This feature-laden petrol hedgetrimmer from Italian brand-leader Oleo-Mac offers the sort of rugged build-quality and superior cutting-power that are vital for topiarists and other professional landscapers.
Driving it is a high-performance 21.7cc (1hp) engine, which combines a chrome-plated cylinder and a two-ring piston for unfailing operation in the face of heavy-duty use.
A tool-free air-filter makes in-the-field maintenance that much easier; while a lift-starter and a manual fuel-pump work to ensure you’ll have no problems achieving ignition from cold.
Other engine features include an optimised combustion-cycle for improved fuel-economy and EU emission compliance; and an exhaust deflector that works to make the task a lot more pleasant for the operator.
The Oleo-Mac HC280XP Petrol Hedgecutter employs advanced anti-vibration technology, which comprises rubber mounts and four-steel springs for almost fatigue-free use.
It’s equipped with a 180° ‘twist’ handle, so you can select the most effective working angle for any given task; and it offers an ergonomic front/rear handle configuration that ensures you’ll always be in control. It weighs just 5.8kg.
The premium-grade double-sided blades on the Oleo-Mac HC280XP measure a generous 75cm in length and have a substantial 35cm tooth-pitch; a combination the enables large, woody hedges to be maintained with speed and efficiency.