Using power inverters for elec. hedge trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dfor, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    Has anybody used power inverters. I was thinking of getting one for the truck for when I need to trim bushes and there isn't a plug close by. Just wondering how well they work and if there is anything I might need to keep in mind before buying one. Thanks.
  2. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    I saw that coming. But my question was inverters. Carpal Tunnel. I need to use light trimmers.
  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    If you switch to a pole trimmer, take off the Damn ridiculous handle, and wrap the shaft with plummers rubber pipe insulation, then hold it like a spear, you will find it better than an electric or any other combo you can buy.
    Pete.... post Carpal tunnel
  5. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    I hate to recommend junk, but I must admit I have a super light craftsman hedge trimmer, gas.

    It has lasted...get this....8 years!!!!!

  6. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    1. Don't get a chaep inverter! I've got a small one that don't even hold enough juice for a TV. Not sure what the amps are but it was about $60.

    2. Leave the truck running. Most come with a shut off safty, but there still might not be enough power to start a large truck.

    3. If your still serious about the inverter and your going to use it a lot, I'd put a second battery in. I did this for snow plowing, worked pretty good.

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