March 24, 2016 by On-Site Magazine
Husqvarna has updated its FS 3500 G – a self-propelled walk-behind flat saw with a 37 hp (27.5 kW) Kohler gasoline engine. It has a cutting depth capacity of up to 12-3/8″ (311 mm) with a 30″ (750 mm) diamond blade. It is easy to maneuver and ideal for small and medium patch or service jobs cutting in concrete or asphalt. Updated features include a Poly-V bladeshaft belt drive system with an automatic tensioner that helps reduce vibrations and increases production by transferring more power to the bladeshaft. The automatic belt tensioner maintains constant pressure on the Poly-V belt to provide stable power levels at the bladeshaft and eliminates the need to manually tension the bladeshaft belts. The FS 3500 G comes standard with an engine tachometer, hour meter and water safety blade protection. The tachometer enables the operator to monitor engine rpms and performance. The hour meter tracks hours for use during rentals and also service intervals. When activated, the water safety blade protection automatically shuts off the engine if water is lost and therefore keeps the blade from overheating and going out of tension. The saw can also be equipped with an optional water pump kit and/or light kit. Available blade guard sizes are 20″, 26″ or 30″. The FS 3500 G comes with adjustable handlebars, to fi t the operator and the project.