Thursday, October 23, 2008

Husqvarna’s New Articulating Riding Mower Offers All-Wheel Drive

LOUISVILLE, Ky. [October 23, 2008] – Husqvarna is launching two new articulating riding mowers, including a model that offers all-wheel drive for superior traction on wet surfaces and inclines.

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The Husqvarna® Rider 175 and Rider 175 AWD include a rear-mounted 17.5-horsepower Briggs Intek Single engine for less noise and emissions for the operator. They include a 41-inch stamped Combi Deck that provides high performance mulching and cutting along with a new control panel with 20 percent less deck lifting force.

For the operator, intuitive adjustable-angle and adjustable-height steering wheel, along with 20 percent less steering force needed, provide easy operation. A new fuel tank design with 35 percent additional capacity allows the mower to run longer between refills.

Husqvarna’s patented articulated steering and four wheels of the same size provide near zero turn mower maneuverability. The durable chassis is powder coated and built with 11-gauge corrosion-resistant steel. Cleaning, belt replacement and blade maintenance are a snap with the no-tools flip-up deck. The Protection Package engine includes a cast iron sleeve, full pressure lubrication, premium 25-micron oil and air filters, platinum spark plug and special PTFE coated pistons and rings.

The new articulating riding mowers will be available November 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.

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