Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    214
    Location
    NE Missouri
    Tractor
    Kubota BX1800

    Default Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    I was browsing through the Husqvarna website today and stumbled across a Husqvarna Hover Trimmer .

    This thing floats on air as it cuts. Anybody actually seen one.


  2. #2
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,421
    Location
    East Texas, USA
    Tractor
    Kubota Grand L4740, B2400 and F2680

    Default Re: Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    Those type of hover mowers were really popular in the U.K. about 20 year ago. They were mainly electric, not gas, driven. I had one just before we left to come to the States. We didn't have a huge garden but that electric cord was still a pain. It did cut slopes very well and handled wet/damp grass pretty good, much better that a normal walk behind. My neighbour used to borrow it to cut his 45 degree slope. He tied a rope around the handle, let it run down the slope and then pulled it back up. There was a safety issue with them as it was really easy to get your toes under the deck when it was running but they have obviously addressed that or the lawyers would be having a field day. I always wondered why they never marketed them in this country.

  3. #3
    Super Member 5030's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    5,158
    Location
    Michigan, S.E. Monroe County
    Tractor
    Kubota M9000 Hyd Kubota M105 shuttle

    Default Re: Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    Believe it or not, I had one about 20 years ago and I wish I still had it. It was absolutely the best mower for doing ditch banks made. Mine wasn't a Husky though. It was a Flymo. Flymo is owned now by Electro-Lux Products division and they aren't sold here in the states. They are a European item.

    Mine had a 2 stroke engine on it, a metal blade and you could hang it on the wall still running. It didn't matter how tall the grass and weeds were either and it mulched. I bookmarked the website and I have a dealer locally. Saturday, I am going to visit him and order one.

  4. #4
    Elite Member SPIKER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    4,538
    Location
    Ohio, Jeromesville, Ashland County
    Tractor
    Jinma 284

    Default Re: Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    I remember the flymows never used one but thought they were fun looking but back then I was using an old reel mower the non-powerd version!

    they are available at lowes according to the web site...

    Mark m

  5. #5
    Veteran Member AndyM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    2,449
    Location
    NW PA, USA
    Tractor
    1948 Ford 8N and 1993 Toro WheelHorse 520H

    Default Re: Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    I remember people who had Flymo's in the 80's.
    If I remember correctly, they had models that were electric. I suppose that was to make them as light as possible, so they would "hover" correctly.

    It's all about accepting change. It seems Americans aren't receptive to anything that is different from the accepted norm. I guess that's why the Flymo never caught on in the U.S., and probably why Americans won't buy diesel automobiles, which is the rule and not the exception in Europe and Japan.

    Daryl, give us a review on it after you use it, and the price if you want (pictures too). I'm interested in how it would work along the ditch by the road.

  6. #6
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    3,373
    Location
    Goffs Corner, KY
    Tractor
    IH 2444

    Default Re: Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    AYP is owned by electrolux so is Craftsman riders, and some others. Husky brand is AYP. Maybe Poulan too, not sure... About 1/4 of the lawn mowers sold in the US are made by an Elecrolux owned company.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    15
    Location
    Keithville, La.
    Tractor
    1300D

    Default Re: Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    Husqvarna is a sister company to Ayp, Poulan, and Flymo along with others. But the Husky flymo unit is a Flymo unit that is U.S. versioned. The only problem with it is it has heavy duty nylon line instead of a blade on it now days. Along with the line it has a screen to cover the bottom of the deck. From what I have seen and heard it works o.k. but not as good as the bladed units did.
    Samisam

  8. #8
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,421
    Location
    East Texas, USA
    Tractor
    Kubota Grand L4740, B2400 and F2680

    Default Re: Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    5030,
    If you do order one, I'd be interested in what you think of it. I was trying to remember what make the one I had in the UK was ... thanks guys, it was a Flymo. The memory is going, but I'm lucky, I suppose, that I could remember having one in the first place. Hey, it was 20- years ago!!!!
    I'm disappointed that they replaced the blade with nylon line but because of the liability issues it was probably inevitable. I've got a couple of slopes in the yard where it would be really useful for trimming. As I said, let us know what you think.

  9. #9
    Veteran Member AndyM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    2,449
    Location
    NW PA, USA
    Tractor
    1948 Ford 8N and 1993 Toro WheelHorse 520H

    Default Re: Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    Opening up an old thread for the sake of good discussion... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    I was surfing the internet and found this site.
    Anyone ever hear of this brand?

    Eastman Industries Hover Mower

    Hover Mower

    They are sold at Medina Tractor Sales in Northeast Ohio, and probably other places. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    540
    Location
    Mukwonago, WI
    Tractor
    BX2200, '52 8N

    Default Re: Husqvarna Hover Trimmer

    It's funny when I tell people about the old Flymo, they never believe me that they actually made a mower like that! I remember using the Flymo all too well when I was like 11. It had the 2 stroke engine it did work good but you had to be carefull when mowing under the pine trees because those pine cones would get chucked out every now and then. I'm really surprised they still make this type of mower these days. I think I'll buy one while I still can!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.