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Husqvarna 24.5cc 2-Cycle Straight Shaft Trimmer

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Grade
Mid Grade
Type
Gas
Power Type
Gas 2-Cycle Engines
Engine
Husqvarna Engine
Cutting Width
17

Inches
Shaft Type
Straight Shaft String Trimmers
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1.01 HP E-Tech Engine With Smart Start®
Designed so machine starts quickly with minimum effort
Air purge removes air from carb & fuel system for easy starting

Steel Tube Drive Shaft & Durable Gear Box
Designed for large properties & semi-professional applications
Straight shaft measures 58.39 " long & .94" in diameter

Reduced Emissions & Vibration Control
Runs at 9000 rpm for fast work with less fatigue

T-35 Bump Trimmer Head
"Tap 'n Go" feeds automatically when pushed into the ground
No need to stop working when you need more line

3 Piece Crankshaft
Forged for maximum durability


Model
  Model Number:223L
 UPC:705788502998
 ManufacturerHusqvarna
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHusqvarna
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC1.0 HP/24.5 cc
 Fuel Tank Size.1325 Gallon
 Cycles2-Cycle
 Fuel Mix50:1
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Trimmer
 Trimmer Head TypeBump Feed
 Line Diameter.095 Inch
 Max Cutting Diameter17 Inch
 Tool-Less Line ReplacementNo
 Number of Cutting Edges2 Strings
 Blades CompatibleNo
 Shaft Length58.5 Inches
 Shaft ShapeStraight
 Attachment CapableNo
 Swivel Cutting HeadNo
 BladesNo
Accessories
 Shoulder Strap/HarnessNo
Overview
 Weight9.5 Lbs. (4.31 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
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  1 Question
Q: What does it mean 50:1 for gas?
by Joanne from Texas on June 02, 2011

A: Joanne - all 2-cycle gas engines require the operator to "mix" the gas and oil together before filling the gas tank on the engine. Think about oil and vinegar dressing on a salad. For an engine that is a 50:1 mix, you would use 50 parts gas to 1 part oil for the proper fuel mix to run the engine at it's optimal level. Exact mix proportions will be on the bottle of 2-cycle engine oil - that is, how much oil goes into one gallon or one quart of gasoline.
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Light Weight (5)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Price (3)
Easy To Use (3)
Reliable (2)
Cons
Difficult To Use (2)
Durability (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Low Quality (1)
Unreliable (1)
75% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Joe, the String Trimmer Expert
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Total Reviews
33 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1030 Helpful Votes
String Trimmers Direct Recommended

The Husqvarna 223L gas string trimmer is a favorite among many owners. Easy to start right out of the box, and very little vibration even during the long cuts.

The Husqvarna 223L 18-inch cutting head sails through the thickest weeds, leaving a cleaner than normal cut.

The current model is equipped with a 25 cc two-cycle engine. Its 18-inch cutting head is one of the largest in our report, using two .095-inch lines to speed through trimming chores with power to spare.

Solid and... more
Joe Recommends This Model
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Brenda W.
Pelzer, SC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/23/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Trimmer
I'm a 69 year old woman and I love how easy it is to start and it is well balanced.....I didn't have any problems using it...My old battery trimmer made my arms ache but not this one.
Pros: Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations
Brenda Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Brenda's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I received my trimmer very fast and I love it."
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Michael R.
Norfolk, NY
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/30/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Excellent Product For Some People
This is an excellent trimmer for some people. I am use to using Stihl trimmer. There are some differences. First the Stihl has a flatter head on the advance spool, so you can get closer to your cutting and I find I can judge what I am cutting better so I don't clip the wife's flowers. The second thing is when I go to trim, I automatically rest my arm on the plastic shroud surrounding the motor. With the Husqvarna you do not want to do that. The shroud gets very warm so I have to adjust the... more
Pros: Light Weight, Price, Quiet
Cons: Difficult To Use
Michael Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Christine H.
Windham, CT
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/30/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied Customer
This weed trimmer arrived quickly. It was easy to assemble, and a far cry better than the heavy one I was used to using. I was actually happy with that one finally died! Not only is the Husqvarna lighter but also more powerful. I am so happy to have made this purchase and will definitely return to this site for more products when I need them.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight, Easy To Use, Price
Christine Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Andrew H.
Lawton, OK
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Still Going Strong
I have had this trimmer now over 7 years and it starts right up on the first or second start every time. Never had any issues with it, just out fuel in replace the line every now and then and go at it. Never gets bogged down on anything, I usually only have to run it a 1/4 throttle when cutting grass. I have replaced the spark plug once and cleaned the air filter a few times and this thing just keeps on going. If anything ever happens to it I will definitely buy another one just like it,... more
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110
Jill
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/7/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Weedwacker
I purchased for my husband as a birthday gift to replace his old Sthl. We had the other one for 8 years and paid much more than this new one. It never really ran correctly from the beginning. We were pleasantly surprised when we received this Husqvana model. Right out of the box, easy assembly and within 15 minutes he added gas and was off.

We have a lot of property and a small pond. It cut right through the tall weeds around the pond with out any issue. It was at this time we... more
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Ray Babash
Allison Park, PA
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
City Slicker/subural
I never paid a lot of attention to the back-back yard of my property because of the irregular ground. And because of that, brush in the form of knot weed, sumac, thistle, and some kind of thorny plant have taken over. I've made quite a few attempts to gain control but the time, effort, many restarts and frustration that occurred while using sub-par trimmers was too much. I did some homework and in field research ( interviewed pro landscapers) that tend my company's and surrounding businesses... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Ray Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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David
York, PA
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Trimmer I Have Ever Purchased
Just bought the Husqvarna 223L. I have 4+ acres to trim around that includes woods, wetlands, water retention area, and more. I have gone through several weed whackers in the past including Echo, WeedEater, and Cub Cadet. This Husqvarna is a beast! Started on the 2nd pull right out of the box. Nothing stopped this thing. I ran it wide open for an hour and it never hesitated. You can't clog the head on this thing. I've got cattails that would stop most whackers- not this one. It went... more
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Roy G.
Ocean Springs, MS
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Engine Overheats
I have owned this unit for approximately 6 months and found it to be unreliable from day one. It starts easy, but runs about 15 minutes before it overheats and stops running. I have to set it aside to cool before I can get it to run again.
Pros: Features, Light Weight
Cons: Unreliable
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Darrell M.
Beards Fork, WV
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/23/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Right One
Crushed the bones in my right wrist, needed something light and durable. I think that my pick was the right one. Got my consumer report this morning in the mail started reading through it, guess what weedeater was picked # one, the 223L.
Pros: Price, Light Weight, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Darrell Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Darrell Would Recommend String Trimmers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Saved on taxes and shipment was fast."
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Pat
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/4/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Trimmer
Two strings seem to increase the efficiency of this trimmer. Had no problem clearing about half acre of brush under the trees in the front. Would recommend this trimmer.
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Paul
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1-2 Pulls
I like this trimmer. I filled it with gas, gave it 2 pulls, and it started right up.

It cuts good- NO more $99 trimmers.
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