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FELCO SA: new ultra-light 80 cm loppers

Geneveys-sur-Coffrane (September 2010) - FELCO SA is launching two new loppers that meet the needs of even the most demanding professionals. FELCO designers used their experience and know-how to produce super-light loppers with maximum cutting power, infusing their design with the quality and effectiveness associated with FELCO. With this launch, the world leader in pruning and cutting tools is extending its product range to provide the ideal solution for the intensive pruning of large branches, particularly suited to orchard work.

FELCO's decision to extend its existing range of two-hand pruning shears is based on feedback received from its professional customer base. The two new models are incredibly light, very easy to handle and exceptionally effective. A key feature of the new tools is the reduced level of arm and shoulder strain experienced by the operator, especially during intensive work such as the pruning of mature fruit trees. The tools are also well-suited to forestry work.

Measuring 80 cm in length, the new loppers make light work of cutting branches with a diameter of 40 mm. They feature tubular handles made of a highly resistant aluminium alloy, and an ingenious cam-lever system that reduces the cutting effort. This system delivers a leverage ratio of 1.6x. The hardened steel blade interacts with a high-quality, precision-forged aluminium anvil to deliver a clean, smooth and accurate cut.

The two models differ by the shape of their cutting heads: the FELCO 230 features a straight, tapered anvil that allows easy access to the location of the cut; the FELCO 231 features a hollow-shaped blade and a curved anvil that trap the branch close to the fulcrum of the cutting head; this prevents push-back and makes cutting work easier.

Both models feature non-slip grips and come equipped with a stop block system that prevents fingers getting jammed at the end of the cutting action. Like all FELCO tools, the FELCO 230 and FELCO 231 models are backed by a full range of spare parts.

For further information:
- Media (Press): Patricia Borloz: T +41 328 581 449
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