If you need a product to help you keep your lawn trimmed, you may need a weed trimmer. Weed trimmers are perfect for getting into tight spaces that a lawn mower cannot, while providing simple usability. Husqvarna and Echo produce two very similar weed trimmers that have a few key differences you should know about prior to purchase. Let’s take a look at both, and see which would be the best fit for you.
Husqvarna 128LD Weed Trimmer
The Husqvarna 128LD weed trimmer weighs 11.11 pounds for easy transport and usability. This product comes with an X-Torq engine that is 2-cycle, so that emission levels are reduced. This also reduces the amount of fuel consumption the product uses as a whole. This product is optimally used for medium duty jobs.
This product’s starting switch automatically flicks back to the “on” position, allowing you to start much faster each time. This product also comes with Smart Start, which makes starting the product much easier to save you time and effort. The Husqvarna 128LD comes with an air purge system to help you start the product and troubleshoot simply as well.
The Husqvarna 128LD has a detachable shaft that makes storage and transportation much easier to manage. This product comes with a fuel tank that can hold up to 13.53 fluid ounce for your convenience, as well as a 1 horsepower motor to help you get through difficult to cut grasses and shrubs.
The Husqvarna 128LD also comes with a T25 trimmer head. This trimmer head is semi-automatic, and can load onto the Husqvarna 128LD quickly for faster startup. This trimmer is also designed for string trimming heads, and works with a braided cable wire for additional ease with difficult yardwork tasks.
More features of the Husqvarna 128LD Weed Trimmer
- 1 Horsepower
- 8,000 Maximum RPM
- 28 cm cubed cylinder displacement
Echo Pas-225 Weed Trimmer
The Echo Pas-225 weed trimmer is very similar to the previous product, as this product also weighs a similar 9.3 pounds making it easy to use and exceptionally lightweight. This product also comes with a 2-stroke engine that provides professional grade quality.
This weed trimmer is designed with a left-hand grip, which provides excellent control. This product also fits 12 PAS attachments for your convenience, to allow you to work with a variety of applications. These attachments are sold separately. This product comes with a fuel capacity of 14.2 fluid ounces to help you work longer with less refuel time.
The Echo Pas-225 also comes with an i-30 starting system that helps you start the product much faster and easier, with 30% less effort than other weed trimmers. Along with this is the Pro-Fire ignition system, which also helps you start the product much faster and easier. This product also comes with tool-less attachment changes, to help you adjust quickly from task to task as needed.
This product comes with mounts that absorb vibrations from the engine, allowing you to work longer with more comfort and ease. This product is not meant for working with Bed Redefiner, ProPaddle, Straight Shaft Edger, or ProSweep attachments. This product comes with a cushioned throttle grip and control, for your added convenience and comfort while working.
More features of the Echo Pas-225 Weed Trimmer
- 8,150 Maximum RPM
- 21.2 cm cubed cylinder displacement
Weed trimmers are excellent for a wide variety of lawn applications. If you need a product that offers a slightly heavier build, with a T25 trimmer head, automatic switch flipping to the “on” position, and a detachable shaft, then the Husqvarna 128LD weed trimmer may be a good fit for your needs. Alternatively, if you need a product that is lighter in weight but does not come with a trimmer head, has an i-30 easy startup system, vibration reduction, and can work with up to 12 different attachments, then the Echo Pas-225 weed trimmer may be the best fit for you. Both of these products provide durability and longevity, making either an excellent option for a weed trimmer!