25 October 2010

Husqvarna and Jonsered chainsaws triumph in World Logging Championship

Husqvarna Group congratulates World Logging Championship (WLC) gold and silver medallists Andres Olesk from Estonia and Jean-Michel Petitqueux from France. The majority of the medallists were equipped with professional chainsaws from Jonsered and Husqvarna.

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The WLC’s rules state that contestants must only use one chainsaw for all five disciplines during the championship. The chainsaws are thoroughly inspected by the judges before and during the competition.

The winner of the WLC 2010, Andres Olesk from Estornia secured his gold medal using a Jonsered CS2171. First runner up, Jean-Michel Petitqueux accredits his success to a Husqvarna 576 XP.

Dewi Williams of Gwynedd, Alun Jones of Denbigh, Josh Russell of Norfolk and Richard Elliott of Devon were chosen to represent the UK.

UK Team

Dewi Williams – Gwynedd (Professional)
Alun Jones – Denbigh (Professional)
Josh Russell – Norfolk (Under 24s)
Richard Elliott – Devon (Senior)

Richard Elliott achieved a diploma by ranking 6th out of 93 competitors in the limbing event.

Counting the top three results in the four sawing disciplines (tree felling, bucking by combined cuts, precision bucking, limbing) chainsaws from Husqvarna group outnumbered the competition. Nine of the twelve medals were won by products manufactured by Husqvarna Group. Particularly noticeable was the success in limbing, where Husqvarna products won all medals - gold, silver and bronze.