This crazy looking thing is Husqvarna’s backpack chainsaw

Arborists who are involved in thinning operations know how tiring wielding a chainsaw all day long can be. So the folks at Husqvarna invented a special saw to make things a little easier.

According to their website, the Husqvarna 535FBx “Backpack Chainsaw” is the first application for top spacing. The design provides total load distribution, the engine is located in a harness on the user’s back. The cutting equipment is hinged in a flexible suspension for best comfort and flexibility, to make work easy with high precision.