Electric Hedge Trimmers

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Northeast Mower, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Duekster

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    Did you look at the I core advertised on this site?
     
  2. cgaengineer

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    No but I'll check it out.
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  3. Duekster

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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.
     
  4. cgaengineer

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    Like I said, it's not about going green...it's about the weight savings.
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  5. Duekster

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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 :laugh:.
     
  6. OakNut

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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.
     
  7. Duekster

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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.
     
  8. OakNut

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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.
    (My Stihl weighs 11.7)
     
  9. Duekster

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    I will wait for fuel cells powered by muched grass :laugh:
     
  10. cgaengineer

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    I'm waiting on a small nuclear reactor powered unit...
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