Husqvarna introduces plethora of products

Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc. unveiled more than 30 products across its Husqvarna, Dixon and RedMax brands at GIE+EXPO.

On the handheld power equipment side, Husqvarna introduced seven products, including two chain saws (555 and 562 XP), two hedge trimmers (122HD45 and 122HD60), two line trimmers (122C and 128DJx) and a pole saw (327PT5S). All seven handheld products feature a Smart Start recoil system for 40-percent less pulling force.


Husqvarna 562 XP chain sawThe sleek and slender 555 and 562 XP chain saws boast Husqvarna’s reduced gyro force technology, reducing the weight of the saws’ key moving parts — fly wheel, crank shaft and piston — so there is less interior movement in the engine, which creates less gyration and more control. The 562 XP also has Husqvarna’s Revboost feature, which allows for acceleration in chain speed over short periods to increase efficiency during cutting, specifically in de-limbing applications. Revboost is controlled by the ignition and enables users to increase to maximum rpm for about two seconds. It is designed to provide an optimum ratio of power to rpm without having the engine run wide open for extended periods of time. The 555 and 562 XP also incorporate many proven elements of Husqvarna’s existing professional-grade chain saws such as X-Torq engine technology, AutoTune technology, LowVib, air injection and magnesium three-piece crankshaft.

The 122HD45 hedge trimmer has an 18-inch blade, and the 122HD60 hedge trimmer comes with a 24-inch blade and a five-position rotating rear handle. The 122C line trimmer is a lightweight, powerful and quiet curved-shaft unit with a 21.7-cc engine, and the 128DJx is a 28-cc multi-purpose line trimmer that comes with an easy-loading trimmer head, a brushcutter blade and a conversion kit; the 128DJx also has a detachable lower end that accommodates attachments such as an edger, pole saw, hedge trimmer, tiller and sweeper. The 327PT5S pole saw has an adjustable shaft that allows for extension up to 144 inches in total length and a vibration-dampened 12-inch bar.

Husqvarna expanded its PZ line of zero-turn mowers with the addition of a diesel unit (PZ6029D), which is powered by a 29-hp. Kubota diesel engine, as well as a propane unit (PZ6029PFX), which boasts a 29-hp. Kawasaki LPG Series engine and optional dual 33-pound tanks that hold approximately 14 gallons for all-day operation. In addition, Husqvarna unveiled a walk-behind mower, the HU800HV, with a rear-wheel drive system and rear high wheels for excellent maneuverability even on hilly or rough terrain. Husqvarna also introduced a pair of tractors: the YTH24V54XLS yard tractor with a 24-hp./726-cc Kawasaki FR Series engine and the industry’s only 54-inch ventilated reinforced stamped cutting deck, and the GTH27V48LS garden tractor with a 27-hp./724-cc Briggs & Stratton Endurance engine and 48-inch fabricated cutting deck with four anti-scalp wheels.


Dixon DX260 zero-turn mowerExpanding on its successful 2010 entry into the tractor market, Dixon introduced the D2654GT garden tractor with a 26-hp. twin-cylinder Kawasaki FR Series engine, which carries a three-year consumer warranty, and a 54-inch ventilated stamped cutting deck with four anti-scalp wheels and a nose roller. Dixon also entered the commercial zero-turn mower market with the unveiling of the DX100 and DX200 Series. The DX100 Series (4 models) is directed at entry-level or value-conscious commercial users, whereas the DX200 Series (5 models) brings more robust construction, higher-speed drive systems and higher productivity/cutting performance for the larger landscape contractors.


RedMax BCZ2460TS string trimmerRedMax introduced its GZ380-16 residential-use chain saw with a 38-cc/2-hp. Strato-Charged engine and MaxClean dust separation system, as well as a redesigned version of its best-selling BCZ2460TS commercial string trimmer that delivers 40-percent faster acceleration, 20-percent less vibration, 11-percent cleaner emissions, 9-percent better fuel efficiency than its predecessor and reduced warm-up time.

As for accessories, Husqvarna introduced five commercial sprayers, including the BP5 (5.3-gallon), BP4E (4-gallon) and BP4P (4-gallon) backpack sprayers and the HS2 (2-gallon) and HS4 (4-gallon) handheld sprayers. It also unveiled a complete line of hand tools, which includes two by-pass pruning shears, two by-pass loppers and a hedge clipper.

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