Friday, 18 May 2012

ECHO on Facebook

ECHO Tools UK now has its very own Facebook page. Find us at We will be publishing product updates, reviews, competitions and other useful information every day.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Independent Review: The ECHO DHC-30 Hedge Trimmer

Product Review of the ECHO DHC-30 Battery Powered Hedgetrimmer by Chris Crowder, Head Gardener of Levens Hall near Kendal in the Lake District, and author of “The Garden at Levens”.

I have been Head Gardener for over twenty years at Levens Hall - home of the world's best, oldest and most extensive collection of topiary and hedges. 
Over the years I have tried and tested most of the professional hedge trimmers on the market. We spend over six months each year, every year clipping, so the tools we use must be the best !
I was excited, yet a little dubious, when I first heard of the ECHO battery powered trimmers. We have investigated in other battery units before, and although it’s a great idea in theory, all proved to be designed for the domestic market. Not so the ECHO DHC-30s however... I have been thrilled by them, and cannot recommend them highly enough! 

The new ECHO CS-610 - Stage 2 compliant for a cleaner environment

Cleaner, reliable and more powerful… the new ECHO CS-610 looks to have it all. So what makes this chainsaw so different?

ECHO have always been at the forefront of innovation ever since they launched their first saw in 1963. The Japanese/American company prides itself on leading the way in designing and manufacturing products that are kinder to the environments that they are designed to work in. Wherever possible, ECHO strive to beat the ever tightening emission regulations but without compromising performance. In fact, since 1997, most ECHO models have achieved at least an 85% reduction in engine emissions. 

The new CS-610 is the latest example of ECHO’s technological advancement. This chainsaw is Stage-2 compliant and yet more powerful that its predecessor. It is better balanced and more reliable. So how have ECHO achieved this?

Tough torque from ECHO

ECHO release a new range of innovative brushcutters that raise the standards for professional power equipment.

The SRM-265TES and SRM-300TES brushcutters from ECHO feature a revolutionary new gear head design. This system offers a gear reduction ratio of 1:2.07 - providing outstanding levels of torque even from a modest sized engine. ECHO state that the new system can provide as much as 50% more torque over previous models.

Increased torque means more cutting power and, by installing a thicker line or blade, an operator can tackle a wide range of tasks - all with the same brushcutter. TES models offer unprecedented versatility for the professional operator.  

ECHO website heightens customer experience

Countax launch an all-new ECHO website designed to enhance the customer’s online experience and help online product research. 

It is estimated that 92% of shoppers looking for durable, higher-value products, research their purchase online prior to visiting a shop or showroom. ECHO’s new website,, focuses on providing visitors with a high-level of information that makes product research quicker and easier than ever before.

Each product page of the website contains comprehensive details of the model’s benefits, features and specifications. It is now much easier to compare and contrast between a range of products that have differing benefits.