Y'know I own slobbering 2 stroke chainsaws tillers, and 4 stroke push
lawn mowers.Given the price of gasoline you would thing a company would come
up with ONE rechargable battery that would work for ALL their outdoor stuff
such as lawnmowers, weed eaters.... I am waiting for it to happen....Do you
think Makita or Dewalt or Black & Decker can come up with a simple rig that
says "we have a product that is all rechargable such as a lawn mower, weed
eater,chainsaw, small cultivator ....and.... WILL ALL USE THE SAME
BATTERY!...They could set some kind of standard...I'll buy like 10 batterys
to have on charge and use whatever product I want to use... I'd buy their
entire product that has anything that will run their
batteries....thoughts?... I mean it only makes sense...
I don't think it makes sense, yet, as batteries would have to be too large
to hold the charge you'd need for a lawnmower or any other outdoor power
equipment. Maybe in a few years when MIT gets their capacitor battery on the
open market, things will change
Do they all have the same size motor?
maybe the tiller and the mower,but not the chainsaw.
There used to be battery powered lawnmowers,I don't know if they still are
made,though. They used a marine 12v battery.They were not very powerful or
Different products need different batteries,having different power
A worthwhile battery for a lawnmower is going to be too heavy for a string
trimmer or weedwhacker.
perhaps he should go with a corded product,and a long extension cord.
I used to have a GE electric lawnmower, pretty powerful - I think it
used 6 x 6 volt batteries And ran well as long as the lawn wasn't too
steep. It had the power but endurance came up short on steep slopes.
Elec-Trac I think
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Why'd you get rid of it? steep slopes? or batteries died?
I Googled and found 3 lawnmowers with 24 volt systems.All push-types.
Some of the reviews were conflicting.
36V would do pretty good if you had enough A-H to give a decent runtime.
It would weigh a lot,too.
Actually, they all seem to use the same cells inside. So they inface are
using common parts but in different packages. If they made the package
servicable, then it might work. But it would just be annoying to pull 15
battery cells out to put 9 into some different device. Then to keep them
all charged. What a headache. But at least you would know which cell is
you are not going to run a lawnmower[or a chainsaw] for very long on the
sub-C cells used in a cordless drill,and the mower is not going to cut
grass very well,either.Nor will a chainsaw cut well on sub-C cells.
I went and read reviews on the B&D CMM1200 and one said it was junk,and
Mother Earth said it was the best of the 3 they tested.
they all use 24v lead-acid batteries.
different tools have different power needs.
for portable tools,too heavy a battery makes too much strain in using it.
Too small a battery,and no useful run-time,or not enough power to do the
Hitachi made a drill-driver that had a coiled cord adapter to connect to a
belt power-pack for more run time. Since it wasn't very popular,they
stopped making it,and other companies did not copy the idea.
Small potatos. Cheese for the mice of small desires!
What we need is a solar collector helmet to drive the power tools.
If scientists can put a man on Jupiter, they ought to be able to rig
something as simple at a sun or wind powered helmet!
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