NEW RANGE OF BATTERY POWERED TOOLS WILL PUT AN END TO ‘FEELING GREEN’ IN THE GARDEN

  • New cordless tools for 2016 include cutting-edge Bosch hedgecutter range, leaf blowers, an all-weather 36v 9.0Ah battery and a mobile power unit
  • New tools offer low vibration, low noise, low maintenance alternative to petrol

Aching fingers and joints, headaches and smelly fumes could be a thing of the past for some gardeners as traditional petrol powered tools make way for battery power.

Bosch is launching a new range of professional cordless garden tools to be available in March 2016.  The new range includes a mobile power unit, hedgecutters and leaf blowers as well as lawnmowers, brush-cutters and a longer-life 36v 9.0Ah weatherproof battery.

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All products in the Bosch Professional range share the same concept – powered by Lithium-ion batteries they perform as petrol equivalents but with low noise, low vibrations and savings on running costs.  They are also more convenient to use and maintain than petrol models and easy to start up.

Petrol machinery produces a variety of airborne pollutants which are harmful to the human body.  Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen Oxide can be found in common ‘gardener’s smog’ from lawnmowers and brushcutters.  Together, they can impair breathing whilst aggravating any existing heart and lung conditions – a particular concern for senior gardeners.

“We’re delighted to announce our brand new range of professional garden tools,” said Joao Barufi, who leads the Bosch Garden Tools division in the UK. “We’ve now applied our award-winning battery technology across a wide variety of cutting-edge professional tools to complete the range.  The convenience and low-vibration of our quiet cordless products, coupled with top-end petrol performance is sure to impress.”

A serious issue for regular users of powered garden equipment is known as White Finger or HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome) and is virtually eliminated by the low vibration electric tools.

The batteries are weather-resistant and compatible with all products in the range – mowers, hedgecutters, leaf blowers and brushcutters.  They feature a fast 42-minute recharge time for the 6.0Ah batteries, and a 64-minute recharge time for the 9.0Ah.

A key addition to the new range is the GEN 230V-1500 Professional Mobile Power unit which provides off-grid power for all-day working.  The unit has twin AC sockets and allows for simultaneous charging of 2 batteries, or direct running of 2 electrical appliances.  An LCD display presents real-time status information and enables the user to manage remaining “tank” capacity.

The new range of garden tools will be demonstrated at the Saltex trade exhibition on the 4th and 5th of November this year.  For those who can’t make it along to Saltex, you can request product trials at: [email protected] .

2016 additions to the range: 1 Blower GBL 860; 3 Hedgecutters GHE 60 T, GHE 60 R, GHE 70 R.; Batteries GBA 36V 9.0 Ah Hw-D (adds 50% extra runtime) and an electric mobile power unit GEN 1500.

Current 2015 range: 2 Lawnmowers GRA 53 and GRA 48; 1 Brushcutter GFR 25; 1 Linetrimmer GFR 42; Batteries GBA 36V 6.0Ah Hw-D and chargers AL 36100 CV.