Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Husqvarna Brushcutters Deliver Powerful Performance and Increased Efficiency

LOUISVILLE, Ky. [October 23, 2008] – For landowners and professionals requiring brushcutters that offer optimal performance and efficiency, the new 335FR, 343FR and 235FR are ideal products. The new Husqvarna brushcutters feature the company’s exclusive X-TORQ engine technology, which reduces exhaust emissions by up to 60 percent and reduces fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. Designed with long working shifts in mind, the new brushcutters are ergonomically designed and offer superior durability.

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Equipped with a trimmer head, grass blade and saw blade, the Husqvarna 335FR, 343FR and 235FR brushcutters offer landowners versatility in one effective package. The new brushcutters also feature LowVib anti-vibration dampeners that absorb vibration for maximum comfort and control. Additional product features include:

Husqvarna® 343FR

• 2.7 horsepower and 9,000 rpm
• Angled handle bar and comfort handles for excellent grip and working position
• Fuel tank placement in front of the engine for optimized center of gravity
• Transparent fuel tank for simple fuel level checks
• Magnetic locking pin holder to facilitate easy switch of cutting equipment

Husqvarna® 335FR

• 2.2 horsepower engine and 8,400 rpm maximum power speed
• Magnetic locking pin holder to facilitate easy switch of cutting equipment
• Trouble free start via auto return stop switch (when the machine is turned off, the stop button automatically returns to start position) and fuel pump designed for easy start
• Combi-guard cutting attachment for use with a grass blade or trimmer head

Husqvarna® 235FR

For tough landowner use, the Husqvarna® 235FR brushcutter delivers top performance, unique ergonomics and excellent durability. Key features include:

• 1.8 horsepower engine and 9,000 rpm maximum power speed
• Combi-guard cutting attachment for use with a grass blade or trimmer head
• Magnetic locking pin holder to facilitate easy switch of cutting equipment
• Duo-Balance 35 harness for additional ergonomic support

These products will be available January 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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