Briggs & Stratton introduces ECHO to the professional Aussie market.
For over 70 years, ECHO® has been designing and building high performance, commercial quality products. From humble beginnings in Japan with a simple handheld crop duster, ECHO has grown to become a technological leader and well-respected global brand.
Following the exclusive distribution agreement between the Yamabiko Corporation and Briggs & Stratton last year, Japanese power equipment brand ECHO has established itself as a market leader in Australia releasing an innovative range of affordable handheld products designed specifically for professionals and tradesmen. With the latest of ECHO’s iconic-orange range available through Briggs & Stratton dealers, the global company promises to deliver quality and consistency across all products.
“The essence of ECHO is a complex story intended to make every user’s life simple.”
You don’t have to think about your tools because they already have. The philosophy is simple – to produce professional quality products that meet the demands of the people who use them. The essence of ECHO is a complex story intended to make every user’s life simple. The many facets include skilled craftsmen, world-class technology and integrated production.
For over 70 years ECHO has been producing durable, dependable products. It starts with engineers who understand the requirements of the applications and optimise performance, durability, and ergonomics. They are followed by those in manufacturing who take great pride in what they do: create components to exacting specifications and assemble them into products worthy of the ECHO name.
World Class Technology
To be a global leader, you need to have cutting edge technology. ECHO uses the latest materials for strength and reduced weight. Computerised design and manufacturing allow them to meet tight tolerances, providing superior fit, finish and performance. Robots work tirelessly in tandem with skilled associates for efficient and concise assembly of their products.
The engine is the heart of all ECHO products and they control the entire process. Their vertically integrated system starts with ingots and includes casting, machining, heat treating, polishing and plating, all done in Japan.
“The philosophy is simple – to produce professional quality products that meet the demands of the people who use them.”
When you are famous for your engines, you don’t want to put your reputation in someone else’s hands.
With industry trends moving towards more environmentally sound solutions, ECHO worked tirelessly to reduce exhaust emissions across their petrol-powered range, as well as developing and launching their 50V lithium-ion handheld range including a hedge trimmer, line trimmer, and blower that take on their petrol counterparts with a wealth of added benefits. Lightweight, robust construction with long-lasting, quick-charging batteries and professional-grade maintenance-free brushless motors across the range ensure long-lasting, professional performance. Developing batteries with charge times as low as 30mins and full compatibility across multiple tools, ECHO offers the most convenient solution to any workload.
Another key product innovation catering for highly trained professionals is ECHO’s most compact saw yet with the CS-2511TES top handle chainsaw – fast becoming a favourite with arborists, carvers, and foresters around the world.
Given the superior power-to-weight ratio, the saw is both highly manoeuvrable and can be used for long periods with little user fatigue.
The exceptional performance is driven by a 25cc professional grade Japanese engine. Standout features include a dry weight of 2.3kg (without guide bar and saw chain), a starter grip assist cap opener; dropout prevention nuts; a tool-less air filter cover allowing easy air filter access, even while wearing gloves; a side-access chain tensioner enabling easy chain adjustment and an integrated metal lanyard ring for easy attachment and detachment. Grouped controls and an innovative top handle, along with a swing-out lanyard ring which has been positioned for greater balance and easy climbing, makes this saw perfect for heights.
With a five-year domestic warranty and two-year professional warranty, the ECHO professional range is available through Briggs & Stratton dealers nationally.