15 June 2010

Husqvarna prepares for the World Logging Championship 2010 in Croatia

The World Logging Championship 2010 will be held in Croatia in the end of September. The best chainsaw loggers in the world will compete for three days in five disciplines to decide who will be the new world champion of logging. Husqvarna will host a blog covering everything about the competition and will also support the Husqvarna chainsaw users with expert advices and training camps.

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Starting the 23rd of September, the biannual three day championship for professional loggers will take place in Zargrab, Croatia. As an official sponsor of the World Logging Championship, Husqvarna is planning studiously to let all the participants using Husqvarna products get the best possible preparation for the competition.

As a part of the preparation, Husqvarna is hosting three training camps; one in Austria, one in Estonia and one in the Netherlands. On these events Husqvarna loggers will get to practice the disciplines, get expert advices and share hints and tips with each other. Participants from over 30 countries will attend the different four day events and the spirit of competition is at its peak.

- There is a lot of logging knowledge within the Husqvarna crew as well as the WLC participants. By sharpening the skills of every contestant using Husqvarna, we hope to see a Husqvarna chainsaw being held on top of the winner’s stand this year, says Sven-Erik Bengtsson, project manager at Husqvarna.

The World Logging Championship

The competition is divided into five disciplines, inspired by the same procedures as the professionals exercise in their everyday work: tree felling, fitting another chain, bucking by combined cuts, precision bucking and limbing. Every participant competes in all the five disciplines and gets rated both individually and as a national team. All national teams consist of three seniors and one junior. The loggers who compete have to use the same chainsaw throughout the whole competition and the choice of product is often based on what the participant is using professionally in his every day work. The majority of the Husqvarna competitors have chosen to use 576 XP and 372 XP, which are typical professional chainsaws because of their excellent performance. 

Husqvarna WLC Blog

The World Logging Championship in Croatia will be possible to follow through a website hosted by Husqvarna. On the Husqvarna WLC Blog, visitors will be able to get information about championship history, discipline information, participant interviews and expert opinions. On the weekend of the actual event, Husqvarna will send live for the competition site. The results of the disciplines will be covered and interviews of many participants and experts will be broadcasted.

Visit the WLC blog: www.wlc-2010.com 

For more information about Husqvarna, WLC or the blog:

Sven-Erik Bengtsson, +46 (0)70-514 71 90
Press Hotline on +46 8-738 70 80 or press@husqvarna.se
Images are available at www.husqvarna.com/press.
Husqvarna WLC Blog: www.wlc-2010.com

About Husqvarna

Husqvarna is the world's largest manufacturer of lawn mowers, chainsaws and portable, petrol-powered garden equipment, such as trimmers and leaf blowers. Net turnover for 2008 amounted to SEK 32.3 billion and the average number of employees was 15,700.