Husqvarna Construction Products last week announced it will launch its first demolition robot — a remote-controlled demolition machine developed by the company in Jonsered, Sweden. The robot is the first product from a new Demolition Robots category, which is projected to strengthen the group’s leading position in machinery for the construction industry.
During November, Husqvarna says it will manufacture its first demolition robot, the Husqvarna DXR 310, developed to complement the group’s product offering to the construction industry.
“The use of demolition robots is becoming more common,” said Anders Ströby, head of Husqvarna Construction Products. “Companies that already use our drilling and sawing equipment, often also carry out demolition work on construction sites. Through our extensive distribution network, we have a unique opportunity to manage the increasing demand for demolition robots.”
Demolition robots are used for all types of demolition tasks, and can also be used at construction sites where it is too dangerous for workers to enter. The Husqvarna DXR 310 is designed for applications such as light demolition and indoor work, as well as for use in sensitive environments such as the processing industry.
Sales of the Husqvarna DXR 310 will begin during first quarter 2009. Initially, sales will focus on Sweden and selected European markets, and thereafter the United States and the rest of the world. Manufacturing will begin this month at the group’s factory in Huskvarna, Sweden.
The Husqvarna DXR 310 demolition robot has a 5.5 meter range, and a width of 78 cm allows the machine to enter through doorways and narrow openings. The machine is maneuvered via a remote control equipped with Bluetooth technology.
Husqvarna is a global producer of lawn mowers, chainsaws and portable petrol-powered garden equipment such as trimmers and blowers. The group is also a provider of diamond tools and cutting equipment for the construction and stone industries.