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TAG: battery-powered equipment

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

Husqvarna updates portfolio, launches fleet service

October 18, 2017By

Husqvarna is releasing an update to its portfolio at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 18-20. The line includes updates to wheeled, handheld, battery-powered and accessory products. The company is also launching its cloud-based Fleet Services system in early 2018, which connects lawn and tree care operators and their entire fleet of machines. “As the masters of cutting, we are the only... read more

Analyzing the battery debate

January 9, 2017By

Is battery-powered handheld equipment on trend to overtake gas products? The vote is still out for some pros on whether battery-powered equipment will become the norm in the green industry over gas. What’s clear, though, is this option is gaining ground with contractors and their clients. According to Husqvarna’s 2016 Green Spaces Survey, of the 1,579 U.S. consumers surveyed, 65... read more

Web Extra: How to get the most from battery-powered equipment

December 12, 2016By

For contractors considering battery-powered equipment, here are some tips from Zack Kline, owner of A.I.R. in Rockville, Md., for how to successfully use it out in the field: 
Learn how long batteries last in each piece of equipment so crews will be near a charging station or charged battery to quickly swap them out. 
Ask whether a smaller battery could... read more