If you are on the lookout for a budget trimmer on a budget, then the Husqvarna 128DJx 17-Inch 28cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Straight Shaft String Trimmer could be what you are looking for. This is a powerful yet easy to operate trimmer that is ideal for tackling weeds and other difficult to reach areas of your backyard.
The excellent E-Tech engine has been designed to be much more energy efficient and better for the environment, and its 2-stroke engine is CARB compliant making it available for sale and use in California.
The Husqvarna 128DJx 17-Inch 28cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Straight Shaft String Trimmer comes with a whole host of useful features, which include an auto-stop return button, and their patented Smart Start technology makes starting this device a breeze.
It weighs 22 lbs and is therefore not the lightest of machines, but to compensate for the extra weight the device does come for a harness. The 17 inch cutting blade, combined with the powerful E-Tech engine, makes cutting and trimming as easy as it can be.
Pros and Cons
One of the main advantages of the Husqvarna 128DJx 17-Inch 28cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Straight Shaft String Trimmer is that it is extremely fuel efficient, and it does not require constant refueling, especially on long trimming jobs.
Other advantages to owning the Husqvarna 128DJx is the fact that it is easy to use and can be easily switched from edging to trimming duties. The machine’s powerful engine and the accompanying harness makes using the trimmer a lot easier, and it can tackle tough jobs quickly and easily. Another big plus point is the fact that despite being a gas powered engine, its low emissions mean that it is fully CARB compliant.
There are a couple of problems that may put some people off from buying this trimmer, and the most significant one is the fact that the engine may require constant maintenance. In fact, if something goes wrong and spare parts are needed, the replacement parts are not cheap and can be costly to buy.