Husqvarna adds to its line of outdoor power equipment
Husqvarna’s newest additions to its portfolio of professional outdoor power products were unveiled at the recent GIE + Expo in Louisville, Ky. New product introductions include several entirely new series of innovative and performance-optimized wheeled products, additions to the versatile professional handheld and battery-powered lineups, as well as the company’s line of accessories.
The introduction of Husqvarna’s first-ever commercial stand-on mower series complements the company’s wheeled offerings with products that combine efficiency, durability and a compact design with superior manoeverability. Available with a 48 or 54-inch commercial ClearCut deck, the V548 and V554 stand-on mowers provide excellent grass cutting and management, ensuring efficient operation throughout. The heavy-duty construction combined with industrial-strength drive systems deliver long-lasting operation in any commercial operation, and is backed by Husqvarna’s five-year commercial warranty.
Husqvarna’s current zero-turn lineup is seeing an overhaul full of innovative design changes to enhance productivity, durability, cut quality, serviceability and operator comfort. The new zero-turn mower series consists of 11 products, four Z500 models and seven Z500X models, ranging from the Z548 to the Z572X. They stand out with their weld-reinforced, two-by-three-inch tubular steel frames, seven or 10-gauge cutting decks and 10-inch-diameter spindles. All are protected by Husqvarna’s five-year limited commercial warranty.
A new line of commercial hydro-walk mowers provides additional options for lawn care professionals who looking for versatile equipment to complete their fleets. The W548 and W552 hydrostatic walk mowers can handle large mowing areas as well as difficult terrain and are capable of side discharge, mulching or collecting. They also require minimal trailer space due to an optimized footprint and are capable of working in light and difficult-to-reach areas, improving productivity.
Rounding out Husqvarna’s professional wheeled portfolio is the company’s new walk-behind mower. The L421P is a 21-inch durable and robust commercial grade mower, designed with a lightweight body to maximize manoeuverability and efficiency. Its PremierCut deck yields professional results, whether collecting or mulching.
The company also announced a new line of commercial zero-turn mower blades featuring Fisher Barton’s laser-edge cutting technology. Due to the laser edge, the blades feature long-lasting sharpness, reducing downtime for lawn care professionals and increasing cut quality and fuel efficiency. The new blades will be available for the M-ZT 52 to 61-inch decks as well as the 54 to 72-inch decks of the P-ZT, PZ and the new Z500 and Z500X series.
Husqvarna also continues to move forward in the battery-powered market segment with technology that matches gas-powered equipment in performance, efficiency and durability. Several new battery products for 2018 are being offered for professional lawn care and tree care experts.
The 536 LiHE3 hedge trimmer was designed for commercial-grade use and complements the existing 536LiHD60X by offering a slightly shorter 22-inch knife, an extended shaft as well as an articulating cutting head.
With its new BLi100, BLi200, and BLi300, Husqvarna introduces a new line of lithium-ion technology that will replace the current models, offering faster charge times (50-80 minutes), higher capacities and 100Wh, 200Wh and 300Wh, respectively.
For longer performance and commercial-grade equipment, Husqvarna is adding two new backpack batteries with increased capacities to replace current models. The BLi550X and BLi950X backpack batteries will power equipment with 550Wh and 950Wh, respectively, while offering the same innovative backpack design that is comfortable to wear even through long shifts. These batteries also work with existing harnesses and provide long-lasting power and top-class performance, while allowing professionals to work efficiently with fewer breaks for changing batteries than ever before.
Rounding out Husqvarna’s zero-emission technology portfolio of 2018 are the new QC500 charger, designed for fast and efficient charging of bigger batteries, as well as the company’s first voltage inverter, Vi600F, for infield battery charging using a standard plug.
Husqvarna complements its professional lineup with high-quality and durable accessories, including several new offerings unveiled at this year’s GIE+EXPO.
The company is also launching its revolutionary cloud-based Fleet Services system in early 2018, which connects lawn and tree care operators and their entire fleet of machines
to an online portal or mobile app via Bluetooth, enabling 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.
For more information, visit www.husqvarna.com/us.