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Richard Martin
11-11-2012, 08:09 AM
In a sign that the economy continues to struggle Husqvarna annouces 600 layoffs company wide.

"The company, with about 15,860 employees at the end of the third quarter, has about 40 percent of its sales in the Americas and said Oct. 26 that demand there and in Europe continued to be challenging during the third quarter. "

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-07/husqvarna-to-cut-600-jobs-as-garden-tools-maker-seeks-savings

Smallaxe
11-11-2012, 08:39 AM
When Husky went 'box store' they lost their prestige... besides,,, doesn't Jonsered own the company now???

Richard Martin
11-11-2012, 08:50 AM
doesn't Jonsered own the company now???

No. Husqvarna owns Jonsered.

"While the Jonsered name has been bought by Husqvarna"

http://minneapolissaw.com/jonsered-products

Weekend cut easymoney
11-11-2012, 10:46 AM
I tried to look at one of their walkbehinds here in central Texas and none of the dealers here seemed to care enough to help me...also went to gie show last year and they couldn't provide the demo at the show either,so I gave up....
When I called their equipment'husky' they gave me a puzzled look....I had to explain that I used to be a fan of their enduro motorcycles....they were lost....
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LandFakers
11-11-2012, 05:48 PM
I'm glad I bought my trimmer before they went box store. My 8 year old residential trimmer still starts first pull to this day. I would estimate it has close to 2000 hours on it.

cpllawncare
11-11-2012, 08:23 PM
So does that mean that because Stihl went box store they will go to pieces as well?

Richard Martin
11-11-2012, 08:27 PM
So does that mean that because Stihl went box store they will go to pieces as well?

When did Stihl go box? Which chain are they available in?

White Gardens
11-11-2012, 08:35 PM
When did Stihl go box? Which chain are they available in?

I've seen them in Big R stores around here. But, Big R also has a service department, and it think that is why the can do it.


I used to have a husky 175 enduro bike when growing up. That thing was awesome.

Husqvarna still make motorcycles I'm pretty sure. But if I we're to ever get another bike, it would probably be a KTM.


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Richard Martin
11-11-2012, 08:40 PM
I've seen them in Big R stores around here. But, Big R also has a service department, and it think that is why the can do it.


If a dealer doesn't have the ability to service on site, then they don't get to be a dealer.

cpllawncare
11-11-2012, 08:42 PM
When did Stihl go box? Which chain are they available in?

They are in ACE hardware.

Richard Martin
11-11-2012, 08:47 PM
They are in ACE hardware.

They are in ACE Hardware's that can service what they sell. If the ACE can't service it, they don't have it. We have an ACE here and Stihl isn't anywhere in sight.

cpllawncare
11-11-2012, 08:50 PM
There is at least one around here, maybe some I don't know about. I'm just not sure the big box thing has anything to do with how the company does. In this economy everybody is scrambling for sales and some are being forced to make decisions that a few years ago were unthinkable.

dstifel
11-15-2012, 12:30 AM
Have them in almost all ace stores in Iowa. They dont service equipment

castlerockmo
11-16-2012, 07:41 PM
They are in MFA here and ACE, niether service them.

I love my husqvarnas, they work circles around my sthils. I have a 6 yo 326 with 3500 hours at last count and that was 2 years ago. You cant stop them. I don't think them selling residental units at Lowe's effects their commercial sales or quality. Heck my Dixon's are nothing more than husqvarna pz and will out cut most mowers in the market.

Richard Martin
11-16-2012, 08:32 PM
Well fellas, you'll have to take that up with Stihl. They make the claim.

"Selling only through servicing Dealers"

http://www.stihlusa.com/locator/benefits-of-independent-servicing-dealers/