These tools can help farmers cut wood and keep their workshops clean
Farmers looking for new tools to help harvest firewood and keep their barns clean have new options courtesy of Echo Power Equipment.
The London, Ont.-based company released its CS4510 chainsaw, PB2520 handheld blower, Shindaiwa PS262 PowerBroom and M262 multi-tool for 2018.
The tools are great for any farmer to have on hand, says Adam Veen, marketing coordinator with ECHO Power Equipment.
“Farmers like to work quickly and efficiently, and these tools allow them do to just that,” he told Farms.com.
The CS4510 chainsaw is a professional-grade 45 cc chainsaw with easy-to-use features such as a spring-assist starter, a momentary stop switch and vibration reduction.
“This saw is designed with the farmer in mind,” Veen said. “The saw’s design innovations allow for more fuel capacity than the competitors, while still maintaining a lightweight and powerful machine designed to help anyone cut for an extended period of time without fatigue.”
When it’s time to cleanup sawdust, farmers ran reach for the new PB2520 handheld blower.
The blower operates at 170 mph, allowing farmers to clean up their work areas with ease.
Like the chainsaw, the lighter yet more powerful design of the blower allows users to operate the equipment without the risk of fatigue.
For producers who like their workshop floors to be as clean as possible, the Shindaiwa PS262 PowerBroom can be a perfect addition to their tool collection.
It’s the only unit on the market with an integrated gear case and it has an impressive 40:1 gear ratio, which provides fast switch-outs of optional attachments. But that’s just the beginning, Veen said.
“A magnesium powerhead construction makes the PowerBroom durable,” he said. “It has the ability to sweep up anything – including hay, wood chips and gravel – without damaging grass or any underlying surface.”
And the Shindaiwa M262 multi-tool can help farmers complete multiple tasks with one tool.
“It is designed with professional grade power and available with 16 different attachments from pole pruner and hedge clipper to trimmer and snow thrower attachments,” Veen said.
ECHO representatives will be at the Guelph Organic Conference to connect with farmers and answer any questions.