Husqvarna Backpack Chainsaw

Posted: February 19, 2019
Husqvarna Backpack Chainsaw

Wha-wha-where the Jason Voorhees was this Husqvarna backpack chainsaw when I was a kid on Halloween? Back in the days when the whole block turned into a nightmare on Elm Street and kids could get pillowcases full of candy from any of the neighbors without their parents walking them to and from each front door, and without worrying that someone was going to give them something embedded with razor blades or that would inflame their peanut / gluten / dairy / soy / vaccination allergy? When I was 14 to 17 I used to dress up as Jason and chase little kids around with a chainsaw all Halloween night long, and those were some of the best years of my life. But, dude, did my back hurt after carrying that thing around for 4 hours straight. What I woulda done for a Husqvarna 535FBx, the chainsaw whose design provides total load distribution with the engine set in a harness on the user's back.

In addition to 80s/90s Halloween fright fests, the Husqvarna backpack-style chainsaw is ideal for forest clearing, and other big logging and overgrowth removal applications. Adding to the ergonomics provided by the harness suspension frame is the saw itself, which has a flexible suspension for less fatigue and increased comfort. An X-Torq engine design reduces exhaust emissions by up to 75% and increases fuel efficiency by up to 20%. The Husqvarna 535FBx chainsaw looks to retail for around $1,500 from authorized dealers.

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