First impression, 15 Inch Carbon Ego Trimmer

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I purchased my Ego15 inch Carbon shaft Powerload Trimmer yesterday at Home depot. The assembly was simple, and I let the battery charge overnight.  This morning, I cut heavy grass/weeds for a little over 30 minutes before the battery gave out. The grass/weeds were a little damp from dew.  Let me say this, very, very impressive, the balance, lightness, quietness, power, etc.  At age 77, my battery was ready for a recharge too.
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Thanks for the report, George. Yeah, EGO makes it pretty easy to get these tools up and running. 
Was your 30 minute run time with the 2.5 ah battery? Great run time if so. 
As an aside, I have the original 15" aluminum split shaft trimmer and also the carbon fiber split shaft trimmer. My carbon fiber copy is slightly heavier than the aluminum one. Talking an ounce, or so? But the carbon fiber one feels lighter to me. Not exactly sure why that is, but it sure makes using the string trimmer a bit easier. Less vibration up the shaft on the carbon fiber might be a contributor? 
Anyway, hope you continue to get enjoyment from your trimmer.
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There's a cheap accessory to lighten the load for the string trimmers and enable longer use or heavier battery.

EGO String Trimmer Strap
https://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-Strin...
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Okay, just finished my third 30 min episode of trimming heavy grass/weed/some brush, and the string ran out.  It took me 30 seconds to put in a new string, so simple a "caveman could do it", and so very refreshing.  In my opinion, just normal trimming, the battery should last close to an hour, plus use much less string. At this point, I am sold on this thing!!  What more can I say?  I really see no need for a strap.  In fact, I have a bad (osteo/arthritic) shoulder, and the workout seems to have helped it, less pain, etc.
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George, considering the heavy grass, weeds and brush you're dealing with, have you considered a brush cutter, either standalone or a brush blade? I bought my EGO string trimmer attachment for the power head specifically to convert permanent to a brush cutter using a 10" circular brush blade with 80 teeth plus an adapter readily available on Amazon. Saw a YouTube video showing how . I already had a dedicated Echo 58v string trimmer that couldn't be converted due to how the trimmer head was mounted. It goes through small trees 3-4" in diameter like warm butter.
Wisamic 10" 80T Carbide Blade Tip with Washer Brush Cutter Trimmer Weed Eater Blade (1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BW2BRHS/...

Podoy Gardening Machine Lawnmower Blade Adapter Attachment Maintenance Kit Compatible with STIHL String Trimmers Brush Cutter FS120 FS130 FS130R FS200 FS200R FS250 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077HJSBGZ/...

How to replace the string trimmer head with a brush cutter blade:
https://youtu.be/0M4hGO-snQs

Some suggested that this alteration would void the warranty; it may or may not, but wasn't a concern for me. I accomplished what I needed and if needed, i will just buy another, but based on its performance, it should outlast the warranty.

EGO has a dedicated brush cutter available only in the UK, but may make its way here in the future. Think it's because our regulatory requirements are stricter.
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Hi William,

Thanks much for the tips on that brush cutter.  However, I have a one-year-old Sthil brush cutter with the blade for clearing brush. In reality, my intention was not to cut small brush today but happened some was intertangled with the heavy grass and weeds.  It is my intention to eventually switch to all battery-operated lawn tools.  I mow about 10 acres and know of no battery-operated lawn tractors, at least not yet. I now mow with a Zero Turn Kubota 28HP diesel.
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Ryobi makes some battery-powered riding mowers--two of them are zero-turn
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