Etesia chose Saltex 2009 to show off the prototype of their new Attila AK51 walk-behind brushcutter prior to its availability in the UK in 2010.
With its powerful 6hp Kawasaki FC180 engine, this 53cm wide machine has a 51cm cutting width. It is capable of tackling tough vegetation, making it suitable for heavy-duty clearance in scrubland, woodland areas, overgrown sites or for weed control. Its compact size makes it ideal for sites with restricted access or limited space.
Designed for operator safety and ease-of-use, especially on difficult terrain, Attila AK51 features Etesia's well-proven instant-control hydrostatic drive system. There are no complicated gears - simply a hydraulic pump with two wheel motors.
These provide smooth and positive take-up and disengagement over three completely separate forward driving 'zones' to cope with anything from young saplings, brambles and scrub to overgrown vegetation and rough grass.
The speed range in each zone is infinitely variable, so, for comfort and safety, the operator can match the speed to suit the site. Forward speed is up to 5km/h and 2km/h in reverse. Importantly, because the drive acts like a 'brake' on downhill slopes, the user maintains control and there is no danger of the machine running away with him. Attila AK51 works safely on banks up to 30 degrees.
The machine is easy-to-operate and highly manoeuvrable with wheels mounted on ball bearings for smooth operation and long life. Extra large diameter rear wheels have wide tread tyres for stability and grip on slopes and uneven ground, and hydraulic diff lock provides extra traction on difficult terrain.
Beneath the square-section cutting deck, the heavy-duty cutterbar is set off-centre for spreedy ejection of cut material. 5-position cutting heights are from 50mm to 110mm. An EC compliant blade brake clutch is fitted.
Attila AK51 is quality-built for reliability and minimum downtime. The hydraulic units are virtually maintenance-free.
Ergonomic design ensures ease-of-use keeping operator fatigue to a minimum. The handlebar adjusts for operator comfort and can be folded. Attila AK51 is compact and easy to transport, making it ideal for use in any contracting or woodland situation.