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EGO Goes Pro – EGO Commercial Series 56-Volt Power


EGO PowerplusEGO Commercial Series Tools EGO Commercial Series lawn tools are aimed at the professional landscaper and lawn care market. The EGO 56V power plus system has proven to be among the top in the industry for homeowner battery-powered lawncare tools. Included in the new lineup are the backpack battery, harness, string-trimmer/brush-cutter, hedge trimmer, and blower. This dip in the Commercial pool may be new for the US, but it seems that the UK has already received them.

With more and more noise and pollution ordinances being implemented in our communities, this provides a great opportunity for the EGO Commercial Series line of tools. As communities elect to become quieter and less smokey, how do the lawn care professionals cope? They turn to battery-powered tools that supplement their gas-powered equivalents. But, does the EGO Commercial Series enable these same Pros to turn away from gas altogether? Doubtful, in my opinion, but we are getting closer.

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EGO Commercial Series 56V Lineup

Different from the existing onboard battery line of homeowner tools, these new EGO Commercial Series tools all utilize power coming from a 56-volt backpack battery. The individual tools are tethered to the backpack battery through a transferrable power cord.

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EGO Commercial Series Battery Pack (BAX1500)

  • Backpack Battery USB Port1568WH capacity at 56-volts, with 28Ah (amp hours)
  • 1200 cycles
  • Commercial 120-volt charger
  • Retractable carrying handle
  • LED Fuel gauge
  • Air vents cool the battery
  • 12-volt and USB charging ports
  • Industrial cable and plug
  • IP56 weatherproofing
  • Weight: 19.8 pounds (without the harness)
  • Harness and battery pack sold separately
  • Available: 1st Qtr 2019

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EGO Backpack Harness

EGO Commercial Series Battery Pack Harness (AFH1500)

  • Model: AFH1500
  • Designed to be comfortable and sturdy during long hours
  • IP56 weatherproofing
  • EGO Commercial Series 120-volt charger (CHX5500)
  • Rapid-mode: charge battery in 210 minutes (3-1/2 hours)
  • Normal charging: 420 minutes (7 hours)
  • LED charging/diagnostics indicator
  • Available: 1st Qtr 2019

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EGO Commercial Series 15-inch String Trimmer (STX3800)

  • EGO BCX3800 String TrimmerModel: STX3800
  • Brushless motor with up to 330 minutes runtime
  • Brush Cutter Included
  • Aluminum motor housing
  • “D” handle with safety barrier
  • Carbon fiber shaft: extremely strong but very light
  • Heavy duty gearbox
  • Variable speed trigger with lock-off lever
  • Uses 0.095 line with manual wind/bump feed head.
  • IP56 weatherproofing
  • Weight: 14.3 lbs
  • Available: 1st Qtr 2019
String Trimmer and Brush Cutter

String Trimmer and Brush Cutter

600 CFM Blower (LBX6000)

  • EGO Backpack Blower

    Model: LBX6000

  • Brushless motor with up to 350 minutes runtime
  • Four-level mode selector with boost
  • Variable speed trigger
  • Easy attachment and detachment of the tube
  • Narrow and cone nozzles
  • Maximum air volume: 600 CFM
  • Maximum air velocity: 132 mph.
  • IP56 weatherproofing
  • Hanging hook for storage
  • Weight: 5.9 lbs
  • Available: 1st Qtr 2019

Blowing Leaves

EGO Commercial Series 25-1/2-inch Hedge Trimmer (HTX6500)

  • Hedge Trimmer Metal GearboxModel: HTX6500
  • Brushless motor
  • Runtime: 420 minutes
  • Laser-cut diamond ground blades
  • Metal cutter guard
  • Blade tip protector
  • Serviceable gearbox
  • Cut capacity: 1-1/4-inches with a dual-action
  • IP56 weatherproofing
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs
  • Available: 1st Qtr 2019
EGO Commercial Series Hedge Trimmer 2

EGO Commercial Series Hedge Trimmer 2

Wall-mount Storage Rack (AWH1500)

  • EGO MountModel: AWH1500
  • Available: 1st Qtr 2019

Our Thoughts

We’re always excited to see innovation with battery-powered lawn care tools. EGO has a proven system that works very well, and it makes sense to make a move into the commercial market. Our concern here is the requirement of a backpack to power all your tools. Fall and Winter may not matter, but Spring and Summer in Florida, that’s another story. We’ll get our hands on some of these soon and give them a good shakedown, and it’s still deep in the 90s here in Central Florida.

The complete EGO Commercial Series is supposed to hit the shelves in the 1st Qtr of 2019, but we’re not sure of the prices just yet. There are no details on the EGO Powerplus site yet, concerning the EGO Commercial Series. We’ll get a good look and feel for them when we’re at the GIE Expo in October. Be sure to keep up with us on social media, so you get the latest news.

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