Thursday, 10 August 2017

Petrol free hedge trimming with ECHO® Tools

ECHO® has introduced a new hedge trimmer, the DHC-200, to their 50V Lithium Ion battery series which also includes trimmers and power blowers.

With no cables, no storing and mixing fuel, as a Lithium Ion product the hedge trimmer offers clean battery power whilst providing performance equal to its petrol counterparts. It’s also built to the same standard as ECHO’s petrol hedge trimmers, with their reputation for being powerful, tough and durable, offering the keen gardener professional quality.

The DHC-200 just needs charging up and it’s ready to go. It’s lightweight and very comfortable to use, thanks to the ergonomic design of the front handle which helps manoeuvrability; and it can be used for long periods with little fatigue. Gardeners trimming ornamental hedges can count on the variable speed control for precision cutting and optimized run-time. The 62cm double-sided precision cut blades provide a clean cut with a long-lasting sharpness for a beautiful finish. The ECHO® 50V Lithium Ion batteries are small and lightweight, but have the power to tackle tough jobs. The DHC-200 uses energy efficient motor controls to manage motor speed, power delivery and battery temperature for improved cutting performance and battery life.

There are other considerations with this Lithium Ion hedge trimmer such as reduced maintenance costs due to fewer moving parts, easy-to-use controls with no recoil start, no more fuel filling or cold starting. The DHC-200 has a professional grade brushless motor which is long lasting and maintenance-free. This is down to non-wearing parts, reducing downtime and servicing costs. It comes with a 2Ah battery and rapid charger as standard, with an optional 4Ah battery for a longer run time. The rapid battery charger ensures the 2Ah battery is boosted to 80% capacity in 24 minutes and the 4Ah in 48 minutes. It’s also a hedge trimmer that is clean to use and store and there’s no need to store and mix two-stroke fuel. The five-year domestic warranty shows that ECHO are extremely confident in their machines. This confidence continues in its 50V battery range with a two-year warranty on all 50V lithium ion batteries.

You can find out more from your local authorised ECHO dealer, or call 0800 597 7777 for more information.

Clean power with ECHO’s new trimmer

The new ECHO® DSRM-300 Trimmer is part of ECHO’s 50v Lithium Ion battery series. For the professional and keen gardener alike, here is precise cutting using clean battery power and like all ECHO designs it considers the environment it will be used in and operator productivity.

The first thing you’ll notice is how lightweight and comfortable to use this trimmer is. The DSRM-300 has an ergonomic rubber mould design for the front handle to help manouevrability allowing its use for longer periods with little fatigue. Similar to petrol trimmers, the motor is positioned at the top of the shaft making it well-balanced and comfortable to operate. Comfort is also aided by the rubber over-mould throttle grip, allowing the operator to take a firmer and safer grip of the trimmer.  Gardeners trimming around flower beds and boarders can count on the variable speed control for precision cutting and optimised run-time. And what could be simpler? Easy-to-use controls – no recoil start, no more fuel filling or cold starting – just charge up and go.

But how does battery power and performance compare with petrol? In the case of the DSRM-300 you wouldn’t know the difference except for the low noise and low emissions. No filling with two-stroke and reduced maintenance costs due to fewer moving parts make it an immediate consideration. It’s ideal for working in noise sensitive areas, so it is perfect for work around schools, hospitals, nursing homes and the low emission makes it a natural choice for use in parks, gardens and nature reserves. The ECHO DSRM-300 is built to the same professional standards as ECHO’s petrol trimmers but using the latest in Lithium Ion technology. It has a professional grade brushless motor which is long lasting and maintenance-free. This is down to non-wearing parts, reducing downtime and servicing costs.

The ECHO® 50V batteries are small and lightweight but have the power to tackle the tough jobs. The cutting head comes with a professional 2mm twist line capable of cutting thick grass and is ideally suited in areas where there might be noise limitations. The DSRM-300 has a professional grade brushless motor which is long lasting and maintenance-free. The trimmer uses energy efficient motor controls to manage motor speed, power delivery and battery temperature. The result is improved cutting performance and battery life. The ECHO® 50V Lithium Ion batteries have also been designed to be versatile, fitting other products in the ECHO® 50V Battery series.

The trimmer is clean to use and store – no need for storing and mixing two-stroke fuel. The two-year professional use and 5-year domestic warranty shows that ECHO are extremely confident in their machines and this confidence continues in its 50V battery range with a two-year warranty on all 50V lithium ion batteries. Weigh it all up and there is a definite case for turning to Lithium Ion power when you try the ECHO® DSRM-300 trimmer.

You can find out more from your local authorised ECHO dealer, or call 0800 597 7777 for more information.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

ECHO® ASK-RW23D Scissor Head - A Safer Cut


Working in built-up areas can present hazards when cutting close to bystanders, cars or buildings. It only takes a few stones or loose objects to get thrown into the air and there is the potential of damage to property or even a risk to safety.

The new ECHO® ASK-RW23D scissor head, a rotary scissor attachment suitable for most ECHO® brushcutters, helps to reduce this risk. It works on the principle of a 20:1 reduction ratio gearbox and two contra-rotating blades that actually ‘snip’ the grass or brush - just like a pair of scissors. This means you have safer and more precise cutting. Grass, weeds or brush simply drops where it is cut, making the ASK-RW23D an ideal choice to use when required to work near people, office windows or parked cars.

Highly versatile, the ASK-RW23D scissor head can trim up close to solid obstacles, such as trees, walls and kerbs without kickback or damage. Edging golf course bunkers and trimming grass in shallow water are easily tackled. The flat bottom design enables the operator to place the cutting head close to the ground when uncovering hidden landmarks, such as drain covers.

The ASK-RW23D rotary scissor head comes with an 18 over 15 tooth blade kit, and an optional 28 over 24 tooth fine cut blade kit is also available for getting an even finer finish on grass and lawn edges. The cutting head is well-balanced, making it easy to manoeuvre and comfortable to use. The ASK-RW23D scissor head mirrors ECHO®’s commitment to quality, providing their customers with commercial grade and innovative products. Visit www.echo-tools.co.uk to find your local ECHO® dealer.