CHICAGO — Echo announces its new ProXtreme 2620 Series, the company’s most powerful 26cc engine lineup. The series includes a standard trimmer (SRM-2620), a high-torque trimmer (SRM-2620T), a brushcutter (SRM-2620U) and an edger (PE-2620).
The ProXtreme Series 2620 power head offers a unique combination of high power and low weight. The newly designed 25.4cc professional-grade two stroke engine delivers 1.35 horsepower. The weight reduction is achieved primarily by using military-grade magnesium versus aluminum. Better air filtration is provided by using a two-stage air filtration system. An insulator plate and flexible bellow-style fuel transfer system reduces heat. That system, combined with a remote fuel tank air vent versus an integrated fuel cap vent, prevents clogging and reduces re-start issues. The larger fuel tank allows for extended run time between fill ups.
The SRM-2620 and SRM-2620T trimmers both feature a solid shaft for lighter weight and quick acceleration. The SRM-2620 uses a 1.62:1 gear reduction, while the SRM-2620T features a 2:1 gear reduction. This enables 23% more torque than the SRM-2620 for powering through thick, dense ground cover and optimal performance with a cutting blade. The higher torque range of both models eliminates the need to run wide open throttle to achieve peak torque. This keeps the unit cooler and saves fuel. The units also cut 17” swaths and use the easier- loading Speed-Feed™ 400 head.
The SRM-2620U brushcutter also features a solid shaft. Gear reduction is 1.62:1. The tool-less, adjustable U handle has an integrated throttle lever and can fold parallel for storing and transport. It comes with an additional shield for blade use and shoulder harness. The blade is an optional purchase.
The PE-2620 edger uses a flex cable drive which enables a curved shaft design for better sight lines and more ergonomic tool positioning when in use. The contoured aluminum debris shield with open face reduces clogging. The captive wheel mount hardware enables easy wheel height adjustments with no chance of losing any parts.
The 2:1 gear case can handle tough overgrown grass. ECHO also offers a wide selection of heads, line, blades and work gear. As with all Echo products, the ProXtreme Series 2620 products carry the standard 5-year consumer/2-year commercial warranty.