Husqvarna announced at GIE+EXPO that it is extending its suite of high-performing professional products and services that cater to the needs of tree care and landscaping experts.
The Husqvarna 436LiB blower is lightweight, low maintenance and easy-to-use for the time-conscious professional seeking high-quality performance similar to gas-powered products. A simple tap on the control panel starts it instantly, and cruise control maintains constant speeds while the power boost setting allows removal of stubborn debris, leaves and dirt — even indoors. A slim, narrow design and soft grip make operation a breeze. Pair it with an efficient backpack battery system (Husqvarna’s BLi520X or BLi940X) for longer runtimes.
Husqvarna 500 Series
Powerful, fuel-efficient, low-emission X-Torq engines and well-balanced, ergonomic designs are hallmarks of the Husqvarna 500 Series of handheld, battery-powered equipment. Each product delivers the discerning professional the power and durability needed to efficiently complete the most demanding jobs.
* The Husqvarna 562 XP mid-size chain saw has a unique design and heavy-duty construction for long-lasting performance.
* The Husqvarna 525HF3S fixed-pole hedge trimmer has an extra-long, 26-inch, double-sided cutter bar on a durable 32-inch shaft for operator safety.
* The Husqvarna 580BTS is a powerful backpack blower designed for demanding tasks, thanks to an efficient fan design that generates large air flow and high air speed.
* The easy-to-operate Husqvarna 555 FX clearing saw has an optimized gear head to deliver professional performance even during tough, long and demanding shifts.
One durable 40V Li-ion high-performance battery may be used interchangeably among all battery-powered Husqvarna products.
Husqvarna complements its products by offering a wide range of reliable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including two new product lines that blend comfort with the latest safety enhancements.
New technical jackets and pants are designed for comfort and protection. They provide zippered pockets, pre-bent knees and arms for better fit, ventilation zippers and Cordura reinforcement over elbows, and other essential protective features. The jackets and pants feature 4-way stretch material — the pants also include chain saw nylon warp knit protection materials.
The new pro technical forest helmet is comfortable and lightweight, featuring a one-handed ratchet system that allows for easy size adjustment. Built to meet relevant ANSI standards, it includes a free-view visor for optimal visibility and mesh ventilation for increased comfort during long hours of use.
Husqvarna Fleet Services
A new cloud-based service, Fleet Services connects the machine fleet and landscaping teams directly to an online portal, enabling landscaping professionals to have insights into their operations at their fingertips. By mounting a small wireless machine sensor to an outdoor power product, Husqvarna Fleet Services captures machine status data, translating it into valuable information that can be used to help boost productivity and improve the bottom line. The Fleet Services system is in final beta testing with key tree care and landscape pros and will be made available as early as 2016.
Husqvarna plans to launch a smartphone app to further support on-site operations and improve crew involvement.
“Professionals rely on Husqvarna for power, precision and durability under the harshest conditions,” said Jeff Dewosky, vice president, general manager for Husqvarna NA. “These product and program innovations ensure professional users can address any challenge.”