Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Consumers Digest Names Eleven Husqvarna® Products as Best Buy Recommendations

Charlotte, NC – Consumers Digest magazine has named eleven Husqvarna outdoor powered products as Best Buys in their May/June, 2009 and September/October, 2009 issues.
Best Buys are recognized in the Chain Saws, Leaf Blowers and Yard Care Equipment categories. A Consumers Digest Best Buy is defined as a product that offers the most value for a given amount of money. A Best Buy is also a nationally available product, identified as one that merits special attention from consumers based on its combination of performance, ease-of-use, features, durability, warranty, efficiency, styling, and maintenance and servicing requirements. 

“For 49 years, people have trusted Consumers Digest magazine to identify outstanding values in a complex and often confusing marketplace,” said Jörgen Rosengren, global category manager, Husqvarna. “Husqvarna has a long history of manufacturing outdoor power equipment for the consumer who demands tough equipment with the best features to get the job done.” 

Husqvarna models recognized as Consumers Digest Best Buys are: 

Chain saws:

450e
440e
316E (electric) 

“The 450 e-series is one of the lightest models that we found that has an automatic oiler which means that you don’t have to push a button to keep the chain lubricated, and tool-less tensioning which makes it easier to adjust the chain,” Consumers Digest wrote. 

Blowers:

125BVx (handheld blower - vacuum capable)
125B (handheld blower)
356BF (back pack quiet blower - frame mount throttle)
356BT (back pack quiet blower - tube mount throttle) 

According to Consumers Digest, “the 125BVx sucks up leaves as well as any other model we tested. It switches from blower to vacuum more easily than most other gas models do because you need only a screwdriver to pop open the impeller cover on this model.” 

Trimmers:

128LD Split-shaft trimmer
128LDX Split-shaft trimmer
128L Straight-shaft trimmer
128C Curved-shaft trimmer 

The Consumers Digest article states that, “the 128LD is the lightest split-shaft gas trimmer that has a 16 1/2-inch cutting width, which makes it easier for you to cover a lot of ground in less time when compared with other models that are in this price range.”

On average, a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating is awarded to 3 percent of the competing models in any given product category, according to the publication.

For more information on any of the Consumers Digest Best Buy models or to find a Husqvarna dealer nationwide, please visit www.husqvarna.com/us.

About Husqvarna

Husqvarna is the world's largest producer of lawn mowers, chainsaws and portable gas-powered garden equipment such as trimmers and blowers. The Group is also a world leader in diamond tools and cutting equipment for the construction and stone industries. Net sales in 2008 were 4.9 billion dollars and the average number of employees was 15,700. 

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