OUTDOOR power equipment specialist EGO Power Plus has launched a new chainsaw for "light forestry work". 

The battery-powered CSX5000 is one of six new products in its recently-unveiled Pro X range, which also features a mower, hedge trimmers and grass trimmers. 

With a 50 cm bar length and adjustable chain speed of up to 30 m/s, the saw is also designed for landscaping tasks and comfortably deals with felling and clearing.

Chris Buck, product manager at EGO, said: “Our new Pro X range ensures heavy commercial contractors and local authority workers have the tools they need to tackle the toughest tasks. These applications require robust and powerful outdoor power equipment, combined with a trailblazing battery charging solution."

The CSX5000 chainsaw is joined by the HTX5300 hedge trimmers, available in two versions.

The HTX5300-P is a short-reach fixed pole hedge trimmer with a carbon fibre shaft for reduced weight and improved strength. The blades themselves are triple-sharpened with a cutting edge on the side, front and back. This combination makes it much easier for the teeth to catch when cutting branches.

The HTX5300-PA offers all the same benefits but with a longer pole, plus the ability to angle the head for more manoeuvrability. It also comes with an optional front loop handle, enabling the operator to use it safely for trimming above head height.

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For grass trimming or clearing thicker vegetation, users can choose either the BCX4500 or STX4500. Both have a carbon fibre outer shaft to reduce weight while maintaining durability, and a 45 cm cutting width.

The new STX4500 is a grass trimmer/brush cutter with a quick adjustable loop handle, making it ideal for landscapers, facilities operations and municipal users. Features include EGO’s Rapid Reload head and 2.7 mm twist line, making it quick and easy to reload the line; plus a tool-free adjustable handle for enhanced ergonomics.

The BCX4500 bike-handled version ensures the user can cover wide areas with ease and comes with a variable speed trigger plus safety lock-off.
Grass cutting is covered by the new LMX5300 mower, designed to provide all-day power for tough cutting conditions. The backbone of the mower is its cast aluminium deck which ensures it is robust and stable. It has a 53cm cutting width, self-propelled variable speed adjustment, and adjustable handle height.

The LMX5300 features EGO’s Peak Power technology, with two batteries working at once to power the 1600W motor. Standard features include a large 85L grass bag and dual axle cutting height adjustment.

Launching later this year is EGO’s new commercial charging system, giving professional groundscare, gardening and landscaping teams the power they need to do a full day’s work without running out of charge.

The PGX Professional Charging system is a flexible charging solution that scales to meet the specific needs of any business. The system is powered by the PGX1600E-H 1600W Charging Hub, which runs off any standard electrical outlet, meaning no electrical infrastructure upgrade is required.

A modular system, PGX allows for each user to adapt it to their specific power needs. The PGX1600H Hub connects to any combination of up to 30 PGX3000D 3-Port Docks, or PGX1400PB Power Banks (available separately), to provide charging power to 90 battery ports.

The system manages charging intelligently, meaning all batteries can be charged without the need for manual intervention. The charging power means that the PGX system can effectively charge up to 70 EGO 56V ARC Lithium batteries, or up to 250Ah of battery capacity overnight (in 12hrs).

“The Pro X range is specifically designed to stand up to the rigours of heavy-duty use,” added Chris. “This means there is no longer any excuse to use petrol over battery power and the many benefits it brings.”

For more information on the new Pro X series from EGO, visit; www.egopowerplus.co.uk.