Garden gear gets greener

Garden gear gets greener

Battery operated garden range launches

 

A new range of eco friendly premium garden products have just been released and are powered by a 4.0Ah lithium-ion battery. The company, EGO originally launch in the United States at the beginning of the 2014, has become one of the top selling cordless brands on the North American market and is now available to us in the UK.

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With The Chelsea Flower Show opening in just a few weeks, The launch comes at a good time as British gardens are beginning to bloom.  This heavyweight range of fast-charging, 56-volt machines has a re-charge from flat time in just 30 minutes. The cordless range has 6 products in total, Lawn Mower, 30cm and 38cm string trimmers. blower, hedge trimmer and chain saw.

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The 4.0Ah lithium-ion battery will provide up to 45 minutes of mowing. The EGO cordless lawnmower is the top priced piece at £499 while the accompanying hedge cutter, line trimmer, chain saw and blower meet the UK gardeners’ needs, regardless of the size of garden and of course the weather where you can use whereas electricity is weather dependant. People are starting to move away from conventional methods of gardening as battery powered garden equipment has now moved head-to-head with petrol and mains electric alternatives.

The lithium-ion battery technology powering the range is the result of many years of work. The cells in the three different sized batteries are configured in a patented arc shape to help keep them cool in operation and charging. They are also surrounded by a phase change material to help dissipate heat and will operate with maximum efficiency for up to 1500 charges – sufficient for more than eight to ten years use in an average sized garden.


 Tried and Tested – The Hedge Trimmer

The overall look has a smart, hi-tech look with a green, grey and black modern design. On first handling the Hedge Trimmer the first thing you will notice is the weight, it feels solid and of a heavy duty quality. The other thing you notice is there is no electric cable to get tangled up in, I find this a huge bug-bear as the cable always tends to get in the way and you have to be cautious of this while cutting a hedge. In my garden I have 6 large conifers spruce that are 8 metres high and cutting these with the EGO Hedge Trimmer was an easy task while the reduced noise, vibration and a total absence of operating emissions, is a compelling environmental alternative.

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The trimmer comes with a really slick charging unit is also heavy duty and monitors the progress of charge on a percentage basis with green light indicators.  On just one charge I was able to prune all of my conifers and I still had 25% battery life left.

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The Hedge Trimmer is the most powerful rechargeable hedge trimmer on the market and the first to perform better than many premium petrol-powered models. It runs on the industry’s most powerful battery that performs at 3,000 Strokes Per Minute (SPM) for clean, fast cuts to get the job done faster; and a large cutting capacity that allows the trimmer to cut branches up to 22mm thick.

Specifications:

  • 61cm Dual-Action Blades: Laser cut and diamond ground
  • 3000 SPM: Clean, fast cuts
  • Up To 1-Hour Run Time (with a 2.0Ah battery – supplied separately): Plenty of run time to get the job done
  • 22mm Cut Capacity: Cuts through even the thickest branches
  • Electric Brake: Stops the blade action immediately upon release of the trigger for maximum safety
  • Primary D-Handle Soft Grip Design with Auxiliary Bale Style Assist Handle and Integrated Trigger: For maximum comfort, control and convenience while trimming at any angle

“We describe EGO as having ‘Power Beyond Belief’ and it really does have to be experienced to fully appreciate what we are saying,” says EGO Europe’s marketing director, Steve Roskell. “This is a direct challenge to petrol, electric and existing cordless garden products. We have re-written the powered garden products rule book.

 EGO is available nationally through Henton and Chattell’s specialist independent garden machinery dealers.

 For full information about the full EGO range visit www.egopowerplus.com


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