Husqvarna launches the world's first battery-powered chainsaws with heated handles

Husqvarna launches the world’s first battery-powered chainsaws with heated handles

Husqvarna today introduces the first-ever battery-powered chainsaws with heated handles, allowing tree professionals to be able to stay comfortably warm in cold conditions and keep going for longer periods.


Available in the first quarter of 2023, this feature will be included in Husqvarna’s T540i XP® G top-handle and 540i XP® G rear-handle chainsaws, which are upgraded versions of the company’s popular battery chainsaws for professionals. The chainsaws will also feature an oil sensor reminding users to refill the chain oil, which improves performance and reduces maintenance.

Husqvarna launches the world's first battery-powered chainsaws with heated handles

Husqvarna launches the world’s first battery-powered chainsaws with heated handles


Tree care professionals work outdoors for long periods and in all types of weather therefore heated handles make their work significantly more comfortable and help them maintain focus on the task at hand even in freezing temperatures or rain. This was previously only possible with petrol chainsaws but can now be done with electric chainsaws thanks to the T540i XP® G and 540i XP® G. Both chainsaws perform like petrol chainsaws in terms of power, providing customers with a choice that doesn’t require compromising on performance. In fact, the T540i XP® G is without competition as the world’s first top-handled chainsaw with heated handles.


Because electric chainsaws require less maintenance than their petrol counterparts, users may forget to maintain them in time. The new models partially help prevent that by automatically notifying users when the chain oil is low and needs refilling. This leads to improved performance and uptime, while preventing damage and additional maintenance.


“The top-handle and rear-handle chainsaws are ideal for different types of uses and were already classified to operate in challenging weather. The new upgrades make them even more convenient and versatile, regardless of whether it’s cold outside or if you’re in a treetop or on the ground. The result is a robust chainsaw that can handle the tough working conditions of arborists”, said Hannah Cooper, Professional Segment Manager at Husqvarna UK.


Easy handling and excellent ergonomics

A tree care professional’s work position can be 20 metres in the air, in the bucket or on the ground. They need a versatile saw that’s easy to handle and can perform difficult cuts. Thanks to Husqvarna’s battery technology and superb maneuverability and ergonomics, both the T540i XP® G and the 540i XP® G can cut thick trunks and branches while also being fast and nimble enough for smaller tasks. The rear-handle 540i XP® G is an all-round saw, ideal for tasks such as groundwork.


Both chainsaws come with a user-friendly interface for quick control, and the battery status is easily visible. The electric motor produces no direct emissions and can be started and stopped with the simple push of a button. Other benefits include low noise and vibration levels which lead to less strain on the user’s body.


The T540i XP® G and 540i XP® G will go on sale in the first quarter of 2023. For more information on Husqvarna and its latest innovations, visit


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