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Old 04-23-2012, 03:21 PM
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Im seriously considering the blower to start with...I do alot of residential that only takes a few minutes to blow off the walk...might be a tax advantage out there that would help with the cost...plus so far we dont have the code red days that we cant use gas equipment but it wouldnt surprise me in the future....
I carry my blower with my just incase I dont want to use the back pack for small stuff
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:58 PM
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I carry my blower with my just incase I dont want to use the back pack for small stuff
I use a bg55 90% of the time...before I can get a back pack out of the rack, crank and put it on...I grab the 55 out of the basket and crank it while walking to the side walk...
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:04 PM
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It would than take 720 hrs. to recoup the cost. (keep in mind this example is with only one string trimmer with two batteries.)
There are a few unknowns here. The first being, you are assuming the trimmer will even last to 720 hours. The second is the batteries won't last that long. The batteries are already down by 20% at only 375 hours (500 charges and each charge is good for 45 minutes on a brand new battery). The more number of times you charge the batteries the less time you will get to use that battery. By the time you get to the 500th charge the battery is only good for 36 minutes. You would probably need to replace the batteries at just about the time they start to turn a profit.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:14 PM
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really good points Richard. Unless gas get a gets really up there in $ I don't see these being able to make much of a dent in the bottom line
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:33 PM
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I'm looking at buying a battery operated Stihl weed trimmer but it looks like the trimmers don't hold a lot of line. I don't want to be adding line everytime I turn around. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:36 PM
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I'm looking at buying a battery operated Stihl weed trimmer but it looks like the trimmers don't hold a lot of line. I don't want to be adding line everytime I turn around. Any thoughts?
Swap out the head for a different/aftermarket one.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:52 PM
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I been using the FSA 85 trimmer and it works great the batteries are not the problem,,, It's the trimmer head it uses, low line capacity + can be cantakerous to reload. But I am just a home owner.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:06 AM
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I been using the FSA 85 trimmer and it works great the batteries are not the problem,,, It's the trimmer head it uses, low line capacity + can be cantakerous to reload. But I am just a home owner.

Just curious wall, "made in" what country is your FSA 85 stamped?
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:55 AM
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I am going to put a wind turbine on my electric van to help charge these things up.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:10 AM
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battery powered

I went to my dealer to buy a hedge trimmer and he was basically trying to give away the battery powered one. I think he was up to 300 off for charger battery and trimmer. I told him the only way I would have one of those is for free or gas goes though the roof. If these batteries are anything like the ones in remote control cars and trucks they have to be cared for carefully. I also think time will take a bigger toll on the batteries than how many charges they have on them. Just not for me. (yet) Gas 15 a gallon I'll take a closer look.
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