If you are like me, you may have a hedge trimmer and perhaps a leaf blower, or both.
Troy-Bilt's has asked me to review their newest line of garden equipment that is powered by CORE technology, which uses a rechargeable battery. Their equipment line includes a hedge trimmer, leaf blower, string trimmer and a lawn mower.
CORE technology means that the "power comes from the motor and not the battery."
According to Troy-Bilt, "the controller communicates with the CORE motor to monitor how hard it's working and senses when the motor needs more power and automatically calls for more energy from the battery. So when you need maximum power, CORE answers. The controller efficiently manages the transfer of energy from the battery to the motor to deliver maximum runtime from every charge".
The equipment is simple to put together, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I couldn't wait to use both of them on a particular problem area in my landscape.
I have an informal hedge of white gaura growing in my front garden, but within its depths lurks an infestation of bermudagrass. The grass was left over from when we renovated the landscape and took out the lawn. As usually happens, sometimes grass can re-emerge, which is what happened here.
Unfortunately, I am now at the point that where the grass is threatening to take over my gaura, so drastic measures need to be taken.
To solve the problem, I have to prune back the gaura severely so that I can get to the base of the grass and dig it out. So, I will use the hedge trimmers to prune the gaura back severely and then the leaf blower to help clean up the area afterward.
Troy-Bilt's CORE hedge trimmer is effective and not too heavy for me to use comfortably. I am impressed at how easily it cut through the old stems without getting tangled up.
I have had the opportunity to test over five different Troy-Bilt blowers over the past few years and this one is my favorite. It is very powerful, easy to hold, and simple to use.
Battery-powered technology paired with Troy-Bilt's CORE engine creates powerful garden equipment that is easy to use. The power of their tools rivals those with gas-powered engines. Now, I don't have to worry about messing around with power cords - no more rolling and unrolling electrical cords, accidentally cutting the cord, or having to constantly move the cord out of my way. I also don't miss having to fill gas engines up with fuel.
One thing that is important to note is that the battery should only be charged at temperatures between 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. So, for those who live in areas with extremely cold or hot climates, the battery will need to be charged indoors.
All of the CORE power garden equipment operate off of the same battery. Each tool comes with a battery and charger, but you can order additional tools without the battery if you have one from other CORE products.
To learn more about Troy-Bilt's line of CORE products and how they work, click here.
*I was offered the hedge trimmer and blower free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.