The ECHO HCA-265ES HD articulating hedge cutter is the latest addition to the company’s range and offers an overall length of 2,446mm (cutting length 536mm), making it suitable for cutting tall or wide hedges with no need for a platform or ladder.
Operators can adjust the angle of the cutting head with one hand, helping to reduce downtime for repositioning.
The cutting head also includes nine cutting angle presets through 135° for maximum versatility.
The HCA-265ES HD features a heavy-duty magnesium gear case with needle bearings caged in the cutting head, which the company says provides added durability and less downtime. The cutting head itself can be folded 180°, making it easier to transport and store between jobs.
The hedge cutter also features triple-edged blades and a faster cutter speed stroke rate – 4,696 (1/min). Echo says this combination provides a faster slicing, cutting
action, ensuring a clean and tidy finish. The blades on the cutting head are nickel-plated and laser-cut for long lasting sharpness, helping the unit to tackle a variety of different hedges.
The HCA-265ES HD features a 25.4cc professional grade engine. There is also an Easy Start system which allows the user to start the machine faster and with little effort.
The shaft grip handle has been ergonomically designed, with the controls grouped close together for ease-of-use, better manoeuvrability and control.
A tool-less air filter cover allows for easy access even with gloves on, making it easier to clean the air filters while the commercial-grade felt air filter helps to keep dust and debris away from the engine, ensuring longer service intervals and better engine performance.