I WISH I'D BOUGHT IT BEFORE.
Couldnt tell it was refurbished. great deal at less than half for a new one. ready to go out of the box.
Other than knowing that I bought a refurbished model, you would never be able to tell the difference from a brand new one that cost double the price!! Im very satisfied!