CHAINSAW manufacturer Husqvarna has announced the launch of its new X-Tough Light bars, developed in partnership with Tsumura/Suehiro Seiko Co.

Made for everyday professional forestry and tree care work, the new bars are said to offer a combination of light weight, durability and cutting performance.

The X-Tough Light bars benefit from a solid, lightweight body with hard resin insets that reduce weight, making them both robust and easily manoeuvrable, Husqvarna said.

Gent Simmons, global director of product management for chainsaws at Husqvarna, commented: “We are very excited to finally announce our partnership with Tsumura and Suehiro Seiko. Their ability to produce the best chainsaw bars is well recognised in the industry. Our mission is to offer our customers the best cutting system possible and these new bars are a vital part in that.”

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The three-rivet RSN mount and an optimised oil hole are said to offer reliability and performance during long workdays. This, together with the rail hardness of the new bars, gives longer maintenance intervals, while the sprocket nose adds to the bars' high performance.

Gent Simmons continued: “With these new lightweight bars our customers get another addition to the complete cutting system we offer with Husqvarna chainsaws, chains and bars. With Husqvarna X-Tough Light bars, users benefit from a durable and low-weight option, which further improves maneuverability.”

Husqvarna’s new 3/8” lightweight bars come in lengths up to 36”/90 cm and are available at the end of July 2021. The bars fit Husqvarna chainsaws from 60 cc and up with large bar mount.

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