• Staff writer


Husqvarna is set to give the forestry, garden and park management industry an exciting new choice in chainsaws with the release of two battery-powered options, namely the T540i XP top handle® and 540i XP rear handle®. The new chainsaws are a match for professional class petrol chainsaws, making them ideal for tree removals and smaller felling tasks. With a re-designed and optimised system, they offer a 30% increase in power compared to previous Husqvarna battery chainsaws, equalling the power of 40cc petrol chainsaws but with reduced emissions and vibrations.

Pieter Smuts, MD of Husqvarna South Africa, says they are confident that these two chainsaws will set a new standard in South Africa and give arbour professionals “the experience they’ve been waiting for in battery-powered chainsaws.”

Given that an arborist can work anywhere from ground level to 20 metres up, and under all conditions, the saws are designed for versatility and easy handling. A newly developed user interface allows for quick control and balanced saw bodies provide the manoeuvrability needed for difficult cuts.

The chainsaws start and stop at the press of a button and battery status is easily visible. A battery-powered chainsaw offers several benefits, including the absence of direct emissions, reduced noise and vibrations and reduced strain on the body. Depending on the charger, they can be recharged to 80% in around 30 minutes and to full power in under one hour.

To handle the rigorous demands of arborists, only premium light-weight materials and durable components were used.


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