Commercial ready?

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Are Ego products commercial ready? Obviously you would have to charge batteries on your truck/rig by some method. My question is, are the products built for all day/all year use?
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Paul

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Pete Innes

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I’ve just finished working fir a Lawncare company that uses ego products. We had 2 solar panels and a bank of RV batteries. We had 3 7.5 amp batteries and a 2.5 amp battery. We carried 2 mowers, a hand blower and bump head week whacker. System worked like a charm and this will be the third year of running them
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Paul,
There are several who use them commercially with good success.  Just bare in mind that the warranty is 1 year for commercial use.   Using Solar to charge the batteries is ideal.
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Nice post Pete.

Also FYI to original post - (not a direct answer to your question) - Ego has just released a commercial line of tools in the UK which are designed to work exclusively on backpack batteries.  So, in addition to Pete's first hand experience, Ego is also continuing to push into that market with new tools.


https://egopowerplus.co.uk/products/commercial
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Hi Paul,

Welcome to the forum,
 I've been using the PH1400 PowerHead with line trimmer and edger attachments
commercially for several months now in hot, humid, and rainy SW Florida.

We're into our fast growing "rainy season" now, and I've been putting a lot of hours on them
with no problems, often in light to moderate rain.

Like Jeremy, I have a lot of batteries (5.0AH) and charge them overnight at home.
I average about 30-40 minutes of runtime per battery in fairly heavy use.

I absolutely love the PowerHead line trimmer and edger, after using commercial gas powered equipment for 25 years, the PowerHead is way better in just about every way.

The backpack blower is lightweight and works fine, but it has just about the minimum amount of power that you would want for commercial work (for basic driveway/sidewalk cleanup).
I still use my Stihl BR600 a lot, especially in wet conditions.

We're hoping that EGO will eventually offer a more powerful backpack blower
with enhanced runtime (dual battery).

Any other questions, feel free to ask!

Bob
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Lehigh,

Two battery failures....sorta. Early 2ah blinking green d.o.a. a short time later . One 5 ah blinking currently. Still chargers and runs ok but probably on the way out.

I been too busy to have time to care about the 5 ah. I'm currently running with 4 7.5 ah on backpack link and use the 5 ah for my handheld blowers. I probably have around 10 5 ah batteries so one taking a dump is probably ok.

I'm still in the honeymoon phase in that 6 months into the year no carb issues, spark plugs, shitty gas, oops no oil in the mix, no smelling like mix, low noise, low vibration, no broken starter cords, no plugged mufflers, etc......so a couple of battery problems seem easy.

F.Y.I. I bit on a Grainger 7.5. Came in with born on date Dec 2016.

Jeremy
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Quick thought.......Having run Ego electric for the last six months continually and longer part time most of the responses put forth by pros somewhat miss the mark or they haven't run them enough to realize the total benefits of electric handhelds.

Expand beyond runtime, less power, perceived durability and start to think about your body. Vibration, noise, pollution right in your face.....and yes weight. All of these things are less to much less. This is HUGH! On the weight thing I run the backpack link and the 7.5 weighs very little on your back.

Six month full time two trucks zero electric handheld break downs. Two battery problems.

Several jobs gained by the use of electric handhelds with zero jobs lost.

Jeremy