April 10, 2015 – After launching the extremely successful CS-590 chain saw in 2014, ECHO is introducing another high performance winner for the large landowner, farmer/rancher and firewood cutter markets– the CS-490, the lightest weight saw in its class.
Targeted against the Stihl MS 271 and Husqvarna 450, the ECHO CS-490 is available in 16”, 18” and 20” bar lengths, all at the same great MSRP of $349.99.
The CS-490 with a 50.2cc two-stroke engine is built for professionals. A dual-post chain brake handle increases durability. The G-Force Engine Air Pre-cleaner ™ reduces air filter maintenance. The automatic, adjustable clutch-driven oiler reduces oil consumption. The heavy-duty air filter with tool-less access provides superior air filtration for long engine life. A magnesium crankcase provides lightweight durability, while the chrome-plated cylinder extends engine life.
The CS-490 also is easy to operate and comfortable, weighing only 10.6 lbs. A vibration-reduction system reduces operator fatigue. Easier start-ups (hot or cold) are facilitated by a reduced-effort starter. A side-access chain tensioner makes chain adjustments easy.
Since 2006, ECHO has introduced 17 new saws to the market. The CS-490 introduction falls on the heels of the popular CS-590, which in 2014 was ranked #1 by a popular consumer magazine and voted the Dealer Choice Award in the handheld product category at the GIE/EXPO Trade Show.
ECHO also recently announced the first Arborist Fleet Discount Program to reward arborists and tree care companies who purchase ECHO chain saws, Power Pruners® and related accessories with product discounts starting at 16% off MSRP and “no-hassle” financing.
All ECHO chain saws are covered by a one year commercial warranty and five year consumer warranty. To learn more about the CS-490 visit www.echo-usa.com or your local ECHO dealer.
ECHO Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of professional grade outdoor power equipment for professional and homeowner use. The corporation markets its products primarily under the ECHO, Shindaiwa and ECHO Bear Cat brand names. The company is based in the Chicago suburbs.