Hi guys, Thinking of going over to battery powered tools now after a visit to saltex. Anyone got any reviews on the strimmers, hedge trimmers, batteries and battery life. I'd like to stick with Stihl or Husqvarna, but interested in other opinions. Most of my work is mowing, so the strimmer will get the most use. Batteries will be charged via a leisure battery/split charge system as well as mains.How does the cold affect the batteries too, for instance if they are kept in the garage?

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    Quite a few threads on this already so worth having a search on the machinery section of the topics. I've not noticed any issues with batteries left in cold vans/garage.
  • Hi green girl. I have searched, but would like a more up to date review as most others are 2 years old and things are changing fast in the battery tool sector now. Also after 2 years current operators will have more experience to share.
  • Thanks Gary, my search criteria didn't produce those last 2 results,
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    Definitely Husqvarna, we have been using the strimmers now for over a year and have had no problems, the pole hedge hedge cutter is a great piece of kit so light weight and you can easily use all day although had a few problems initially with bearings collapsing but hopefully sorted now. We have just started using the Pellenc telescopic pole hedge cutter so early cannot comment yet but l would say definitely invest in battery equipment.
    • I'm thinking husqvarna too, looks better and their website is more informative than stihl. I've always had stihl but I struggle to understand their specs on the battery's run and life time.
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        Get hold of the physical Stihl catalog - it’s more informative re: the pro cordless range.
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    Has anyone else heard that Stihl are bringing out a battery powered power unit for their Combi system next year?
    • Not heard that, but if they do it may keep me on stihls books.
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