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TAG: battery-powered equipment

OPEI weighs in on California’s proposed emissions regulations

February 13, 2020By
Gas pump (Photo: phive2015/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

State air regulators in California are proposing long-term plans to phase out gas-powered lawn care and landscaping equipment such as leaf blowers and lawn mowers. “For all intents and purposes, California wants to drive the internal combustion engine out of the state and move to the implementation of zero-emissions products, so switching to battery, electric,” says Kris Kiser, president and... read more

Charged up: The future of battery-powered equipment

December 23, 2019By
Pacific Landscape Management’s crew uses Oregon’s 120V Professional Series on a job site in Beaverton, Ore. (Photo: Oregon Outdoor Power Equipment)

Manufacturers share upcoming trends and predictions for battery-powered equipment that landscape contractors need to know. read more

AGZA and Stihl partner on battery electric equipment advocacy campaign

June 19, 2019By

American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) is proud to announce a unique collaboration with Stihl to support our independent nationwide campaign promoting the benefits of battery-electric equipment in professional applications. The new effort pairs commercial-grade Stihl battery tools with AGZA’s groundbreaking AGZA Green Zone education and certification programs for sustainable grounds maintenance. For a decade as the global leader in zero-emission... read more

Stihl releases the KMA 130 R KombiMotor

April 8, 2019By

Stihl released the KMA 130 R KombiMotor, a tool from the company’s AP Series of battery products. It gives professionals the ability to trim, prune, edge, clean, cultivate and more without gas or exhaust emissions. The external battery source shifts the battery weight to the user’s back or hips, instant starts allow quick movement from one task to another and... read more

Electric avenue

January 11, 2019By
Man with battery-powered blower (Photo: American Green Zone Alliance)

Dan Delventhal, founder of MowGreen in Fairfield, Conn., has been using battery-powered landscape equipment since 2006 in an effort to lighten his environmental impact. Dan Mabe, former owner of The Greenstation in Los Angeles, used electric equipment because he says it’s much quieter than gas versions. David Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Landscaping in Amarillo, Texas, began converting his gas-powered handheld... read more

Greenworks Commercial adds new battery-powered backpack blower

March 14, 2018By

Greenworks Commercial expanded its 82-volt line with the GBB 700 dual battery port backpack blower. “For 2018, we’ve put a focus on providing innovative battery management solutions to increase the amount of productivity users can get on the job site,” said Chris Allen, president of Greenworks North America. “The new dual battery port backpack blower provides users with optimal performance... read more