There is something undeniably impressive about a massive chainsaw. Of course if all you’re planning to do is prune a couple of trees, then a machine with the magnificent heft of Efco’s MT 8200 20” petrol chainsaw would be over-egging the pudding to a spectacular degree. But when you’re faced with the really tough tasks, such as felling, snedding and cutting up trees of any significant size, it is the MT 8200 you will want to have to hand, as there aren’t too many machines which can offer the same combination of incredible cutting power, consistent performance over time, and reassuring toughness.
The biggest, heaviest and most powerful chainsaw available in Efco’s range, the MT 8200 is driven by an intimidatingly massive 80.7cc two-stroke petrol engine. This engine has been built with a digital coil featuring an rpm limiter, which regulates fuel consumption for increased efficiency, and flywheel with new fin geometry so that the engine runs more smoothly and cooling is more efficient, even in high temperatures. Efficiency is further improved by the inclusion of anti-vibration mountings on the carburettor, which works to ensure fuel is burnt at a stable rate during operation. To top things off the engine also features a clever decompression system to ensure quick, hassle-free starting every time, while a high capacity 0.8 litre fuel tank is included for increased run time between fuel stops (thereby allowing uninterrupted cutting when taking on heavier workloads).
This power is channelled into the MT 8200’s cutting system, with a tough 51cm (20”) guide bar and a 3/8” x .058” (pitch x gauge) chain included as standard for quick and efficient cutting of even the toughest tree trunks and branches. Also included is an automatic oil pump designed to optimise oil flow; built from tough but lightweight aluminium to ensure durability, this oil pump helps to ensure consistently excellent performance and can be easily adjusted to suit the working conditions at hand and the bar/chain combination you are currently using. The sturdy front and rear handles, meanwhile, provide a secure and comfortable grip along with quick access to the multi-function throttle lever, so you will always be in complete control.
To help ensure maximum long-term reliability, moreover, Efco’s MT 8200 is built to the highest standards using only premium components, such as a forged steel crankshaft and a two-ring piston, which means that this impressive machine is more than durable enough to withstand the rigors of daily professional use. There are few better machines, then, for an incredibly satisfying working experience when faced with heavy duty cutting work.
*Make sure you are using your chainsaw safely and read our free advice article when you have a spare moment.