ECHO Inc. recently announced the addition of two new product categories to the brand portfolio – wheeled trimmers and chipper/shredders. These products are essential tools for landscapers, farm and ranch owners, and various agricultural applications.
“It's an exciting time for ECHO, as we continue to expand our categories and offer innovative solutions to end users,” says ECHO inc. product manager Jason Wilk. “Like all our products, the new wheeled trimmers and chipper/shredders are built to be durable, powerful, and reliable tools that get the toughest jobs done quickly and efficiently,”
Key applications for the walk behind wheel trimmers include cutting dense weeds and mowing tall grass, with 5 times more power than a handheld trimmer.
Wilk says the heavy-duty, commercial design allows for easy and convenient trimming along retaining walls, fences, and other tight areas. Large 16-inch diameter wheels are designed for smooth maneuverability over rough terrain, while an extra-wide 24 in. cutting swath, coupled with ultra-heavy duty .155” Cross-Fire trimmer line increases cutting performance and efficiency.
The release includes three wheeled trimmer models:
- WT-1610: 163 cc Briggs & Stratton engine. MSRP $559.99
- WT-1610T: 163 cc Briggs & Stratton engine with the ability to tilt the deck, allowing the operator to efficiently cut hard to reach areas. MSRP $699.99
- WT-1610HSP: Self-propelled model with 160 cc Honda engine and 3-speed transmission. MSRP $999.99
Wilk notes that the three new chipper shredders are compact, powerful, and loaded with heavy-duty, professional features.
He says the thick-gauge steel chipping and shredding hoppers handle material ranging from light brush to large branches. The chipping hopper, with razor-sharp, heat-treated blades mounted to a heavy-duty flywheel, can chip branches up to 3” in diameter.
Additionally, the shredding hopper contains free-swinging shredder blades that can pulverize lightweight material up to ¾” thick and handle other garden waste.
All three models feature convenient, flat-free tires and handles for easy transport. They include:
- SC-2013, 208 cc Briggs & Stratton engine. MSRP $1,299.99
- SC-3013, 306 cc Briggs & Stratton engine. MSRP $1,699.99
- SC-4213, 420 cc Briggs & Stratton engine MSRP $2,049.99
Both the wheeled trimmers and chipper/shredders come with a three-year consumer warranty and one-year commercial warranty.