Meet the Champion, with the World Champion Saw
WLC, the World Logging Championship, is arranged every two years when professional elite loggers from around the world compete in five
different events: precision felling, changing saw chain, precision sawing with two different methods and limbing.
3 Questions with Lasse Strandell
Lars is a multiple medalist at World Logging Championships (WLC) and has more than 30 years of experience in logging. With such expertise, it’s no wonder he is Team Husqvarna’s 2016 WLC coach.
Meet one of our youngest champions, Anton Petersson, 19 years
Anton is part of the team of competitors who are under 24 years of age. See what he has to say about his chances at this year’s World Logging Championships (WLC).
An Exclusive Peek at our Championship Saws
World Logging Championships are about to begin, but before we launch into our coverage of the competition, we wanted to give all our chainsaw enthusiasts a look into how our two championship chainsaws, 576 XP & 372 XP, came to be!
Husqvarna X-Cut: Designing a better saw chain
For the first time, there are original Husqvarna saw chains, and they are made where it all once started – in Huskvarna, Sweden. Why, you might wonder. Well, the story actually starts at the end. Through all our research and development, making your output the highest possible has been the overarching goal.
Smooth and sharp: Professionals try the new Husqvarna X-Cut saw chain
Tagging along with professionals as they test Husqvarna products in real environments is the most exciting way to see if our efforts have paid off. In the case of the new X-Cut saw chain, however, the excitement may have been mixed with a certain nervousness on the part of the test managers. Would this totally new product for Husqvarna gain the acceptance of hard-working loggers and arborists?
On top of her game – Kiah Martin on being one of the best arborists in the world
Remember when you were a child and climbed trees? Some people keep climbing and become arborists. And some of them become the best in the world. One of those super pros is Kiah Martin, a world champion winning arborist based in Melbourne. This is her story.
Safer work at fast pace along power line corridors
Things move quickly when a team is felling trees and cutting branches along a power line corridor. It's a tough job that requires high precision at all times. Gerry Breton, Safety Director at Lucas Tree Experts, decided at an early stage to invest in Husqvarna saws with the unique chain brake TrioBrake. It proved to be a profitable investment. Chainsaw user Bill Raleigh and his colleagues are now working smarter – using better working techniques and working more safely and ergonomically.
Efficient logging in heat at high altitude
It's a warm, dry, remote location high in the mountains. Big trees are felled here at a rapid rate on the steep slopes. It's a tough environment that makes great demands on both the loggers and their machines. Jaime Wagenfuhr and his son Graham are enjoying every minute. Using chainsaws with the self-adjusting carburettor AutoTune allows them to work unhindered and efficiently – at all altitudes and at all temperatures.