Husqvarna 122C Review – Australian Brand Comes to America


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Even in the drought ridden climate of Los Angeles, sometimes you need a heavy duty string trimmer. We were looking for a new one and were introduced to the Husqvarna brand from Australia. It is well known worldwide and has significant experience building products for almost 400 years. Husqvarna markets a small line of gas string trimmers for both the consumer and professional market. The one Splash received is the Husqvarna 122C.  It retails for $199.

The Husqvarna line of string trimmers are available with both two- and four-cycle engines, and many have split-shaft designs for attachments. In the US you will find find Husqvarna string trimmers at Lowe's and dealer stores; prices range from $170 to $300.

The Husqvarna 122C has useful many features, including:

Smart Head

A comfortable handle – for ease of use

Low noise engine - Effective low noise engine design will not disturb you or your neighbors

Tap 'N Go™ trimmer head - Twin line cutting system with Tap 'N Go™ for quick line feed.

String Head

Smart Start® - The engine and starter have been designed so the machine starts quickly with minimum effort. Resistance in the starter cord is reduced by up to 40%.

Auto return stop switch - Stop switch automatically resets to the ON position for trouble-free starting.

Auto Return

Easy starting - Air purge for very easy starting.

Easy Starter

Below are listed the Specifications:

Engine specification

Cylinder displacement

1.3 cu.inch / 21.7 cm³

Power output

0.8 hp / 0.6 kW

Maximum power speed

7800 rpm

Fuel tank volume

12.2 fl oz / 0.36 litre

Fuel consumption

630 g/kWh

Fuel consumption

0.79 lbs/h / 0.36 kg/h

Idling speed

2900 rpm

Spark plug


Electrode gap

0.02 " / 0.5 mm

Clutch engagement speed

4200 rpm (±120 rpm)

Maximum rpm output shaft

10000 rpm

Output shaft thread



Lubricant type (bevel gear)

Mineral grease


Vibration & noise data

Equivalent vibration level (ahv, eq) left / right handle

5/3.6 m/s²

Sound pressure level at operators ear

88 dB(A)

Sound power level, guaranteed (LWA)

104 dB(A)



OEM Trimmer head

T25 (R)


Overall dimensions

Weight (excl. cutting equipment)

9.7 lbs / 4.4 kg

Husqvarna has much more than string trimmers and other machines to help you in the garden. They carry a wide range of protective clothing, spare parts and other accessories. All original Husqvarna products, means that you get the best possible durability and protection. With Husqvarna you keep on going, totally unconcerned and with maximum efficiency – in all situations.


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