Trimmers - Rear motor, power head, carbon body , standard non-carbon

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Hi Ego guys, 
Is there a site or area that can easily explain the difference of the 4? 
What's the main difference between the Rear motor and power head? 
- I already know the power head can switch attachments. But is there any additional benefits to the rear motor? I have a Stihl FS55R and only use 1/2 the power. But it's nice having that extra torque when i'm edging or going through thick weeds. 
- Also, do all your trimmers rotate cut clockwise? 

I asked the other types just because I'm sure others would want to hear an official response. 
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All of Ego's trimmers spin clockwise, except for the powerhead trimmer, which is counterclockwise.

The powerhead has a 2,000 watt motor that has to be on the rear because of how the attachment system works, turning a steel driveshaft that runs the length of the tool. The other trimmers have slammer, direct-drive motors.

The powerhead attachments have driveshafts and gear boxes, so they're mechanically a little more complicated, and a bit heavier. But then you do have the option of additional attachments. The powerhead also has plenty of power.

Not to say the standalone trimmers are underpowered. But the additional power does help with a lot of the other attachments, like the cultivator and pole saw.