Tips for Selecting Battery-Powered Equipment

Regulations and ethanol are pushing landscape contractors toward electric handheld equipment. Use these tips to select the right tool.

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  • Consider running one system: Many companies offer systems where multiple handheld tools can operate on the same batteries. Purchasing tools from the same family creates efficiency in terms of parts extra batteries and ease of use.\  
  • Know what power numbers matter: Remember that a battery's ampere capacity is much more important than volts. Ampere Hour (AH) is the measure of battery duration. AH is in essence your gas tank; the larger your tank the longer a battery will operate.\  
  • Choose the right tool categories:  Make sure that the tools you choose to replace with battery-powered equipment can deliver equivalent power to complete the job.