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#272400 23-Jun-2020 15:13
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Its a really small lawn much like the ppor, which I totally overkilled 70sqm with a commercial John Deere 260cc Walk Behind Blade Brake clutch. Looking to sell that and move to an E-Go multi set and mower.

But for the other house I just want cheap but cheerful, I was thinking black and decker line trimmer and hedge/garden trimmer?

 

These are the two cordless products on a budget;

Garden Trimmer https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/black-decker-cordless-hedge-trimmer-18-volt/p/267755

 

Line Trimmer https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/black-decker-18-volt-cordless-line-trimmer-kit-2ah-battery-25cm-cut/p/289800

 

I have solar charging there so effectively Im trying to remove some carbon footprint, but more so save some money. I plan to put Solar panels on the PPOR roof too, so my E-Go mower and multi tool are effectively free fuel usage.

But going back to the black and decker gear for $270 for a set, thats not too bad is it? I know some dont like black and decker, but they do have a good warranty (although Ryobi seems to have the best warranty from what I can make out).


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  #2510669 23-Jun-2020 16:42
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This might be the go if your section isn't too big (also 18V gear) and seems to review OK:

 

https://www.tradetested.co.nz/gardening/outdoor-power-garden/line-trimmers-and-brush-cutters/cordless-power-garden-combo-set-18v-li-ion.html

 

 

 

PS: I have the 40V version of this product - and it does the job on one charge, as long as I don't leave the lawn untended for too long.

 

 

 

 




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  #2510763 23-Jun-2020 17:57
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driller2000:

 

PS: I have the 40V version of this product - and it does the job on one charge, as long as I don't leave the lawn untended for too long.

 

 

Yes Trade Tested have some great gear, if only that leaf blower was a vaccum agggh, would be the bargain of the decade for me.

This is where I get confused, you have 18v, 40v 56v, then you have 2mah, 3mah, 4mah, then you have 1900w. I dont know what to focus on, I know mah will be the batteries capacity, but what about the v? w only seems to be used on low powered machines like corded weed eaters etc.

Thanks for any help


 
 
 
 


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  #2511447 24-Jun-2020 14:22
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I'd go with the Ryobi One+ range. Big range of tools and an actual brand compared to whatever someone has imported from China for dirt cheap. my2c.

 

 

 

Forgot to include, I have a large and small One+ hedgetrimmer and grinder all on the 18V platform. Can trim all my hedges and not even drain a battery. If my mower ever packs up i'll be getting a One+ mower.


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  #2511469 24-Jun-2020 14:36
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We've had a Stihl Model RMA339 electric lawnmower for our holiday house for about 3 years.  Although it's more expensive then most other brands I would highly recommend it.  Mowing around 90m2 uses between 1/2 and 3/4 of the battery. The mower weighs hardly anything is a joy to use. It struggles if the grass gets too tall, which is a good excuse to go there more often. The electric chainsaw they offer that uses the same battery is also a great little tool aswell.


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  #2511472 24-Jun-2020 14:39
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Holiday house - go cheap. Ozito gear from bunnings works fine and has a 5 year warranty


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  #2511496 24-Jun-2020 15:17
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TeaLeaf:

 

..... if only that leaf blower was a vaccum agggh, would be the bargain of the decade for me.

 

 

 

 

In my experience leaf vaccum's are next to useless. Better off just getting a good blower to move the leaves into an area to be picked up with a rake.


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  #2511503 24-Jun-2020 15:28
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I have an 18v black and decker line trimmer. They are a bit gutless but for a lawn that small it might be ok.

You can have it if you like. I’m in Upper Hutt. I can’t give you a battery or charger as I still have the drill.

 
 
 
 


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  #2511725 24-Jun-2020 20:34
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Personally,  I'd be inclined to go with the same equipment in both locations - that gives advantages like only having to buy one type of replacement part - and if you needed to you could travel with the batteries when changing locations.

 

(This could be where you buy one "kit" with batteries, and one skin ... or ask for a deal on buying two of ...)

 

One concern I'd have with an electric mower would be the frequency in which the grass is cut - I try to cut ours every week - but like currently where I've left it a few weeks, it will take a couple of charges and passes to get the grass back to the level I prefer.

 

For the electric mower, I would tend to get as much grunt as possible - personally I'd stay away from 36/40/56 volts.  (But, I do suffer the Tim Taylor disease a little)

 

Otherwise, our house is a bit of One+ Ryobi range - that's getting to be a handy decent range.




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  #2512295 25-Jun-2020 15:54
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Im going to be moving toward Ryobi once everything starts to die here, its Black and Decker inherited mostly, a couple of Stihl tools and a totally out of place commercial blade brake clutch self propelled John Deere mower, which Im thinking of selling. But was looking at the E-Go gear. its definitely the best self propelled mower. but you pay for it, ouch. So I figured at home outside the E-Go mower, the  Ryobi gear to be close behind for everything else.

Couple of questions;

The Black and decker line trimmer is single line, ive read thats easier to manage but doesnt cut thick stuff as well, but if its just grass edges, does that matter?

Is there an easy DIY solar panel kit I can put on my shed roof and into the tool shed to charge whatever it is I buy? 




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  #2512308 25-Jun-2020 16:20
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wazzageek:

 

personally I'd stay away from 36/40/56 volts.  (But, I do suffer the Tim Taylor disease a little)

 

 

Everybody on here suffers from the Tim Taylor disease I think mate hahaha. TOOLS, MY PRECIOUS......!

So your saying 18v? Why, what is the difference in practical terms I dont get it all.


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  #2512481 25-Jun-2020 19:46
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TeaLeaf:

 

wazzageek:

 

personally I'd stay away from 36/40/56 volts.  (But, I do suffer the Tim Taylor disease a little)

 

 

Everybody on here suffers from the Tim Taylor disease I think mate hahaha. TOOLS, MY PRECIOUS......!

So your saying 18v? Why, what is the difference in practical terms I dont get it all.

 

 

Sorry - fat fingers - i *should* have said "personally I'd stick with 36/40/56 volts."

 

For lawnmowers it's good having the extra oompf of the higher voltage.  I've also found that the 18V hedge trimmers struggle a little as the branches increase in size...


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  #2512505 25-Jun-2020 20:26
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Some brands have lawnmowers that take 2 18v batteries to make a 36v mower.
Good as you can use the 18v batteries in the rest of their systems as the 36v systems seem to be much more limited.



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  #2514360 29-Jun-2020 12:16
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So followed the advive and I got some Ryobi gear like at home. 

Speaking of batteries though, to save some cost, is it possible to buy 3rd party 18v batteries, if so does anyone know who from?



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