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Husqvarna 525

Husqvarna 525

525RJD, 525RS, 525LST
4.8 from 8 reviews · View Statistics
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8 reviews
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    2.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (1)
  • Safety
    3.0 (1)
David S.
David S.Darwin, NT
  • 5 reviews

Poweful unit, spins anti clockwise


For me I would suggest this brand is for left handed users as it spins counter clockwise. I have a large residential block with rocky edges. I have used 3 other brands and this machine caters to my needs better than the others- it also costs a significant amount more than any trimmer I have used and has a 1hp engine so that may be why. If I were able to choose again I would definitely get a dofferent unit that spins to the right.

Purchased in November 2019 for $650.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Tom W
  • 5 reviews


Date PurchasedFeb 2016
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Couldn't be any happier


Got the husqvarna 525 RJD last week and since then i have whipper snipped my small city yard and then also took it out to the job site in central queensland, the grass on all three job sites has been 1200mm high guinea grass i didn't even need change it over to the blade used it for a solid 6 hours. Work mates stood in amazement as to what this great little machine could do!

Haven't gotten any of the attachments as of yet but will update when i start to get them
Very happy with machine so far.

Date PurchasedMar 2018

What a great trimmer


Only had it one week, been in business 35 years, must say this is the most powerful most comfortable and light weight machine I have ever purchased, no regrets at all and I have tried them all, ripper. Went back and bought the leaf blower as well also very impressed with its power etc.

Date PurchasedNov 2017
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Professional Lawn care Love it!


I run my own business, i have had all the top brand trimmers and rely heavily on them. Out of all my trimmers my 525RJD is by far my favorite, Its light, always starts well, and doesnt mind being revved hard for long periods. I most commonly use it to edge with string, but find myself using it regularly on steep large sections as my big brushcutter is a little too heavy for these steeper hills. After two years of owning this product it hasn't missed a beat and i highly recommend it to anyone that owns a business that wants a general light trimmer.

Date PurchasedAug 2015
Tim S
Tim SFar North Queensland, QLD
  • 11 reviews

Good brush cutter with options like pole saw etc

  • 14 reviews

Cuts the rough stuff


Makes light work of tall grass and shrubs. The harness holds the brushcutter comfortably while you work the offset handles, sweeping away tall grass like a pro - pretty imoressed. I've not liked using line cutters, but with this brushcutter and blade, it is so comfortable and easy, and slices through the tall stuff that would have had me replacing lines over and over again. It's good on fuel too!. It does cost a bit, but I am very impressed. Easy to start ! Bonus, I would recommend this one. Best line trimmer/brushcutter I've ever owned.

NNairCountry NSW
  • 73 reviews

excellent brush cutter


sorry about the spelling did review on tablet. Second snip worked excellent no line break this time and still did stuff i wouldnt normally do. Also used the edger again still worked great. If not for price and alloy head would now give 5/5

Questions & Answers

John K.
John K.asked

The 525LST has to be one of the best whippers on the market, mine's just on 12 months old, no issues at all until 2-3 months ago, half way thru using it, it just stopped & for the life of me I couldn't get it started again, next day, started like every other time, no issues at all, using it for 5-10mins & died again & again, couldn't able to start it again, next day, cold motor, starts again like there's never had an issue with it.
QUESTION: does anyone else had the same problem as mine?
Now, this is the strangest part of it all, had it serviced, new carby kit, & the usual check ups.
Go to use it, like before, starts like always no issues. While using, & again 5-10mins working, it stopped again & same old scenario, it wouldn't start for the life for me. OK, took it to husqi dealer, pulled motor apart, checked everything, couldn't fault it at all. Fair enough, next day, started like always no problems at all, using it for again, 5-10mins, it stopped on me again.
Can anyone help me out!!
Has anyone else have same problems as mine.
Regards John

5 answers
David S.
David S.

Hi John, I haven't had this problem as yet, is definitely a concern expecially for the price. Mine's only new but will try and get it going for longer period of time to see if it starts happening. Definitely wish I got a Honda or Stihl for sure.

John K.
John K.

Cheers Dave, yeah it's got me stumped & I'm not quite sure what to do next with it. Had a Stihl, the vibrations thru it, I nearly went to hospital because my fingers & hands were problematic. Have a Honda, found it too heavy to use, especially over longer stints. For me, i totally loved my husqi & wouldn't want to change, but maybe I might have to.

Tom W
Tom W

Could be a plugged vent line. Check and clean. Or pluged faulty cap. open loosen the cap and retighten while engine is running at regular intervals say 5minutes and see if it keeps going longer .
I would expect the fuel filter was replaced at the service so that should be okay.
Also check you have the right plug they came with a BPMR8Y not the usual BPMR7A/rcj6y which suited the older 326,327 style models I think the 8 runs hotter.
Check spark plug lead is on tight.
Coil perhaps ive never had this problem.
If your a contractor using it regularly then fresh fuel should not be a problem otherwise drain and replace with a new mix. Also check for clogged exhaust by removing it and cleaning carbon if you see piston clearly on other side when exhaust is off but running stihl ultra tends to reduce this issue.
I run stihl HP Ultra 50/1 in the 525 it runs better on this than anything else. Use Octane 95 non ethanol with it not the regular fuel . Eg the regular standard unleaded 91 octane I run that in the mowers.

Pat B
Pat Basked

Product Review shows this model as discontinued , however , this model is still being sold and is still listed on Husqvarna's website.

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Rod Flynn
Rod Flynnasked

How much are these worth?

1 answer

about $600 bucks, its a lot but you'll be so happy compared with the cheap ones (this one has the handle that accepts attachments- which are pricey from 180 to 400)

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Husqvarna 525LST
  • Discontinued

Husqvarna 525LST

CategoryPetrol Whipper SnippersPetrol Whipper SnippersPetrol Whipper Snippers
Price (RRP) $749.00$749.00$749.00
Handle TypeBike HandleLoop Handle
Shaft TypeStraightExtendable / Telescopic and Straight
Power SourcePetrolPetrol
Engine Type2-Stroke2-Stroke
Engine Displacement25.4 cc25.4 cc
Power1,000 W1,000 W
Cutting Head TypeLineLine
FeaturesAutomatic Line System, Commercial Use, Easy / Quick Start and Vibration DampingAutomatic Line System, Commercial Use, Easy / Quick Start and Vibration Damping
Cutting Width128 mm
Weight5 kg4.9 kg
Noise Level 114 dB114 dB
Fuel Tank Capacity510 mL510 mL
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
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