Thursday, October 23, 2008

Husqvarna Introduces New Hydro Walk Behind Commercial Mower Line With Fixed and Floating Deck Design

LOUISVILLE, Ky. [October 23, 2008] – Husqvarna is introducing nine new hydro walk behind mower models at this year’s GIE + Expo that will help professionals accomplish their tasks more efficiently.

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The new hydro walk behind line features fixed and floating deck designs ranging in size from 36 inches to 61 inches. All models are powered by commercial grade Kawasaki V-Twin engines ranging from 15 to 23 horsepower. An innovative new drive system features a Kanzaki 10cc tandem style pump, Parker wheel motors and an easy-to-access control knob for tracking adjustments.

Professionals will also appreciate the industry leading pistol-type operator interface that features an integrated operator presence control, thumb slide locks for neutral and easy to reach drive levers for added intuitive and ergonomic advantages. The speed control lever also features an automatic pump bypass in the neutral lock position to prevent creeping and assist with cold starting. A foot-operated brake helps secure the units for easier transport.

The premium cutting deck is constructed of 10-gauge steel with 7-gauge side skirts, and is balanced for optimal performance on side hills. Reinforced front casters and caster bearings ensure long life while jumping on and off curbs. All of the control linkages are protected by the handle to avoid impact and damage during transport.

These products will be available March 1, 2009 at Husqvarna dealers nationwide.

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.