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Old 01-20-2013, 11:30 PM
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battery operated hedge trimmers

Looking into possibly adding battery operated trimmers. Anyone use them, if so what's the pros and cons, I would like to hear. I just can't seem to master gas ones.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:49 PM
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Are you using this machines for commercial use
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:00 AM
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Well mostly residential. But yes for company use. Don't really get a lot of trimming jobs. Just looking for people who have them and use them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:06 AM
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I don't use battery powered hedge trimmers, but I do use a battery powered pole saw as well as a battery powered chainsaw. Here's my point of view based off my experience with these:

Pros:
-Maintenance for these tools is very minimal.
-If they're sitting for an extended amount of time, you don't have to worry about fuel going bad.
-No time spent waiting for the engine to warm up.

Cons:
-Battery life is really short for most all b/o lawn equipment, so you typically want a few spare batteries.
-Overall power and RPMs of b/o tools are marginally less than traditional gas powered equipment, making some jobs take longer than they would otherwise.
-If left in an open trailer or the back of a truck, electronics are more prone to damage from the elements.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:21 AM
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I'm sure there much lighter also. I'm purchasing new trimmers this spring and I'm not sure just what I want. That's why I posted to get the great feedback from other lco.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:35 AM
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Just for clarification, are you referring to string/line trimmers or hedge trimmers?
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:40 AM
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Hedge trimmers. To trim hedges. I have echo gas trimmers .
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:51 AM
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Hedge trimmers. To trim hedges. I have echo gas trimmers .
Oh, okay. I'm not sure if they're still hanging out on this forum, but there were some guys here who ran b/o hedge trimmers. They weren't doing a lot of trimming with them, but the tool seemed to do the job for them. Some of this was discussed in a thread I started last year. If you want, I can shoot ya the link to that thread.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:40 AM
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Yea if ya wouldn't mind that would be great. Thanks
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