Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Husqvarna Professional Backpack Blower Combines Power and Performance

LOUISVILLE, Ky. [October 23, 2008] – As autumn leaves begin to fall, it’s an ideal time for Husqvarna to unveil a new backpack blower for landscape professionals. The Husqvarna® 180BF backpack blower combines power and performance. With its low weight (under 30 pounds) and high air speed (201 mph), this newest model in Husqvarna’s handheld and backpack blower arsenal tackles the most demanding jobs.

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It features the new X-TORQ engine with E-TECH II emission control technology that improves fuel efficiency by up to 60 percent while reducing emissions by up to 20 percent. An extra large two-stage air filter and large fuel tank maximize uptime and productivity.

The padded harness with hip belt and ergonomically designed controls allow for greater comfort while on the job. A 180 tube mount model is also available.

Husqvarna’s 180BF backpack blower is available 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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