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Very cool

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Yes, you can now have a BMW chain saw, lawnmower , hedge trimmer , and more

http://www.husqvarna.com

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Wonder if you could get a set of those outrigger skis to adapt to the Lt...then winter would seem shorter here.

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Yes, you can now have a BMW chain saw, lawnmower , hedge trimmer , and more

http://www.husqvarna.com
I've had my Husqvarna lawn mower for 3 or 4 years. Great mower with key start & self propelled drive.

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I've had my Husqvarna lawn mower for 3 or 4 years. Great mower with key start & self propelled drive.
That's my next grass thrasher - been doing the Toro/TroyBuilt/Sears thingies long enough, and finally getting tired of bitchin' about 'em. I know there are more happyfolks with the above brands, butt not me. Boerne has a Husqvarna dealership now (as well as a new Yamaha m/c dealership!!), so won't be as worried about lack of service facilities as I am with the above brands.
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Dick I bought my Husky at Sears but take it to a local "Out Door Power Sports" dealer (lawnmowers & go carts) for service. They are cheaper & faster then Sears service center.

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Dick I bought my Husky at Sears but take it to a local "Out Door Power Sports" dealer (lawnmowers & go carts) for service. They are cheaper & faster then Sears service center.
Gotcha. Boerne's Sears outlet doesn't do way many service stuff, so a visit to S.A. metropolis wuz always a chore. We do have a small-equipment repair shop, butt it's mostly for hand tools, etc. Can't wait for mowing season with a new Husqvarna masheeen!!
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That's my next grass thrasher - been doing the Toro/TroyBuilt/Sears thingies long enough, and finally getting tired of bitchin' about 'em. I know there are more happyfolks with the above brands, butt not me. Boerne has a Husqvarna dealership now (as well as a new Yamaha m/c dealership!!), so won't be as worried about lack of service facilities as I am with the above brands.

BTW: Troy Bilt products are now made in Mexico. I purchased a couple of lawn gear stuff.
Both turned out to be crap. Did not last long at all. How sad a once proud USA company now manufacturing their products in Mexico.

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I don't think there is anything bad about things made in Mexico, they build things to the standard set by the manufacturer. If specs are for crap they build crap, if the specs are for quality product they will build a quality product. Both our cars and my BBQ were built in Mexico and have no complaints with any of them.

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Yes, you can now have a BMW chain saw, lawnmower , hedge trimmer , and more

http://www.husqvarna.com
and a sewing machine. My wife's sewing machine is a Husqvarna.

If this trend continues it means that some day you can get a motorcycle that actually, literally sounds as quiet as a sewing machine. Or, maybe a sewing machine that sounds like a screaming sport bike at red line.

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Yes, you can now have a BMW chain saw, lawnmower , hedge trimmer , and more
No, BMW only bought the motorcycle portion of Husky and even then they didn't buy it from Husky but rather from Cagiva.

I did one time at the Atlanta airport see an Air Tran MD-80 with a BMW roundel on its engine ... I suspect since BMW owns Rolls Royce ... .

My sister has a Husqvarna sewing machine, so one time I went to a bike dealer and bought her a Husqvarna baseball cap.

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I've seen these at my local dealer.
But they are more trail and off road. I think they were as big as 380's orange plastic and pretty high off the ground. Video must be smaller model to flatfoot in skies. I wonder how he stops . . .
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Or there's always this option:


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TAKEN FROM A 2007 POST (Before BMW purchased Husqvarna)

Actually, Husqvarna chain saws and Husqvarna motorcycles currently have no connection other than name. I work with the chainsaw folks in Sweden so I have heard the story a few times. Let’s see if I can get this straight.

Husqvarna began making engines and motorbikes in the early 1900’s. They are well known for their world championship motocross and enduro bikes over the years. In 1978, Electrolux acquired Husqvarna and they operated as a wholly owned subsidiary. In 1986, the Husqvarna Motorcycle Division was sold by Electrolux to the Italian company Cagiva and they took over production and development. (You might remember when the Costiglioni bothers of Cagiva tried to take over Ducati in 1983?) Anyway, Cagiva purchased MV Augusta in 1997 and they now make the new MV motorcycles. (Remember the SPR bike featured in “I Robot”) In 2004 the car maker Proton bought MV and a year later sold it to GEVI. When Husqvarna Motorcycles moved production to Italy in 1987, a group of former Husqvarna employees started a new motorcycle company “Husaberg”.

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Does that thing actually work ?
Wonder how many miles are warrantied on the front (tire can I call it that)
Plus you need snow/powder before you pull your bike out.
Too many conditions just to get a ride.
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Actually, Husqvarna chain saws and Husqvarna motorcycles currently have no connection other than name. I work with the chainsaw folks in Sweden so I have heard the story a few times. Let’s see if I can get this straight.

Husqvarna began making engines and motorbikes in the early 1900’s. . . . a group of former Husqvarna employees started a new motorcycle company “Husaberg”.

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Another reason I like this forum.
Besides the bike talk you come to expect there is info of behind the scene buyouts and takeovers. Even some history of acquisitions and background of how the people who make our bikes got into it.
Yep this site is better than a cold ride in winter or bundling up to go out and shovel snow. I know, I know . . . what snow you ask
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