RedMax Battery Series – Cordless Lawn Tools – New for 2018
New for 2018 will be the RedMax Battery Series of lawn tools, targeting the Professional. Out of the gate, RedMax will include a handheld blower, string trimmer, and hedge trimmer. All of these are powered by a 40-volt Li-ion battery. It’s no doubt that RedMax wants to capture some of the commercial and pro category that is shifting to cordless, or at least supplementing with cordless.
All the models in the RedMax Battery Series include a brushless motor, hence delivering longer runtimes and more consistent torque. A savE mode is their economical power setting that will help extend runtime on these battery-powered lawn tools.
In case you missed it, check out our coverage of the Highlights from the GIE Expo 2017. While at GIE, we saw the new RedMax commercial zero turn mowers, but there was no RedMax Battery Series.
RedMax Battery Series Products and Features
Starting with just three tools in the RedMax Battery Series arsenal, it seems to be the most popular. While we don’t have a ton of info on these units yet, we’ll discuss what we do have.
RedMax BHB260P Blower
The new RedMax BHB250P blower is a handheld model, boasting 388 cfm and 105 mph. Blower runtime on the 5.0Ah 40V Li-ion battery is expected to be 25-45 minutes. No too shabby for their first go at the battery powered blower.
BTR250PL Trimmer – RedMax Battery Powered String Trimmer
RedMax’s new battery-powered string trimmer is model number BTR250PL. As with the others in this lineup, it heavily resemebles the Husqvarna battery-powered string trimmer. This is a straight-shaft trimmer, as well as includes a bump-style head. Runtime for the trimmer using the 40V 5.0Ah battery is 40-80 minutes. No word yet on what size string is spec’d for that runtime.
RedMax BHT250PD60 Hedge Trimmer
The new RedMax BHT250PD60 hedge trimmer completes that new RedMax battery series lineup. This is a 24″ double sided trimmer head with dual reciprocating blades. The blade guard is made of metal, just as the Husqvarna counterpart. Runtime is very impressive with the BHT250PD60 and the 40V 5.0Ah battery, with a working runtime of 60-120 minutes.
Most of the industry kicked and screamed a few years ago about battery powered tools in the Pro market. Now, that screaming has subsided, or at least been muffled. More and more manufacturers in the commercial and professional category are shifting part of their focus on battery. RedMax is to be included in this conversation now.
These new tools in the RedMax Battery Series heavily resemble their Husqvarna cousins. Expect the performance to be much the same, and we’ll definitely follow up with reviews shortly. We have no word on the cost of the new RedMax cordless lineup, however we expect this too to resemble the Husqvarna prices. RedMax has yet to expand their website to include the new RedMax Battery Series, but expect to see this by the new year.
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