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Old 11-11-2012, 08:09 AM
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Husqvarna continues to have problems...

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/201...-seeks-savings
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:39 AM
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When Husky went 'box store' they lost their prestige... besides,,, doesn't Jonsered own the company now???
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:50 AM
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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
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:46 AM
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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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Old 11-11-2012, 05:48 PM
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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.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:23 PM
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So does that mean that because Stihl went box store they will go to pieces as well?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:27 PM
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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?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:35 PM
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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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Old 11-11-2012, 08:40 PM
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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.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:42 PM
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When did Stihl go box? Which chain are they available in?
They are in ACE hardware.
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