Using over 10 years of providing landscape maintenance with battery powered tools to explain how most brands and models have developed, perform, and continue to develop. Battery powered tools require that an operator understand their limitations and adapt. They are just as capable as the gas counterparts but require some change to operations. Battery run times can vary by user or application. A change in mindset is needed, especially regarding cost. Additionally, many believe that they require no maintenance. Even though it is less compared to gas, there is specific maintenance to stay on top of. Lastly, some specific models are entirely problematic, unreliable and should be avoided.
1. Understand how battery tools perform differently than gas powered tools and how to adapt your practices to get the most out of the tools.
2. Straightforward assessments specific brands/models performance, including run time.
3. Explain the repairs and maintenance the operator will most commonly deal with.
I have been a Landscape Supervisor at USC for over 7 years but I have worked in the landscape industry my entire life. I have a Master’s Degree from USC (2016) in Landscape Architecture and am also an ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, C-27, and D-49 Contractor. I run a small landscape maintenance business that is 100% battery powered equipment as well.