ryobi 18v trimmer and edger

Ryobi Trimmer and Edger P20018BTL

Ryobi gives consumers 18 volts of 2-in-1 power Within the last few years, many OPE manufacturers have made convenience and versatility their primary goals. This is particularly the case in the consumer market. After all, most people don’t want a garage or shed overloaded with tools. Moreover, I’d wager that the lion’s share of those […]

exmark quest v-series zero-turn

Exmark Quest Zero-Turn Mower

Does Exmark hit the spot with its residential battery-powered zero-turn? Over the years, Exmark has earned an almost indelible reputation for commercial gas equipment. However, it’s no stranger to the battery-powered market, either. Indeed, it entered the Pro realm with its Vertex lineup of ZTs. Now, Exmark is hitting the residential landscape with its Quest […]

greenworks maximusz

Greenworks MaximusZ Zero-Turn Mower

There was a ton of gear to see at last year’s Equip Expo in Kentucky. The event gives lawn care Pros and people like us three days to visit with manufacturers from around the globe. Of course, Greenworks was on hand to participate, and the MaximusZ zero-turn (7422302) was among the models that they showcased. […]

makita xgt brush cutter

Makita XGT Brush Cutter GRU06T

On a near-weekly basis, Makita has been releasing new products. Comparatively speaking, they are very aggressive this year in both their power tools and OPE. Of course, the latter category is our bailiwick. And that brings us to one of the brand’s new lawn care solutions: the Makita XGT Brush Cutter (GRU06). Especially if you […]

ryobi 1000w power source

Ryobi 1000W Power Source

Whether you’re working or playing, being outside doesn’t mean you have to rough it without electricity. I mean, let’s face it. Power is a necessity in an age where practically everything has a battery. If you’re on the job site, you’ve got to keep your lithium-ion packs charging. When tailgating, you have a pre-game show […]

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DeWalt 60V Top-Handle Chainsaw

Many in the landscaping industry (including us folks on the media side) have long been skeptical about the practicality of cordless OPE. But things have come a long way, and both Pros and consumers are beginning to embrace the move to gas alternatives like the DeWalt 60V FlexVolt Top-Handle Chainsaw (DCCS674X2). Recently, we put this […]

kobalt 80v max blower

Kobalt 80V Max Blower

Since joining the editorial staff at both OPE and Pro Tool Reviews, I’ve had my hands on a lot of lawn equipment. That certainly goes for leaf blowers. That said, Kobalt is among those brands that have come up winners in my experience. Indeed, when I reviewed the 40V Max (KLB 1040A-03), I had a […]

makita 40v string trimmer

Makita 40V String Trimmer GRU07T

Amazingly, the mowing season is upon us. Of course, if you reside in the nation’s Southern climes, you’ve probably been at it for quite a while. Either way, if you’re looking for a trimmer, there’s a new model that might interest you. The Makita 18-inch high-torque 40V string trimmer is among the latest additions to […]