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which cordless string trimmers are the best?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Listerek, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,318

    Ok, yeah i can see how a little 18v setup wouldn't matter, but its a different approach with these large batteries. I think the echo 4.0 ah weights 4lbs. And I think the ego weighs 6.3lbs. you can see how much that would matter on the back end of a trimmer.
     
  2. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 20,673

    This is true hd had exclusive rights that deal is over so echo dealers are now carrying full battery lineThumbs Up
     
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  3. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,318

    But HD still have the battery units for sale. They've not been pushed out in my area.
     
  4. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 20,673

    Last time they cleared them out they cleared the pas then they restocked with motor on the trimmer head version

    I haven't heard that they are getting rid of echo cordless
     
  5. Work4Food

    Work4Food LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    That 9ah has to be a Milwaukee 18v battery.Much lighter that a 56/58 volt platform

    I have majority push mow accounts. Tight mowing equals less trimming time. Very rarely do I ever do more than 12 accounts in a day...I don't just mow and blow.

    If this helps you with the time thing....I have a battery always on my blower and always on my edger...time saved.

    Definitely not cheap. I didn't start out where I'm at now but once I figured the benefits and that it could handle most of my needs I kept adding.

    I am no expert on what your HD sells but at least at the one closest to me Echo no longer has the Battery exposure they once had. They still have a nice amount of gas though.
     
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  6. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,252

    1.5-2lb difference in a 9.6lb trimmer is 10-15% more weight and if it were gas you’d be in a new power class w/that weight

    The added weight makes a difference if you hauling azz trimming light duty weeklys all day long.
     
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  7. Derwood

    Derwood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,312

    I certainly would not dispute that 10 to 15% more weight in a gas trimmer puts you in a different power class (I'll trust you on that). I am just saying for ME, an additional 1.5 pounds of WEIGHT on any trimmer (regardless of where that weight comes from) would not cause a drop in terms of productivity.
     
  8. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,252

    You might be surprised. Used to run the old 27cc Shin trimmers on weeklys. Switched to Husky/RM 323’s and trim times improved. Especially July/Aug in the heat guys just moved faster around the props.
     
  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 20,327

    The older I get the more I want the lightest trimmer possible that will still do the job.
     
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  10. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,252

    Even the younger guys not immune to a few eXtra lbs on a trimmer running around props all day long. You just going to drag your azz a bit more after a few hrs.
     

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