Thursday, October 23, 2008

Husqvarna Introduces K750 Power Cutter with Oil Guard Feature That Ensures Correct Mixture

LOUISVILLE, Ky. [October 23, 2008] – Rental companies, landscapers and local governments often times must ensure that the right mix of fuel – with the right oil – is used on power cutting equipment to avoid seizures and costly product downtime.

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Husqvarna is offering a new solution with the introduction of the K750 power cutter with Oil Guard™. The Oil Guard feature helps ensure that the power cutter is only operated with the proper oil and the correct mixture. A sensor detects if incorrect oil or if no oil is present in the fuel and automatically reduces the power cutter’s rpm to 3,800 (idle speed) to avoid engine damage. Husqvarna offers Oil Guard 2-stroke oil that includes a color additive only present in the Oil Guard oil which helps the sensor detect it. Oil Guard oil is a premium quality oil that is recommended for use in all 2-stroke machinery and is available at Husqvarna dealers nationwide.

The K750 power cutter with Oil Guard includes a two-year warranty against seizures when Oil Guard oil is used.

The K750 has a five horsepower engine with DualCharge, which produces more power with higher torque and 70 percent less emissions. 

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.

The product also features SmartCarb™, Husqvarna’s exclusive carburetor with built-in filter compensation to adjust the fuel-air mixture, so the engine maintains maximum power even when the filter starts to clog. The Dura Starter™, a patented starter unit, seals in the return spring and pulley bearing, making the starter virtually maintenance-free.

Another shared feature is Active Air Filtration, a unique filter technology consisting of three separate filter systems, each stage capturing cutting dust to increase the service life of the engine and reduce downtime and service costs.