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Husqvarna 24.5cc 2-Cycle Straight Shaft Trimmer

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Grade
Mid Grade
Type
Gas
Engine
Shaft Type
Straight Shaft String Trimmers
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


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Trimmer
Trimmer Head Type
Bump Feed
Line Diameter
0.095 Inches
Max Cutting Diameter
17 Inches
Tool-Less Line Replacement
No
Number of Cutting Edges
2 Strings
Blades Compatible
No
Shaft Shape
Straight
Attachment Capable
No
Swivel Cutting Head
No
Shaft Length
58.5 Inches
Engine
Engine Brand
Husqvarna
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
2-Cycle
HP
1 HP
CC
24.5 CCs
Fuel Mix
50:1
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
9.5 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
705788502998
Model
223L
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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.
by Marissa, Product Expert

Husqvarna 223L Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Light Weight (7)
Easy To Use (5)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
Price (3)
Reliable (3)
Cons
Low Quality (2)
Difficult To Use (2)
Durability (2)
Unreliable (2)
Bad Instructions (1)
65% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
27 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Richard M.
Durham, NC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 4/19/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Choice....terrible Line Feed
This lives up to all the great ratings, including Consumer Reports, it received. Starts on the second pull every time. Runs great and is very powerful. My only complaint would be the line feed system. I purchased this less than a month ago. The only way to get the line out is to turn it off, take the head off and unwind the amount of line you need and put the head back on.

I am going to go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a universal head where you pre-cut your line and it just clips in.... more
Richard Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Chris W.
Mandeville, LA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 4/10/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Will Not Start Out Of The Box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My brand new Husqvarna weed wacker will not start fresh out of the box!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I have to have it repaired before I have even used it. Total drag!!!!!!!!!
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, Will Not Start
Chris Does Not Recommend This Product
Marissa, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Chris,
Sorry to hear about the issue, did the service center fix the trimmer for you? if not please let us know and we can get involved.
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Fred
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Poorly Designed Starter Recoil
I'm a home owner, and this is my 2nd year having the trimmer. I can't say I have used it a lot, however this year the starter recoil failed to retract the cord.

I fixed it using new parts only to have it fail after one use. Had a pro make the repair with the same result. Both the Pro & I agree there is a design problem.
Fred Does Not Recommend This Product
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Burton F.
Waynesville, OH
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 9/16/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
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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David H.
Eads, TN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 3/7/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Trimmer I've Had!
Having worn out three Weed Eater trimmers in recent years, I wanted something better. The customer reviews were positive, illustrating the more heavy duty capabilities of this Trimmer. It cost over twice what I paid for the Weed Eaters. But, I'm hoping I won't need to replace it anytime soon... I've only used it a couple of hours but so far so good.
David Recommends This Husqvarna Product
David's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Purchase and Shipping handled smoothly."
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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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90
Ray Babash
Allison Park, PA
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
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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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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