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they would probably be ok for normal trimming but i would be skeptical in a situation where you were trimming high thick over grown weeds.

like anything battery powered the harder they work the faster the battery will drain.
Yes and the factory rep stated as much when he was asked about battery run times.

He said the same about the string - using heavier than .095 will cause it to work a little harder reducing run time.

I guess you'd have to factor in initial price of batteries/how many you'd need on hand per day vs cost of fuel/oil for equal amount of run time to see which is the better choice for normal duty trimming.



The only thing that I didn't care for was that it took a while for the head to stop spinning when you released the "throttle". Probably could tap it against the grass though to stop it if need be.
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How much would extra batteries cost and how many would you need?
That's the magic question in determining if this thing is viable as a commercial trimmer.

I didn't ask about extra battery cost. Pretty sure he said the "commercial version" has a quick charger.
(The "homeowner" unit comes with a standard charger - the ONLY difference between the two as I recall)

If you can recharge via an inverter in the truck as you go, it may work out. Just depends on how much time on a trimmer you do in a day.
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Well since you are so successful at obtaining lawn swag, why not ask them if you could get one from them or at least borrow it and give us all a review on it?

Who knows, they made be very interested in handing one of them over to you for a ringing endorsement
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I emailed them asking if the head can be made to spin in the correct direction.
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Thanks for your interest in CORE. Yes the motor can spin the other way but our engineers have chosen to make it spin this direction. Thanks again and have a great day!

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Another example of engineers making the wrong decision because they don't understand the industry.
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LOL ^^^

Lemme ask this question. What do all the established manufacturers make them spin the "wrong way"?

There has to be a reason.
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LOL ^^^

Lemme ask this question. What do all the established manufacturers make them spin the "wrong way"?

There has to be a reason.
because on a gas engine they would provide more torq the current way they spin. As for the electric if you change the wires you could change the way it spins. Also a lot of people like it spinning in the direction that it does, I have more complaints about curved shaft trimmers spinning backwards then I do strait shaft.
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because on a gas engine they would provide more torq the current way they spin. As for the electric if you change the wires you could change the way it spins. Also a lot of people like it spinning in the direction that it does, I have more complaints about curved shaft trimmers spinning backwards then I do strait shaft.
Likely because they are accustomed to the industry standard of a straight shaft's "wrong way". Anything that changes the routine complicates things - even when it makes life easier.
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Likely because they are accustomed to the industry standard of a straight shaft's "wrong way". Anything that changes the routine complicates things - even when it makes life easier.
Yes, people hate change. I hate straight shaft trimmers spinning the wrong way. A gas motor can be made to spin in either direction, too, so there is no real excuse except that's the way we've always done it.
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