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Tradetools special next week:-

 

https://www.tradetoo..._eid=58712fa2da


Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:20 PM

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Tradetools special next week:-

 

https://www.tradetoo..._eid=58712fa2da

Might go and take a look at this. I notice the Makita is also well priced although it is only 36v. Total package weight on the Makita is 6kg. I wonder what the full weight of the trimmer head /skin and battery and the additional extension pole for the Ego comes in at?


Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:19 AM

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Battery mower head to head from Trade Tools:-

 

 

the Ego won the day but 22mins runtime from a 7.5AH!!!!! - that's one lawn for me - just can't see how they're a commercial proposition yet.


Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:48 PM

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I get 45 mins + out of my Ego ..  22 mins is working hard


Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:41 PM

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Personally I think the only battery operated tool worth its weight is  a hedger. My AEG 58V is one of the best investments I have made. Battery lasts forever.

 

The rest of the range is great ......but not for commercial. 


Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:55 PM

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Personally I think the only battery operated tool worth its weight is  a hedger. My AEG 58V is one of the best investments I have made. Battery lasts forever.

 

The rest of the range is great ......but not for commercial. 

I agree...  I use my ego 3 times a week... 

nothing compared to the cut and power of my Honda 216


Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:11 PM

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Personally I think the only battery operated tool worth its weight is  a hedger. 

id consider a chainsaw, and thinking about a baby one handed chainsaw. i saw (haha) a tree guy using one to break down a few small limbs with the other hand free, seemed pretty handy. and for knocking the odd branches off in the trailer so things stack better.

 

Havent seen the AEG but happy with the stihl battery hedger.

Theres definitely something civilised about picking up a battery tool and it works, without any huffing and puffing and warming up 


Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:52 PM

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id consider a chainsaw, and thinking about a baby one handed chainsaw. i saw (haha) a tree guy using one to break down a few small limbs with the other hand free, seemed pretty handy. and for knocking the odd branches off in the trailer so things stack better.

 

Havent seen the AEG but happy with the stihl battery hedger.

Theres definitely something civilised about picking up a battery tool and it works, without any huffing and puffing and warming up 

The small chainsaw you refer to was most likely the Stihl 192t or the newer 200t. Both are professional saws, purpose built for the arborist. I own the 192 and is a godsend piece of equipment when climbing or even chopping stuff to fit your trailer. The saw still sits around the $800.00 price tag. I suggest if your in the market for a similar saw, purchase an equivalent. Bunnings sold a small petrol Ozito saw for about $100.00. Pretty much the same size. I owned one and used it purely for the crap jobs such as working on golden canes/Cocus etc. Save the good tools for the good jobs in my opinion.


Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:36 AM

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Personally I think the only battery operated tool worth its weight is  a hedger. My AEG 58V is one of the best investments I have made. Battery lasts forever.

 

The rest of the range is great ......but not for commercial. 

+1 for the hedger - and I'd add the blower - I have all Ego gear and the blower is outstanding - I don't own a petrol blower now and can't see me buying one again


Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:08 AM

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I get 45 mins + out of my Ego ..  22 mins is working hard

Yeah they were mulching - less load catching I guess.


Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:07 AM

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i just randomly commented on an ego post on Facebook.... I now I am receiving  a Ego supporter pack in the mail...woohoo  :D


Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:15 AM

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I get 45 mins + out of my Ego ..  22 mins is working hard

Yep, 45-50 mins give or take.

About 6ish inner/middle (regularly mown) suburban lawns on average.

With 2 batts & a rapid charger, continuous run time.

Totally commercially viable for OUR applications.

Possibly not as viable for those with larger &/or rougher lawns.

 

Ando, what does the Ego supporter pack consist of ?

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:10 AM

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Ando, what does the Ego supporter pack consist of ?

 

Cheers Fred.

I haven't got it yet...when I do...I'll take a pic :D


Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:38 AM

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my battery keeps flashing RED.

 

lodge claim. they said they need to check it.

WHO SAID that Ego will do STRAIGHT SWAP


Posted 29 January 2019 - 12:08 PM

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my battery keeps flashing RED.

 

lodge claim. they said they need to check it.

WHO SAID that Ego will do STRAIGHT SWAP

I've had two EGO batteries die, the first one they just sent me out a new one in the post.  The latest one I had to take to trade tools for them to check then wait another week for a replacement, then back to trade tools to pick it up.  Pain in the arse.


Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:10 PM

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i would send it to QLD since I refused to send the battery to the shop who took 6 weeks to repair my mower


Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:20 PM

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The EGO 56V thread has been deleted so I've lost all the documented assurances that Jason made to me about warranty issues - but I recall that battery issues within the warranty period were a straight swap - if you're being told differently I'd say contact their 1800 support line and make some noise - and let us know what happens


Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:11 PM

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i did call them and mention about swap. but they refused it. they said need to send back for testing first within warranty.

 

this is the number I called 1300 000 346.

 

Also, I couldnt drop it to Total Tools since  total tools not repair centre only retails for selling products


Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:13 PM

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Thanks JNB, I think it just confirms that, whatever is said, EGO is not set up to service full commercial users  - they're targeting high end homeowners who won't be inconvenienced by a week or more without a tool or battery - their product is what I would class as "Kincrome" grade - entry level commercial - which I'm fine with and it won't stop me buying their gear for what I need it for-

 

but if you're a busy commercial operator relying on your gear every day maybe you need to be looking at Husky or Stihl


Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:14 PM

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if you read my threads. i did convert to husky.

im waiting the new STIHL SP Mower since i do have STIHL & Husky battery tools


Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:16 PM




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