Product Comparison: Husqvarna 128LD vs ECHO SRM-225

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 SRM-225 String Trimmer
  • Could probably cut down a tree, but easily goes through bushes and branches of all sorts.
  • Haven’t had to change the line yet and I’m on my third tank of fuel. Probably have cut 4-500 yards of fence line already.
  • Does fence lines in horse pastures without constantly running out of string. Very pleased.
  • One of my favorite tools I own. I always bought the cheapest non-electric weedeater I could find. Most of our trimming needs were limited to up and down the sidewalks, along the fence in the backyard.
  • A little on the heavy side. After about 20 minutes you'll want to take a break. However, you'll probably be halfway done with your yard, instead of only 1/10th, so this really isn't a big issue.
Size & Weight
40 in.
70.7 in.
12.2 in.
10.1 in.
10.2 in.
13.01 in.
11.11 lbs.
10.8 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 SRM-225 String Trimmer
  • Compared to the Stihl I have, this is lighter in weight. has more power, and is considerably much easier to start.
  • The weight isn't as light as some I've used.
  • It is lighter in weight than an 18yo ryobi trimmer it replaced.
  • Nice weighting and balance. It's long to keep you away from some of the spray.
  • The weight was balanced nicely and it ran through thick weeds with ease.
Handle Type
Loop handle
Loop handle
Detachable Shaft
Max. Power Speed
8000 rpm
4300 rpm
Trigger Lockout
Auto Return Stop Switch
Air Purge
Edger Function
Auto return stop switch, Air Purge, Smart Start®, Detachable shaft, Multi purpose
i-30™ starting system for reduced effort starting, Engine vibration-reduction system for operator comfort, Speed-Feed® 400 trimmer head re-loads in seconds without disassembly
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 SRM-225 String Trimmer
  • Echo has always been my choice. I am completely impressed with the new features. Great tool.
  • This trimmer has all the features of the larger one except for the speed feed is smaller 400 opposed to the larger 450.
  • Handles easily. Quick easy start. Does fence lines in horse pastures without constantly running out of string. Very pleased.
  • The second and most important is the handle. When holding this unit and using it, I tend to almost burn my arm on the engine area, for some reason, they decided to place the muffler/engine right where your arm would be when holding this.
  • The protective cover over the string is very small, and as a result you will get hit with rocks and sticks a lot if you don't take care to tilt the trimmer with the right side down to the ground, flinging stuff *away* from you.
Engine Type
28 cc 2-cycle engine
21.2 cc, 2-stroke engine
Engine Power
1 HP
Fuel Tank Volume
13.53 fl. oz.
14.2 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 SRM-225 String Trimmer
  • Too powerful for mortal beings.
  • I was a bit concerned ordering an item like this trimmer. I was amazed on how powerful this string trimmer is.
  • Echo SRM-225 21.2 Gas Power Straight Shaft weed eater has plenty of power to tackle cutting in tall grass.
  • This is a powerful machine, treat it with respect!
  • Does not have enough power in my opinion to drive a brush cutter or larger line diameter
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
199.95 $
199.99 $

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