Efco 8550 BOSS Professional Brushcutter
- Availability: Available
- Estimated Dispatch: 4 - 6 working days
- Manufacturer: Efco
- Delivery Charge: Free To UK Mainland
A professional grade, dual-handlebar brushcutter offering the power and precision needed for tackling any heavy duty grass cutting work. Ideal for intensive commercial use.
In the American sitcom Who’s The Boss?, Tony Danza plays a former second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals who was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury and who subsequently takes a job as a live-in housekeeper for a divorced advertising executive. Whether Tony Danza’s housekeeping duties extended to the garden I do not know for sure, but if they did perhaps he would have had a use for a different kind of ‘boss’; Efco’s 8550 BOSS, a potent professional grade brushcutter designed to offer the power and precision needed for tackling heavy duty grass cutting work.
In the show, Danza and company were always too busy with their semi-humorous shenanigans to engage in any serious landscaping work, but the 8550 BOSS’s hardworking 52.5cc two-stroke petrol engine is more than powerful enough to perform in even the toughest cutting conditions. Designed and built with only the highest quality components in order to withstand the rigours of demanding commercial work, the 8550 BOSS’s engine features a sturdy steel crankshaft, a diamond finished two-ringed piston, tough magnesium alloy engine casing and a professional quality air filter. All of these features offer exceptional reliability and a longer service life, helping the 8550 BOSS to perform to the highest level possible at all times.
Versatility is also a virtue of the 8550 BOSS, with both a highly effective ‘Tap & Go’ dual nylon line trimmer head and a tempered steel grass blade supplied as standard. The 160mm diameter trimmer head is the largest available for any brushcutter in Efco’s range, making it easier to mow verges and other large areas of grass inaccessible to a conventional lawnmower. Moreover, for added efficiency the trimmer head also features a semi-automatic ‘Tap & Go’ line feed system, allowing you to advance the cutting line quickly and effortlessly by simply tapping the head against the ground. The brushcutter blade, meanwhile, is hardened for outstanding durability and potent enough to cut swathes through even the densest scrub and undergrowth.
The inclusion of a tough plastic blade guard to deflect clippings, stones and other detritus while you work means that the 8550 BOSS is also always pleasingly safe and comfortable to operate, while a handy choke lever and primer bulb offer even greater convenience by ensuring quick and hassle-free starting time after time. Moreover, as this impressive machine also comes with an ergonomically designed dual-handlebar and a professional quality harness to help prevent strain, even protracted periods of operation are reassuringly stress free.
I’m not entirely sure I’d recommend watching Who’s The Boss? if you haven’t already, as there are 196 episodes and to my mind the identity of ‘the boss’ was never properly established. However, this matters not, as when it comes to tough garden maintenance work there is definitely only one ‘BOSS’ that matters (and certainly it isn’t Tony Danza).
• Powered by a reliable and hardworking 52.5cc two-stroke petrol engine, with a high capacity 1.5 litre fuel tank included to increase run time between fuel stops
• Also featuring a digital coil, a choke lever and a primer bulb, all of which help to ensure quick and trouble free starting even on cold mornings
• Equipped with a professional grade ‘Tap & Go’ dual nylon line trimmer head featuring semi-automatic line advancement for added efficiency and ease of use
• Also supplied with a tempered steel brushcutter blade ideal for clearing dense undergrowth and thicker patches of weeds, nettles and rough grass
• Fitted with a tough plastic blade guard to deflect cuttings, stones, twigs and other debris thrown up by the cutting gear as you work, thus ensuring added comfort and protection
• Featuring an ergonomically designed dual-handlebar to ensure complete freedom of movement, extra comfort and easy access to all controls
• Built with a sturdy steel crankshaft, a diamond finished two-ringed piston, magnesium alloy engine casing and a professional quality air filter for exceptional reliability
• Supplied with a fully adjustable, professional quality harness designed to prevent strain during prolonged periods of use
|Power source:||Petrol / oil mixture|
|Fuel tank capacity:||1.5-litres|
|Cutting System:||Tap n' Go nylon line and metal blade|
About EfcoGiacomo Ferretti set the foundations of the Efco brand on the road to success back in 1978, spotting an opportunity to satisfy an Italian market beginning to demand high quality outdoor power tools. He responded by producing Efco lawnmowers, brush cutters, and chainsaws. Due to the high quality of the machinery made, the manufacturing of these products soon developed an enviable reputation amongst forestry and agricultural workers, users that demanded the best performance possible from their equipment. Sales of Efco lawnmowers began to soar during the intervening years and the Efco brand is now internationally recognised as a leader in the field of garden machinery manufacturing.
They take their role very seriously though, and were the first company in this sector to achieve official certification in three crucial areas of business sustainability: the ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality in 1996, the SA 8000:2008 certificate for ethical processes of production in 2006 and the ISO 14001:2004, recognising Efco's efforts to reduce their impact on the environment with an ongoing commitment to become Carbon Neutral starting in 2010.
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