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TAG: backpack battery

Durability drives production for handheld equipment

December 11, 2019By
Photo: Oregon Outdoor Power Equipment

Landscape contractors need reliable and durable handheld equipment, says Jack Easterly, product manager for professional handheld products at Husqvarna. “Landscaping is a productivity-based profession, and getting work done the fastest is at the top of contractors’ minds,” Easterly says. “The goal with battery equipment is to be able to substitute tool by tool and not have a loss in performance... read more

EGO introduces weatherproof, battery-powered commercial series

October 31, 2018By

EGO unveiled a new line of commercial battery-powered equipment. The line includes a 15-inch string trimmer, 600 CFM blower and 25.5-inch hedge trimmer, all powered by a 56-volt backpack battery. “Landscapers work in tough conditions. Their tools are exposed to the elements daily, especially rain, dirt and dust,” said Sarah Hohman, brand manager for EGO. “Research confirmed durability factors heavily in... read more

Stihl releases new backpack battery

June 21, 2017By

Stihl released the new AR 2000 backpack battery. “The Stihl AR 2000 is an integral part of a complete pro package as it powers a full day’s work on the job,” said Brian Manke, product manager at Stihl. “Compatible with all battery products in the Stihl AP Series, users are buying into a family of products that offer quality performance comparable to gasoline-powered... read more