Review At A Glance
The Husqvarna 4 Stroke Trimmer is an absolute powerhouse of a weed trimmer, fueled by a top notch Honda engine.
Got a big yard? Make this your choice.
MY RATING: 90%
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- Size (w x h x d in inches) – 9 x 70 x 9
- Series Name – 324L
- Power Type – Gas
- Cylinder displacement – 25 cm³
- Power output – 1.07 hp
- Weight (excl. cutting equipment) – 11.24 lbs
- Maximum power speed – 7000 rpm
- Idling speed – 3100 rpm
- Cutting Swath – 18 inches
- Line – Dual Bump Feed
- Line Diameter – 0.095 inches
- Two Year Warranty
PRICE – $$$
About The Husqvarna 4 Stroke Trimmer
So let’s get down to business:
The Husqvarna 4 Stroke 324L is is a gas trimmer with a 4-stroke engine that runs on pure gas, there is no need to mix oil and fuel.
It has a straight shaft and a dual bump feed line using a 0.095 inch diameter line.
The cool thing is:
It uses Husqvarna’s Smart Start and air purge system to remove air from the carburetor so it starts more easily. It has a Honda engine and uses the T35 Husqvarna trimmer head.
Excluding the cutting equipment it weighs in at 11.24lbs.
This really does have a lot of power.
It goes through even the thickest of weeds without any problems whatsoever and never bogs down.
If you have a large area to clear then this can get through pretty much anything in the minimum of time. It is a delight to use in that respect.
It’ll blow your mind.
A lot of this is down the the quality engine. It is not made by Husqvarna, but is a Honda GX25 engine, that is surrounded by Husqvarna shrouds.
Honda are known for their reliability and this engine runs perfectly and is also quiet and very fuel efficient.
Above: This Husqvarna is well made and has a lovely Honda engine
So this is a 4-stroke engine.
Essentially that means a couple of things – it takes four steps to create power – with each step being more concentrated in comparison to a 2-stroke engine.
Think about it this way:
With four stroke engines the torque is much nearer the base of the unit meaning you barely have to apply any gas to get a good amount of power. Just above idle will provide you with plenty of power to trim.
And another benefit of 4-stroke engines?
They run purely on standard gasoline, you don’t have to mix gas and oil, which makes things a lot easier. Simply put in the gas and you are good to go.
Also with 2-stroke engines the smell of 2-stroke gas inevitably seeps into your clothing, so you don’t have that issue easier.
This is nicely made – it is pretty much all steel and metal, with just a couple of plastic pieces. It is a quality commercial style unit with the (previously mentioned) great Honda engine detached and built onto the shaft.
And you know what?
It is also easy to assemble, start and use – there is almost no resistance on the recoil. Small details like the soft grip, adjustable handle make it really comfortable to use and elevate it above most other gas trimmers on the market.
Above: The trimmer head is fantastic
But you’re probably wondering…
Do I have to constantly refill the string?
Well it uses a T35 Husqvarna trimmer head which is huge and holds so much string, I’d estimate maybe up to 40 or 50 foot of line, which is pretty much unparalleled and means you don’t need to stop to fill it up as much.
And one final thing:
It also edges really well.
Quite often with two stroke engines they bog down when you flip them over to edge, whereas this works flawlessly when you do so – the engine keeps purring away and you can easily and quickly tidy up your yard.
It is great!
The Not So Good
A word of warning:
The guard on this is not perfect – it doesn’t protect you from the grass you cut.
In fact the chances are that, as you will probably be using this to cut down substantially overgrown grass and weeds, you could be left covered in grass at the end of it all. It could definitely do with improvement.
The string is also quite close to the top of the trimmer head, and this makes cutting grass in really tight spots a little more of a problem. It isn’t a big problem, but something to be aware of.
Where the air filter cover sits with the main plastic frame is not as well protected as it should be. I had some issues with the clips breaking off – so this could be made more secure.
Also as you are not mixing fuel there is no tinge to the fluid in the fuel tank. The fuel tank is also made of solid white plastic.
My point is this:
A combination of these two factors means you have no idea how much fuel is left in the tank unless you open it and look every time. A slightly transparent fuel tank would make this a lot easier.
Price wise it is also at the higher end of the market – although there is a reason for that – namely the power and quality you get!
Above: The Husqvarna 4-stroke trimmer is at the higher end of the market price wise.
At A Glance
- Really powerful
- Fantastic Honda engine
- 4-stroke engine
- No mixing oil
- Well made
- Easy to assemble, start and use
- Fantastic trimmer head
- Edges really well
- Guard is not great
- String quite close to top of trimmer head
- Air filter is poor
- More expensive
- Not easy to know how much fuel is left
Can you add attachments to this?
No you cannot.
What kind of gas should I use?
Husqvarna recommends that you use 90 octane (RON) or higher for this trimmer. Check the manual (page 12) for full details.
What size string can I use with this trimmer?
Husqvarna recommend anything from 0.095 inches to 0.105 inches.
Can you use a strap or harness with this?
Yes, you can attach a harness.
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