When it comes to clearing land, nothing can beat the power and maneuverability of a wheeled trimmer. Big engines and tough cutting heads make quick work of tall grass, branches and small trees that would stop a regular mower or string trimmer. Echo Bear Cat makes a range of trimmers that are perfect for users ranging from residential owners who need to clean out woods and pastures to equipment rental businesses who supply professionals.
Echo’s wheeled trimmers have a 12 gauge steel body that fully encloses the drive system. The wheels mount on the axles with sealed bearings for years of trouble-free use, and the whole unit is designed to be stable enough to operate continuously on slopes up to 15 degrees. With the stock cutting head, the trimmer has a 24-inch cutting swath, three inches wider than the machine itself.
Echo Bear Cat offers their trimmers with a choice of four engines.
Briggs & Stratton’s EXi is built to be as easy to use and maintain as possible. There’s no need to prime or set a choke before starting, and improvements throughout the engine from air filtration to cooling all but eliminate the need for oil changes.
The 190cc Quantum comes from Briggs & Stratton’s Professional line. This prosumer model bridges the gap between their residential and Vanguard professional lines.
Like the Quantum, Honda’s GC-Series offers professional quality with consumer ease of use. A lightweight overhead cam valvetrain cuts down on noise, while an automatic decompression system makes the engine easy to start.
The Subaru EA-Series is a commercial engine backed by a 5-year warranty, the longest in the industry. Like Honda’s GC-Series, it has an overhead cam design which makes it quiet and efficient. A fully pressurized lubrication system reduces wear on internal components.
These models come with a mow ball that uses lengths of .155 mil nylon string. This ball is made from heat treated metal for durability. If you’re working around dry areas, Echo offers a plastic-bodied version that won’t produce sparks when bumping against pavement and rocks. For closer cuts, the Proline head replaces the ball with a flat disc.
Need more cutting power? The triple blade brush cutter goes through heavy weeds with ease, while the Saber Tooth blade can cut saplings up to 4 inches in diameter.
High Wheel Trimmers
Large wheels make these trimmers easy to move, while a composite guard deflects debris away from the operator. These models can operate at an offset of up to 13 degrees. This helps the trimmer reach tight quarters and cut under decks, fences and other obstructions. Echo Bear Cat makes three versions, letting you pick your preferred powerplant:
HWXH — 160cc Honda GC-Series
HWXB — 163cc Briggs & Stratton EXi
HWTB — 190cc Briggs & Stratton Quantum
Built for professional use, these trimmers come with metal guards to deflect rocks, twigs and other hard debris. Except for the WT189, all models are powered by a 190cc Briggs & Stratton Quantum Professional Series engine.
This basic model has the same infinitely adjustable offset as the high wheel models.
This trimmer is powered by a Subaru EA190V.
A tilt mechanism allows the left side of the machine to be pointed downward at a 5,10 or 13-degree angle. This lets the cutting head reach into trenches and drainage ditches to get a consistent cut height.
This model comes with a self-propulsion system that has three forward speeds, making it easier to tackle large jobs.
Is an Echo Bear Cat Wheeled Trimmer Right for You?
If you’re interested in one of these trimmers, or you need service or parts for your Echo Bear Cat equipment, visit Shank’s Lawn Equipment. We’re a certified dealer for Echo and their manufacturing partners, and we have over 30 years of experience helping businesses and homeowners with their lawn care tools. Our shop is at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. To get here from Interstate 80, take Exit 10/Marion and drive East one mile.
No matter where you are in the U.S. or Canada, we can ship the parts and accessories you need for your Echo Bear Cat equipment. To order, visit us online at www.shankslawn.com.