Husqvarna introduces new products for forestry and lawn care professionals
Husqvara introduced several new products designed for lawn, garden and tree care professionals. These new products were on display at this year’s GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Husqvarna is the only company that can provide you with a full fleet solution, from lawn care to forestry products, from robotics to handheld and wheeled, and even accessories,” said Earl Bennett, president of Husqvarna Brand Division North America. “We are excited to announce that we’re expanding our commercial product lineup even further to offer professionals more solutions to increase productivity and efficiency and help grow their businesses.”
The power of Yamaha is coming to Husqvarna
Husqvarna announced that it is adding the biggest brand in petrol power to its commercial zero-turn lineup. Purpose-built Yamaha engines will be available for the full line of Z500 series commercial zero-turn mowers. These all-new engines include EFI engines and are among the most fuel efficient in their class. They are known for their higher productivity and start-ability, and they combine Yamaha’s standard of performance and reliability with landscape industry-specific design and development to reduce both labor and maintenance costs. Starting at MSRP $7,999.95 and ranging from 26 to 33 hp, Yamaha engine versions will be available for all models in Husqvarna’s new commercial Z500 zero-turn series and come with an industry-leading 5-year commercial warranty.
Automower Pro – commercial robotics solutions
Introducing its world-leading robotic mowers to the commercial market, Husqvarna launched Automower 550 and 550H as the most modern solution to business efficiency and strategic growth for commercial lawn and garden businesses. With reliable, automated and consistently high performance, Husqvarna’s professional Automower models are designed for landscapers, municipalities, commercial business estates and sports clubs, allowing owners and operators to direct their workforce to focus on other, more profitable tasks. Automower 550 (MSRP: $3,699.95; installation sold separately) comes equipped with Fleet Services, Husqvarna’s proprietary cloud-based fleet management software. It can handle lawns up to 1.25 acres and slopes up to 45% and features GPS-assisted navigation and many other industry-leading features. Automower 550H (MSRP: $3,699.95; installation sold separately) includes the same features as the 550 model but is part of Husqvarna’s brand new high-cut versions of robotic mowers, designed specifically to handle lawns that require a higher cutting height of up to 3.6 inches. Husqvarna is the only manufacturer offering robotic solutions for all grass types.
The next legendary Husqvarna chain saw
Pushing the boundaries of innovative product design, Husqvarna launched its next legendary chainsaw, the 572XP. It launches the next generation of 70cc chainsaws and the company’s new Endurance Collection. Everything about the new generation is extraordinary: the 572XP, along with the new 565, were designed and built from scratch on a completely new platform on the same grounds in Sweden where Husqvarna’s chainsaw history began in 1959.
The Husqvarna 572XP (MSRP: starting at $999.95) delivers a 12% higher cutting capacity over similarly sized Husqvarna saws, making it an ideal saw for those looking to increase output and productivity. The new engine design offers a wide usable RPM range for peak performance, while its excellent new cooling capacity provides for a longer engine life. The new state-of-the-art filtration system provides longer and better filtration and therefore a healthier engine and optimized performance. Weighing just 14.5 lbs and equipped with a powerful 5.8 hp engine, the 572XP has a better power-to-weight ratio than any other comparable Husqvarna saw.
Lightest tree care chain saw and new tree care accessories
The company also announced several new additions to its powerful roster of tree care saws and accessories, including the Husqvarna 565 70cc chainsaw, the new T525 top-handle saw and new arborist helmets and essentials.
The Husqvarna 565 (MSRP: starting at $939.95) is a powerful new saw in the 70cc class and part of Husqvarna’s new Endurance Collection. Designed and built in Sweden, it comes with a clutch cover that was designed to optimize rapid, safe saw chip ejection to prevent clogging, even when cutting long fiber wood. The efficient air injection system filters out 98% of incoming dust to deliver full working days with maintained performance and less wear on the engine.
The Husqvarna T525 (MSRP: $489.95) is designed to be the company’s lightest gas-powered tree care saw for full-time professional use. It includes a powerful, low-emission X-Torq engine for professional performance, ease of use and safety for all pruning and trimming jobs. This new 27cc saw features a quick release air filter cover that saves time when cleaning or changing the saw’s spark plug or filter. The belt eyelet makes it easy to connect the saw to the climbing harness, and the auto return stop switch means the saw automatically resets to the ON position for easier starting.
Complementing Husqvarna’s strong and innovative 2019 forestry offerings, the company announced a new line of arborist helmets and arborist essentials, designed for the professional arborist looking for comfort, safety and style. The helmets come as Class C or Class E variations, depending on if the user is working near power lines, and three different visor versions: clear, mirror and smoke. Both helmets meet ANSI and CSA requirements, are ventilated and come with universal fit and depth adjustment settings as well as wheel ratchet adjustment along with a 3-year warranty. Husqvarna Elevation™– Class C Arborist Helmet and Husqvarna Spire™– Class E Arborist Helmet will both be available for MSRP: $139.95. The new Arborist Essentials for 2019 include accessories for line setting, climbing, positioning and equipment transportation.
“We’re excited to now offer a complete solution for arborists and tree care professionals,” said Bennett. “From top-of-the-line saws for every size and application to protective equipment and accessories required to get the job done – Husqvarna is a one-stop solution.”
New professional equipment and accessories for landscape maintenance
The company announced an entirely new line of gas-powered hedge trimmers, providing powerful precision tools for every type of hedge. Offering a unique combination of productivity and durability, the new series features highest cutting capacity due to a special knife design and gear ratio, efficient air filtration through a 2-stage air filter and best handling through a well-balanced overall design. The 522HD60S (MSRP: $529.95) is double-sided hedge trimmer with a robust design, low vibration levels and 23-inch blade length that also comes as a coarse-cut version. The 522HDR75S (MSRP: $559.95) is a double-sided, coarse cut hedge trimmer featuring a 30-inch blade length paired with a robust design and low vibration levels. Husqvarna will also offer a single-sided, coarse-cut hedge trimmer in the 522HS75S (MSRP: $559.95), which also features a 30-inch blade length.
The company also added a new series of 35cc string trimmers for professional use to its product lineup. These low-weight trimmers combine power and extreme durability and designed to be easy to handle and deliver excellent cutting results. Featuring Husqvarna’s powerful, low-emission X-Torq engines and SmartStart technology, the new 535 line contains two straight shaft models as well as one detachable combi shaft model. The 535LS (MSRP: $479.95) is a powerful professional trimmer with robust construction and easy maintenance, featuring a steel drive and straight shaft with a 34.6cc and 2.2 hp engine. The 535LST (MSRP: $499.95) model with a powerful X-Torq engine was designed for full-time brush and grass clearing. The 535LK (MSRP: $499.95) is the detachable combi-shaft model with a reliable X-Torq engine.
Raising the bar for what professionals expect from a walk-behind mower, Husqvarna announced the L321AHE (MSRP: $549.95). This new all-wheel-drive mower integrates the latest technology advancements with traditional design concepts. Featuring a commercial Kohler HD775 engine, a large-capacity bag, high rear wheels and a reinforced 21-inch PremierCut deck, the L321AHE also includes electric start for simple, frustration-free starting via rechargeable battery.
Further substantiating Husqvarna’s standing as the only manufacturer that can equip your entire landscaping trailer, the company also announced that it is adding sprayers back into their product lineup after a several-year hiatus. Designed to meet the needs of any commercial or residential landscape job or application, these brand-new sprayers come in three different sizes.