Echo CS-550 Petrol Chainsaw – 45cm Bar

£689.00 £564.95

  • Estimated Dispatch: 4 - 6 working days
  • Manufacturer: Echo

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.

SKU: CS-550

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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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Technical Specifications

Engine/motor: 54.1cc       
Power source: Petrol/oil mix    
Bar length: 45cm      
Chain:   3/8" x .058”     
Fuel tank:   0.53-litres      
Oil tank:   0.30-litres      
Oil pump:   N/a      
Weight:   6kg      
Warranty:   5-year domestic/2-year commercial
Weight 8 kg
Bar Length

About Echo
ECHO has been a leading Japanese manufacturer of commercial quality outdoor power equipment for over thirty years, but the origins of the company can be traced back further still. This is because ECHO is a branch of the Yamabiko Corporation, which was formed with the merger of the Kioritz Corporation and the Shindaiwa Corporation after WWII. Both of these companies had over fifty years of experience in their respective fields and the Yamabiko Corporation continued this heritage by drawing upon the experience of both, releasing a revolutionary new backpack power-duster in 1947. This was followed by the first Kyoritsu ‘power scythe’ brushcutter 1960, and in 1968 by the first “ECHO” product, the CS-80 chainsaw. Since then, ECHO has become a name associated with high performance, highly durable and superbly easy to use power tools across the globe.

Extremely reliable and dependable, ECHO tools are ergonomically designed to be comfortable to use and perform to the very highest professional standards every working day. ECHO also continues to innovate, striving to stay at the cutting edge of technological development in order to provide the best products possible. This is particularly evident in the company’s development of low noise, low vibration and low emission engine technology, making ECHO tools significantly easier to use and better for the environment than many competing machines.

These days the iconic orange casing of ECHO power tools can be found in garden sheds and garages throughout the UK, and with a wide range of products available for both commercial and domestic users, including a variety of handy chainsaws, hedgetrimmers, brushcutters and leaf blowers, there is therefore almost certainly an ECHO tool ideal for you, whatever your particular requirements.

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