Bigger is not necessarily better. The titular heroine of Little Red Riding Hood, for example, would have had much less trouble delivering food to her sickly grandmother were her nemesis only a ‘Small Bad Wolf’ and Little House on the Prairie would have lost some of its rustic charm had the Ingalls’ lived in a mansion rather than a tumbledown shack. When it comes to trimming hedgerows, however, the HCR-185ES’s extra long, laser cut, reciprocating double-blade definitely makes life easier.
Fitted with a potent 74.4cm double-sided, reciprocating blade, the HCR-185ES offers an effective cutting length of 74cm ideal for maintaining extensive hedgerows in parks and large gardens. Moreover, these laser cut and precision ground blades are made from hardened steel to help them maintain their sharpness, thus ensuring a professional quality finish every time. To further help you achieve immaculate results the HCR-185ES also features a clever rotating handle with five working positions available, making it easy to adapt the trimmer to the situation at hand (such as when cutting up against walls or trimming other tricky parts of hedgerows in confined spaces).
Power to the cutting system is supplied via an efficient 21.2cc two-stroke petrol engine, with a handy EasyStart system included to reduce starter cord resistance and thus guarantee hassle-free starting. To ensure your comfort, meanwhile, the HCR-185ES also features ECHO’s innovative vibration-dampening technology. As well as improving comfort, insulating your hands from engine vibration in this way also helps to improve efficiency by making it easier to work for longer periods without fatigue; combined with the extra cutting power provided by the extended blade, this makes the HCR-185ES particularly effective when facing heavy workloads.
A tough machine, the HCR-185ES is definitively built to last and features both a three-stage heavy duty air filter for added engine protection and adjustable cutter clearance to ensure a longer blade life and superior cutting performance. Weighing only 5.3kg, the HCR-185ES is perhaps also surprisingly light and manoeuvrable for such a powerful machine, due in no small part to its well-balanced design and ergonomic control systems. Even the little touches help make this excellent hedgetrimmer easier to use, such as the machine’s high capacity 0.37 litre fuel tank; this semi-transparent tank features an extra-wide vertical opening, which both facilitates quick refuelling and helps to prevent spillages.
This pleasing attention to detail (along with the generous inclusion of either a five year domestic warranty or a two year commercial warranty as standard) should be enough to convince anyone that ECHO’s HCR-185ES is a machine built by people who understand the demands of professional horticultural work. As such, there are few comparable hedgetrimmers which offer a more satisfying working experience than the HCR-185ES.
|Power source:||Petrol/oil mixture|
|Fuel tank capacity:||0.37-litres|
|Warranty:||5 year domestic / 2 year commercial|
|Dimensions||137 × 35 × 27 cm|