Farming Magazine - April, 2012


Product Focus: Chain Saws & Accessories

Echo, Inc.

The Echo CS-500P 50cc gas-powered chain saw features a spring-assist starter system; heavy-duty, easy-access air filter; dual post chain brake system; G-Force engine air pre-cleaner; automatic clutch-driven oiler; anti-vibration system; aluminum handle with rubber overmold; and Performance Cutting System bar and chain.

efco Power

The efco MT 4100SP is designed for trimming, pruning and small to medium diameter cutting. Equipped with Compression Wave Injection technology, it features a 39cc gas engine; 14 to 16-inch bar length; self-cleaning filter and choke; one-piece handle; and forged three-piece crankshaft.

Forestry Suppliers

Offering a complete 0 0selection of forestry and logging accessories and tools, Forestry Suppliers offer the Elvex line of logger safety gear, including ProGuard Loggers Caps, Elvex ProVest chain saw-resistant upper body protection and chaps, as well as Pelto Lumberjack Hardhat Systems and Tasco Woodsman Hardhats.


Husqvarna's new 562 XP is designed for professional loggers and skilled forestry managers. The X-Torq engine technology delivers up to 20 percent less fuel consumption and 60 percent less exhaust emissions; RevBoost provides rapid acceleration and higher chain speed. AutoTune gives optimal engine performance throughout automatic engine setting. Features include a 59.8cc engine; Smart Start system; quick-release air filter; and bar lengths between 18 and 24 inches.


The Jonsered CS 2152 is a 50cc class saw with rapid acceleration and turbo air cleaning air purge for easier starting. Other features include vibration dampening system; decompression valve, side-mounted chain tensioner; and quick-release cylinder cover. Recommended bar lengths range from 13 to 20 inches.

Stihl USA

Stihl's MS 251 features a 50.2cc engine with emission technology for 50 percent reduction over previous models and 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency. Standard features include self-guided, captive bar nuts on sprocket cover; side-access chain tensioner; compact, reduced-weight split-barrel carburetor; toolless fuel and oil caps; advanced anti-vibration system; decompression valve; and stainless steel muffler.


The PowerSharp Bar-Mount Sharpener with Guide Bar is part of the PowerSharp precision saw chain sharpening system that clamps easily to bar tip. Bar has alignment and latch pin holes, required for use with PowerSharp bar-mount sharpener. Small-radius bar nose helps reduce kickback energies.

Tanaka Power Equipment

The Tanaka ECV-4501 Mid-size Chain Saw features a 43cc, 2.5 hp engine; 16, 18 or 20-inch Oregon bar and chain; four-point anti-vibration system; and two-year commercial warranty. Standard chrome-plated, stress relieved cylinder; forged steel connecting rod; Walbro Diaphragm carburetor; AirForce Decompression System; Transistorized Electronic ignition system; and 13.5-ounce fuel tank.

W.E. Chapps, Inc.

W.E. Chapps has developed its own line of Chainsaw Gear. All protective material used is a combination of two layers of woven Kevlar and two layers of needle punch Kevlar felt, which is designed to wrap around the sprocket, jamming the spinning chain and quickly stopping the chain. W.E. Chainsaw Chapps are offered in two lengths, 35 and 45 inches, and feature a height adjustment system that accommodates different leg lengths.