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Stihl KMA 135 R KombiMotor | Battery-Powered KombiSystem

Stihl KMA 135 R KombiMotor Adds Multi-Tool Convenience to Pro-Focused Battery Platform The Stihl KMA 135 R battery-powered KombiMotor joins the 135 platform targeting professional users. With an already excellent performance from the KMA 130 R, we decided to take a closer look at the two units side-by-side to see if you should make the […]

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Makita XRU18 String Trimmer Targets Gas-Replacing Power Makita has an intentional focus with their battery-powered lawn care line to “bracket the market”. In other words, they want to provide legitimate options to cover everyone’s needs. The Makita XRU18 18V X2 string trimmer is a great example. This model targets class-leading power for professionals who need […]

Case Construction 580 EV | ProjectZeus

Case Construction’s ProjectZeus Brings Us the First All-Electric Backhoe Loader CNH Industrial N.V. has continued to make some concerted efforts at moving toward clean energy sources and alternative fuel solutions. “ProjectZeus” shows this commitment to environmentally friendly and economically sustainable solutions by launching the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader. Electrified Construction Equipment Electrified […]

Skil 40V Brushless Hedge Trimmer Hands-On Review

DIY-Focused Skil 24″ 40V Hedge Trimmer Maintains Light Weight With spring in full swing in Florida, the hedges surrounding the shop have seemed like they’re growing in hyperdrive. Getting our hands on the Skil 40V line of OPE tools couldn’t have been more timely. In another month, we’d have hedges flirting with becoming full-blown eyesores. […]

Kato-CES 9VXB Battery-Powered Mini Excavator | First Look

Kato-CES Brings Battery Power To Indoor and Residential Excavation The Kato-CES 9VXB battery-powered ultra mini zero tail swing excavator has all the right moves in the tightest spaces. Features like the expandable undercarriage and retractable blade arms – in addition to the quiet and zero-emission battery power – make this excavator an ideal option for […]

Battery vs Gas Trimmers and Mowers – Time to Reconsider

We have to be honest—we’re not in it for the planet. As professionals, we’re (personally) only interested in switching to battery-powered tools if they get the job done. In the evaluation of battery vs gas trimmers and mowers, performance and ROI matters. So what factors are key, and how do you decide when, where, and […]

DieHard Outdoor Power Tools

DieHard Announces A Lawn and Garden Tool Line

DieHard Enters Into Agreement in Principle with YAT Electric Appliance Co. We always like to announce mergers when we get the chance, and it looks like we’re getting that chance again. At the recent National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, DieHard announced an agreement in principle with YAT to manufacture a line of lawn and […]

Craftsman Lawn And Garden

Craftsman Lawn and Garden Equipment Unveiled at Launch Event

Back in 2017, we reported that Stanley Black and Decker had purchased the Craftsman name from Sears . Although the Craftsman brand has traditionally had a ton of name recognition in the world of hand tools, you might be surprised to find out that the bulk of the brand’s revenue streams have, more recently, come […]