Object of the month
Object: Ride-on lawn mower
Period of time: 1985
The object of the month this month is the prototype for the first ride-on lawn mower, the Rider. Development began at the Jonsered plant, near Gothenburg, and continued at the Ödeshög plant. In 1985 this prototype was finally presented. In 1986 regular series production commenced and the first mower – the Rider 850 – came on the market in 1987.
Several technical solutions from this first generation remain for long in subsequent mowers which clearly demonstrates innovative strength and instinct for the future. Since it is, this year, 30 years since the Husqvarna Rider went into sales, the museum will soon have a special exhibition on the subject.
Husqvarna Museum is very pleased that we got to be part of Husqvarna Motorcycles launch of new enduro models 2017 ! Watch the film about the launch , which took place in Huskvarna and Norrahammar on 11 and 13 July. Many thanks to Smålands Karoliner for a fine setting of the company’s oldest history!