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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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Husqvarna 223L Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
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 (7)
Easy To Use (5)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
Price (3)
Reliable (3)
Cons
Difficult To Use (2)
Durability (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Unreliable (1)
Burn Hazard (1)
71% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Marissa, the String Trimmer Expert
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Total Reviews
33 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1345 Helpful Votes
String Trimmers Direct Recommended

The Husqvarna 223L gas-powered string trimmer is a versatile trimmer that is ideal for homeowners who are seeking a well-manicured landscape.

The Husqvarna 223L features a straight shaft design, providing long reach. The D-loop handle make it easy to turn and manipulate the trimmer at different angles.

Husqvarna's E-Tech engine and starter have been designed so this trimmer starts quickly with minimum effort.

The Husqvarna 223L comes with reliable, easy to load T35 bump trimmer... more
Marissa Recommends This Model
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130
Andre C.
Swansea, MA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/21/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Trimmer With Ample Power And Great On Fuel!
So I had a 7 year old Homelite 26cc trimmer from the orange box and it worked okay for the first couple years but required a lot of adjustment of the carburetor to the point that it was flooding out. It also spun the opposite way I was used to and sprayed me with tons of debris. So it was time to upgrade. This time I wanted a professional unit that would have a clutched trimmer, light weight and not require constant adjustment. Well this fit the bill. I reviewed and researched many units to see... more
Pros: Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality
Andre Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Andre's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast service and it arrived in one piece I guess that's what counts."
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Joe T.
Buckhannon, WV
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Burn Hazard
This trimmer will do everything a homeowner would expect from it. Ease of starting and runs trouble free. It does however have 1 major issue. When used for an extended period of time, it will burn skin on your forearm. The burning is due from exhaust and engine cooling air exits.
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Charles B.
Port St Lucie, FL
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/12/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Powerful Trimmer With One Defect
I have had my 223L for about a month and have used it a few times. I am a homeowner with a large yard (about 2 acres) that has a lot of plant and flower beds--trees----sidewalks and driveway edges. Trimming usually takes me almost 2 hours in this hot Florida sun.
I purchased the 223L to replace 32cc trimmer that weighed in at about 15 pounds. The 223L is more powerful, weighs significantly less, and is a gas miser. I was wary of the small fuel tank--but it was enough to complete my work... more
Pros: Light Weight, Easy To Use, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Burn Hazard
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Ken S.
Loveland, CO
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Nylon Starter Pulley Failed In Less Than A Dozen Uses
Shortly after the 2-year warranty expired on my 223L, after using it for no more than a dozen times, the starter rope wouldn't pull back in. I took it apart and discovered that the starter pulley (p.n. 544038601) is made of NYLON, and the spring (p.n. 544038801) had dug a channel through it. $250 trimmers ought to last more than a dozen uses!

Calling Husqvarna customer support was useless it's outsourced to "Dixie Sales". They would only sell me a replacement pulley for $14,... more
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Karen J.
Scottdale, PA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/20/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Trimmer
Fully together except for guard at the bottom of shaft! Was easy to put on! Started on the 5th pull! Works great, plenty of power to cut full size weeds along my creek!
Karen Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Karen's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick shipping! Reviews on sight were very helpful!"
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Burton F.
Waynesville, OH
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 9/16/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Trimmer
Recently moved from a home with a small 1/3 acre lot where I used an inexpensive electric model to a 1.5 acre lot where I needed the power and mobility of a trimmer like this. PED reviews and other customer ratings were spot on for this trimmer and I realized all the same pros.

I have not had the problem with the only "con" regarding the hot exhaust, but I am sure that could be a concern with any two stroke device where the motor is in such close proximity to the operator's hands... more
Burton Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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George Cook
Duluth, GA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 10/8/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Light Weight, Well Balanced And Powerful For The Size
My primary reason for choosing this brand is based on previous good experience / ownership with a Husqvarna chainsaw -15 years of use - solid performance and reliable.

I have owned several mid-line Echo trimmers over the last twenty years and all have had starting / carb issues even after carb rebuilds and experimenting with higher octane gas / mixes.

This 223L starts on the 2nd or 3rd pull every time - a pleasant change. While this model has a relatively small engine by comparison to... more
George Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Tommy H.
Cedar Bluff, AL
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/6/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Brother Already Had One
Old one would not crank so I borrowed my brothers 223L. He has had one for several years with no problems, so I decided I wanted one. Best choice I ever made.
Tommy Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Andrew H.
Lawton, OK
Total Helpful Votes
16 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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160
Jill
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/7/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13 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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130
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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