Object of the month
Product: Prototype chain saw with battery
Production period: 2012 –
In 2008 Husqvarna decided to investigate whether professional gasoline products could be replaced with a battery as a power source. A preliminary study with a final report was conducted during the coming years, when lots of cutting equipment, and battery products were compared and evaluated. Eventually, engines and drivers were purchased and powerful prototypes of a chainsaw, trimmer and hedge trimmer were built. These were largely based on RC model aircraft frame components from gasoline products. Major challenges were the cutting equipment that had to be highly effective, the engine that had to be directly driven with high efficiency, and the batteries that had to be viable. The potential of professional battery products was discerned, and the company eventually initiated the project. Production began in both Huskvarna and Ulm, Germany. Husqvarna Battery Series was launched in 2012.
In 2015 Husqvarna Museum has had a record number of visitors. Compared to the previous year 2014 with 26 981 visitors, and the old record from 2005 with 28 129 people at the museum, as many as 33 371 persons visited our exhibitions in 2015 and took part of the fantastic history of Husqvarna. In other words, we now exceed our old record with more than 5000 visitors and 2014, with over 6000 visitors. Besides, the number of [—]