Professional landscapers make a living in green spaces. But is landscaping good for the environment?
Ironically, the landscaping industry hasn’t always been associated with eco-friendly practices. Toxic herbicides and pollution-producing engines number among the seemingly unavoidable problems.
However, much has changed in recent years. Equipment brands – with Husqvarna at the forefront – have worked with experts from the landscaping industry to design and manufacture products that are good for the environment, without sacrificing power, performance or durability. True “gasoline replacement” battery products are now widely available, and more commercial users are becoming aware of their benefits.
In short, the green industry is experiencing a full-blown green revolution.
“Gasoline replacement” – really?
In years past, if you were to suggest to a landscaper – let alone a professional arborist – that battery equipment was the equal of gasoline products, you’d likely be met with skepticism.
But times have changed, and cordless electric technology has evolved. Today’s battery products are durable, long-lasting and surprisingly high-performance. Husqvarna’s brushless motor, available on our battery handhelds, delivers full torque at low revs, providing all the power and performance you’d expect from a gas-powered unit.
Whether you’re running one of our string trimmers, hedge trimmers or chainsaws, you won’t be forced to leave power behind to “go green.”
Time for an upgrade
That said, Husqvarna battery equipment is more than just eco-friendly and powerful. Commercial users will enjoy the following advantages:
- Easier starting
- Lighter weights
- Reduced vibrations
- Eliminated exhaust fumes
- No routine engine maintenance
- Savings on fuel, oil, filters and more
Of course, any true professional will want to know about practicality. Are these tools practical for day-to-day, season-after-season use in a commercial environment? To answer that question, simply ask a firefighter.
Batteries can be a lifesaver
Unlike gasoline engines, battery-powered machines aren’t dependent on oxygen to work. This has proven to be a great feature for firefighters, who are able to use battery chainsaws in smoky, oxygen-deprived environments. Fighting wildfires or cutting through obstacles to rescue stranded individuals is a faster process using a battery chainsaw.