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Old 04-22-2018, 08:12 PM   #1
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Okay Green screen give me your advice. With two back up batteries how long will they last hours are minutes wise. No heavy weeds just grass. Tired of the gas we are getting now days. Thanks. Mark
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:14 PM   #2
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Dewalt 20v is great. takes me about 30 minutes to weeded and i don't go through a 5ah battery.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:15 PM   #3
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You got ethanol free gas in Brownwood.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:16 PM   #4
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Dewalt v20 is great. takes me about 30 minutes to weeded and i don't go through a 5ah battery.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:20 PM   #5
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You got ethanol free gas in Brownwood.
Not driving to Brownwood for 1 are 2 gallons of ethanol free gas. 65 mile round trip.
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I love my ryobi.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:28 PM   #7
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Not sure how long it will run but I have the Echo trimmer, blower and chain saw. 56V batter power. On my residential yard the trimmer will do the whole yard and maybe use 1/2 the battery. The blower uses s little more battery than the trimmer. The chain saw kicks butt at the deer lease trimming back roads and cutting up firewood. Probably lasts an hour or so before changing or charging the battery. No ear plugs, problems with carburetors, or cords. I highly recommend the battery tools.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:30 PM   #8
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Not sure how long it will run but I have the Echo trimmer, blower and chain saw. 56V batter power. On my residential yard the trimmer will do the whole yard and maybe use 1/2 the battery. The blower uses s little more battery than the trimmer. The chain saw kicks butt at the deer lease trimming back roads and cutting up firewood. Probably lasts an hour or so before changing or charging the battery. No ear plugs, problems with carburetors, or cords. I highly recommend the battery tools.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:44 PM   #9
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For the 56 volt trimmer the battery takes about an hour to charge. You would only need one back up battery if you switch them out. Even if the second one dies before the first one finishes recharging, it is probably time for a cold beer anyway. I can weed eat my yard and blow the sidewalks and driveway with one battery and still have some battery life left. I have had my trimmer for three years without any problems.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:27 PM   #10
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I’m a die-hard sthil guy but the new battery stuff out there is pretty amazing.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:37 PM   #11
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I have the 18v Ryobi. It works just fine on grass.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:47 PM   #12
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I have the 18v Ryobi. It works just fine on grass.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:48 PM   #13
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Been using the black and decker for the last couple years. They aren’t the best, but they’re pretty cheap and they work.


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Old 04-22-2018, 10:41 PM   #14
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Not sure how long it will run but I have the Echo trimmer, blower and chain saw. 56V batter power. On my residential yard the trimmer will do the whole yard and maybe use 1/2 the battery. The blower uses s little more battery than the trimmer. The chain saw kicks butt at the deer lease trimming back roads and cutting up firewood. Probably lasts an hour or so before changing or charging the battery. No ear plugs, problems with carburetors, or cords. I highly recommend the battery tools.
I have the same set up and am amazed everytime i use them. So much less hassle and they get the job done quickly and quietly!!! I highly recomend these as well.
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:10 PM   #15
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I have the same set up and am amazed everytime i use them. So much less hassle and they get the job done quickly and quietly!!! I highly recomend these as well.
Same one here and they work great.
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:15 PM   #16
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i had a 48 volt from lowes that worked wonderful,, i had two batteries and by the time the first one was dead i was ready for a break, before i could drain the next one the first one was fully charged,, i used mine on some pretty gnarly stuff. briars and thick weeds around my ponds and house,,,, even some some woody plants,,, it was not a good as a gas powered one but a dang lot handier and the gas never got old!! or needed to be refilled..... Harvey killed mine but i am buying another just like it asap!
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:00 AM   #17
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2nd the 20v dewault, usually can do my whole place (home on 3 lots with 4 out buildings fenced) in about an hour without a backup battery.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:02 AM   #18
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I bought a Ryobi last summer to do an electric fence. The grass was thin. It was just these annoying shoots. I charged it fully. I made it about 250 yards at walking speed before it died. I only had one battery. I needed to go about 350 yards so I returned it.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:14 AM   #19
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I bought a Ryobi last summer to do an electric fence. The grass was thin. It was just these annoying shoots. I charged it fully. I made it about 250 yards at walking speed before it died. I only had one battery. I needed to go about 350 yards so I returned it.

The battery that comes with the weed eater is too small. If I remember right it is only a 1.5 amp/hr. I bought the Ryobi 18volt weed eater and blower. When I got them I went ahead and picked up two of the 2.5 amp/hr batteries. With my small 1/4 acre city lot I can weedeat the front and back yard as well as edge the driveway on one battery. The blower really drains the batteries quickly. If I went with the 5 amp/hr batteries then it would be even better.

The cheap models like the Ryobi are designed for small city lots. You can’t really expect a cheap one to be equal to a gas model. If you keep it’s limitations in mind then they are great!! I love mine, but when we finally buy some acreage you can bet that I will be buying a couple of the 5 amp/hr batteries.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:27 AM   #20
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I have the 18v Ryobi. It works just fine on grass.
Same here and used one for heavy long grass in a ravine at our mountain cabin and it did fine.

Bought the brushless one last year and switched back to the old style 18v.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:36 AM   #21
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I've been looking into a battery blower myself seems like I've been rebuilding my carb every year now
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:10 AM   #22
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I have a 40 volt Ryobi and it work really well on grass, heavy weeds not so much. I also have a smaller 18 volt that works pretty good as well.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:15 AM   #23
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I have a Ryobi 18V One+ and it runs about 30 minutes or so trimming our yard. I only bought it because I had back surgery last year and my wife wanted something easy to operate (no pull starting, mixing gas, etc). Now that we have it I really like it.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:15 AM   #24
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I have the 18v Ryobi. It works just fine on grass.
This. Mine is great.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:56 AM   #25
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I have the ryobi mower and weed eater/edger combo. I have 2 40V batteries and can mow, edge, and weed eat my corner lot yard with those two batteries. I wouldn't be able to do more than that probably. I would like to get the blower as well and be able to do all of my yard with 3 batteries. My wife and I are in the process of purchasing 70 acres and I have thought about looking at the battery operated chainsaw as well, just haven't talked myself into that. I highly recommend the battery tools for basic yard work. Much lighter, quieter, and work great! No maintenance!
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:59 AM   #26
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For light duty stuff edging and trimming around a residential yard using black and decker for the last 5 years. Pretty cheap and they work.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:08 AM   #27
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I have a Kobalt from Lowes. 2 Batterys I can't outlast one.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:37 AM   #28
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x4 on the Echo 56 volt. Have had mine for about a year and its a beast. Just as much power as any gas trimmer.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:33 AM   #29
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I have a Ryobi 18V One+ and it runs about 30 minutes or so trimming our yard. I only bought it because I had back surgery last year and my wife wanted something easy to operate (no pull starting, mixing gas, etc). Now that we have it I really like it.

This was my exact reason why I bought the Ryobi as well. Except replace back surgery with knee surgery.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:56 AM   #30
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Been thinking about this as well. My older Echo trimmer is starting to show its age and I like the idea of having a battery powered one.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:04 AM   #31
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I bought the wife a Kobalt- the bigger of the two, I can't remember if it is 40v or bigger. Anyway, the battery outlasts me and they have them on sale right now for $179- at least that is what my wife told me when she was in there yesterday.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:31 AM   #32
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IMO, the 56V versions are the way to go. I haven't used the Echo but I suspect it is comparable to the EGO I have. I liked the blower so much I bought another one. Then I bought the weed trimmer, then I bought the hedge trimmer. These things are great. I have an acre with trees both at the lake house and our city home. I've never run a battery down on either one on a single task. I have always been a Stihl trimmer guy and it still has its place for REALLY large and heavy applications but, I am done with the headache for simple yard work.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:53 AM   #33
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I have 40 volt Ryobi. Its good for the yard but wont hold up to the pastures and fence rows. Had a problem with the batteries but Ryobi sent me new batteries and chargers for my blower and weedeater no questions asked. Good customer service experience.
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:38 PM   #34
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My roommate bought the 20v dewalt combo that came with a blower as well. Typical residential corner lot with a large back yard and we can use the same battery for front and back yard trim and blow.
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:11 PM   #35
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The biggest issue in have with battery powered lawn tools is that they rob you of the experience. Furiously pulling the starting rope with no sign of the **** thing kicking over, throwing it across the yard as you educate the neighbors on new and creative profanities, and then finally feeling the thrill of the adrenaline rush as that merciless piece of crap fires up and decides to run. I mean, without that, where’s the fun in yard work?
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:35 PM   #36
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Man yur lucky yur wife cuts the grass and sure nice of you to get tools for her
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:37 PM   #37
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The biggest issue in have with battery powered lawn tools is that they rob you of the experience. Furiously pulling the starting rope with no sign of the **** thing kicking over, throwing it across the yard as you educate the neighbors on new and creative profanities, and then finally feeling the thrill of the adrenaline rush as that merciless piece of crap fires up and decides to run. I mean, without that, where’s the fun in yard work?
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:41 PM   #38
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I’m a die-hard sthil guy but the new battery stuff out there is pretty amazing.
Stihl has an awesome line of battery powered equipment
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:35 PM   #39
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Bought a 60V Greenworks Pro weedeater after reading the reviews at Lowe’s. I’m totally impressed with it, I can almost do my whole acre (fence lines, ditches, around the pool and garden.
They don’t sell that specific battery at Lowe’s but you can order it at lowes.com.
I think I payed 179.00 for the weed eater, battery and charger.
I’ve yet to use it on high speed, low speed does the job.
I will probably order an extra battery and chainsaw soon.


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Thanks everyone!
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Another vote for Kobalt. I have the mower, weed eater and hedge trimmer. Bought the mower and weed eater from a fellow TBHer and found the hedge trimmer, 2 extra batteries and another charger at a local pawn shop. 4 batteries and 2 chargers total is really nice to have.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:03 AM   #42
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I had the 40 volt Ryobi and the batteries are complete junk,tools are great but batteries don't last 6 months, so I bought the kobolt 40 from lowes and modified my Ryobi tools to fit it and also got the 40v chainsaw and that thing is great ,cut at least 30-40 limbs before bat goes out ,so handy!
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:21 AM   #43
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I met a guy a while back with a CORE He was super happy.. I tried it at his home and lt took on tuff stuff..thats all I know... If I were market I would look...Think he said it was from Amz
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:25 AM   #44
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I bought a 56v EGO trimmer and blower last summer and never looked back!

Plenty of power and juice for my 1 acre yard.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:21 AM   #45
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Bought a 60V Greenworks Pro weedeater after reading the reviews at Lowe’s. I’m totally impressed with it, I can almost do my whole acre (fence lines, ditches, around the pool and garden.
They don’t sell that specific battery at Lowe’s but you can order it at lowes.com.
I think I payed 179.00 for the weed eater, battery and charger.
I’ve yet to use it on high speed, low speed does the job.
I will probably order an extra battery and chainsaw soon.


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I have the 60V weedeater, blower, and chain saw. They work great! With three batteries I never run out of power for a job.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:11 AM   #46
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The biggest issue in have with battery powered lawn tools is that they rob you of the experience. Furiously pulling the starting rope with no sign of the **** thing kicking over, throwing it across the yard as you educate the neighbors on new and creative profanities, and then finally feeling the thrill of the adrenaline rush as that merciless piece of crap fires up and decides to run. I mean, without that, where’s the fun in yard work?
One day I had had enough. I had two gas weedeaters in my garage and I couldn't get either one to start. I went down to Lowes and bought their 80 volt Kobalt. It was too heavy so I bought a shoulder strap for it. Never looked back. Outlasts me, and cuts as good as a lot of the better gassers.
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