Rain on Equipment is inevitable!

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Using EGO in a Commercial Lawn Care business.
Summer thunderstorms are going to happen.
Getting caught 100 yards from the truck in a down pour is going to happen.
Driving in the rain with equipment in the racks is going to happen.

SO........How do you prevent the rain from Killing your EGO equipment?
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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Not had an issue with rain yet. We pressure wash our mowers everyday too with no issues so far (had them 2 years). We take the batteries out and wash them top and bottom after the days work
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The mowers have more protection from water due to the battery "lid" that closes vs. the trimmers , blowers, etc more open design. Have you had any experience with rain and those other pieces of equipment?
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As Pete points out, Ego’s equipment is well sealed. However, Ego officially recommends against pressure washing their equipment. ;-)
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How about the EGO powerhead or trimmers?
Anyone had those in some heavy rain?
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I know the new carbon fiber weed trimmer has an IPX4 rating, so it should at least be good in the rain.
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Its my understanding that all EGO equipment carries the IPX4 rating????

In that case a light rain or short thunderstorm should be OK, but a 30 minute drive at 50 mph in a heavy rain?
I don't know?
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I suspect they do since they're intended for outdoor use. I just happened to have the owner's manual for the new trimmer in front of me, so I had it fresh in mind.

I've hosed dirt and crud off my 20-inch mower with no ill effect. I'm careful not to spray up into the motor shaft, though. But getting caught in a rain storm shouldn't be an issue.
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I think Pete has the most convincing experience with the tools so far, and by the sound of it he makes no effort to keep them dry.