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Battery powered equipment - 2020

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by JFGLN, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 20,467

    Jeremy,

    I want to purchase a battery trimmer prior to this summer. Have been considering the Echo 58v. Which trimmer do you think is best?

    My criteria are that the trimmer be able to run .095 line on a speed feed head and weigh less than 11 pounds. 10 would be even better and that is with the battery installed. 2ah is fine. Low cost is not a primary concern.
     
  2. Work4Food

    Work4Food LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I think as a stand alone trimmer Echo Gen 2 is the best. Speed feed head, should easily run a little extra stick out with guard off but echos guard as is is good, two speeds, nice but maybe a little heavy trigger, robust design.

    11 lbs? Specs says it should be under but sometimes aren't accurate so maybe take your fish scale.

    If I were only looking for a trimmer, not a system, the Echo would be the one I would spend my money on.

    Jeremy
     
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  3. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 20,467

    Thanks
    . I really appreciate this!!
     
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  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 20,467

    Is the gen 2 with the motor at the head?
     
  5. Work4Food

    Work4Food LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Motor on the ground next to the Speedfeed head.

    Jeremy
     
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  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 20,467

    Thanks!!

    Your advice has confirmed my plan.
     
  7. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,416

    This could be helpful. Says you can get custom adapters made.
     
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  8. cold-beer

    cold-beer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    Stihl seems to be the leader for electric chainsaws, but I've never used there other electric stuff. I have a buddy that's a lineman, and they replaced their Stihl gas powered saws with all electric. He said everyone freaked at first, but now they love them.
     
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  9. cold-beer

    cold-beer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    One thing that I will say about the electric stuff is that the Makita, Dewalt, and Milwaukee 18-20 volt stuff seems to have better power to weight ratios on the batteries. I have tried makita's 18 volt top handle electric saw and their 36 volt 2 battery saw. Neither were lacking power, and were very light. That top handle saw will be replacing my Echo CS-310 for small stuff.
     
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  10. danothemano

    danothemano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I might've posted on this already, but I am pro Makita, I just added a small chainsaw to my lineup this past Christmas, it does just the job I need, cut firewood for personal use and nice to have handy if one of my yards had an unexpected downed branch that I can cut and haul off. Battery life and power are smooth and last a long time each charge.
     

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