Exploring the Benefits of Electric Outdoor Equipment
As spring sprouts into action, so does lawn care season. If you are looking for new gear to use around your home, consider electric-powered equipment – advancements made might surprise you.
Electric lawn equipment has seen big improvements in recent years leading to improved batteries, energy-efficient motors, and competitive costs. Manufacturers are combining all of these aspects to offer impressive equipment. How about an all-electric riding mower with a 38-inch deck that will mow 2.5 acres per charge. Yeah, that is a real thing!
Manufacturers are finding ways to help you make the switch to all-electric and the benefits are diverse. For example, the all-electric riding mower is not only great for the environment, it keeps your maintenance budget to a minimum with no belts, spark plugs, filters, or gas to purchase. Do a little math and you will find that in a few years, that mower might be the better option.
All of the other common lawn care equipment can be found with all-electric options too. Hedge trimmers, blowers, and push mowers. All battery-powered and no cords to lug around. You can find trimmers that have strong torque that use brushless motors for variable speed control. You won’t have to mix fuel, deal with leaks or worry if it will restart after it gets hot. Run out of juice, plug in a new battery, and go. Look for manufacturers who use lithium-ion batteries as they will provide the power you need and can be charged quickly.
The way to maximize hand-held electric equipment is to buy from a single brand. That way the batteries will be interchangeable. Once you make the transition, the difference is that you will keep a backup battery charged in your truck as you zip along that fence line instead of a can of gas.
Tech Tip: How Brushless Motors Improve Efficiency
Brushless motors reduce noise and heat because there is no friction between the rotor and stator as found in brushed motors. These factors improve efficiency resulting in longer battery life.
Find out more information by contacting your local Member Cooperative