Husqvarna says its blade-capable 326LS String Trimmer is engineered for the landscape contractor looking for the quality of Husqvarna's E-Tech II engine and the ergonomic features unique to a straight shaft.
For homeowners and commercial users seeking more environmentally friendly equipment, Husqvarna is adding to its line of battery-operated products.
Each new product is equipped with a high-capacity lithium-ion 36-volt battery that Husqvarna says offers the performance of a gasoline-powered engine with a cleaner and quieter experience. The battery also features SavE mode technology, which can be activated with the push of a button to lower output performance and increase battery life in less-demanding situations (e.g., light grass trimming or small branch cutting).
Stihl says its new (October 2013) FS 240 R and FS 240 trimmers offer users the power to cut through heavy thickets and tall growth including low-lying roadside ditches, and around ponds, canals and highway exits. These trimmers feature a 37.7cc, low exhaust-emission engine, offering greater fuel efficiency than the previous models.
Great States Corporation in launching a line of lithium ion-powered products, providing equipment dealers with a complete package to offer landscape contractors. The line is offered with traditional brush-type motors and with the lightweight, brushless, high-torque motor designed to provide high performance without messy gas/oil mixture and universal on/off usage.
Stihl says its FS 94 R professional trimmer, new for 2014, offers features to simplify landscaping tasks in a powerful 2-stroke engine package. The FS 94 R debuts as the lightest trimmer in the Stihl professional line, and features one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class, according to Stihl. At just above 10 pounds, Stihl says the FS 94 R combines performance, portability and innovation to help pros tackle large jobs with less fatigue.
Stihl says you can trim circles around other professional trimmers with its lightweight FS 100 RX. It is 8% lighter and delivers over a 10% increase in power than the FS 90 R to help get the job done quicker and reduce operator fatigue. Plus, with its high-powered and low-exhaust emission engine, this straight-shaft trimmer delivers one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class, according to Stihl.