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TAG: string trimmer

Makita announces seven new battery-powered products

November 30, 2022By
(Photo: Makita)

The company announced the launch of seven new battery-powered products, ranging from mowers to chainsaws at the 2022 Equip Expo. read more

The 411 on string trimmer designs

January 20, 2022By
Curved shafts work well on small properties where the user needs a compact machine. (Photo: Stihl)

Experts share the best applications for each type of string trimmer shaft design — curved or straight. read more

Milwaukee Tool adds brushless string trimmer

December 8, 2020By

Milwaukee Tool added the M18 brushless string trimmer to its lineup of outdoor power equipment solutions. Milwaukee Tool said the M18 delivers more clearing power and a larger cutting swath than competitive battery-powered trimmer solutions on the market. For maximum productivity, the new trimmer provides up to 6,200 rpm and features a brushless motor built specifically for trimming applications. The trimmer has... read more

Makita debuts new brushless string trimmer

August 19, 2020By

Makita U.S.A. introduced a new 18V X2 (36-v) LXT Brushless Cordless String Trimmer (XRU17). The XRU17 delivers the power equivalent to a 30-cc gas string trimmer. The cordless string trimmer features a 17-inch cutting swath, a BL brushless motor and a variable speed trigger switch. The steel drive shaft provides less vibration and durability. The XRU17 has a loop handle... 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

Milwaukee Tool to launch cordless handheld equipment line

June 15, 2016By

Milwaukee Tool is the latest manufacturer to enter the cordless outdoor power equipment business. The Brookfield, Wis.-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries teased the new products to the media June 8-9 at the company’s 2016 New Product Symposium in Milwaukee. With a January launch planned, Milwaukee didn’t release specifications, run times or price points for the string trimmer, blower or hedge... read more