An unusual journey through the whole of Sweden ended recently. Kjell Fundin travelled an incredible 1,700 kilometres from Haparanda (Northern Sweden) to Ystad in Southern Sweden between 1 October to 15 November 2007. His vehicle of choice was a VIKING lawn tractor from the new T6 Series, which will be introduced onto the market next year. Kjell Fundin was able to rely 100% on his tractor and, for the Tyrolean gardening power tool manufacturer VIKING, this was the ultimate endurance test.
At approx. 10 km/h, the 59-year old chugged calmly along roads, paths and over fields, through the wide-open spaces of Sweden. Kjell Fundin: "In many parts of the country, people stood along the side of the road and wished me all the best. And many a Swedish cow elk shook its head in disbelief as I drove by. It was experience of a very special type at any rate." Even a snowstorm could not stop Kjell Fundin. His VIKING lawn tractor was reliable even under the most difficult conditions.
"Around the World in 80 Days" was the title of a novel by Jules Verne. What Kjell Fundin experienced in the 46 days with his VIKING lawn tractor in Sweden, was certainly enough material for an entire book.