Thursday, October 23, 2008

Husqvarna Enhances Hedge Trimmer Portfolio with Two New Models

LOUISVILLE, Ky. [October 23, 2008] – Adding to its innovative hedge trimmer portfolio, Husqvarna today announced the Husqvarna 226HD60S and Husqvarna 226HD75S for professional landscapers. The new hedge trimmers adhere to high environmental standards, featuring the Company’s industry-leading X-TORQ technology for reduced fuel consumption by up to 20 percent and reduced emissions by up to 60 percent, as well as less noise for the operator. Comfortable to use and built for long life, the new Husqvarna hedge trimmers are well balanced and feature double cutting edges.

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The Husqvarna 226HD60S and Husqvarna 226HD75S are designed with the user in mind. The hedge trimmers’ exhaust is directed toward the front of the machine, benefiting the operator by reducing the fumes and noise, as well as eliminating the risk of burning the hedge.

Weighing just 12.57 lbs., the Husqvarna 226HD60S is powered by a 1.14 horsepower engine and generates 4,100 cuts per minute. The new model includes enhanced, sharp and robust cutting teeth for higher productivity and long life gear components for maximum durability.

The rear handle of the Husqvarna 226HD60S can be adjusted to facilitate cutting on the sides or tops of hedges. The fuel pump is also designed for easy starting. The improved ergonomics help reduce operator fatigue and improve control.

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 2007 were SEK 33.3 billion and the average number of employees was 16,000.

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