Battery Equipment Advantages for the Landscaping Crew
Hard working crews demand tools that work as hard as they do. That means durability, power, dependability, and long run times. Can battery-powered tools hold up to those standards?
The Tools We’re Used To
As the number one selling brand of gas-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America,* we understand your commitment to the tools that have served you well over the years. Gas tools offer the tried-and-true dependability we expect and the familiarity of knowing how to operate and maintain them.
However, with more and more municipalities and communities enacting noise and gas restrictions, landscape professionals are choosing to make the switch to battery to stay in compliance and increase their areas of operation.
*“Number one selling brand” is based on syndicated and commissioned surveys conducted by Irwin Broh Research among U.S. professional landscapers, as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2022 U.S. sales and market share data for the gas-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
Can Battery Live Up to the Legacy?
Not long ago, outdoor professionals had justifiable concerns over whether battery-powered tools could stand up to their day-to-day workload. To comfortably make the switch, battery tools would need to answer several questions, including:
Can battery match the power and performance of gas?
Thanks to innovations in lithium-ion technology and the STIHL exclusive power laminate cell technology found only in the AP 500 S, the answer to that question is an easy yes. Battery power has been matching gas power in the field for several years now.
How long does a battery last?
Run times depend on the tool and battery used. STIHL batteries are designed for long run times with minimal drop in power as you approach the end of a charge cycle.
Can I charge batteries on the go?
A good charging strategy and system is key, and STIHL makes it easy with a variety of multi-charger options that work in the truck or overnight in the garage.
Is there a learning curve to battery tools?
STIHL battery-powered tools are intuitive to use. Some things require the same maintenance as gas-powered tools, such as saw chains, but in many ways, battery tools require even less maintenance thanks to the brushless motors. Operating procedures are largely the same, and startup is often simpler than the startup procedures of gas equipment.
Why Make the Switch?
STIHL battery-powered tools offer a variety of advantages including:
Reduced-noise operation, so you can work at off times of day or in noise-restricted areas
Brushless motors for lower maintenance over time
Zero exhaust emissions for more environmentally friendly operation
Long run times to keep you working as long as you need to
Less operator fatigue due to lower vibration
Easy, instant startup with no pull cord
For durability and dependability, you can’t beat American-made** STIHL outdoor power tools. Many of our battery-powered tools are made right here in our Virginia Beach factory and distributed by one of our 10,000+ local authorized STIHL Dealers.
**A majority of STIHL products sold in America are made in America of U.S. and global materials. Batteries and chargers sourced internationally.
Making the Switch
The great news is that if your team is ready to make the switch, you don’t have to go at it alone. Not only do you have access to your local STIHL Dealer for questions and maintenance needs, you can also access support through the STIHL Professional Instruction Program.
Find out more about how you can get live demos and one-on-one instruction for you and your team.