Thursday, October 23, 2008

Piles of Snow are No Match for Husqvarna’s New Line of Snow Throwers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. [October 23, 2008] – When it comes to knowing snowy conditions, Husqvarna, a company founded in Sweden -- a country that extends north of the Arctic Circle -- has the expertise. Husqvarna is unveiling new models of snow throwers for professionals and landowners at this year’s GIE + Expo.

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Husqvarna’s new snow thrower series (LS and XLS) features heavier duty auger housing that is 40 percent stronger than its standard auger housing for added strength and durability. An aggressively serrated auger combined with a maintenance-free gearbox, help ensure that snow is cleared effortlessly.

Husqvarna offers premium controls on its snow throwers, including patented easy-to-use power steering. It even includes built-in hand warmers! Upgraded cables on all controls ensure operation in the most difficult conditions. An automotive-style halogen headlight helps light the way for early morning or late evening work.

For the professional models (XLS), additional features include:

• High speed impeller for throwing snow up to 50 feet – 50 percent farther than the standard impeller
• Hydrostatic transmission for precision control
• Weight bar for assuring removal of packed and frozen snow

The new line is available now from 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.