Husqvarna Cuts the Cord for the Commercial Community
For quite some time, many believed that battery-powered outdoor equipment would never go commercial (and a dwindling number still remain under that impression). The reality is that cordless technology isn’t just heading in that direction, it’s already there. You might, for example, point to the Husqvarna 525iLST String Trimmer as a case in point.
Let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer the Pro community.
Husqvarna 525iLST Performance
Designed as a full-on commercial string trimmer, the 525iLST has a few notable performance features.
Driving this tool is a brushless motor fueled by a 36V (9.4Ah) battery. Together, this duo provides power equivalent to a 25cc gas engine. More specifically, this unit has a maximum power speed of 10,500 RPM.
What’s more, the manufacturer added its e-TORQ technology to the mix for improved battery function and efficiency.
- Model: Husqvarna 970551901
- Brushless Motor, e-TORQ
- 10,500 RPM
- Battery: BLi300
- 36V (9.4Ah) lithium-ion
- Charger: QC500
- 18.1-inch cutting swath
- 3-speed mode
But that’s not the only place where the Husqvarna 525iLST aims for efficiency. Indeed, this model uses active cooling to ensure that the battery stays at a lower temperature during charging and discharging, which should extend its overall lifespan.
And to get the most out of your battery, the Husqvarna 970551901 has a 3-speed mode that allows you to maximize your runtime by adjusting the power output to the current working conditions. On that note, this model’s 18.1-inch cutting swath will likely cut down on job time.
In terms of operation, the 525iLST features a low-vibration design and a comparatively quiet motor. According to Husqvarna, this string trimmer runs at 80dB (tested at the operator’s ear), which they say is 13dB quieter than a standard gas model.
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Husqvarna 970551901 String Trimmer Design
The Husqvarna 525iLST shows its commercial side with respect to design features, as well.
For ease of operation, the unit comes with a Tap ‘n’ Go trimmer head for fast, no-hassle refills.
What’s more, its construction indicates attention to the wear and tear that Pro tools have to endure. The 525iLST has features such as a metal skidplate and an IPX4 classification for rain resistance.
- Weight: 12 pounds (with battery)
- Dimensions: 71.5 × 11 × 15 inches
- IPX4 water resistance
- Tap ‘n’ Go trimmer head
And finally, this model incorporates a built-in connectivity module for use with Husqvarna Fleet Services. Should the trimmer go missing, this technology lets you see its last known location, its usage stats, and service history, among other data.
Husqvarna 525iLST Price
The Husqvarna 525iLST string trimmer sells for $399.99 as a bare tool.