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Eckman 42.7cc Petrol Backpack Power Unit with Easy-Fit Attachments
Rating: 4.3/5read 40 reviews
- 42.77cc / 1.25kW engine is mounted on a padded and vibration-dampened backpack
- Nine easy-fit accessories attach to the power unit to give the ultimate multi-task power tool
- Accessories include: 180° angle-adjustable hedge trimmer, chainsaw, twin line grass trimmer, brush cutter and cultivator, hover mower, lawn edger, leaf blower and water pump.
It’s the design revolution your poor back and arms have been waiting for: an ergonomic, lightweight backpack-mounted petrol-powered gardening system, allowing you to work without hand-carrying the heavy engine around!
Mounted on an incredibly comfortable, fully adjustable, padded and vibration dampened backpack, you simply plug any accessory into the power unit’s flexible hand-held control handle and you’re ready to tackle everything from hedge trimming, light or heavy tree pruning, grass or bramble trimming, ground cultivation, lawn edging, hover mowing, leaf blowing and even water pumping!
The reliable 42.7cc /1.25kW full-crank engine provides all the power and torque you need – hour after hour, and like a really comfortable seat in a car, when you’ve finished your journey you won’t feel like you’ve run a marathon!
Complete Freedom of Choice
Build your own multi-tool kit - simply purchase the power unit and choose individual accessories to suit your requirements.
You have the option to purchase other accessories at a later date should you wish.
Power Unit Complete With Backpack and Flexible Control Handle (BE003)
Specifications: CE/EUII/GS safety and emission approved air-cooled 42.7cc/1.25kW full crank 2-stroke engine with recoil starter and 0.7litre tank*. Flexible drive shaft with full-function control handle. Metal backpack frame with 4-point engine vibration dampening, size-adjustable harnesses, luxury comfort padding, zip pouch for tools.
*Fill up the 700ml petrol tank for just 98p,giving around 40 mins of running time - approx. 2.5p/min
9 Additional Accessories:
1. 180 Degree Angle-Adjustable Hedge Trimmer (BE005)
17” (432mm) reciprocating blade. 7 ¾” (20cm) aluminium connection pole. Max. cutting diameter approx. ¾” (17mm).
2. Branch Cutter Chainsaw (BE004)
10” (254mm) Oregon low-kickback chain and bar (max. cutting diameter 10”) with automatic oil pump. 27” (68.5cm) aluminium connection pole.
3. 1-Metre Aluminium Extension Pole( BE007)
For extra reach - use in conjunction with Hedge Trimmer (BE005), Chainsaw (BE004) and Brush Cutter / Grass Trimmer (BE006).
Extends the reach to a maximum of 2.68m / 8ft 9"
Note: Reach measurements for all three attachments can be found in the specifications section below.
4. Bump Feed Twin Line Grass Trimmer & Brush Cutter (BE006)
(supplied together) Twin line bump-feed 120mm diameter spool with maximum 17¾” (45cm) grass trim width. Triple edged brush cutter blade with maximum 10” (25.4cm) trim width for bramble and woody stems up to ¾” (18mm) diameter. 24” (61cm) aluminium connection pole.
5. Tiller / Cultivator (BE008)*
11 ½” (29.2cm) tilling width. 4x 8 ½” (21.6cm) diameter tines. Heavy duty gearbox.
23 ½” (59.6cm) aluminium connection pole.
*The gearbox has been improved - please see the PDF within the 'More Info' tab for more details.
6. Hover Mower (BE009) discontinued
Grass cutting width 24” (60cm) using 12” steel blade – maximum 6500 rpm.
Weight 3.2kg (approx. 7lbs)
61.5cm (approx.. 2ft) long curved aluminium shaft for easy manoeuvrability.
Ideal for steep / uneven terrain or smaller grass areas that don’t warrant a normal mower.
7. Lawn Edger (BE010)
Superior design, simple to use, adjustable depth, fast and accurate cutting for beautiful lawn edges. Blade length 7.5” (19cm); weight 1.9kg (approx. 4lbs); 73.5cm (approx.. 29”) long curved aluminium shaft for easy manoeuvrability.
8. Leaf Blower (BE011)
Powerful 50mph air speed / 108 cubic metres of air volume / hour. Weight 1.5kg; 69cm (approx.. 27”) long curved aluminium shaft.
9. Powerful Aluminium Water Pump (BE012)
High quality aluminium (not plastic) construction. 5metre (approx.. 16ft 6”) water ‘lift’ capacity at a flow rate of 9.6m3/hour. Outlet hose diameter 2.5cm (1”) (hose not supplied)
Max. pumping distance 7m.
Maximum reach from trigger to end of accessory:
- Chainsaw: 2.68m / 8ft 9"
- Hedge Trimmer: 2.44m / 8ft
- Brush cutter / Grass Trimmer: 2.37m / 7ft 9"
- Standard Delivery (approx. 7 working days) - £3.99
- Express Delivery (approx. 3 working days) - £4.99
- Next Working Day Delivery (orders must be placed by 2pm Monday to Friday) - £6.99
- We deliver to mainland UK, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Scottish Highlands & Islands
- Every product is covered by our 14-day money back guarantee
- Every product is guaranteed for at least 12 months. If your item develops a fault within the guarantee period, we will either refund (only if within 14 days) or replace free of charge
- If you wish to return an item to us for whatever reason, please call us on 020 3617 7400
ReviewsBack to Top
Very easy30/09/2013 13:37:00
Heavier than I imagined, off to the Gym but does the job27/09/2013 11:31:00
It should be possible to keep the weight down to 1.5 times a hand held unit
Arrived in good time18/09/2013 18:29:00
Not used yet ,,,,,,,
Garden multi tool- hedge trimmer17/09/2013 17:11:00
Good idea to take the motor weight on your back
well pleased16/09/2013 09:51:00
good product and at a very keen price. throttle cable needs to be secured at engine end to stop revs sticking as outer cable comes out of its retainer
good machine,but not easy to use when you have arthritis10/09/2013 11:15:00
i am 58,and have difficulty getting pack on my back,also hard to keep strimmer unit level,without digging in to grass
Great item and great price thanks.
Good value for money20/06/2013 14:34:00
Easy to change additions20/06/2013 01:03:00
Quick and efficient easy ordering11/06/2013 11:01:00
Overall a very good product well made Engine unit is a bit on the heavy side perhaps a smaller engine option for the hadge trimmer and chain saw lopper would be better
delivery time good ..product not quite as easy to use has it looks11/06/2013 10:17:00
a good idea needs more thought
A very good product one draw back size of hole to fill gear box on tiller took ages to fill02/06/2013 02:07:00
Overall the product is well constructed and does the job it is designed to do, it can be a bit awkward having to start of the back and then put on would highly recommend a electrical starting model which could be started and stopped when being carried.
Very good product. I am surprised by the performance especially at the price.27/05/2013 14:35:00
I can recommend this item. Once you get used to putting the backpack on it is comfortable and the attachments all work well. I can use the machine for much longer than I would be comfortable using a purely hand held machine. I am very pleased with it.
Excellent power output and ease of use.04/10/2012 10:26:00
Very powerful, easy to use and set up. For the money it is excellent value.
Overall a good unit.20/09/2012 10:37:00
Having used the hedge trimmer, will now order additional attachments in spring.
Super service, excellent communication, very good product - works so well19/09/2012 17:40:00
Overall this is a strong product at an excellent price would highly recommend to anyone!
An excellent piece of kit02/09/2012 18:25:00
The build quality of the power pack and its attachments is reasonably good.
Eckman backpack hedge trimmer & chainsaw23/07/2012 15:39:00
Excellent product, extremely useful to reach high branches & hedges without using steps
Brilliant. Very pleased11/07/2012 22:42:00
Very good item well worth price. More detailed instructions for assembly would be good though. Needs practice to use but great after. Good reach with extender pole, less need for ladders/steps. Good powerful motor, easy to start, quiet operation. Weight balance easy on back excellent. Overall ideal item for everyone and especially useful for anyone of retirement age.
restrictive in reach as against normal freehand motor,but very well padded and easy start, well balanced don`t notice you have it on
easy to use good value fore money
brilliant powerful machine. the only drawback is if you have to turn it of, then you have to get it of your back to restart it.
Bury St. Edmunds
not tested yet
Easy to use and ideal for purpose.
Thrilled with product and speed of delivery
It would have been better if it was possible to start while back pack fitted as when switching implements it has to be switched off and this necessitates removing unit to restart.
Well balanced unit build quality looks good
Difficult to start for a left handed person but fine for right handed.
Have on use to test so far but system seems very good
Very good - easy to start.
Nice weight on the back, good even disribution of weight
Excellent value for money and comfortable to wear especially being female.
An easy starting power unit with all the quality and design features that you come to expect from Eckman. A well made very versatile piece of equipment. You get a lot for the price. Good value.
Does the job, you have to work hard to make it comfy and changing tools means you have to take it off your back. Missing instructions was annoying.
It's o.k. but very hard to start, if I had the instructions leaflet which you are printing maybe It would be easier to work out!!!
Very useful. The chainsaw attachment is brilliant and has already earned its keep. The hedge trimmer is very versatile and much lighter to use than m old one.
Starts well. Little smoke for a 2 stroke. The hedge trimmer is very effective especially the reciprocating system of cutting and the chainsaw makes me feel like a professional!!!
Reasonably comfortable but have to take it off to restart engine after swapping attachments
Very good system. Not yet tried for extended period, will let you know once used.
very please seems to be of a good quality
good all round machine with different attachment one machine that does all with the right attachment
Q&AsBack to Top
If you would like to ask a question about this product please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Waist and chest adjustment straps have been lengthened to try and accommodate the broadest cross-section of possible users.
The engine itself is mounted on 4 rubber shock absorbers which are extremely effective in dampening any vibration. Providing you are reasonably fit and would contemplate using conventional petrol driven gardening equipment, we’re sure you will find this new backpack system exceptionally comfortable and allow you to work longer and with much less strain on the arms and shoulders.
Having said this, one of the reasons Eckman chose this particular power unit was because, with a noise output of just 105db, it’s considerably quieter than many other engines.
This powerful 42.7cc engine has more of a loud “purr” than a deafening scream!
Provided you only use the equipment outdoors, you are perfectly safe from exhaust fumes. When in use, the engine exhaust points away from you.
When you are happy that it is as comfortable as possible, take it off. The equipment is now ready to use.
4-stroke engines require no oil, the same as if you had a normal petrol powered car.
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