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Husqvarna Shows Off Their New 36V Battery Tools

We saw the beginning of the of the battery invasion into the outdoor power equipment market in 2014 and 2015 looks to be the year that it goes mainstream.  Companies like DeWALT, Greenworks and EGO all have some game changing technology on the scene.  We saw the Husqvarna 36V cordless chainsaw a few years back at GIE when it was still under development. Looks like they are getting ready to launch. Lithium ion technology is nothing new but a backpack battery that lasts all day is new to me.  Husqvarna is built for the Pro.  I am sure they have...

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Husqvarna 580BTS Backpack Blower – Portable Hurricane

As of this writing the Husqvarna 580BTS backpack blower is the most powerful backpack blower on the market.  The 75.6 cc 4.3 hp X-Torq engine puts out 1024.5 cfm.  The unit weighs just shy of 27 lbs.  For its size and power it is surprisingly ergonomic.   The handle can be adjusted to multiple positions and has a cruise control feature. As with all Husqvarna products we have tested it starts within the first 2 pulls every time.  Maintenance is a snap and everything is easily accessible.  This unit is designed for the landscape pro.  For blowing out flower beds it is...

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Husqvarna HU675 Lawnmower Cut Report

This was a lawnmower I was really excited to use and I have to say it was bitter sweet.  While I love the power and AWD system, I am not too excited how hard it was to pull backwards.  I have a smaller lawn, so I am turning a lot and tend to pull back on the lawnmower.  For me I thought it took too much effort.  Other than that, I really do like this mower.  The mower is powerful and cuts through my deep grass with no issues.  The AWD system was great for going up my hill...

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Husqvarna R 220T Articulated Rider – Cut Report

I cannot believe the grass actually started to grow here in Chicago.  My neighbors love me because in the spring I mow their lawns to test mowers.  This gives me roughly 4 acres per mow.  That is a pretty good time to become accustomed with the traits of the machine.  The R 220T is a very comfortable mower to operate.  Some claim it to be quieter than a traditional mower because of the engine behind you.  To me it is about as loud as the average mower.  I didn’t notice any difference between the engine and deck. The steering is...

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Husqvarna R 220T Articulated Riding Lawn Mower

Also known as the Swedish rider, the Husqvarna R 220T is like nothing you have seen before. The steering wheel is connected to cables that allow to rear wheels to swing out and cause the unit to articulate. There are some major advantages to this setup. The rider turns tight around obstacles and has almost zero turn like capabilities without the risk of turf damage. Another bonus is the mowing decks is out front. Yes see everything you are cutting. A 20hp Briggs and Stratton motor powers the R 220T. Unlatch the rear cover and you have complete access...

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Husqvarna HU675 AWD Lawn Mower

Husqvarna, what can’t they do?   They make large construction equipment, awesome concrete saws and yes even lawn mowers.  While this doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the Craftsman AWD that we tested, it is a solid lawn mower, but would you expect anything less from Husqvarna?  This is a no thrills option for the lawn mower world.  While it doesn’t have a side discharge, it can bag and mulch.  One big thing this mower can do is get up hill and through valleys because of the All Wheel Drive system.  I do like the speed of...

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Husqvarna 125BVx Blower / Vacuum – Review

Portable blowers come in many shapes and sizes.  They can be powered by either gas or batteries.  Battery powered units work great for indoor applications but you cannot beat the run time of a gas powered unit. Husqvarna is well known in the Lawn and Garden industry as producing great quality blowers like the 570BTS backpack blower that we reviewed last year.  The 125BVx is an entry level handheld blower for the home owner that produces up to 170 MPH at around 470CFM from a 28cc 1.1 HP two stroke engine.  The unit weighs in at 9.6 lbs and has...

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Husqvarna LGT 2654 Garden Tractor

Recently we got to test out a Husqvarna LGT 2654.  The LGT 2654 is powered by an easy to maintain 26hp Kohler courage engine.  The engine has plenty of power to propel the 3 bladed 54″ air induction deck through the tallest of grass.  This is a hydrostatic tractor that is controlled by a lever not a foot switch.  In areas when you need to precisely control your speed you will have to take one hand off of the steering wheel.  Also when cutting on rough terrain the handle has a tendency to slowly return to the neutral position. ...

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Husqvarna HU800AWD – All Wheel Drive Push Mower

Mower technology is really coming out in force this year.  We already told you about the Raven, which is a Hybrid mower and now Husqvarna has released a Honda powered all wheel drive push mower.  I was at my local Lowes the other day and got to spend a few minutes with this mower.  It has a very quality feel to it and is packed with features.  First lets talk about the AWD system, why would need AWD?  There are many reasons but hilly terrain is the main.  Sure you could man up and lug a mower up a...

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Husqvarna 455 Rancher Chainsaw – Farm Tough Review

Sometimes you just need a general all around use chainsaw.  Husqvarna created the 455 18″ saw for this category.  It has plenty of power for almost any task you throw at it and starts easlily every time. Whenever we ask industry forestry pros about the equipment they use, it’s always Husqvarna and Stihl.  I once brought an Echo chainsaw to a pro for an opinion and he laughed me away.  I had major problems with that Echo, but it is a classic case of you get what you pay for.  I am a firm believer in brand loyalty, Husqvarna...

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