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Machinery heralds more efficient, environment-friendly practices

1st March 2024

By: Simone Liedtke

Creamer Media Social Media Editor & Senior Writer

     

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In a significant development for the construction sector, machine industry group Husqvarna has introduced a new range of advanced machinery, which machinery distributor Superb Construction Systems sales manager Richard Hugh says “signals a shift towards more efficient and environment-friendly construction practices”.

The new range of machinery includes highly anticipated self-propelled floor saws, which Hugh adds are already being deployed in road rehabilitation projects to replace damaged concrete sections.

Superb Construction Systems acts as a distributor for Husqvarna products in South Africa.

The FS 524 and FS 3500 G models, which are of medium size, address the bulk of joint depths required in concrete cutting tasks. For deeper cutting requirements, the FS 7000 DL saw is capable of reaching depths of up to 625 mm, showcasing Husqvarna’s “commitment to providing versatile solutions for complex construction challenges”.

However, considering growing environmental and operational efficiency concerns, Hugh notes that Husqvarna’s latest offerings are equipped with advanced technologies aimed at reducing emissions and enhancing user experience.

“The machinery’s design features, including lightweight and compact construction with convenient lifting hooks, are tailored to mitigate environmental impact and facilitate ease of transport from trucks to construction sites,” he says.

Ergonomics have also been a focal point in the development of Husqvarna’s new machinery line, with designs aimed at reducing operator fatigue by minimising vibration.

Hugh explains this focus on ergonomic design is expected to increase productivity by allowing longer operational periods with reduced physical strain on users.

Further, in response to the construction industry’s evolving demands for sustainable solutions, Husqvarna has expanded its range to include battery-powered machines.

This initiative, featuring products such as the D110 vacuums, K535I hand-held power cutter, and DM540i core drilling machine, marks a “significant step towards minimising the environmental footprint of construction activities” as these battery-powered options are suited for use in confined spaces, offering a safer alternative by eliminating the risk of sparks.

Husqvarna also offers a comprehensive range of diamond tooling, designed to enhance production rates and provide cost-effective solutions for both professional and DIY contractors.

In a move reflecting its commitment to sustainability, Husqvarna also aims to phase out petrol and diesel engines from its equipment by 2050, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

“This strategic direction not only positions Husqvarna as a leader in environmental stewardship but also challenges the broader construction industry to adopt greener practices,” Hugh notes.

Edited by Nadine James
Features Deputy Editor

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