Husqvarna makes, or has made, a variety of brands of lawn and garden tractors. This site is to showcase
some, (hopefully many), of those brands. Husqvarna was formerly part of the Electrolux Group.
Electrolux is the world's largest builder of lawn & garden tractors. A short run-down on the company:
1978 - Purchased Partner of Sweden
1979 - purch. Husqvarna of Sweden, which traces roots to 1689
1979 - purch. Jonsered of Sweden
1979 - Weed Eater merged with Poulan
1986 - purch. Poulan/Weed Eater of USA in 1986 from Emerson Electric, and operated as a div. of WCI, White Consolidated
Industries Outdoor Products
1988 - purch. American Yard Products of USA
1988 - Partner-Pioneer div. merged into Poulan/Weed Eater, creating the Poulan Pro brand
1989 - purch. Roper outdoor products unit from GE, and renamed American Yard Products
1990 - purch. Allegretti & Co., makers of the Paramount brand and merged into Poulan/Weed Eater
1997 - Poulan/Weed Eater, Frigidaire and American Yard Products combined to form Frigidaire Home Products
1999 - purch. rights to McCulloch products outside of USA
2000 - purch. Blue Bird
2000 - USA operations renamed Electrolux Home Products
2005 - Electrolux announces plans to spin off or sell the Outdoor Products unit
2006 - The Electrolux Outdoor Products unit, including Husqvarna, is spun off into Husqvarna Outdoor Products, part of
the new Husqvarna Group.
2006 - Acquired Dixon Industries, a US-based manufacturer of residential zero-turn mowers.
2007 - Purchased the Swedish lawnmower company Klippo.
2007 - Purchased outdoor products division of Japan's Komatsu Zenoah.
2008 - Purchased Jeng Feng Industrial of Taiwan, the owner of the McCulloch brand in North America, thus giving Husqvarna
world-wide rights to the McCulloch brand