ECHOs CS-550 professional chainsaw is powered by 54.1cc engine and perfect for felling trees of appreciable size. With a robust 45cm bar and 3/8″ chain, the CS-550 is ideal for professional landscapers and tree surgeons.
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In the Communist Manifesto,Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels famously claimed that the proletariat of Europe had “nothing to lose but their chains” and should thus unite in order to overthrow the ruling classes. Nevertheless, if you are a professional landscaper, tree surgeon or farmer more interested in overthrowing tough trees of any appreciable size, you may be better off converting your chains for use on ECHO’s magnificent CS-550 professional chainsaw; sure, it might not help with the battle against repressive systems of industrial control, but it will cut through even thick tree trunks with admirable ease.
Should the metaphorical chains placed upon us by those who control the means of production not prove effective for cutting hard wood, however, you’ll be happy to hear that the CS-550 comes with its own 45cm guide bar and 3/8” chain. An easy-access side mounted chain tensioner and an adjustable automatic oil pump, moreover, each help to ensure optimal performance at all times, while the inclusion of an optional bumper spike provides a helpful pivot point when felling and bucking trees for firewood. An impressively tough machine, the CS-550 will therefore make even the most challenging cutting work nigh on effortless.
Power, meanwhile, is provided via a hardworking 54.1cc two-stroke petrol engine, with ECHO’s innovative Power Boost Tornado™ technology included to optimise the combustion process. As well as boosting performance this system also reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, making the CS-550 cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly than many comparable saws. This outstanding power is complemented perfectly by a number of convenient features, such as the high capacity 0.53 litre fuel tank designed to provide added efficiency when taking on heavier workloads, or the clever digitally controlled capacitor discharge ignition and semi-automatic decompression valve, each of which makes starting the engine pleasingly hassle-free.
Comfort, ease of operation and safety are all additional factors which have played a prominent role in the CS-550’s design. A G-Force Engine Air Pre-Cleaner system, for example, offers additional dust control to make tough cutting work much easier, while the inclusion of six anti-vibration cushions on the rear handle works to prevent operator fatigue over extended periods of use. Even more important is the CS-550’s reassuringly effective inertia chain brake, which can be activated manually but also automatically provides added protection against kickback events. Ideal for all professional operators faced with truly heavy duty felling work, the CS-550 also comes as standard with either a five year domestic warranty or a two year commercial warranty for added peace of mind.
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|Power source:||Petrol/oil mix|
|Chain:||3/8" x .058”|
|Warranty:||5-year domestic/2-year commercial|
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