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I was on a job site the other day and was thinking about what is better preferred when it comes down to getting the work done in the eyes of all the other landscapers out there, who use the same tools.

I'd rather use electric, because you don't run out, and it's not as loud or as heavy of equipment to operate.

The only downside to it, is that there might not be electricity on a property, or if your doing commercial property then forget it, your going to want to use Gas.
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I mow lawns for several people who had purchased electric and/or rechargeable mowers to mow their own lawns and got tired of it.

I've watched people struggling to cut grass that's got barely over a weeks worth of growth.

Methinks there's a reason that "the industry" uses gas equipment.
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I'd rather use electric, because you don't run out, and it's not as loud or as heavy of equipment to operate.
How do you deal with the lack of power from such equipment?
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How do you deal with the lack of power from such equipment?
As long as the job gets done with accuracy, is all that matters to me. No matter what type of equipment you are using, it's going to provide the same after result.

I don't go buying cheap new electric tools, nor do I buy used electric tools. I get the best bang for my buck, with out spending too much money.

Also when it's come down to using gas compared to electric on job sites, I've had more success with my electric equipment then the gas.
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I would rather carry around a slightly heavier piece of equipment and have the power and maneuverability than having a to drag a cord all over a property.

If I hired a professional to do a job and they showed up with cheap tools I would send them packing.
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If you played up the electric part of your business that could give you a niche others in your area don't offer.
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If you played up the electric part of your business that could give you a niche others in your area don't offer.
How do you "play up" the fact that you're using less than optimal equipment?

I guess if you're mowing postage stamp sized "lawns" in the city you could find people who think that using electric is saving the planet somehow...






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Wait a few days until it's dry?

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I dunno. I guess if you can make it work for you - go for it.
I tried using my cordless trimmer on a small property as an experiment. It failed miserably. Underpowered and didn't hold a charge long enough.
I'll be damned if I'd drag a cord around though.
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