23 August 2016

New Husqvarna K 970 – reliable, effective and user friendly with SmartTension

Husqvarna introduces the new Husqvarna K 970 – with semi-automatic belt tensioning system called SmartTension and a magnesium blade guard. Besides K 970 Standard, updates have also been made on the Rescue, Ring and Chain counterparts. “We continue our tradition of offering professional performance for our power cutter users. The new K 970 is an all-round cutter for multi-purposes, and the updated features will make it even more efficient on the job site”, says Johan Simonsson, Global Product Manager Power Cutters, Husqvarna Construction Products.

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Husqvarna’s unique power cutter range stands out and has always offered machines with different power sources; petrol, electric, air and hydraulic. What they all have in common is the focus on the user, the high power-to-weight ratio and several other features that facilitate the work for the user.

Introducing SmartTension and magnesium blade guard

New Husqvarna K 970 with SmartTension and magnesium blade guard
We now introduce SmartTension, a system which makes it easy to tension the belt optimally.

“The secret with SmartTension is that you minimise the risk of under- and over-tensioning. When tensioning the belt, SmartTension finds the right tension using a patent pending spring loaded mechanism. In addition, it is easy to change the belt and reverse the blade guard. This contributes to the reliability of our K 970”, says Johan Simonsson.

Another very important, new feature on all K 970 cutters is the magnesium blade guard. The magnesium contributes to a light weight, which gives an improved power-to-weight ratio. It also contributes to an increased cutting depth – now up to 155 mm on the 16” version. In addition, the new stepless adjustment on the blade guard on all new K 970 power cutters makes it easier to change cutting position that in turn facilitates cutting.

With reliability in focus

Besides these updated features, the new K 970 still offers the original benefits of K 970. These include Active Air Filtration™, one of the most efficient air filtration systems on the market, and a X-Torq™ engine that produces less emissions and has lower fuel consumption.

”Typical users could be distributors, rental companies and contractors direct. What they have in common is a need for a reliable power cutter that does the job”, says Johan Simonsson.

Updates on Husqvarna K 970 Rescue

At the same time, Husqvarna also launches an updated version of K 970 Rescue. The power cutter will feature the new semi-automatic SmartTension and the magnesium guard. In addition, to keep the visibility of the blade guard in smoke, the blade guard comes with reflection tape. Also, the carrying strap on K 970 Rescue is updated. Now, the carabines are bigger and easier to handle with gloves on.

Main benefits/New Husqvarna K 970

SmartTension - semi-automatic belt tensioning. Easy and optimal belt tensioning minimises the risk of under- and over-tensioning. 

Enhanced ergonomics. Stepless adjustment of the magnesium blade guard (on both 16” and 14”) makes it easy to change cutting position. 

Increased power-to-weight ratio thanks to the new, light blade guard in magnesium, which decreases the weight to 11kg (14”) and 11.7 kg (16”).

Active Air Filtration™. One of the most efficient air filter systems on the market.

X-Torq™ engine produces less emissions and has lower fuel consumption.

DuraStarter™. Dust-sealed starter with durable starter cord reduces the risk of downtime and increases reliability and product Life.

SmartCarb™. Built-in automatic filter compensation, maintains high power and lowers fuel consumption. 

Easy to start thanks to Air Purge and decompression valve.

Main benefits/New Husqvarna K 970 Rescue

All the benefits from new Husqvarna K 970, including the magnesium blade guard, plus:

New carrying strap. With larger carabines for easier handling.

Technical specifications/New Husqvarna K 970

• Cylinder displacement: 94 cc
• Power output: 4.8 kW
• Blade diameter: 350/400 mm
• Max cutting depth: 125/155 mm
• Weight without cutting equipment: 11/11.7 kg

Technical specifications/New Husqvarna K 970 Rescue

• Cylinder displacement: 94 cc
• Power output: 4.8 kW
• Blade diameter: 350 mm
• Max cutting depth: 125 mm

More information

For more information, please contact: Johan Simonsson, Global Product Manager Power Cutters, Husqvarna Construction Products, johan.a.simonsson@husqvarnagroup.com, +46 722 14 55 79.

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