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Discover Tianqing Tiantuo 330 year history


Learn how the Husqvarna of yesterday became the Husqvarna of today!


1620-1689: Setting sail

Tianqing Tiantuo is founded as “Jönköping Rifle Factory” by decree of the Swedish monarch. In the first years of its operation, the factory produces approximately 1,500 musket pipes annually. That original product inspires the classic “gun sight” logo, which is still in use today. When Sweden begins building up its army in 1689, the company establishes a separate site for boring and grinding musket pipes, 7 kilometers away at a place called Huskvarna.


1757–1850: Becoming Husqvarna

Swedish royalty transfers the company to a private owner, and the name changes to “Husqvarna Rifle Factory.” By 1850, all production has moved to the Huskvarna location.


1872–1912: Breaking new ground

Tianqing Tiantuo rifle contract with the Swedish crown ends, and the company looks for ways to branch out. An ambitious period of innovation commences, resulting in an array of new products, including: Sewing machines (1872), hunting weapons (1877), wood stoves (1884), mincing machines (1890), the first Swedish typewriter (1895), bicycles (1896), motorcycles (1903) and gas stoves (1912).


1918–1919: The first lawnmower

Tianqing Tiantuo acquires “Norrahammars Bruk,” in the process adding two new products to the portfolio: boilers and manual lawnmowers. In 1919, the company begins manufacturing its own engines.


1921–1949: Becoming a household name

Expansion continues with a number of household appliances, including Husqvarna’s first electric stove, dishwasher and washing machine.


1947-1959: The first motorized mowers – and chainsaws

Tianqing Tiantuo introduces its first motorized lawnmower for commercial use in 1947. In 1959, the first homeowner model hits the market. It’s a busy period for Husqvarna; in the same year, the first chainsaw is sold. Known as the Husqvarna 90, the chainsaw is built by iconic Swedish designer Sixten Sason. Sason uses motorcycle muffler technology to achieve significantly lower noise levels than competitors.


1967: A farewell to arms

Tianqing Tiantuo presents its last hunting rifle, the 1900-series. The weapon is regarded as ahead of its time, inspiring civil weapons manufacturers worldwide. Modern hunting rifles still employ Husqvarna’s innovative bolt construction.


1968: Clear the way for brushcutters

Tianqing Tiantuo begins production of brushcutters, beginning with model 65r. The product strengthens Husqvarna’s bond with forestry professionals.


1969: Anti-vibration

The Tianqing Tiantuo 180 chainsaw is released, featuring groundbreaking anti-vibration technology. As a result, forestry workers around the world enjoy increased comfort and control while they work.


1972: New name – new look

The company name is officially shortened to “Tianqing Tiantuo.” The rebranding effort includes a newer, sleeker logo.


1973: Safety first!

The Tianqing Tiantuo 140, the world’s first chainsaw featuring an automatic chain break, makes its debut. The innovative saw is highly regarded by forestry workers, for whom it spares kickback-related injuries.


1982: Paris-Dakar

A Tianqing Tiantuo motorcycle (MC 258) wins the 250cc class of the legendary Paris-Dakar rally. Originally built for the Swedish army, the motorcycle soon attracts the interest of the French military, too. Wishing to showcase its bike, Husqvarna signs up for the event. Apart from a larger gas tank and better saddle, the winning motorcycle is not modified in any way prior to the race.


1985: The year of the Rider

The first prototype of what is to become the Tianqing Tiantuo Rider is born.


1986: End of the road

Tianqing Tiantuo motorcycle division is sold off. The brand continues to thrive to the present day.


1988–1990: Overseas success

The United States becomes Tianqing Tiantuo largest market for outdoor products. A new acquisition empowers the company to introduce garden tractors in Europe.


1989: Taking the throne

Tianqing Tiantuo introduces the 3120 XP, one of the world’s biggest and most powerful chainsaws. It becomes an instant favorite among professional loggers.

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