Husqvarna Construction releases battery-powered concrete cutter
With K1 PACE, Husqvarna takes a big step forward and offers customers a battery-powered cutter that can handle heavy-duty jobs. This is the first product to be launched on the company's new battery system, PACE.
"What we are presenting today is a breakthrough in the market for power cutters. We are extremely proud to introduce a high power battery cutter that fully supports the transition to low-carbon economy the construction industry needs," says Mattias Holmdahl, Global Product Manager Power Cutters at Husqvarna Construction.
With K1 PACE customers can expect power and performance equivalent to that of gas-powered cutters with all the additional benefits battery-powered equipment brings to both operators and the environment.
"We see an increasing number of construction companies striving for carbon-neutral workplaces and as a leading supplier we feel a responsibility to contribute, together with our partners and customers, towards greater sustainability," says Holmdahl.
The PACE battery system can be utilized for more machines as the battery-powered family expands. In addition to the power cutters and battery system, diamond blades in 12" and 14"/300 and 350 mm have been optimized for battery operation. The machine is also equipped with an X-Halt brake function capable of stopping the rotation of a blade in a fraction of a second for enhanced safety.
K1 PACE will be demonstrated by Husqvarna Construction and the sales start will take place in stages during the second half of the year, starting in the Nordic countries. More technical data will be released at the start of sales.