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Husqvarna's Quiet Blower


November 9, 2006

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November 10, 2006 The internal combustion engine which we thought was one of the saviour technologies of mankind may one day be judged by history as the infernal combustion engine thanks to its dual drawbacks of noise and pollution. Whilst almost everyone can see the world is drowning in exhaust gasses (except the United States and Australian Governments), on a more immediate level communities across the world are placing an ever higher priority on minimizing noise pollution and outdoor equipment such as gas-powered blowers has been at the center of that push. So we laud , Husqvarna’s new 356BT Quiet Blower which integrates high blower capacity, low noise levels, and an ergonomic design into a backpack, so it can be used at times and places that a conventional blower cannot, resulting in increased productivity and usefulness for both professional users and homeowners.

A new engine produces higher torque at lower revs and along with a number of sound dampening technologies has reduced the sound level during operation to 64 db(A) at 50 feet – roughly comparable to a conversation in a normal tone of voice. Equipped with Husqvarna's exclusive E-Tech II technology, the blower reduces emissions by as much as 60 percent while the ergonomic design makes it easy to carry and operate. The 356BT has padded shoulder straps and a hip belt that distributes the weight evenly and is equipped with an anti-vibration system.

The 356BT features Husqvarna's Air Injection system - previously only available on chain saws - that removes up to 97 percent of dust before it enters the filter, resulting in smoother operation, extended filter cleaning intervals and decreased wear on the engine.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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