Next Gen Husqvarna Riders: Husqvarna — one of the world’s leading producers of forest, park and garden products — launches two new semi-professional out-front mowers built on a new chassis with a new and innovative X-Change drive in-drive out attachment frame. The Husqvarna R 419TsX AWD and the Husqvarna R 420TsX AWD are both Bluetooth® connected Riders with an updated human-machine interface and new strong automotive style LED headlights.
With the new Riders from Husqvarna, the R 419TsX AWD and the R 420TsX AWD, the company takes 30 years’ experience of developing Riders into the next generation. The new platform enables an even more enjoyable riding experience with unique features and added value to extend the success story of Husqvarna Riders. Thanks to the new and innovative X-Change feature, the user can quickly change attachment without the need for belt removal of any tools, saving time and adding to the versatility of the machine. This also eliminates the need for belt removal when putting the cutting deck into service position.
“The new Husqvarna R 419TsX AWD and the Husqvarna R 420TsX AWD are developed for professionals and landowners who need a compact and versatile Rider with commercial performance. The size of the new Riders enables access to tight areas that are hard to reach with bigger machines and reduces the cost for manual work with walk behind mowers or trimmers”, says Daniel Mannerström, Product Portfolio Manager at Husqvarna.
A new HMI (Human-Machine Interface) display communicates with the driver, assists in handling and shows real time data and warnings – increasing overall productivity. The new Riders are compatible with Husqvarna Connect and Husqvarna Fleet Services™ through Bluetooth® connectivity. With Husqvarna Connect, the user gets useful information about the Rider in the Husqvarna Connect app and with Husqvarna Fleet Services™ data is transferred from the Rider, helping contractors manage their fleet of products.
The new Riders also feature all-wheel drive hydrostatic transmissions which vastly improves stability and traction when working in more challenging situations.
Both models are also equipped with automotive style headlights and smart tool carrier. The tool carrier on the engine hood has an easy access 12V outlet making it convenient to charge handheld battery products while you are mowing. The carrier can also be fitted with a cargo holder.
The new Riders from Husqvarna are equipped with new automotive-style LED headlights with 180-degree coverage to increase visibility near and far from the machine. Following thorough ergonomic studies in the initial development of the Riders, Husqvarna created more adjustment possibilities and space for the driver. The updated steering wheel with a fresh, modern design has quick height adjustment as well as comfortable and defined grip areas and a steering wheel knob to increase ergonomics and handling. The articulated power steering makes manoeuvring around obstacles effortless and with an uncut turning circle of 70cm a single pass can be all it takes to navigate around obstacles. The front mounted combi cutting decks allow more to done with the machine, reducing or eliminating the need to carry out follow up work with a trimmer. The Combi decks provide class leading mulch performance recycling the clippings back into the soil improving grass condition. Cutting decks can be easily converted to rear eject for areas of longer grass.
The R 419TsX AWD comes fitted with commercial grade 656 cm3 Briggs & Stratton V-Twin engine and has the option of new X-Change 103cm and 112cm Combi cutting decks. The 400 series range topping R 420TsX AWD is fitted with a powerful commercial grade 724 cm3 Kawasaki V-twin engine and has the option of X-Change 103cm, 112cm and 122cm Combi cutting decks. A completely new range of X-Change drive in-drive out attachments are also available making the Riders true all year round machines for any situation.
Availability and price
The Husqvarna R 419TsX AWD is available from April at Authorised Husqvarna dealers, starting at £10,350.00 including VAT (with Combi 103)
The Husqvarna R 420TsX AWD is available from April at Authorised Husqvarna dealers, starting at £11,650.00 including VAT (with Combi 112)
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