“The ability to run a longer bar for less weight allows for greater productivity with less fatigue,” said Stacie Zerfoss, product manager, Husqvarna. “Fatigue is the leading cause of chain saw injuries.”
The reduced weight of the bar allows chain saw operators to run a 20-inch Techlite for the same weight as a 16-inch solid pro bar, both weighing 2 pounds.
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 2008 were 4.9 billion dollars and the average number of employees was 15,700.