Hints & Tips
The trend towards battery-powered machinery has really accelerated this year, brought about by increases in performance of the batteries themselves.
Lithium-ion batteries provide power often equal to petrol power but more environmentally friendly and the equipment is much lighter and therefore easier to use.
And there are no trailing cables to worry about.
Redback makes excellent and reliable garden machinery and is new and exclusive to MowDirect. Indeed, we helped in its development.
We blogged about the great little mower on Monday, Holly gave us an idea of how quiet these machines are yesterday, in her usual quirky way, and now here are two hedgetrimmers which could be ideal for smaller gardens where hedges need trimming to keep them up to scratch.
At this time of year many hedges sprout new growth and long bramble shoots and here are a couple of machines ideal for a winter haircut.
Redback E522D Cordless Hedgetrimmer can work with any of the three 40V lithium-ion batteries – but remember the price quoted is for the battery only.
It is fitted with a pair of 56cm blades which give a clean cut even through thicker growth.
The cutter has a quick-stop brake as a valuable safety feature and has a rotating rear handle to make cutting hedge sides and complex shapes easier.
In fact lighter machines like this one are ideal for topiary work.
The deflector to move clippings aside can be removed when not needed.
It costs just £69, £30 below the recommended price and has a three-year warranty. We deliver it free the next working day.
And for hedge tops this machine could well be the answer. The Redback E920D Cordless Pole-Hedgetrimmer (Tool Only) is 40V machine which can be used with any of the three batteries.
Supplied with a shoulder harness it weighs just 3.5kg, excluding battery, far less than petrol models and therefore much easier to use over longer periods. And it is also a very well balanced machine.
It costs £89, £30 off the recommended price, has a three-year warranty and we deliver it free the next working day.