Instead of its annual press conference at World of Concrete in Las Vegas this year, Husqvarna last week hosted members of the media at its North American headquarters in Olathe, Kan., to introduce its latest products and offer hands-on instruction and operation time.
Husqvarna Construction Products showcased six new products, including the DXR 310 remote-controlled demolition robot, which the company introduced to expand its product portfolio and to address the trend in Europe to utilize robots to avoid vibration exposure in workers.
The Husqvarna K3000 Vac is designed for use with the company’s 14-inch electric saw. The K3000 Vac is well suited to indoor applications or confined areas where gas should not be used or wet-cutting is undesirable. It can handle dust from cutting building block, pipe, reinforcement bar, and other support materials.
The DM 220 drill is equipped with a new level guidance system for vertical, horizontal or angled drilling — either wet or dry. The machine’s front handle can be turned 360 degrees for convenient adjustment in cramped areas. In addition, an LED indicator shows when the machine is in vertical or horizontal position to calibrate the system to receive guidance for angled drilling.
A new tile saw, the TS 60, features a water containment system that allows for tile cutting indoors without the worry of messy water spray. The unit cuts bricks and tile up to 20 inches diagonal or 24-inch rip cuts. The jet stream containment system keeps water inside the water pan.
The new AD 10 automatic drilling system can be combined with the DMS 280 drill stand to reduce operator fatigue and facilitate core drilling small- to large-diameter holes. It offers a variable speed of 0 to 10 feet in both directions.
A small and lightweight wet/dry vacuum, the DC 1400, is designed for dust control when used with the PG 400 and PG 280 floor grinders. Its automatic dust filter is self-cleaning to prevent clogging while working. An auxiliary start/stop system enables remote start/stop of the vacuum when starting or stopping a connected hand tool.