CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone pining to try out the latest and greatest outdoor power products will get an eyeful – and an earful -- in Louisville this week, especially if they drop by Husqvarna booth #9094 inside and #7800D and 7801D outside at the GIE+EXPO.
There, they will see the latest chainsaws, trimmers, commercial zero-turn riders, walk mowers, snow throwers and other Husqvarna products that complement one of the most extensive lines of outdoor power products in the world. According to John Marchionda, Vice President of Marketing, "Husqvarna is about performance, durability and innovation, and this week commercial and consumer users will see firsthand the strides Husqvarna continues to make in developing equipment that makes work easy, efficient, safe and productive."
Featured items include the following, by category and product¹:
Husqvarna's 550 XP chainsaw -- for professional loggers and skilled land owners -- features RevBoost™, which provides instant high chain speed for efficient de-limbing. Its unique X-Torq® engine technology provides more power, up to 20% less fuel consumption and 75% less exhaust emission. The slanted cylinder design gives the 550 XP a lower profile, allowing for greater control. Plus, the retaining function prevents bar nuts from loosening.
An optional feature is TrioBrake™, which allows the chain brake to be activated either automatically by the inertia release mechanism or mechanically by your hand.
Commercial landscapers enjoy the benefits of the Husqvarna 525LS and 525LST trimmers, which features a heavy-duty clutch and drive shaft and comfort handles for easy control during the toughest jobs. With its powerful X-Torq® engine technology, easy access standalone starter and large two-stage air filter, the 525LS/LST is packed with power, versatility and durability.
The 525LST features a special, high-torque bevel gear so the trimmer can work parallel to the ground for a high-capacity swath and superior cutting performance.
The new, versatile R 120 Rider¹ articulating riding mower offers consumer-friendly features that deliver performance and convenience for homeowners. It provides a 42-inch side discharge deck and a wide variety of cutting heights, making maneuverability, trimming and mowing underneath overhanging objects easier than ever. Its simplified foot pedal operation, ergonomic control placement and thick steering wheel provide a car-like driving experience.
A new electric version of the popular articulated rider platform will also be introduced. The new 36 Volt "Rider Battery" will feature a 33" cutting deck and up to 90 minutes cutting time per charge.
Husqvarna's Dixon ZTR brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a SpeedZTR 48 SE special edition zero turn mower. With an easy-to-adjust 48-inch fabricated deck with cast iron spindles, powerful 24hp Kawasaki FR engine, new dual-outlet exhaust and special decal package, the SpeedZTR 48 SE performs and looks like a champion.
Speaking of anniversaries, the Husqvarna LS series of premium lawn tractors is celebrating its 5th year with additional features and benefits. With electric blade engagement, premium engines, pedal-operated hydrostatic transmission, brush guard, comfort package, extra-large 23-inch Turf Master rear tires, dual exhaust and a heavy-duty reinforced stamped or fabricated deck, LS tractors are a cut above the competition.
New for 2013 are the Husqvarna M-ZT series entry-level commercial zero-turn mowers. The new M-ZT features rugged fabricated decks with cast iron blade spindles, premium seats, commercial duty 12cc integrated transmissions and high horsepower engines. The new 810cc Endurance Commercial engines feature cyclonic air filtration to reduce service intervals and increase engine life. The new M-ZT will be available in 52" and 61" variants.
Husqvarna's extensive line of feature-packed lawnmowers for demanding homeowners has been enhanced by a number of new models.
This spring, Husqvarna is launching its first All-Wheel Drive walk mower¹. Designed for uneven terrain and the toughest mowing conditions, the sleek yet rugged HU800AWD features a heavy-duty steel deck and a powerful Honda® GCV 190 engine. Complementing its All-Wheel Drive feature, the HU800AWD has wheels with an aggressive tread pattern, which provides additional traction and maneuverability.
The rear drive HU725BBC features Husqvarna's new SingleStart Cutting System which allows the operator to disengage the blade with the engine still running eliminating the need to restart the engine after emptying a full grass bag
. The front drive HU550FH brings premium features like automatic choke and high rear wheels to the value segment. Like all Husqvarna walk mowers, they come with a 3-year warranty.
Celebrating the Dixon brands 40th anniversary, Husqvarna is launching a range of walk mowers in the familiar blue color scheme including push, front drive, rear drive and wheeled trimmer models.
When winter arrives, roadways and sidewalks can be cleared with ease, thanks to the Husqvarna ST121E and 1830EXLT snow throwers. Each features an electric starter, ensuring you'll never have to worry about a dead battery on a cold winter morning.
The ST121E is a compact, high-performing, easy to maneuver, single-stage snow thrower for driveways and paths. It is equipped with a strong, SnowKing engine and an innovative remote chute rotator that facilitates the direction of the snow. Also, efficient LED lighting enables work in early mornings and late nights.
The 1830EXLT is a dual-stage unit with a heavy-duty auger to feed snow into the housing, a high-speed impeller to discharge the snow, heated handles, power steering and a standard LED headlight for greater visibility in unfavorable conditions. A heavy-duty hydrostatic transmission provides power to track drive system to tackle the deepest snow drifts.
These and other Husqvarna outdoor power products are available exclusively at Lowe's and authorized Husqvarna dealers nationwide. Join the conversation by "liking" Husqvarna on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HusqvarnaUSA) and by following Husqvarna on Twitter (www.twitter.com/HusqvarnaUSA).
Product MSRP information:
- 550 XP chainsaw: starting at $609.95
- 525LS trimmer: $339.95
- 525LST trimmer: $359.95
- R 120 riding mower: $2,999.00
- Dixon SpeedZTR 48 SE riding mower: $3,799.95
- Husqvarna LS series mower: starting at $2,099.95
- Husqvarna M-ZT 61 mower: $5,999.95
- HU725BBC mower: $399.95
- All-Wheel Drive mower: $499.95
- HU550FH mower: $299.95
- ST121E snow thrower: $649.95
- 1830EXLT snow thrower: $2,499.96
¹ See separate press releases on Husqvarna's All-Wheel Drive mower and R 120 Rider, respectively.
The Husqvarna Group is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. The Group is also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The product offering includes products for both consumers and professional users. The Group's products are sold via dealers and retailers in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2010 amounted to SEK 32 billion, and the average number of employees was approximately 15,000.
Lauren Knox, Ketchum, 404.879.9157