Weight: 15" String Trimmer with Rapid Reload Head and Straight Shaft ST1502F

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What is the weight of the 15 inch string trimmer using the lightest weight battery ECO battery available?  (I thought I posted this yesterday but I don't see it in the list of questions.)
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Posted 2 years ago

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Here,
This info is directly from the product manuals, which are on line. Get up off your chair.

15 in trimmer-Weight (Without battery pack)
6.7 lb. (3.04Kg)

Battery 56v 2.0 amp-BA1120: 2.77 lb. (1.26kg)

I trust you can add the two together on your own.........:)
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Rude! Enough to send me to Husqvarna.
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Hey Ed. Note that this thread is a year old and Hal hasn't posted much, if anything, since then. Although this is listed as an Official Response, pretty much everyone here is not an EGO employee and are just users posting our experiences and trying to help. Hoping Hal's information is taken as helpful and you can look past the rest of it. EGO tools are definitely worth considering.
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Silly me, thinking it would be in the specs.
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chuckle...
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So, it seems the ST1501-S  with battery is about 9 lbs., if my math is correct. This is with the 56v  2.5 amp battery. And, I understand the run time is about 45 minutes for average work. Does this model also come with the 56v 5 amp battery, and if so, what would be the weight and average run time? The ST1501-S is available at my local Home Depot, but I'm assuming the 1502 or a model with the heavier-duty battery must be ordered online for delivery? Thanks for your help!
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Yes, I've been abbreviating rapid reload as "RR".

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We deleted your duplicates, Egocentric :-)
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Thanks,  not sure why that happens.  
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Yeah, I've been having the same problem with duplicates.
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Not sure about the reason behind the duplicates, but we’re here all the time so it’s no problem to remove them. :-)
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EGO, an optional shoulder strap could help those who need the help:)
Although I must say, it's very light even with a 2ah or 2.5ah battery. It's not the weight that's going to test your muscles. It's the shear power that's going to get your arms shaking. After 40 minutes of the trimmer, my arms could sometimes be shaking more than the trimmer itself.
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Piggy, it is available on line at Home Depot and Amazon for purchase.  Free would have been nice, but the price is not too bad ... :-)

https://www.amazon.com/EGO-Power-AP1500-Lithium-Ion-Brushless/dp/B01HPMQEXM/ref=sr_1_8?s=lawn-garden...


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I love it but wife says it's too heavy, my smallest battery is a 5.0. Gonna buy the strap and see if that helps. Up until know she did the trimming with our old B&D corded trimmer that by by guess weighs about 3 or 4 pounds less. It's not entirely the weight, but the over length of the EGO. Not a complaint but an observation.
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Please let us know whether or not the strap helps her.
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I played around with one at Home Depot and realized it was too heavy for me.  I will say that the weight is well-balanced, but just too much weight for me to be holding for an extended period. And the shaft is too long for my short stature. As much as I love the Ego company and the mower, I ended up buying the Ryobi One+ Hybrid String Trimmer.
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I had the same concerns for my elderly parents, specifically that the extra weight and length would make it unweidly for them.  They gave it a try but it was too much, so I bought a Black and Decker which runs on a 20v battery, and the length is easily adjustable.  Of course it's not as powerful as the Ego, but for some users slightly smaller length and less weight are a better fit.

Ego should consider a telescopic design, as well as a lighter model.  Actually they still have the 13" model in Europe, so that just leaves a telescopic length for future projects.  I have a pretty steep hill side, and having the ability to reduce the length by 6" overall would be fantabulous for those steep hikes.
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The optional $20 EGO strap really helps carry that weight comfortably!

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