Cordless lawn tools

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    Looking to go electric for my mower and would like to invest in a good battery system for mower, string trimmer, blower, pole saw and chain saw. Any good recommendations?
     
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    For battery operated tools I go for Milwaukee.
     
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    I've got quite a few Ryobi "One" tools, they all use the same batteries and are generally quite affordable to buy. I've mainly got them as power tools in my workshop and they're good for DIY/hobby use, so I bought a leaf blower and trimmer so that can share the batteries. I've got no complaints with them :).
     
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    Do not believe they have a mower
     
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    Probably great for drills and such, I use the craftsman C3 system for that. 18V is a little low for a mower though, not sure they have one anyway.
     
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    I have this lineup but my polesaw is a 4cycle stihl and I do not have the 58v mower, still stuck on the toro personal pace rwd.

    http://www.echocordless.com/
     
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    Yep we've got a Ryobi cordless mower, it's fantastic (y)
     
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    Is that the 40v mower? How much run time do you get from a full battery?
     
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    I have seen YouTube mower roundups where that mower was favored overall. I would love to try one out if it is not heavy.
     
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    Unfortunately, it's actually not a Ryobi cordless mower that we've got (I've talked about wanting one, which is why Becky may have thought that!) - it's a Bosch one that looks similar and uses it's own battery. I bought it before all of the Ryobi tools, otherwise I'd have gone for their mower too. Our Bosch is one of the 36V ones and I guess it would last around 25 minutes (I only use it for approx 10 min at a time, so there's plenty of charge left).
     
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    Can you tell who mows the lawn :D
     
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    Don't get me started because my Becky wanted an electric start trim mower which I now find to be HEAVY.:mad:
     
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    Ours is very light - even I can lift it (when my back is doing ok) which is saying something!
     
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    K, just to update. I decided to go with the kobalt 80v Max line. Close it because of the power available and cost. Identical to the greenworks stuff by the way and can use either battery with some minor modification. The kobalt is cheaper, easily available at Lowe's.

    Haven't bought much yet, just the string trimmer. Battery charged fully in about 25 minutes and has way more perpo than it old black and Decker. So far I am VERY pleased with this. I also have a pole saw attachment for it, but haven't got to try it yet.

    I had to use the mower a bit today and my darn gas can pump broke, so now I have probably 7 or 8 gallons stuck in there... I'm so done with gas!
     
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    I bought the echo 58v blower today, the new design with the jet fan. My stihl handheld got twitchy after near daily use by my wife. Turbo mode is a button where it locks in up to a half speed setting and you press turbo now and then to really get things moving. During leaf fall around here I will use the gassers but most of the year this thing will be fine.

    @vette-kid how have your 80v machine been treating you?
     
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    So far so good. I actually love the mower. I go through about 5ah worth of batteries, which means three batteries since I only have 2ah ones. Not a problem tough, a they charge fast and I have three anyway. Overall changing out batteries is faster than one stop for fuel. And it stores MUCH easier!

    The weed eater is a huge step up from my previous electric and is say on part with my old two stroke in power. Except I about had a stroke trying to start the darn gas one!

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    Picked up a 18v Ryobi hedge trimmer. I hope to use it this weekend.

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    I've got that same hedge trimmer and use it all the time - it's really good value and works well :). I was using it just a few days ago when I decided that the hottest day of the year (so far) was a good day to trim the hedges (it was not sensible!!! :eek::D).
     
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    B calls the aftermath of days like that "Death by Yard".
     
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    Excellent! Sold my heavy electric start Personal Pace self powered mower to an employee so I can get the echo 58v pushmower just in time for leaf season. I hope it can mulch as well as the toro..
     
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