PRESS RELEASE: New Husqvarna K 970 - reliable, effective and user-friendly with SmartTension

Husqvarna introduces the new Husqvarna K 970 – with semi-automatic belt tensioning system called SmartTension and a magnesium blade guard. Updates have also been made on the Rescue, Ring and Chain counterparts.

“We continue our tradition of offering professional performance  for our power cutter users. The new K 970 is an all-round cutter for multi-purposes, and the updated features will make it even more efficient  on the job site”, says Johan Simonsson, Global Product Manager Power Cutters, Husqvarna Construction Products.

Husqvarna’s unique power cutter range stands out and has always offered machines with different power sources; petrol, electric, air and hydraulic. What they all have in common is

the focus on the user, the high power-to-weight ratio and

several other features that facilitate the work for the user.

Introducing SmartTension and magnesium blade guard Husqvarna now introduces SmartTension, a system which makes it easy to tension the belt optimally.

“The secret with SmartTension is that you minimise the risk of under and over-tensioning. When tensioning

the belt, SmartTension finds the right tension using a patent pending spring loaded mechanism. In addition, it is easy to change the belt and reverse the blade guard. This contributes to the reliability of our K 970”, says Johan Simonsson.

Another very important, new feature on all K 970 cutters is the magnesium blade guard. The magnesium contributes to a lower weight, which gives an improved power-to-weight ratio. It also contributes to an increased cutting depth – now up to 155 mm on the 16” version. In addition, the new stepless adjustment on the blade guard on all new K 970 power cutters makes it easier to

change cutting position that in turn facilitates cutting.

RELIABLE. New Husqvarna K 970

with SmartTension semi-automatic belt tensioning system and a magnesium blade guard which is easy to change and reverse.

With reliability in focus

Besides these updated features, the new K 970 still offers the original benefits of K 970. These include Active Air Filtration™, one of the most efficient air filtration systems on the market, and a X-Torq™ engine that produces less emissions and has lower fuel consumption.

”Typical customers could be distributors, rental companies and contractors direct. What they have in common is a need for a reliable power cutter that does the job”, says Johan Simonsson.

Updates on Husqvarna K 970 Rescue

At the same time, Husqvarna also launches an updated version of K 970 Rescue. The power cutter will feature the new semi-automatic SmartTension and the magnesium guard. In addition, to keep the visibility of the blade guard in smoke, the blade guard comes with reflection tape. Also, the carrying strap on K 970

Rescue is updated. Now, the carabines are bigger and easier to handle with gloves on.

MAIN  BENEFITS – NEW HUSQVARNA  K 970

  • SmartTension – semi-automatic belt tensioning. Easy and optimal belt tensioning minimises the risk of under- and over-tensioning.
  • Enhanced ergonomics. Stepless adjustment of the magnesium blade guard (on both 16” and 14”) makes it easy to change cutting position.
  • Increased power-to-weight ratio thanks to the new, light blade guard in magnesium, which decreases the weight to 11kg (14”) and 11.7 kg (16”).
  • Active Air Filtration™. One of the most efficient air filter systems on the market.
  • X-Torq™ engine produces less emissions and has lower fuel consumption.
  • DuraStarter™. Dust-sealed starter with durable starter cord reduces the risk of downtime and increases reli- ability and product life.
  • SmartCarb™. Built-in automatic filter compensation, maintains high power and lowers fuel consumption.
  • Easy to start thanks to Air Purge and decompression valve.

MAIN  BENEFITS –NEW HUSQVARNA  K 970 RESCUE

  • All the benefits from new Husqvarna K 970, including the magnesium blade guard, plus new carrying strap with larger carabines for easier handling.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – NEW HUSQVARNA K 970

  • Cylinder displacement: 94 cc
  • Power output: 4.8 kW
  • Blade diameter: 350/400 mm
  • Max cutting depth: 125/155 mm
  • Weight without cutting equipment: 11/11.7 kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – NEW HUSQVARNA K 970 RESCUE

  • Cylinder displacement: 94 cc
  • Power output: 4.8 kW
  • Blade diameter: 350 mm
  • Max cutting depth: 125 mm

SAME BENEFITS. All the benefits from new Husqvarna K 970 are included in new K 970 Rescue. In addition, there is a new carrying strap with larger carabines.

For more information, please contact:

Johan Simonsson, Global Product Manager Power Cutters, Husqvarna Construction Products, johan.a.simonsson@husqvarnagroup.com, +46 722 14 55 79.