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Husqvarna 223R 24.5cc Gas 17 in. Straight Shaft Brushcutter

  • Husqvarna 223R 24.5cc Gas 17 in. Straight Shaft Brushcutter
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The Husqvarna 24.5cc Gas 17 in. Straight Shaft Brushcutter provides the power you need for a range of brush cutting applications. The grass bevel gear provides high torque parallel to the ground for efficient cutting, and a Smart Start system allows easy startups.
  • The Smart Start engine and starter have been designed so the machine starts quickly with minimum effort
  • When the machine is turned off, the stop switch automatically returns to the start position for easier starting
  • A carburetor air purge system removes air from the carburetor and fuel system for easy starting
  • A standard harness is included to increase comfort while using the brushcutter
  • Grass bevel gear designed with high torque and cutting equipment that is parallel to the ground to provide the best cutting performance
  • 24.5cc Gas 17 in. Straight Shaft Brushcutter - 966609201
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Weight: 9.9 lbs.
Cutting Width: 17 in.
Drive Shaft Style: Straight
Drive Shaft Type: Fixed Shaft
Engine Displacement: 24.5cc
Handle Type: Dual Handlebar
Horsepower: 1.1
Line Diameter: 0.095 in.
Line Feed System: Semi-Automatic
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0 - 9,000
Speed Settings: 1
Starting System: Recoil



5.0 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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223 brush cutting
I put a Stihl (sorry) brush saw blade on my new 223 and have been whacking saplings for a few days. I'm impressed. A "bump" with the front of the blade instantly drops trees up to about 1 1/4 inches. I have also easily taken down saplings over 3 inches across with a notch and back-cut. It starts easily, has plenty of torque and pretty decent vibration isolation. A great value.
September 3, 2013
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Awesome Brush Cutter
This brush cutter is amazing. It has done everything I wanted in a brush cutter. I would highly recommend this cutter to anyone.
July 25, 2012
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awesome brush cutter
I love the 223R. I did a lot of online research and talking with sales techs and then back to online research with what information I gathered. I decides on this one then went to a local dealer to chat with them on their product. with it all said and done I took home the 223R. Wow, what a great tool. It cuts through just about anything at least 3". what can I say but, try it your self.
November 28, 2013
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This thing is a beast I haven't cut anything it dont like and I've cut grass over my knees before for over 5 hrs straight and I'm a 6,1 guy I would recommend this product to anyone!!!
May 29, 2014
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Wonderful multitask tool
I have used my 223r for two years now with no problems. I cut normal grass, tall grass and brush. It has always started with two or three pulls. Love it
August 22, 2014
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Great running
I have bought two of these my first one was melted in a house fire. It ran great I cut around my yard and my neighbors yard and house used one gallon of gas for the job. My new one cutting around the house and the garage I use about half a tank of gas. but when I cut the hill side behind my home I use 3/4 of a gallon of gas. This machine is good for around the house and farm.
September 28, 2014
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Awsome Brushcutter
My Husky 223 R is an animal, there is nothing that has slowed her down yet. Quick to start and a joy to use! Would recommend this to anyone looking for a brushcutter for anound the house and property. Well worth the cost.
April 24, 2012
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great tool
everything is above average but my only complante is the strap could be more comfortable and assembly was difficult because i had 3 booklets, one Spanish, one Russian, one Portuguese.
June 26, 2012
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Well worth the money
Use this to clear 5 acres. Well designed, balance is great and the strap is great when using on uneven ground. Starts with little effort. The metal cutter struggles with wood trees over 1/2 inch. I highly recommend safety glasses when using. Love my purchase though.
June 28, 2014
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If it will not accept a saw blade, why is it called a "Brushcutter"?
JC on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: According to page 13 o the manual, the trimmer guard is made for the spool head, or plastic blades
Can a saw blade be used in place of the string trimmer?
Russ on Jun 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No,this is a string trimmer only.
Barry on Jun 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If by saying "saw blade" you mean brush-cutting blade, then yes you can.


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