They used to also make very good motorcycles. Back in the early to mid 80's I owned several Husqvarnas including a single cylinder 500cc 2-stroke that I rode in Hare Scrambles and Motocross.
It was a beast to kick start, especially after you got tired and had to restart it after a crash. But once started - look out. The engine was built like a tank.
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Husky also made sewing machines.
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Most of the European bikes had left-hand kickers while the Japanese bikes were on the right. When I first got a Husky I kick started it using my right leg while standing to the left of the machine. After a short while I learned to start it with my left leg while sitting on the bike, which ended up being much easier.And the bikes had that darn left side kick starter to do it with. lol
Yes, they made motorcycles and firearms. I had several of the bikes, a 450 Desertmaster and a pair of 1979 250 and 390 CRs. The bikes were good, they weren't the best handling, they tended to want to go straight very well however, they didn't want to go where you pointed the front wheel unless you let the rear slide around, a bit of rear wheel steering so to speak. I gave up on them when Maico released the 490 in '81, that bike was so far ahead of every other brand unless you were on one, you were loosing.
I have a couple of the m96 Mausers they made for the military, an M96 long and a M38 short rifle. In the '80's Woolworth's used to sell them, I remember walking through the mall carrying one of them out to the truck.
I bought one of these for my wife, I think about 4 years ago, she doesn't like hand helds. Works great, of course I do have remind her from time to time that as good as it is it's still not a brush hog.:laugh: It is however rock solid and very dependable.:thumbup1gif:We've had this Husqvarna https://www.stringtrimmersdirect.com/products-image/500/961-73-00-06_62480_600.jpg for a couple of years and it is a solid , dependable workhorse. The best part is that my wife LOVES running it!
I've cut grass with almost everything from push mowers to Jacobsen 7-reel fairway cutters...and I will tell you once you get a zero-turn there is no going back to anything else. Since we got ours I have not cut grass with either tractor OR used a push mower for trimming.