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Old 06-30-2012, 02:18 PM
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We have other dewault stuff so if they had some they would be on truck.

I did look at the Stihl version...heavy and expensive...very expensive actually...I don't see how you could get a return on investment buying them.
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Did you look at the I core advertised on this site?
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:01 PM
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Did you look at the I core advertised on this site?
No but I'll check it out.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:21 PM
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Mostly line trimmers but the bat is good for an hour of use.

With an inverter you could make it with a few batteries.

The time is coming, propane mowers and electric trimmers and blowers.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:23 PM
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Like I said, it's not about going green...it's about the weight savings.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:35 PM
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Like I said, it's not about going green...it's about the weight savings.
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To me, electricity being green is a false ecomony. Maybe not with small EQ ?? Weight is a major factor too but I am seeing more RFP/ contracts asking for it but no indication they will pay more .
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:04 PM
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Did you look at the I core advertised on this site?
I handled one at my local dealer's open house. They had a rep there to show off the string trimmer.

Since this thread is about hedge trimmers, I'll not get into too much detail, but it seemed well made - very well made compared to any cordless unit I've ever seen.
Nearly silent and zero vibration too. I didn't get to cut anything with it, so I can't comment on that part. In time, the fuel savings may offset the cost of the unit and I was entertaining the thought of trying one, except that it weighs only a few tenths of a pound less than my Stihl FS90R.
If it was notably lighter, I would have been interested, but I'll just stick with what I have for now.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:21 PM
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I handled one at my local dealer's open house. They had a rep there to show off the string trimmer.

Since this thread is about hedge trimmers, I'll not get into too much detail, but it seemed well made - very well made compared to any cordless unit I've ever seen.
Nearly silent and zero vibration too. I didn't get to cut anything with it, so I can't comment on that part. In time, the fuel savings may offset the cost of the unit and I was entertaining the thought of trying one, except that it weighs only a few tenths of a pound less than my Stihl FS90R.
If it was notably lighter, I would have been interested, but I'll just stick with what I have for now.
The 90 is a beefy unit and not light.

I am not sure if they have many other devices but it is a start.
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The 90 is a beefy unit and not light.

I am not sure if they have many other devices but it is a start.
Exactly my point.

You'd think that a unit powered by a battery with no engine to speak of would be a LOT lighter than 11 pounds.
(My Stihl weighs 11.7)
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:37 PM
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Exactly my point.

You'd think that a unit powered by a battery with no engine to speak of would be a LOT lighter than 11 pounds.
I will wait for fuel cells powered by muched grass
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I'm waiting on a small nuclear reactor powered unit...
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