Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Husqvarna Bed Edger Delivers Premium Performance and Durability for Professional Landscapers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. [October 23, 2008] – The new four-in-one Husqvarna® BE 550 Bed Edger is a powerful, durable machine ideal for the toughest professional landscape projects. Featuring a 5.5 horsepower Honda engine for premium performance, the new Professional Bed Edger can be used for shaping landscaping beds, or for installing edging, pet fencing, landscape lighting, paver bricks and landscape ties.

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Delivering superior stability, the new bed edger incorporates four smooth tires to minimize turf damage and enables easy clean up after jobs are completed. The new bed edger is also highly maneuverable, featuring rear wheels that can either be unlocked for full steering to create unique, curved bed shapes, or locked to ensure a straight edge every time.

For maximum comfort on the job, the Husqvarna BE 550 Bed Edger is ergonomically designed, incorporating a fully adjustable handle to create a comfortable work height or fold down for compact storage and transport. The new machine is also compact and user-friendly, with a handle mounted release lever enabling users to quickly and easily adjust between transport and operating position and with adjustable cutting depth of two to four inches.

The Husqvarna BE550 also includes easy-to-remove shields for cleaning or switching attachments. Attachments include a three-fourths of an inch wide cable laying blade with unique shield that automatically feeds underground cable for landscape lighting and electronic pet fencing. The three-fourths of an inch wide blade can also be used with the standard shield for easily installing landscape edging. Finally, a wide four-inch paver blade is available to create a flat trench area for paver bricks, landscape ties, or landscape walls.

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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