Husqvarna LE 221R Battery-Powered Walk Mower (Husqvarna)
There is nothing like a step out onto your lawn on a hot summer day and firing of electric powered lawn care gear. For one thing, you don’t smell and gasoline fumes, and the most of the latest models are whisper-quiet. Fully charged, these devices are on the last day for weed-whacking, mowing, and everything in between. Plus, if you “go green” you can go to the gas station.
With the latest in high-tech and battery-powered models, you’ll find they work as well or even better than their old, gas-powered resources. Get ready for a quieter summer.
1. Stihl iMow RMI-422 P ($1,300)
Designed for smaller yards up to a quarter-acre, the iMow crossed your lawn on its own, trimming light for extended periods of time. The blade, with a 7.8-inch width cut, so that the iMow to maneuver easily around corners. Uphill and downhill, the bone slows down automatically. It is available in some markets but will roll out to more (ahem) in the summer.
2. Sears Craftsman 60V Max Cordless 14-inch line trimmer ($166)
Surprisingly powerful, this battery-powered weed-whacker to match what you might be used when it comes to gas-powered trimmer. The battery lasts about 70 minutes per charge, and it is compatible with the new line of 60V lawn products. A bonus? The sides of 14-inch cutting path makes it work a little faster, because you don’t need to cut.
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3. Toro PowerPlex Hedge Trimmer ($180)
Manual or gas-powered hedge trimmers are a pain to use. This new model of Toro cuts as smooth as butter and is silent. You can shape bushes, trim trees, and take care of the brush without much effort. The trimmer takes 60 minutes on a charge.
4. Snapper 82-Volt Max Lithium-Ion battery Cultivator ($249 – prices vary)
An advantage of the use of battery-powered lawn gear is that they start in a few seconds — no primer or cords required. This tiller for your garden has adjustable teeth to dig the dirt runs in 20 minutes per load (or longer with extended battery packs).
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5. Husqvarna LE 221R Battery-Powered Walk Mower ($400)
Designed for a half-acre yard per load, this powerful mower has a 21-inch cutting width and three modes (bagging, mulching and rear ejection). It is self-propelled, and the higher rear wheels makes it easier to maneuver around corners and turn around.
6. EGO 56V Lithium-Ion Backpack Blower ($299)
To clear out leaves and brush, or to clean up after a mowing, this leaf blower is the one you want. It takes the whole day, and the power than most gas models can do (the speed is 600 cubic feet per minute). And it is eight times quieter than most gas models.