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  # 1788895 26-May-2017 19:06
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Milwaukee is part of the Techtronic Empire (along with Ryobi, AEG, Hoover and Vax). Ryobi targets consumer, AEG prosumer/entry trade and Milwaukee trade. I've certainly found Ryobi will introduce a product and if it works well it will be shifted up to AEG with a more robust build.


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  # 1788908 26-May-2017 19:51
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mdf:

 

Milwaukee is part of the Techtronic Empire (along with Ryobi, AEG, Hoover and Vax). Ryobi targets consumer, AEG prosumer/entry trade and Milwaukee trade. I've certainly found Ryobi will introduce a product and if it works well it will be shifted up to AEG with a more robust build.

 

 

I nearly typed the  same thing, then I saw page 2.

 

 

 

I hope Ryobi bring out a stick vac soon... then I can put the POS Dyson in the bin.

 

I have 2 4Ah batteries (for over 4 years now) and 2 5Ah that are newer. I still use the 4s all the time, even in the chainsaw. And I've done 3 30ft fir-type trees with it, and about to do another 3. I feed  all the branches through an Ozito "silent shredder".

 

 

 

I have a few weeks of overtime coming up, so it looks like a lawnmower will be coming. :D


 
 
 
 


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  # 1788969 26-May-2017 23:32
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mdf:

 

Milwaukee is part of the Techtronic Empire (along with Ryobi, AEG, Hoover and Vax). Ryobi targets consumer, AEG prosumer/entry trade and Milwaukee trade. I've certainly found Ryobi will introduce a product and if it works well it will be shifted up to AEG with a more robust build.

 

 

 

 

I thought Godfreys Vacuum cleaner shops, had the Hoover brand in NZ and Oz. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfreys

 

This thread also discusses electric lawnmowers https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=141&topicid=189607 


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  # 1788990 27-May-2017 05:35
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filboz:

 

 

 

 

 

The 36V and 18V lawnmowers are exactly the same apart from the battery slots, really depends if you want other 36v gardening tools, I went with 18V as I have the rest of the set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

not quiet true, there are 2 18v ones and 2 36v ones and there are 3 different deck widths + catcher sizes

 

the 18v one with 2 batteries and the lower spec non brushless 36v one I believe are the same, but the brushless 36v ones is wider and the single 18v one is narrower. go into the store you can see it clearly + the catchers are different sizes.

 

 

 

cant find the 2x 18v battery one anywhere though


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  # 1788991 27-May-2017 05:40
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Questions I have are.
1. How are people finding durability of the frame in regards to occasional stones hitting the plastic casing etc
2. can larger batteries be fitted eg a 5.0 Ah battery.
3. how often are you replacing batteries and blades for a given lawn size
4. Is there any real benefit going from 18v to a 36v mower - the 36v stuff is mainly garden tools but in reality 70% of my future tools will be 18V orientated (drills etc)
5. How does the 18v mower handle longer (or wet) grass - anything to be aware of

 

2. yes, will take any of the 18v one + batteries

 

3. its no different to a petrol mower, has a metal blade so would last about the same. batteries 5+ years from them

 

4. ive gone for the 36v garden range for the extra power and the expandit range on the weed eater. there are a heap of tools in this range now much like the one plus power tools

 

5. most mowers struggle on wet long grass


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  # 1789007 27-May-2017 07:47
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richms:

40v is 36v with the BS factor applied. Its funny how some brands (dewilt, black and decker) retain the non BS 18 and 54v ratings here, but call them 20 and 60v max in the USA.


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Dewalt & presumably B&D use the higher voltage to indicate the slide on lithium batteries that don't directly interchange with the older NiCad "post style" plug in batteries. You can get adapters that convert a slide battery into a plug-in one.

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