Anyone using battery pack hand held equipment?

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by Myk, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Primo Landscaping

    Primo Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    This has been an interesting discussion. I considered buying some electric trimmers for this season but did not yet since a lot of our properties are large and many biweekly. I am waiting until run times and actual torque are a bit more equivalent to gas powered units.
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  2. HortGuy1

    HortGuy1 LawnSite Member
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    DEWALT specifically designed the DCCS620 20V MAX compact cordless chainsaw as a versatile option for tree work and cutting timbers. According to the company, the chainsaw delivers:

    • A 12-inch Oregon bar and chain that offers low-kickback cutting in compact spaces, as well as tool-free tensioning and auto-oiling.
    • The ability to achieve up to 90 cuts per charge using a 20V MAX 5.0 Ah lithium-ion battery on 4- by 4-inch pressure-treated pine wood.
    • The convenience of starting the chainsaw with the pull of the trigger, eliminating the cold starts and carburetor issues that come with gas-powered chainsaws.
    • A weight of 9 pounds, which is optimal for small cuts in tight spaces.
    • An efficient brushless motor.
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  3. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good points all for the Dewalt 20V 5.0 ah-I use them in their 22 inch hedge trimmer and blower. I get long run times-I've trimmed 150 plus ornamentals on one charge and the blower goes for at least one hour in total (though I've never run it continuously). I use a CORE 21 V line trimmer for personal and business use (mostly edging and cleaning valve box perimeters) and get a decent run time out of it but it is 3 years old and the power cell is like hefting two bricks. As the cells improve the industry should start to see the light-you can't beat the comfort of no oil/gas mixing, pulling cords and the lack of fumes.
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  4. Velo781

    Velo781 LawnSite Member
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    Amazon has Gold Box deals going on today with the Greenworks 80v handhelds. $119 for a trimmer with battery and charger. $60 blower. I picked up some extras.
    This is when you buy. Way cheaper than gas equipment and plenty good for city lots.
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  5. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    Checked it out-deals are legit. Guys-great opportunity to try battery products on the cheap. The blower is $60 alone or $169 with battery/ charger and this gives you the extra battery. It does 125 mph and 500 cfm. Great for grab and go, blow and trim. Try it-you'll like it!
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  6. big E W

    big E W LawnSite Member
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    sorry diddnt read all post just signed up today figured id throw my 2 cents in
    we run all stihl gas hedge trimmers as of now
    actualy just got 2 diff model stihl battery op hedge trimmers to demo this week was not impressed with them felt like toys cant comment on battery life only used them for a little while
    i did run 2 models of the greenworks hedge trimmer i loved them batterys lasted a full day for us light weight and cut great would rather the greenworks over the stihls if had to pick
    we will be keeping our gassers for now tho
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  7. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I just used the Greenworks 40 volt hedge trimmer and cranked out 45 solid minutes of heavy trimming before it gave out. I trimmed the same area last year with the Dewalt 22' and it went 60 minutes on the 5.0 AMP/hr cell. Greenworks was a slightly better trimmer-but only slightly. As the cells come down in price it will come to the point of having a dozen charged cells on the truck being no issue. Drop them in their charging station and plug them in overnight at the shop.
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