At its recent Media Summit, Echo announced and showed 21 new products. The line covers a range of handheld tools and shows the company’s commitment to both battery power and gas power sources. Here is a brief overview of each new tools. To read an interview with marketing executive Wayne Thomsen, see the October issue of OPE Business magazine.
Calling this the lightest top handle battery powered chainsaw on the market, Echo introduces the DHCS-2500TN. It’s designed for reduced vibration with improved cutting performance. This saw is essentially the same product as the DCS-2500T but with a new and narrower 80TXL chain for improved cutting efficiency. MSRP is $659.99, and the product will be available in December.
Using a high-power 34.4cc 2-stroke engine, the CS-3410 provides 1.7 horsepower, a 17 percent increase over its predecessor the CS-310. MSRP is $219.99, and will be available early in 2024.
Echo added RTK GPS technology to its existing robotic turf mower, a professional tool designed to cut large areas. The mower has larger mowing capacity for faster maintenance of sports fields and other large areas. The real-time kinematic installation helps the robot navigate with an accuracy of around 2 to 3 cm, allowing it to mow in a pattern with a minimal overlap.
Trimmers, Edgers, Powerheads
The DPAS-2600 is an X Series commercial-grade attachment capable powerhead. Allowing for fast, easy attachment changes and compatible with all 16 attachments in the ECHO Pro Attachment Series. Features MaxOut technology. This new battery-powered tool is similar to the gas-powered PAS-2620. MSRP is $519.99, and the tool is currently available.
This battery powered pruner uses the DPAS-2100 powerhead, and an 80TXL chain for improved cutting speed and reduced vibration. The tool’s bar Length is 10 in., and its overall length is 96 in. MSRP is $579.99, and the tool is available now.
The battery powered pruner has an extendable reach, giving it an overall length from 107 in. to 146 in. It has a 10-in. bar length. MSRP is $799.99, and the tool is currently available.
This battery powered stick edger uses an aluminum debris shield, same as the PE-2620 pro stick edger. Its 2:1 gear case converts the high-speed motor to improved cutting power at the lower end. MSRP is $599.99, and it will be available in November.
DHC-2200 and DHC-2800
Echo has two new dual-sided battery-powered hedge trimmers, in 22-in. and 28-in. lengths. Each has a rotating rear handle for vertical cutting. MSRP is $549.99 and $569.99, respectively. These will be available in December.
DHCS-2800 and DCHS-3400
Two single-sided trimmers join the lineup, with 28-in. and 34-in. lengths. These tools feature the same blade quality as commercial gas units and have three sharpened sides on all teeth. MSRP is $569.99 and $589.99, respectively. The tools will be available in November.
This battery-powered, curved-shaft edger is designed for residential use. When using a 2.5Ah battery, users should be 40 minutes of run time. This edger uses the same gear case, molded debris shield, front handle, and easy height-adjustment wheel as the gas-powered PE-225. MSRP is $299.99, and the tool will be available late in 2023.
This articulating pole trimmer features 135-degree rotation. The battery-powered tool runs Echo’s 56V batteries. MSRP is $799, and the tool will be available in March.
PB-7910T and PB-7910H
This gas-powered backpack blower is the industry’s most powerful blower under $600. It runs on a 79cc two stroke that helps push 835 CFM and has a convenient pleated paper side-mounted air filter. Users can choose a hip-mounted or tube-mounted throttle. MSRP is $579.99, and it will be available in November.
The industry’s only three-port battery-powered backpack blower is also Echo’s newest blower. It delivers up to 795 CFM of air volume with speeds up to 195 MPH. Running on two 5 Ah batteries, it will run for 30 minutes. Using three batteries, the run time is 80 minutes. The throttle control shows battery life. MSRP is $699.99, and it will be available in October.
PB-5810T and PB-5810H
Featuring an all-new 59.7cc engine, the PB-5810 blower provides homeowners with 700 cubic feet of air volume at air speeds of 200 mph. This lightweight, easy-starting, blower is designed for homeowners with large properties. The “T” has a tube-mounted throttle and the “H” a hip-mounted throttle. MSRP is $429.99, and it will be available in early 2024.
Batteries and Chargers
The new Dual Port Rapid Charger has an optional wall mount and includes USB-A & USB-C ports for charging mobile device. In can charge one 2.5 Ah battery in 38 minutes, and two 5.0 Ah batteries in 60 minutes. MSRP is $169.99, and it will be available in December.
The new Top Mount Charger charges one 56V battery at a 1-amp charge rate making it ideal for overnight charging. It features a two-color LED charge indicator and 6-foot power cord. MSRP is $49.99 and will be available in December.
The new 56V 8.0AH battery is intended for homeowners and commercial landscapers and enables extended run times. It features an on-board LED charge gauge and rubber over-molding for increased durability. MSRP is $349.99, and it will be available in December.