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Husqvarna HUS625HWT (22") 190cc 4-Cycle High Wheel String Trimmer

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Grade
Entry Level
Type
Gas
Power Type
Gas 4-Cycle Engines
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Engine
Cutting Width
22

Inches
Wheel Size
12

Inches
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Designed For Areas Too Tough For Lawn Mowers Or Hand Trimmers

Briggs and Stratton 190CC Engine
6.25 lb-ft gross torque

22-Inch Cutting Width
Ball guide will not turn if it hits the ground
Helps prevent wear to contact surfaces
Uses .155 diameter trimmer line
Ariens 04641800 trimmer line will fit this model
Length of Ariens trimmer line may have to be trimmed to fit

12-Inch Wheels
Roll smoothly over rough and hilly terrain

Debris Shield
Protects operator from flying objects


Model
  Model Number:961 73 00-01
 ManufacturerHusqvarna
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC190 cc
 Fuel Tank Size.40 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Drive
 SystemPush
Wheels
 Front Tire SizeNone
 Rear Tire Size12 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Height1.6-3.0 Inches
Trimmer
 Max Cutting Diameter22 Inch
Overview
 Weight75 Lbs. (34.02 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
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  14 Questions
Q: Do any walk behind string trimmers have an electric start?
by Peggy Trost from Iowa on August 24, 2013

A: Peggy,

I am sorry to say that no, there aren't any in our stock, or that I know of being built to date. All of the walk behind trimmers I know are equipped with a recoil, or pull start.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: TODD - Regarding question 11 - this trimmer does have an engage and disengage for the rotating head. It is the pull down bar just at the top of the handle. You must hold that bar down against the handle to engage the rotating cutting head. If you release it, the trimmer keeps running, but the spinning head is disengaged.
by Buck from North Carolina on August 04, 2011

A: Thanks for the info Buck.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Does this trimmer have an automatic string (line) feed or is it small little hunks of line that you need to replace manually if it breaks off? We have a piece of property (not big) that is a mixture of weeds, volunteer trees (buckthorne) and small top tree roots, would this be a good trimmer to use; as I don't want to mow it with the blade mower. Thanks for the help.
by Beth Kryzak from Illinois on July 21, 2011

A: Beth - all of the gas walk-behind string trimmers that we carry (including the Husqvarna HUS625HWT) would use multiple strands of pre-cut trimmer line. These strands do need to be replaced by hand when they fray or break off altogether. However, the pre-cut strands of trimmer line used in this type of trimmer are much thicker and more durable than the typical trimmer line found on hand held string trimmers. As for the property you have described, I don't think any of the gas, walk behind string trimmers are going to "tame" your vegetation. I don't think you will be able to trim back or cut down any of the volunteer tree's or buckthorne - I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure these are going to be too tall and too thick around for this type of trimmer to handle effectively.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: does this device (Husqvarna HUS625HWT) use just regular gasoline or does it use a gasoline-oil mixture?
Thanks

by Phil on June 29, 2011

A: Phil - this model has a 4-cycle engine, so you put 87 octane regular grade gasoline in the gas tank, and the motor oil goes in the crankcase, just like on your car.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: How do I purchase replacement blades for the HUS625HWT walk behind string trimmer?
by Patty from Washington on June 26, 2011

A: Patty - this product does not use "blades". It uses a heavy gauge vinyl trimmer line. Here is what you need: high wheel trimmer line
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Todd, I'm about ready to order the HUS625HWT, walk behind string trimmer. Man I know this is gonna help keep my acre of weeds under control. Question: I would like to purchase extra line. Do you stock any, and what size is it? Thanks man! Bruce
by Bruce from California on June 19, 2011

A: Bruce - we do carry replacement line for our walk behind gas string trimmers. It is a .155 diameter line, and it comes in a package of pre-cut lengths that will fit most walk behind gas string trimmers Trimmer line
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: I am considering buying this as a replacement to a push mower that just died.
I have a rider for most of the mowing and I need this for our vacant property for the tall stuff. Do you think that this would be okay for light mowing on a small yard? I don't see the sense in buying another push mower if I have this. Does it give a fairly smooth cut on regular yard grass?

by Vince from Michigan on June 14, 2011

A: Vince - a walk behind string trimmer really isn't designed for standard grass mowing. It will definitely work for this purpose, but because you are doing the cutting with a series of thin, flexible trimmer lines instead of a rigid steel blade, you may find it difficult to cut your grass in an even, smooth manner. The cuts to your grass may be somewhat uneven. If you are looking for a smooth, even cut for your yard grass, you probably won't be happy with the results from a walk behind string trimmer.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Can this string trimmer be used on an unlevel surface, such as a hillside? I am looking for something mainly for that purpose but also to do trimming between hedges.
by Kerry from Illinois on June 13, 2011

A: Kerry - yes, these walk behind string trimmer can be used on uneven surfaces and hillsides, as long as the slope is not greater than about 20 or 22 degrees. You will also be providing the "horsepower" to push one of these up and down the slopes, as none of these units have a drive system.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: im looking for a walk-behind trimmer i got one now its great i would like one that starts with a key other the dr i dont see any other is this true
by Lois A Brown from Missouri on June 12, 2011

A: Lois - none of the walk behind string trimmers that we carry have an electric start feature. This is not a common feature on a walk behind string trimmer.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Is the 190cc high wheel trimmer easy to start?
by James Vogel from New York on May 28, 2011

A: James - yes, the Briggs and Stratton 190cc engine on this model is very easy to start.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Is this model strickly pull start or is there a push button
by Sheryle from Texas on May 28, 2011

A: Sheryle - this Husqvarna walk behind high wheel trimmer is strictly a recoil (pull) start. Husqvarna does not offer this trimmer with an electric (push button) start.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Does this machine need to be assembled?
by Karol from Pennsylvania on May 26, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. All you will need to do is unfold the handle and tighten it into place. Then gas and oil the machine and it will be ready to go.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Once the engine is running, can you leave it running and engage and disengage trimmer at will. I have noticed some brands seem to be either engine and trimmer on or both off, not useful if you are moving between trim spots such as trees. Tried replacing a Craftsman with a Swisher, unsatisfied and returning Swisher. Thanks.
by Whit from Virginia on May 22, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. This trimmer does not have the ability to engage and disengage the trimmer.
by Joe, Product Expert
Q: Does replacement line come with this purchase? Why cant I find replcement line for this model other than a different brand?
by Linda Griswold from Ohio on March 20, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately extra line does not come with this model. If you visit your local Husqvarna dealer they can provide replacement line for you.
by Joe, Product Expert
Husqvarna 961 73 00-01 Reviews & Ratings
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Ron
Copperas Cove, TX
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Wheel String Trimmer
This has been a great machine since I took it out of the box. It started on the first pull of the rope, and proved to be the perfect solution to trimming weeds around the fence and trees on my 2 acres. I would recommend this to anyone with a large area to trim, much easier than lugging a hand held trimmer. Ordering from Mowers Direct was simple and easy plus it saved me money with no sales tax.
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Carol P.
Oneida, NY
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/23/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Ending
I previously owned a walk behind string trimmer, so when it gave out and I went to replace it locally. I found only
one machine at the big box store, and it was of poor quality. I searched the internet determined to find a decent one and found
your company. It turned out that the only way I was going to own a new one was to take a chance and order it online. Because I'm new at this and it wasn't chump change, I was nervous about doing this kind of business over the internet, especially... more
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David
Sycamore, WV
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2011
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not For Banks
Cuts very well, good power. If your lawn is fairly flat then you are in business. Banks are a different story. This trimmer turns over very easily.
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Reinald
Whiting, ME
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Good For Tabletops
Purchased two week ago because extended period of Spring rains permitted lawn grass to reach excessive length. Also proposed to use machine to mow weeds-grass in orchard area.

Machine does excellent job cutting long, thick grass. Throws it to the right side so mowing in counter-clockwise direction around lawn means machine is no loaded by previously cut swath. But. And it is a big BUT. It is a bear to push. The small wheels mean that minor undulations in soil surface means that the... more
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Brian
Golden Gate Estates, FL
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Replacement For A Dept Store Model
I bought this as a replacement for a major dept. store model which I purchased 9 years ago.

Although the old one had a half horsepower more, there is no question the Briggs motor performs much better than the old Eager Techumseh. Far less vibration also. The only downside I have found is the Husqvarna has smaller wheels.

It is much easier to handle normally, but when cutting in an area with roots and stumps the bigger wheels have a big advantage.
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P. Ray Pelfrey
Easton,, MD
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Wheel 22" Walk Behind Trimmer
I had a chain store brand prior but the engine quit. I went back to the chain store, but the prices were ridiculous.

I started a search locally but to no avail. I have a Husqvarna gas trimmer with a wire line, it's FANTASTIC. So, I started a new search and found a deal on the above High Wheel without tax or shipping.

What a great deal for me, as I am retired and on a limited income. I put oil and gas in the mower , pulled the start string once and it cuts fantastically until I... more
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Vaughan
Guyton, GA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 4/9/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Happy
I received my walk behind trimmer yesterday, took it out of the box put the oil in and filled with gas, pulled 1 time and i was on my way to a nice trimmed lawn. I have a 1/2 acre lot and trimmed everything without changing the string.

I wish I have bought this years ago. My legs were not beat up when I was done and the trimming was actually fun to do. Now I will trim every time I cut the grass. And with no sales tax and free shipping I am sure I saved a bunch. Mowers Direct shipped so... more
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Joyce
Slidell, LA
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Strong
This is a very good trimmer for big jobs, good on heavy brush.
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Joyce
Slidell, LA
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Strong
This is a very good trimmer for big jobs, good on heavy brush.
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Susan
Pittsfield, VT
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/20/10
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2010
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Husquarna Maintenance
I like the mower, but the trimmer line has to be replaced often. I thought it would last longer.

MD RESPONDS: For advice on how to get the best performance from your trimmer, please contact the folks at Husqvarna Tech Support at 800-448-7543, toll free.
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Anthony Klissus
Cheyenne, WY
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/26/10
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressed
When I received my string trimmer, I immediately put it to use. It worked extremely well in the tall grass and weeds and had no problem going through the heavy undergrowth on my property.

There was no problem encountered with tall grass getting wound around the cutter assembly. This is a well built, heavy duty machine and I would recommend it.

I did incur one problem and that was with the wheels being loose on the axle which caused them to wobble. The problem was easily repaired by... more
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