There are clearly some very clever people knocking about the workshops and laboratories at ECHO headquarters, as there are certainly some marvellous feats of engineering emerging from within. ECHO’s range of High Torque brushcutters, for example, somehow manages to combine lightweight and compact design with an outstanding level of cutting power, making these machines ideal for both professional users and dedicated home gardeners alike.
The SRM-265TESU is one such brushcutter, built with a relatively small 25.4cc two-stroke petrol engine but performing to the level of a much higher capacity machine. There are a couple of key factors which may help explain this. The first is ECHO’s excellent Power Boost Tornado technology™, which optimises power output, fuel efficiency and engine lubrication, as well as reducing exhaust and noise emissions. The second factor is that the SRM-265TESU is built with a special High Torque system with a 1:2.07 gear reduction ratio, thus offering up to 50% more torque than previous models.
This power is channelled into the SRM-265TESU’s dual cutting system, with both an efficient ‘Tap & Go’ dual nylon line trimmer head and a sturdy metal grass blade supplied as standard. The trimmer head is itself impressively versatile, equally capable of precise trimming work on lawn edges and borders and clearing larger patches of long grass. Moreover, with a semi-automatic ‘Tap & Go’ line feed system it is pleasingly easy to advance the cutting line to an optimal working length. The three-tooth grass blade, meanwhile, is ideal for cutting through denser undergrowth, weeds and scrub. Both cutting modes also benefit from the inclusion of a tough debris shield, designed to deflect clippings, stones and other detritus as you work.
Convenience is also an integral part of ECHO’s design philosophy, and the SRM-265TESU is no exception in this regard. The inclusion of an Easy Start system and digitally controlled discharge ignition, for example, helps to ensure quick and hassle-free starting, even on cold mornings. The comfortable dual-handlebars, moreover, are designed to provide easy access to all controls and to ensure an optimal working position, which increases productivity and helps prevent strain over extended periods of use. This makes the SRM-265TESU reassuring easy to operate, and thus ensures that you can work in comfort and safety until the job at hand is done.