I was out this past week trimming some branches that hung over my driveway. I have meant to do this but until recently I just keep putting it off. It is not that I didn’t feel like it, it was more about the fact that I knew when I cut those branches down I would have a mess to clean up.
You probably know the drill, drag all the branches somewhere, cut them up and dispose of them in a landfill or pile them up in a burn pile.
Then the detail work comes – get rid of all the leaves and small branches that cover your lawn and driveway.
Get the Rakes & Leaf blower out and hope for the Best
Hauling off the big branches goes pretty quick, but then you are left with the detail work. Now you can get your rake out and rake up all the left overs but I generally like to do things the easy way. For me the easy way is to get the leaf blower out and blow everything into one pile to be picked up and disposed.
Now here was my challenge – Last year when my gas powered leaf blower bit the dust, I decided to try out a cordless leaf blower. I chose the Greenworks 60V Pro because it seemed to have the best ratings.
I didn’t expect much from a cordless leaf blower, just thought it would be a good choice for small cleanup jobs. Boy was I surprised. This one is rated at 540CFM with a blower speed of 140MPH. I have used it several times and have been consistently impressed with its performance. This one will give you at least 45minutes of uninterrupted use when fully charged.
What is so Great About the Greenworks Cordless Leaf Blower?
You can read all the reviews on their products but here is what I really like about them.
First there is the cordless versus gas powered concept. You just have to charge them, you don’t have to worry about having gas, mixing the oil in, the stink of a gas powered blower or the oily mess when working with them. Add to this the whole idea that going green is good for our world.
Second, I am sold on Greenworks Tool products. They are the leader in the battery-powered outdoor power tool products. Battery-powered products is their niche, not just something they added to their line of gas powered products. And they don’t just sell leaf blowers. They have a complete line of products; blowers, chain saws, mowers,
Greenworks Cordless Leaf Blower Performance Statistics
First of all Greenworks offers a complete line of leaf blowers based on four different battery paks. Not everyone needs an industrial blower to do the job they need. Greenworks offers a 24Volt, 40Volt, 60Volt and 80Volt model.
The Greenworks 24Volt Sweeper generates a 100 mile wind speed (100MPH) at 330CFM. This is pretty good when you need to clean off leaves and debris from a smooth surface like your driveway or porch. Only weighing in at 4.4lbs it is perfect for the lightweight jobs around the house. With a run time of 11 minutes with a charged battery, it would be good as a clean up tool for the porches or sidewalks around the house.
The Greenworks 40Volt Brushless Blower has a little longer run time (30 minutes) than its little brother. It has a variable speed trigger able to put out air up to 115MPH with a much greater volume; rated at 430CFM and weight in at 6lbs.
The only problem with this blower is that the run time is reduced when you use the higher speed. But it still makes a good choice for the smaller jobs around the house.
The Greenworks Pro 60Volt Brushless Axial Blower with a 540CFM rating. The great part of this big brother is that it has an operating time of 45 minutes. That is impressive for a battery powered tool. And it weighs in at 9lbs. Mind you the gas powered blower I had before this weighed around 17lbs.
As I have said before I am totally impressed with this one in all the time I have used it in the past year.
This is Greenworks top of the line the best product offering in cordless design –
Pro 80Volt 500CFM Cordless Axial Blower. This one pushes out at up to 125MPH; enough to blow through dry/wet leaves and debris, performance that is equivalent to a 32cc gas blower. And this one has an impressive 70-minute run time.
Realistically if you are going to buy a new leaf blower for your yard, consider this model. Not only is this product environmentally friendly consider how easy it is to use, no more buying and mixing fuel, no more sore hands after 30 minutes use of a gas weed eater running at high speeds.
Greenworks Products – More Than Just Leaf Blowers
The more I have used Greenworks products the more I am impressed with all their products. In my case after I used the leaf blower I needed to look at replacing a weed eater. Good news. Greenworks has a weed eater with the same size battery pack as my leaf blower.
Geenworks offers a whole line of products for the home and garden. They have chain saws, power washers, lawn mowers and even a snow blower for those northerners who get a ton of snow.
Greenworks is in the business of providing environmentally friendly options for all your yard and garden work. You can check out all their great products at https://www.greenworkstools.com/
Do Yourself and the Environment a Favor
Considering all the times we have to use some kind of power equipment around the house it is about time we consider things that are good for the environment. I know there are several other lawn and garden equipment manufacturers out there that have started to offer environmental friendly equipment with thier standard gas powered lines. So there are a lot of options in the market today.
Greenworks products are made specifically for the environment and for the user to get the best product available, do yourself and the environment a favor and choose Greenworks for your next yard equipment purchase.
As always I would love to hear your comments and if you have any questions please let me know. I will get back to you as soon as possible.