One of the greatest benefits of battery powered garden equipment is reduced vibration, making gardening tools more comfortable to use, particularly when operating for extended periods of time. They are, therefore, rapidly becoming the power source of choice for landscapers and local authorities in parks, gardens and golf courses, to name just a few.
Faced with a rising tide of litigation from sufferers of Hand-Arm-Vibrations (HAV), white finger* and other vibration causing conditions, an increasing number of major ground-care professionals are switching to battery power and shunning traditional petrol engines.
“Contractors have been talking to us in increasing numbers as they identify the fact that our equipment vibrates at considerably lower levels than many of the petrol alternatives currently being used. In fact, for most of our tools the vibration levels are under the 2.5m/s2 exposure action value limit (EAV) limit, and well below the exposure limit value (ELV), allowing for all day safe use by a single operator,” says Steve Roskell, European marketing director for EGO Power+.
Aside from the health benefits, battery powered products also create a more enjoyable workplace. Extended usage of noisy equipment can lead to an increase in work-related stress.
“Our innovative products offer a host of additional user benefits such as lower noise levels, zero emissions, ease of starting, long run times, and lower running and servicing costs. It is the combination of these and the virtual elimination of vibrations that makes EGO the products of choice for professionals. Cordless technology is the future in the wider amenity sector that involves operators using or working with hand-held vibrating machinery; all with the added freedom to work exhaust and emission free,” continues Steve.
To support its professional users EGO has strengthened its offering to them. Alongside its core products for domestic users, EGO has introduced an innovative backpack battery that keeps working relentlessly all-day long. It can provide a full day’s usage off a single charge, and recharges from flat in just four hours. Also benefiting from a backpack for comfortable extended usage, is the EGO LB6000E blower for big jobs that require big power. The backpack blower has the incredible ability to blow over 1020m3 of air per hour so leaves won’t stand a chance! It can run for up to two hours and has a padded adjustable harness for maximum operator comfort.
EGO’s intelligent battery has a unique design, giving the user all the power to get the job done, whilst freeing users from health, musculoskeletal and hearing problems caused by exposure to vibrations, noise and petrol fumes. All EGO batteries are interchangeable across the entire EGO range and feature the brand’s innovative patented Arc-Lithium design and “Keep Cool” cell technology.
The EGO Power+ range is available through Henton & Chattell’s nationwide dealer network.