Product Comparison: Husqvarna 128LD vs ECHO PAS-225SB

General Specifications
About the Product
Lightweight multi-purpose gas string trimmer. Easy starting with Smart Start® recoil system and fuel pump. Strong, braided wire cable drive. Comes with easy loading T25 semi automatic trimmer head. Perfect for homeowners.
The professional-grade SRM-225 is ECHO's most popular straight-shaft gas trimmer. Lightweight, well balanced and easy to use, this trimmer also is fuel efficient. With its long reach and great features, the ECHO SRM-225 trimmer helps you get your yard in great shape.
Key Specs
Cutting Swath
17 in.
17 in.
Line Diameter
0.095 in.
0.095 in.
Shaft Type
Manual line winding
Semi-automatic line winding
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Husqvarna 128LD Straight Shaft Detachable String Trimmer
  • I am completely satisfied with the Husqavarna 128 LD 17 Inch Straight shaft trimmer. It runs great and starts without a hitch!
  • My favorite feature is the straight shaft that allows easy rotation (click and turn) of the head for flat cutting or right angle edging.
  • Straight shaft design is great for people over 6 feet tall.
  • Good power and line feed setup works great. I had no problems feeding line out.
  • Power seemed inadequate for the edger, which btw, this model husqvarna isnt capatable with own line of attachments.
  • This is the most poorly designed line feeding trimmer I have ever used. The factory line was gone in under an hour, had to return and buy replacement line. Replacement lines jammed and broke off every 5 minutes of so.
ECHO PAS-225SB Pro-attachment Series Power Source w/Shaft Gas Trimmer
  • The hedge trimmer attachment, by the way, came with the harness (nice add). Only issue I have so far is it can take quite a few pulls to start it.
  • The PAS-225SB is perfect for light duty maintenance of regularly maintained yards, it works well with a single string / two cutting line head, and is very lightweight.
  • Great Trimmer - love the ability to have other attachments. We have some heavy mulberry growth and the attachments are great for this.
  • I needed a brush cutter for small trees and brambles. I decided to purchase this weed-eater and get the brush cutter attachment.
  • This weedeater has been great...easy to start and has the easy load head for the cutting string...excellent product...would highly recommend it.
Size & Weight
40 in.
71.85 in.
12.2 in.
9.69 in.
10.2 in.
13.19 in.
11.11 lbs.
12.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Husqvarna 128LD Straight Shaft Detachable String Trimmer
  • A great, powerful light weight trimmer.
  • Light weight, low vibration, and low noise level.
  • Weight and balance are good.
  • Works real good. Light weight, easy to use.
ECHO PAS-225SB Pro-attachment Series Power Source w/Shaft Gas Trimmer
  • Easy to start and set up . Lots of power. little heavy but am getting use to it. Will probably buy the sling to help with weight.
  • Weight is only down fall would be nice if it came with a sling.
  • It's durable and long enough to avoid bending when using
  • This weed eater is very easy to pull start and light weight, simple to use and does a great job.
Handle Type
Loop handle
Loop handle
Detachable Shaft
Max. Power Speed
8000 rpm
3850 rpm
Trigger Lockout
Auto Return Stop Switch
Air Purge
Edger Function
Auto return stop switch, Air Purge, Smart Start®, Detachable shaft, Multi purpose
Comes with a Speed Feed® 400 trimmer head, Has a durable debris shield with cut-off knife, Tool-less coupler allows for fast easy changes on multiple attachments, i-30™ staring system allows you to start with 30% less effort
What customers say about "Features"
Husqvarna 128LD Straight Shaft Detachable String Trimmer
  • The detachable shaft is a revelation. You get this, and over time add the other attachments, and you can take on just about anything if your clearing your property.
  • One great feature is the three-position choke. One for starting, one for warming up, and one for after it's been operating for a few minutes.
  • It is very easy starting and has a super easy string reloading mechanism.
  • I didn't like the Husq gas cap. It was smaller, cheaper looking, much easier to cross thread.
ECHO PAS-225SB Pro-attachment Series Power Source w/Shaft Gas Trimmer
  • Other than that easy to switch from trim to edger. Also like hangers for edger and trimmer . Storage.
  • The trimmer was very easy to use.It started very easy
  • Like how the cutting wheel quickly comes to a complete stop.
  • Very easy and simple to switch out components (I.e., trimmer, edger, blower) and changing line was easy.
  • The weed eater is probably the best on the market, The only complaint I have is that it didn't come with a strap.
  • The only negative to this product is that the string holder head tends to get jammed and I am having to stop and untangle the string so it will feed correctly more than I want too.
Engine Type
28 cc 2-cycle engine
21.2 cc, 2-stroke engine
Engine Power
1 HP
Fuel Tank Volume
13.53 fl. oz.
14.9 fl. oz.
What customers say about "Power"
Husqvarna 128LD Straight Shaft Detachable String Trimmer
  • Good powerful trimmer.Starts easy.
  • I know 2stroke motors run better after 2 or so tanks of gas so expect it might run a little rough or not have full RPM until the motor is fully broke in.
  • With the first tank of fuel I could tell it needed a break in cycle. After that first tank, it runs strong, smooth and quiet for what it is!
  • Plenty of power for deep grass, although it bogged down a few times.
  • Very powerful and responsive to throttle position.
ECHO PAS-225SB Pro-attachment Series Power Source w/Shaft Gas Trimmer
  • This has the power (with the brush cutter attachment) to cut small trees up to about 1 1/2" across easily. I am very happy with the power it has.
  • Very pleased with the power and balance of this Echo trimmer.
  • The trimmer is great the engine is more quiet than others that I have had and it is well balanced.
  • There is so much power that the engine is run barely above idle to trim most grass.
  • True, the engine will bog down in very thick weeds, but it recovers quickly. I'll take less weight and less refueling over a surplus of torque anyday.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
199.95 $
249.99 $

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