Thursday, October 23, 2008

Husqvarna Rolls Out New XLS Line, YTH2242 Lawn & Garden Tractors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. [October 23, 2008] – Adding to its premium line of lawn and garden tractors, Husqvarna has unveiled two new XLS models and a YTH2242 model for 2009.

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The two XLS models include all of the premium features of Husqvarna’s current LS line, plus:

• Professional V-Twin Vanguard engines
• Premium seats with arm rests
• Electric deck lift, including a gauge for deck height (2354GXLS)
• 24-inch tires (2354GXLS)
• Locking rear differential (2146XLS)

The new Husqvarna® 2146XLS includes a 46-inch deck, 21-horsepower V-Twin and hydro pedal transmission, focusing on customers with “difficult to mow” terrain. The new Husqvarna® 2354GXLS includes a 54-inch deck, 23-horsepower V-Twin and a ground- engaging pedal controlled hydro transmission, focusing on customers with heavy gardening and snow plowing requirements.

Husqvarna’s premium lawn and garden tractors feature durable offerings such as a 12-gauge welded steel frame for extreme strength; a welded, reinforced deck for superior durability; a heavy-duty brush guard for front end protection; and Turf Master tires for exceptional traction.

An electric PTO provides easy blade engagement and the Air Induction deck provides exceptional grass lift for smooth, precise cuts.

The models also include an upgraded throttle lever. The deck wash port provides a convenient way to keep the unit clean after use. A full line of gardening and snow removal accessories are also available.

The YTH2242 model is a yard tractor that features cruise control for a comfortable drive, deck gauge wheels that prevent yard scalping in uneven terrain and cast iron front axle and welded chassis to provide added strength and stability.

It includes a 22-horsepower Briggs Intek engine, pedal-controlled hydro and a 15 inch highback seat.

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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