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Gas Vs. Battery Vs. Electric


07/09/2018 @ 1:44 PM

When shopping for a new piece of lawn equipment it can leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. There are different brands, features and levels of power. We’re here to help with a basic break down on which power is right for you; gas, battery (cordless) or electric (corded). 

Gas

With gas equipment you have stronger, continuous, power. There is no need to worry about charging your battery, you just fuel it up and go. Gas is ideal for larger properties as it can handle tougher, thicker grass. Your initial cost is typically cheaper and it is more durable than the alternatives. Gas powered equipment might be the right option for you if:

  • You have a larger property
  • You need or want the additional power
  • If you’re tough on your equipment and are looking for durability

Battery

With this green option, you won’t have any more trips to the gas station and don’t need to worry about mixing fuel. Battery operated machinery is also cordless, and depending on the product you go with, it may have a detachable battery that can be interchanged with other equipment. Battery operated machinery is quieter, lighter and has an easier start than the gas alternative. Battery equipment might be more expensive initially, but without the need for gas, it can be cheaper in the long run. Battery powered equipment might be the right option for you if:

  • You have a medium or small sized property
  • You’re concerned about the weight of the equipment
  • You want something that is quiet for noise sensitive areas
  • You aren’t confident mixing fuel
  • You want to go green with low emission equipment

Corded Electric

Very similair to the battery powered equipment, the corded electric equipment is a light-weight, quiet, green option.  There is no need to pre-plan and make sure you have a charged battery because you have a constant power source. It is typically the cheapest option initially, and in the long run. This option is ideal for smaller properties, because you’re restricted by the cord’s reach. Corded electric powered equipment might be the right option for you if:

  • You have a small property
  • You’re concerned about the weight of the equipment
  • You want something that is quiet with low emissions
  • You don’t want to worry about keeping a charged battery on-hand

If you have any questions, or want a professional to help lead you into the right direction, come visit us today. Our sales specialists will work with you to find the equipment that best suits your needs. We will fully assemble it, test it, fuel it up, give you a demo and register it for warranty. Experience the dealer difference.


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