TAG: battery-powered equipment

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

Mean Green Mowers: ReVolt

January 5, 2018By

ReVolt is the latest innovative mower from Mean Green Mowers that fills the final gap in our broad range of mowers. The ReVolt is an all-electric 48-in./52-in. cut dual drive wide-area walk behind commercial mower. With the option of up to two powerful Green Monster battery packs, the ReVolt can easily get commercial lawn care contractors through a full day... read more

Battery boon: Breaking down the benefits of battery-powered equipment

December 18, 2017By
(Photo: Merit Service Solutions)

Electric equipment continues to prove its place in the landscape industry. Batteries last longer, equipment is lighter and more operators see these machines as comparable to gas. Landscape contractors share the benefits, setbacks and trends for battery-powered equipment. Making the switch With 90 percent of his equipment being electric, Ron Rose—owner of EQ Grounds in Auburn Hills, Mich.—says it has... read more

New Echo battery line includes push mower

October 19, 2017By

Echo is displaying its full line of 58V Lithium-Ion cordless products at GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 18-20. The line will include the company’s first battery-powered push mower. It will also include a chainsaw, handheld blower, hedge trimmer and two other variations of trimmers. “Our line of cordless products complements our gas lineup in both function and ergonomics,” said Joe... read more