TAG: battery powered

Fuel for thought

March 22, 2019By
Handheld tool (Photo: Honda Engines)

Gasoline has served as the go-to fuel option for many years when it comes to handheld equipment. However, the recent rise of battery-powered equipment — and subsequent use of propane-powered generators to recharge that equipment — has stoked the number of choices landscape contractors have at their fingertips. Gas ’em up While gasoline-powered equipment no longer represents a monopoly, it’s... read more

Greenworks unveils new battery-powered UTVs, zero-turn mowers

October 18, 2018By

Greenworks Commercial introduced new lithium-ion-powered zero-turn mowers and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) at GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky. Expanding on its introduction of Lithium Z Zero-Turn Mowers this past summer, Greenworks Commercial is introducing several new lithium-ion powered mowers, including the 52-inch 52R ride-on mower and the 52-inch 52S stand-on model. The 52R and 52S will offer users up to 4.5 and... read more

Avant Tecno unveils the Avant e5 loader

November 2, 2017By

Avant Tecno USA unveiled the Avant e5, a fully electric, battery-powered articulated loader. The compact Avant e5 was designed for both indoor and outdoor use, but it’s especially suitable for indoor use as it releases no emissions and has a minimal noise level. It comes with an in-machine charging unit, a 240Ah lead acid battery and two electric motors—a 6kW... 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

Honda introduces robotic lawn mower Miimo

April 11, 2017By

Honda introduced Miimo, the company’s first robotic lawn mower for use in the U.S. “Honda Power Equipment’s Miimo lawn mower delivers a beautiful lawn without homeowners having to physically cut their grass,” said Michael Rudolph, vice president of Honda Power Equipment. “For customers who want to be on the cutting edge of technology, have busy lifestyles and don’t have the... read more

DeWalt expands 20V Max Outdoor Equipment lineup

March 9, 2016By

DeWalt added the 20V MAX 5.0 Ah hedge trimmer to its line of professional-grade, battery-powered outdoor power equipment. Weighing in at 7.8 pounds, this battery-powered trimmer features 22-inch laser-cut, hardened steel blades with 3/4 inch cut capacity. This trimmer also includes a wrap-around auxiliary handle for a comfortable grip, and the switch with lock-off allows for fast, yet controlled actuation, the company said. The 20V MAX... read more