Environmental Editors and Lawn & Garden Reporters
AUGUSTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 2000
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified the new
two-cycle, 25 cc low emissions engines used in Weed Eater brand
gasoline-powered trimmers recognizing that the Weed Eater engines have
passed the rigorous CARB tests for air quality emissions.
During the 50 hours of testing, the 25 cc engine with a three-way
catalytic converter showed no loss of power, and exhaust emissions were
lower than previous models by more than 75 percent.
CARB Certification allows consumers to use the products with full
confidence that they have the lowest possible air emissions available.
CARB tests for emissions in such categories as hydrocarbons plus oxides
of nitrogen, carbon monoxide and particulate matter.
"Our new line with this environmentally friendly engine will
be available before the end of the year," said Lennie Rhoades,
product manager for the Weed Eater and Poulan brands. "CARB
certification is testament to the high degree of click here for more info technical know-how that
has gone into this new line. Not only will it effectively cut weeds and
brush, but it also protects the environment."
Poulan and its sister brand, Weed Eater, are leading manufacturers
of chain saws, string trimmers, blowers, lawn and garden tractors, lawn
mowers and other consumer lawn products. They are products of Frigidaire
Home Products, a manufacturer of home appliances and lawn and garden
products for the home.
Frigidaire Home Products appliance products include refrigerators,
gas and electric ranges, clothes dryers, dishwashers, food freezers,
room air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.
In addition to Weed Eater and Poulan, the company markets
Frigidaire, Tappan, White Westinghouse, Gibson and Kelvinator brands.
Additional information is available at these web sites:
www.frigidaire.com, www.weedeater.com and www.poulan.com. Frigidaire
Home Products is the North American entity of AB Electrolux(a) of
Stockholm, Sweden - the Global Appliance Company.
(a) AB Electrolux is not affiliated or connected with Electrolux
Corporation, an American company that manufactures and markets
Electrolux brand floor care and other products.