I am really considering a battery powered Husqvarna 520 iHD70 anyone have one ?
I am just struggling to justify the cost of a battery powered machine compared to petrol . I'll probably need 2 to 3 batteries and at least a charger or two . the cost is considerably more than a petrol with two batteries. In the long run would it eventually save money before the battery went bust ? I probably use a litre of petrol a day ( £1.30 approx ) hedgetrimming, to charge a battery around 4p it is a saving on the running cost, I am not sure how much fuel I use in the hedgetrimmers over a year but i reckon it will take many years for get the money earned back from the batteries . No serivice cost with the battery motors , I can't say i've had many problems with petrol engine service wise but for the odd carb clean. So are battery machines cheaper than petrol in the long run?
How is the reliability of a brushless electric motor ? can parts be replaced like a petrol machine or is it a thrown in the bin like most home electrical stuff ? I keep most of my petrol machines for years my last hedgetrimmer last me 10year+ and it was bought 2nd hand , my long reach hedgetrimmer bought from new is 14 year old and still going strong. Will the battery gear live up to my high expections on longevity.
I see a lot of forum members highly recommended battery power can I ask why ? I do like the idea of nosie reduction, 2 stroke fumes I suppose but its not something that ever really bothered me .