Husqvarna 223L 

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Engine Displacment -24.5cc
Engine Power -1.0hp
Weight -9.0lbs
Included Head -semi automatic
Driveline -Cable
Stock Line Size -
Easy Start? -

Husqvarna 223L is a versatile trimmer with a straight shaft and bevel gear. The long reach and loop handle make it easy to turn and use the trimmer in different angles. Comes with reliable, easy to load semi automatic trimmer head.

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Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
7/17/2007

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Its alot better than the POS from sears that it replaced. I hope to get a few years out of it.

Strengths:
This may seem odd, but my favorite feature of this is the clear gas tank. I can easily see whats left. My old trimmer kept running empty because the tank was black. I personaly like the reach that I get from a straight shaft trimmer.

Weaknesses:
For whatever reason I feel like every time I come in from the yard I smell like exaust. I can't explain it.

Used product for 180-Days
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
11/16/2007

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 5
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
It's a good buy for the money.

Strengths:
Lightweight, durable, plenty of power, and easy to rewind head

Weaknesses:
One of the stinkier trimmers

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
BlueGRASS
Review Date
2/22/2009

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I was sirprised that this machine is standing up to the heavy duty (pro) trimmers. It gets kicked around and runs for hours at a time, month after month.

Strengths:
Tough, Easy to Start, Lightweight with Plenty of Power: All very important points for a machine that you have to depend on. The light weight is a real back and arm saver.

Weaknesses:
Not able to switch to other cutting options, but you know that going this.

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
3/31/2009

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 4

Summary:
I would purchase this same weedeater again if still available when this one goes down. I have owned many brands, some more exspensive, but would not trade this one for any of them. I believe any one would be satisfied with this trimmer. Great performance for the price.

Strengths:
Great power and very dependable for small or large jobs. Starts easily and are all around reliable.

Weaknesses:
Original type heads wear seem to quickly but they are easy to refill and are problem free.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
5/6/2009

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 2
Performance: 1
Ease of Use: 1
Accessories: 2

Summary:
Works great! I bought a Husky 150BT blower and was impressed with the quality for the money. So I figured that if my blower can hang with other blowers such as the Echo 620, their line of trimmers should do just as well. I spent close to $300 for my Echo SRM 230 and while it's a great trimmer, the Husky 223L trims better due to its lightweight and costs roughly about 30 bucks less. I can't wait to get one of Husky's chain saws!

Strengths:
Light, easy to trim and less accidental scalping. Also all the wires (throttle, stop, and fuel lines are enclosed by the casing.

Weaknesses:
Enclosed casing makes takes a bit more time for those who like to replace parts themselves.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Dmac1684
Review Date
6/23/2009

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Kicks ass, no questions asked. But there are typically no questions with Husqvarna

Strengths:
Everything! This trimmer, as well as anything husky makes (2-stroke, anyway)is top of the line. Easy start, powerful, easy to load string. This trimmer is an animal, too. whether edging along the driveway, or cutting waist high grass this trimmer excels at it all.

Weaknesses:
None. To the guy who claimed smelling like 2-stroke exhaust is a negative, this is a real machine that produces real power. If you don't want real power, get an electric trimmer

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From J.C. Smith, Syracuse, NY
Review
Reviewed by:
Joe F
Review Date
7/14/2009

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Accessories: 3

Summary:
I should've bought three!..so I could be sure of the dependability in the future! I worked in maintenance for years,and this "by far", has been my favorite trimmer!

Strengths:
IT WORKS! Over and over..dependable..tough..easy to start..(enough power to throw rocks waaay further than you'd think)!!...

Weaknesses:
(for the older folks),like most, it gets a little weary on the lower back after awhile.

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
7/17/2009

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I have accumlated several trimmers over the years. and this is the best by far...

Strengths:
This thing just cleared my over grown fence line of brush and trees. My old Ryobi could never do that...

Weaknesses:
Safety equipment mandatory. Purchased a store return.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
K C
Review Date
12/7/2009

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Very well ballanced trimmer. compared to echo,sthil,craftsman,ryobi this is the lighter and better ballanced of them all. Tried them all out. Has great power. Starts on second pull if directions are followed. Even with the junk champion plug it comes with.{Replaced with NGK}. THIS TRIMMER IS FANTASTIC. I've got A very bad back {disabled} and have no problem using this trimmer. Thank you Husqvarna for making this lightweight reliable trimmer. I needed it!

Strengths:
Lightweight,very easy starting,long shaft for getting under bushes,swings etc..,very reliable. Large trimmer head for lots of line.

Weaknesses:
Champion plug from factory? should of came with NGK. No automatic choke system? Its out there they should of used it!

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
1/13/2010

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I highly recommend this trimmer. Best bang for the buck!

Strengths:
LIGHT as all out! When I started my landscaping business last year I bought a Echo SRM 230. I happened to be shopping at my local Lowes store and found this weedeater for sale. I only had to pick it up one time and my bank account was $265 cheaper that night. This thing is simply a beast! I've since bought another one and my Echo is now sitting up in the garage collecting dust.

Weaknesses:
I haven't found any weaknesses so far. They are simply dependable!

Used product for 1-year
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
SW MO
Review Date
1/21/2010

Overall Rating: 4
Reliability: 5
Performance: 4
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 4

Summary:
I have owned this trimmer for about 1 month and it is a great machine. I looked at a stihl, but some folks I know complain about how hard they are to start. That was all it took for me to buy the Husky & I am glad I did. For the guy who could not wait to get a Husky saw, knock yourself out I just bought a 445 XTorq. The decompress button makes starting a snap, great power & lightweight!!

Strengths:
Easy to start, always starts, easy to put line on, great power

Weaknesses:
A little pricey, but most likley worth it.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Mike
Review Date
5/21/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 5

Summary:
I should have done myself a favor and bought this sooner.

Strengths:
Plenty of power to take on high weeds and grass. This is a bad a## trimmer The bump head works very well. I like the long reach of the straight shaft.

Weaknesses:
none

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
6/3/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 1
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
probably ok, but i got a lemon i guess

Strengths:
light, powerful, nice, easy loading line head.

Weaknesses:
bump head kept falling off, had to return for refund.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
William
Review Date
6/16/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Overall a wonderful weed eater. Well worth the money I paid for it. Since the weed eater, I have purchased a Husqvarna chain saw and riding lawn mower. What can I say, great products.

Strengths:
This is a lightweight and easy to use weed eater. I've owned it 4 years and the only things I have replaced are gas and trimmer line. Very reliable and works on both small and large projects with ease.

Weaknesses:
Yes, the exhaust smells but you can't cut weeds and expect to come out smelling like roses. I've replaced the head a couple of times over the years due to excessive wear. I'm a little rough on weed eaters but if I had to pick a weakness this would be it.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
GGordon
Review Date
6/21/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I spent hours upon hours on line comparing trimmers. For the price, name and quality, plus the reviews which were very positive, this model could not be beat. Lowes had them on sale plus was able to use military discount (THANKS Lowes!) so I think I done good! Very nice trimmer, works great, not too loud and nice power.

Strengths:
Price for the quality, brand, power and dependability. Weight is nice and length not too bad to tall (6'4") guy, me. Only one part to put on during assembly (shield). Started right up after put togeather.

Weaknesses:
Cannot add blades, I don't think. Seems to vibrate quite a bit in idle but not a biggy.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Austin
Review Date
6/29/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I run a lawncare business and we have an echo and a stihl, JUNK, this is the best wedeater i have ever used, also have a Husqvarna backback blower, i swear it could blow someone off their feet, also the line they make is outstanding, can do 4 yards in one day, do two hours of weedeating and edging, and barely used any line

Strengths:
Powerful, easy to use, very reliable.

Weaknesses:
none

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Habib Sadid
Review Date
7/31/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I love it; it works great. I bought a 4-Cycle Roybi from Home Depot; it broke down within an hour with a lot of hard work getting it started. I took it back and gave ROYBI the benefit of the doubt; I assumed may be that unit defected and picked another one, sure enough, it stopped working within an hour as well. I returned it last night and bought a 2-Cycle Hasqvarna from Lowes. I used it all morning, it works great, is very powerful, starts easy, and I can honestly see a good and quality engineering work in this machine. As a professor of engineering, I do recommend this machine and I would buy the same brand again. I must mention that this company also make a very good Snow Blowers. Consider that.

Strengths:
Powerful, easy to start, reliable, good quality components, and a good engineering work

Weaknesses:
As it was mentioned above, I do also smell of like oil burning or rubber burning smell. I cannot figure out what it is but has not affected the performance.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Lowes, Pocatello, Idaho
Review
Reviewed by:
Dan
Review Date
8/30/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 3

Summary:
Will probably buy another Husky when this one goes. I have a stihl and never use it anymore due to how lightwieght the husky is. As for the average person that would use this trimmer for only trimming around house I highly recommend. Also for the professional its tough and has great power. Yes this is a two stroke and you mix oil with your gas so it does smoke, and it does stink. Any two stroke engine will smoke and stink, not at all a bad thing. Ill keep you updated with how it holds up as the season begins to wind down.

Strengths:
Great Trimmer. I previously used a Stihl FS80 and so far I like this Husky a lot better. I professionally trim and use a trimmer anywhere from 4 to 8 hours a day and 6 days a week. This can destroy most cheap trimmers, the stihl held up nicely but after about a year of this amount of work everything started to break. I have only used this Husky for about a month and its very lightwieght, I dont seem as worn out after long days of trimming. Starts easily even when cold starting. Good power from the lightweight motor. In my opinion straight shaft trimmers are superior to curved in everyway and since this is straight thats another advantage.

Weaknesses:
So far none. Only used a month but used a lot. Havent been able to find a blade so im not sure if this is capable of changing heads.

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
10/8/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Would definitely recommend to anyone. Will last for a long time

Strengths:
Awesome! I am a landscape professional and use nothing but the 223l. I have several other weedeaters just sitting in the garage including echo and stihl. I have two of them and use them everyday through the mowing season. Have never had to crank more than 2-3 times. I take care of my equipment and clean them every week or two including the air filters and a squirt of carb cleaner. Run like brand new after couple of seasons. They are simple to reload the line and easy on the back due to light weight.

Weaknesses:
I did have to spend 25.00 on a new head on one of them this season but i believe that it was more of one of my employees beating the crap out of it on the ground instead of tapping it.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From
Review
Reviewed by:
spank u
Review Date
10/19/2010

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
The best trimmer money can buy.. Would most definetly recommend trimmer for anyone looking for a good reliable trimmer.. As for the guys complaining about exhaust smell go home and take a shower after using the machine u dirty bastards

Strengths:
Most powerful and reliable trimmer i have ever owned, starts on the first pull all the time, every time. You cant go wrong for the money at only 249.00, it is by far more powerful than any stihl or echo trimmer out there within this price range it a also only weighs nine pounds which is four pounds lighter than the echo srm 230 and those four pounds will definitly put alot less strain on your back. And as for the guys complaining about exhaust smell this is normal with any 2 stroke motor if you dont like the smell i suggest you buy you a girly electric one or a pussy cordless model!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:
None found yet

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Anonymous
Review Date
5/5/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
I'm 64 and have owned several weed eaters. This is by far the best.

Strengths:
It's light, powerful, and starts easy. I've owned it for 4-5 years with no problems to date.

Weaknesses:
None thus far.

Used product for 3+ Years
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Matt Haynes
Review Date
10/11/2011

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 4

Summary:
If you need a good trimmer this is the one!

Strengths:
Durable,easy to start and use. I read a lot of reviews before i chose to buy this model and i'm glad i bought this one. My previous Trimmer was a Weedeater 19T and it lasted me 15 years. I didn't think i would find one to match it but i think i did.

Weaknesses:
The only weakness i have found so far is that it doesn't hold enough fuel! Other than that it is a fine machine!!

Used product for 30-Days
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Joe Turner
Review Date
7/1/2015

Overall Rating: 1
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: N/A

Summary:
Would not buy a 223L again due to the burn hazard

Strengths:
Ease of use. Plenty of power and easy starting

Weaknesses:
When used for an extended period of time., the hot exhaust will burn your skin.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Lowes
Review
Reviewed by:
Roger
Review Date
4/11/2017

Overall Rating: 5
Reliability: 5
Performance: 5
Ease of Use: 5
Accessories: 3

Summary:
Best machine I have ever owned. I will always use and suggest to each of you to prolong dependability of machine to use gasoline with no Ethanol in it. Dependability and performance is better. Been doing this for 4 years now and OH what a difference.

Strengths:
Light weight and dependability.

Weaknesses:
I have always let the engine housing rest on my right arm just above my hand. This area because of exhaust location is very hot. I have to wear a Kevlar arm sleeve to protect my arm. This is the only con on this machine.

Used product for 2-Years
Purchased From Lowes
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