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Old 12-03-2012, 06:13 PM
rlitman rlitman is offline
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Originally Posted by Richard Martin View Post
Alright then. Do the analysis based on a trim man on a crew using it for closer to 8 hours a day.
Ok, but what I'm trying to say is it doesn't really matter how many hours per day you're running the equipment to see if battery pays off over gas.

The number of hours per day just tells you how many batteries you need to own, but if you double the number of batteries you own, you also get double the number of hours out of them before they wear out. This all divides out.
So, yes, the initial investment for someone who runs the equipment a lot may be high because you need to buy more batteries, but that's not relevant to a cost/benefit analysis when comparing to gas.

The question is how much does one time unit (lets say 100 hours) of operation cost. That's the only way we can make an apples to apples comparison of dollars.
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