Save your money
If you enjoy spending an hour trying to start a Line Trimmer only to give up and borrow the one from your neighbour, then this is the machine for you. I have doubled the price of this machine in repairs that the dealer said were my fault. After one repair I asked the dealer to start it and he couldnt. He took it back to the workshop and after 5 minutes got it going. Unless you have a can of "Start you......." forget it. The starting mechanism is weak and as you have to labour over starting the 122C the mechanism falls apart. I owned a Tanaka fo...r 22 years and never changed a cord once. I gave it to the dealer for parts. It still ran fine it was just the plastics had started to fail. My suggestion is. Take the $220 one of these will cost and give it to the RSPCA. That way some one will benifit and you'll feel good for helping. Then go and buy something else.
Purchased for $220.00.
This thing is a difficult to start. Very fussy. When I leaned out the oil mixture a tad it started and ran better. It is quiet but to achieve this quieter operation feels like it has been choked(restricted) as it doesn't really rev out well. Lately I have had issues after it runs for about 5-10min it will just die. Have taken in under warranty but I doubt anything will come of it. The line trimmer my Dad gave me 20 years old runs and starts better than this thing. This husky is cheap. Even the shaft feels like it's made from paper
Runs but far from great product.
This trimmer has always run well enough for me.
- would always have take around 10 pulls to start.
- placement of the fuel filler cap is poorly designed and can be extremely difficult to grasp properly to unscrew with just your hand, you may need some sort of tool to assist.
- the off button stopped fuctioning shortly out of warranty, shop said not economical to repair, i have to stop by pulling spark plug cover off.
- it's quieter than other 2 strokes I've used,
- the string load is easy to use, reload and functions well
- vines and longer grass runners cause no issues with this machine unlike others I use which tangle around the shaft at the head.
In all I think reasonable value for money but could probably find better.
Only about 16 months old and stopped working. Took it to repairer who told me that the part required to fix would cost $130 and $88 labour. Not worth fixing. Very disappointed with this product. I bought what I thought was a reliable brand looking for longevity and I would have been better off buying a cheap brand. Very unhappy.
The great mistake
I purched the machine one week ago, used for about 30 minutes and it hasn't started since. I now have to take back to the dealer 100 kms away then possibly go back to pick it up. I hope (judging by other comments} this isn't the start of a nightmare. Yes the price was compatable with Ryobi but the Ryobi I replaced it with was 7 years old. Has this been a $189.00 lesson?
No More Husqvarna products for me
This whipper Snipper (122C) looks like a quality product and it does cut the grass edges well and is very quiet to use........but i have had a gut full of Husqvarna I should have bought a Stihl, Warranty is hard to get They have had to recall these things worldwide because the fuel tanks split, yes mine split they replaced the tank took 2 weeks Husqvarna should of handed my money back then mine is a LEMON .used it a hand full of times then another fuel leak LEMON. Man i am real sick of this crap whipper snipper just rebadged chinese Crap , So please Google the fuel tank problem before buying a 122C,
Shame Husqvarna Shame
Can't fault the unit I purchased
Bought the Husqvarna 122c to replace the old McCulloch MT300X. Used the Mac for many years but required too many parts replacing it was false economy to repair. Got the Husky at a great price (end of season), not used it much but its a dream to start (even the wife starts it easily) it can tick over without the cord spinning which is a great feature in comparison with my old unit. Powered through the areas in mt garden without issue, seems to be slower reving than the old unit but powers through everything I've thrown at it. In my own experienc...e I'm delighted with its ease of starting and performance (although only owned for a few weeks at present), If it proves to be unreliable, I'll update my post. Reason for selecting a Husqvarna is I use one of their petrol stone cutters and its a good machine, however the strimmer is in the budget end of their range.
Good reliable unit.
Purchased a 122C in December 2014. Used it about 4 times since then, no problems to date, starts usually 2nd pull.
Nice quiet unit no need to high rev it to engage the clutch and is very easy to change cord. Hopefully it will keep going well for the next few years.
Update: Now Dec. 2015 and unit is still going well with no problems.
The unit has been difficult to start cold for the last few yrs. Solved with a quick squirt of Nulon "Start Ya" from Supercheap now starts first time everytime.
Purchased in December 2014 for $189.00.
Hard or impossible to start with poor local backup
Don't do it. Should be good but is an absolute lemon. Very had to start and the local dealer is no help. The old Husqvarna brushcutter was much better.
Complained to Husqvarna Australia and they said they would replace it but haven't heard anything since.
So far Stihl has been the best brand I have ever had.
Will not go. Poor back up.
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