MANUFACTURER Echo has introduced two new rear-handle chainsaws designed for easy starting.

Both units are described by Echo as lightweight, versatile and packed with features that enhance operator comfort and convenience. The ergonomic design is said to ensure manoeuvrability and precision, making them ideal for pruning and cutting firewood.

The Echo CS-3510AC, built for casual users, features an auto choke with a solenoid valve at the carburettor. This controls the amount of fuel needed, depending on the engine’s temperature, for optimal performance.

There are several benefits to this, Echo says. Firstly, there is no choke lever. The engine start is a primary pump and recoil action for faster starting. With the automated system controlling the fuel supply, there is no risk of carburettor flooding.

The premium 34.4 cc engine, manufactured in Japan, is said to offer increased performance, extended product life and less downtime. Combined with the light weight of 3.8 kg and compact design, it helps reduce operator fatigue, offers longer use and maximum power, says Echo.

The CS-3510ES, equipped with Echo's patented ES Start, features a professional-grade 34.4 cc engine and dry weight of 3.7 kg. Built specifically for versatility and ease of use, the anti-vibration system is said to minimise vibration levels to give excellent manoeuvrability, operator comfort and precision when cutting.

There is a momentary switch for a quick and easy engine restart, side-access chain tensioner for quick chain adjustment and an automatic clutch-drive oiler to lubricate the chain. A transparent fuel tank provides easy level checks and there is G-Force Engine Air Pre-Cleaner, to reduce engine exposure to dirt and debris, for less maintenance and longer life.

Both chainsaws come with a 2-year commercial or 5-year domestic warranty.

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