Construction tools and machinery in the UK still rely, predominantly, on petrol engines. This is true across all building sectors. Most contractors have used petrol disc cutters, wall saws and floor saws for their entire career. The low entry cost of used and refurbished machines has played a large role in this, keeping prices low. Petrol engines, however, are not the most efficient or the most effective way to cut concrete. They produce fumes and noise, require frequent maintenance, cause greater vibrations and necessitate that the user store and transport highly combustible fuel.
Hydraulic tools were thought to be the answer to some of these problems, and there are situations in which they are viable. They retain many faults of their own, though, foremost being their reputation for unreliability. The future for concrete cutting has to be electric.
The Husqvarna PRIME™ range of tools are a new generation of high performance equipment. Light and easy to use, PRIME comprises powerful electrical equipment for handheld cutting, drilling and wall sawing. Using high frequency electrical power, they are optimised for on site performance. A Husqvarna PRIME powerpack will convert AC power into a high frequency and is compatible with all the products in the range. The modular nature of the tools allows contractors to expand the system to fit their developing needs.
For many contractors, the idea of moving to an electrical based system may seem daunting. The Husqvarna brand, however, is a market leader in the construction industry. It has been at the forefront of machinery and tool production for over fifty years. The PRIME range is a continuation of that legacy and guarantees efficient and effective application.