Disabled For Tool (DFT)

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DFT with large yard. I have all gas powered tools, now I'm disabled, both shoulders and oxygen 24/7 so in a bind. My front yard is rather large and over grown. My backyard is needing weed whacked, mowed and dead trees needing cut for firewood. I can't handle the fumes, the pull starting on 2 mowers, 3 weed wackers and 2 chainsaws. I'm hurting everyday trying to make a dent on this yard. My disability is around $710 a month and being a single parent adds to my stressful situation. My mom is trying to see if she can afford to buy the 15" trimmer to help me. But I don't think I can do the entire yard with it. Will EGO handle my yard? Can the plastic cutting blades/head be installed on the weed trimmer? I know the self-propelled mower, Edger and chainsaw are needed. But I can't afford it and don't want to get cited for weeds over 8" ext. Any ideas? Thinking about GreenWorks to ask for help as a test site. Don't think Worx could handle the tasks.

Thanks, JASTECH
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Hey john think ego can handle your yard,,,all the ego tools are great,it can do a good job,,,wish I could help you out. :-)
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Thanks Thomas, it sucks big time. The longer I'm not connected to my oxygen concentrators 25' hose the more tanks I use but get 12 tanks a month. Found out to stay away from motors with brushes too, the spark! So now all my tools need to be brush less. I had just bought new Milwaukee tools before my oxygen issue and Home Depot wouldn't take mine back so that I could buy the Fuel brush less tools, so I'm stuck with them too.
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You should check with your local disability organizations they may help.
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My yard is too big for them to help. They just say sell and move to apartment. Not going to do that. I will photo my yard tomorrow with my phone so y'all will get a look at what took me days to do so far. My neighbor brought his Alice Chalmers over with a brush hog and helped, hell try to do my 12 acres too but I have to do all this other stuff.
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I understand your problems and your desire to remain in your home.  Ego should have no trouble with your yard. You might have to stop in the middle and recharge the battery but that only takes 45 minutes for a full charge, at least in my mower.  I have a push mower.  The other appliances you are thinking about are battery interchangeable.  One thing you did not say but may help is if you are a Vet. There are several veterans organizations that might be more than willing to assist you.  Good Luck. I hope this helps.
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Unless your looking/hoping for someone to contact you directly it would be better not to have your phone number in the picture. You never know.

Blades are not to be installed on the string trimmer as it's not made for that.

For most grass related activities including long grass, the string trimmer should be fine. But if you're using the string trimmer for yard large enough to have two different sized lawn mowers and all the other tools that you mentioned... and are planning on only using the string trimmer for all that work, then I would suggest that the string trimmer may not be enough. At least with your health issues, it might be a bit much because using a string trimmer takes longer to cut a large area of grass than a lawn mower.

But, only you know your capabilities. For sure don't become to inactive as that will cause more problems. Our bodies are made to be moving all the time... But you probably know that. I'm just speaking from experience with health issues of my own.

BTW, I would use Craigslist to sell your gas tools if you really are not going to be able to make use of them. The extra cash would help you, at least in the future. Besides Craigslist, I would stop by or call the Home Depot or other hardware store to see possibly if you could post the tools on a cork board at their locations. As you have the time and energy. Craigslist is the best by far in my experience! You'll be glad to get everything cleared out and in the past.
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Our HD don't have cork board, only cash/credit, lol.
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Thanks for all the replies. I would like to go to battery operated for my chainsaw, self propelled mower, edger and weed trimmer. My blower is the 2 in 1 Rigid vacuum but that would take over 1000' of cord, lol. The neighbor lent me a walk behind weed wacker, I got it stuck going down too steep of angle, then starting the thing put me out of breath and hurt my shoulder and today it didn't start, nor my Husqvarna weed trimmer, craftsman weed trimmer. My Poulan Pro has trimmer, edger and pole saw but it hurts too much to start and same with two self propelled mowers. Both chainsaws are Poulan Pro 18" and a 16" I think. But no your correct, if I don't work my body will go down hill and I'm a single parent of 9 year old boy. He tries to start these but can't, plus these weed trimmers are too heavy for him to handle.
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Kid Rock, are you saying I should post my cell number or maybe my email? I was going to send GreenWorks an email to see if they would test their line on a real farm yard, not homes & gardens. But reviews didn't look all that good and even if free tools it would still take many hours of work and most likely many breakdown of their tool line.
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Kid Rock, oh free tools I would put to the task on a real unkept yard.
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But how to contact me w/o giving the world my information?
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Don't, just sell all the yard tools you said you have and can't use, then you will have the money to buy every Ego tool they make and some.
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I have 6 bad disc and permanent nerve damage in my back, I walk with a cane and lost my child to cancel recently, now I have over 1/2 million dollar medical debt, so if anyone wants to give tools away I could use some.
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John, if you want to know how to share contact info, you're going to have to ask someone else. Though I'm the kind of person that would want to help people out because I've experienced a lot of 'stuff!'... There are issues for me too.

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I wouldn't want to help someone do that unless I knew the person really had issue. You know how it goes? ( I'm not suggesting anything about you. Hope you understand that. )

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Also, I guess there's the liability issues too.

Some people might be inclined, and I wouldn't judge them. I'd say I'm glad for those people. Everyone's different and that's good.
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John, we are going to contact you privately via the email you used to sign up on this community. Thank you all for chiming in here with your help and suggestions.  We are closing this topic.

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