Makita ConnectX Lawn Care Equipment Video

Makita is making big strides in helping professional lawn care crews switch from gas to battery power. At the heart of their latest initiative is the ConnectX power supply—a 1200 watt-hour backpack battery that also fits on top of a self-propelled lawn mower. With the initial launch, there’s also a string trimmer and blower, and […]

More volts better? How Much Power Do I Need

Volts, Amps, Watts, and Ohms Law: Is More Voltage Better for Lawn Equipment?

As lawn care and OPE (outdoor power equipment) continue their shift into more cordless products, the landscape isn’t easy to navigate. Bigger gas engines mean more power. Higher battery voltages seem to be what Pros and consumers look at as an equivalent measurement. The problem isn’t quite that simple, though. To help settle the argument, […]

EGO Commercial Backpack Battery BAX1501

EGO Commercial Backpack Battery Power is the Heartbeat of the Commercial Line As EGO moves from their dominance of the residential battery-powered OPE market and begins targetting Pros, the EGO Commercial Backpack Battery serves as its primary power source. Pros Highest capacity of all currently available backpack batteries Surprisingly comfortable design 3.5-hour charging with Quick […]

Ego Power Inverter

Nexus Escape – EGO Power Inverter

Have you ever wanted to take your TV out to the woods for a relaxing weekend in a hot, sweaty tent? Camping is not my idea of a good time either, but I’ll admit that being able to plug in a 42″ LCD TV would go a long way to mitigating the annoyance of having to […]

EGO Power+ Backpack Link

The EGO Power+ Backpack Link Preview

So, one of the great things about the cordless world of outdoor power equipment revolves around the “swapability” of the battery between tools. If all of your gear runs on the same battery platform, swapping batteries between your string trimmer, hedge trimmer, edger, blower, and pole saw will be convenient and efficient. But, throwing a […]

RedMax Battery Series BHB250P Blower Featured Image2

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 […]

stihl backpack battery

Stihl Backpack Battery – AR 2000 to Replace AR 900

Stihl recently introduced the Stihl Backpack Battery, the Stihl AR 2000, as an alternative power source to gas-powered tools and for professionals who work in areas with noise or emissions restrictions. The company claims the backpack battery can power tools up to 11 hours on one charge, which takes 130 minutes with Stihl AL 500 high-speed […]