Husqvarna unveils new riding mower

The mower reaches speeds of 7-8 mph and can mow in reverse.

April 17, 2012
Supplier News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Husqvarna, a producer of outdoor power products, has teamed up with the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Lowes and five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Jimmie Johnson, to launch a new riding mower – the Husqvarna Fast Tractor. The mower reaches speeds of 7-8 mph.

“The Fast Tractor is designed to fit the needs of consumers who demand all-around high performance and high quality,” says John Marchionda, vice president of marketing for Husqvarna. “Consumers want the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are making a good investment. We’ve created a quality product that allows you to mow through yard work with precision and comfort – and the Fast Tractor reduces time spent mowing, which frees up valuable time to spend doing other things you really enjoy.”

The Fast Tractor also has a role in a racing-themed video game. Working with Autumn Games and their hit racing franchise, Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine, Husqvarna developed “Husky Hank”, a downloadable character who can be raced in the game against other in-game personalities.

Husqvarna officially launched the Fast Tractor during a special event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame viewing party for the Texas Sprint Cup Series race; there, attendees were able to play Anything with an Engine and see the Fast Tractor first hand.

The Fast Tractor comes standard with a 24hp Kohler engine, 20-inch rear tires, F7 hydrostatic transmission, 48-inch reinforced cutting deck, and has comfort features such as a high-back seat with armrests, push/pull button blade engagement and an ergonomically-designed user interface. A safety switch under the seat automatically stops the engine and cutting deck when the driver leaves the seat and the Reverse Operating System allows users to mow while the mower is in reverse with the turn of a key.

Husqvarna offers:
•    10-year limited warranty on the reinforced deck
•    5-year limited warranty on the frame, chassis and front axle
•    3-year limited warranty on the transmission
•    3-year limited warranty on other non–expendable components
•    1-year limited warranty on the battery

The Husqvarna Fast Tractor is available exclusively at Lowe’s and Authorized Husqvarna Dealers nationwide for $1,899.95. To learn more, visit

Husqvarna is offering consumers the chance to win a free Fast Tractor with the Husqvarna Mowing Mix Facebook promotion, where participants are asked to share the top five songs that get them amped up for yard work. The contest is currently open at The final Mowing Mix and contest winner will be announced on May 26.