It might be aimed at the domestic user, but this powerful, feature-laden petrol chainsaw from Italy’s top garden-machinery brand nevertheless offers the sort of performance, build-quality and handling that would be familiar to commercial landscaping contractors!
Making the Oleo-Mac GSH-560 Petrol Chainsaw tick is a high-capacity, high-output 54.5cc/3.5hp two-stroke air-cooled motor, which combines a manual fuel-primer with Oleo-Mac’s EasyStart technology so as to ensure getting going is a fast, low-effort process.
Other notable engine-features include an oversized 10cm-diameter flywheel for super-smooth operation and improved cooling; and a reinforced muffler, which limits noise and makes for a less stressful working environment.
The Oleo-Mac GSH-560 Petrol Chainsaw benefits from a lateral chain-tensioner and a no-tools air-filter/spark-plug cover; a combination that makes routine, in-the-field maintenance a breeze.
A series of spring dampers and rubber stops work to reduce vibration, which in turn lessens operator-fatigue; while an automatic oil-pump – adjustable to suit the wood-type and chain condition – keeps friction and heat to a minimum, thereby extending the life of the premium Oregon-brand cutting-gear.
This model’s sizeable 51cm guide-bar means it will take larger cuts in its stride.