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    Quote Originally Posted by edbeek View Post
    I ended up buying both the HLA65 & 85. Used them both on a bigger job this morning & all went well. I had one small Duranta hedge left to do and I ran out of battery.
    Grabbed my Husky battery handheld (the extended is in the shop for repairs) and couldn't get it to start at all either. It wouldn't have done 3 hours work.
    Had to finish the job with the Kombi 2 stroke.

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    Bought a new Shindaiwa B450 while I was in the mood
    Only got 1 ap300 ?

    Cheers Fred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris B View Post
    If you're in Melbourne, I can organise demo units of the AEG stuff if you like
    Thanks mate but I'm in Canberra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred's mowing View Post
    Hi Steveo, AEG snipper is now my go to for reg maintenance lawns.
    Its super light weight & spins anti clockwise, I love it !
    I did change to speed feed head but, the original head is quite good. I switched because I do plenty of horizontal mowing with it & wanted a lower profile head.
    I run 2x 6amp/hr batts & it chews through them fairly quickly (thats a minor con).
    I have no other attachments for it.
    Batts should be interchangeable with other AEG tools.
    Not really meant for over grown stuff but, for its intended purpose 8 to 9 outa 10.
    Had it over a year now with no issues.

    Cheers Fred.
    Interesting. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    an abundance........

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    he he he. He actually probably qualifies as the average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris B View Post
    You've definitely been working hard to flatten an AP300s battery hedging!
    Hopefully they will serve you well!
    Actually I didn't even check. The shop told me they charged the battery when I bought the 85. Maybe it wasn't fully charged. Then I used it for 20mins a few days before, so probably lucky to get as long as I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred's mowing View Post
    Only got 1 ap300 ?

    Cheers Fred.
    Yep Tight budget here Fred. Coming out of a roaring drought & winter is upon us. Can't be spending money willy-nilly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edbeek View Post
    Actually I didn't even check. The shop told me they charged the battery when I bought the 85. Maybe it wasn't fully charged. Then I used it for 20mins a few days before, so probably lucky to get as long as I did.
    They are a ripper of a battery. I only have one. Its been flogged and just keeps going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    I've got one of them... it's really good and has full size chain.
    You need the AP300s battery to get the full potential from motor though
    There's no way you'd buy a petrol chainsaw in the smaller size range after using this

    Apparently that bga86 blower will be coming when they sell all the bga85's by spring

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    Yeah mate that will be my next saw for sure. My dealer said they were going to have a stihl demo day soon so we can look at all the new gear coming and have a go of it, so I will keep you posted. Do you think that saw would go alright with just the ap300 battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    Yeah mate that will be my next saw for sure. My dealer said they were going to have a stihl demo day soon so we can look at all the new gear coming and have a go of it, so I will keep you posted. Do you think that saw would go alright with just the ap300 battery?
    I've got rid of all my 300 batteries so can't give direct comparison. Technically the ap300s batteries pump out 2200 watts which that chainsaw can utilise. It's hard to find specs but I'd take a guess and say the ap300 battery would be around 1800 watts?? It would operate the same except under heavy going where the newer battery will be able to push out more power. I'm pretty sure i ran a ap300 in it when i first got the saw and I didn't actually notice the difference with what I was cutting.

    Either way you won't be disappointed and can always get the battery later on.

    If you run a fsa90r or 130 you can actually notice significant extra power from the ap300s batteries
    The blower and hedgers etc run same

    The only real con I've found with chainsaw is that chain adjuster which I'm not used to yet and the fact it's actually quiet loud due to the high chain speed .... definitely need hearing protection


    Looking back at my purchases I've had the ar3000 backpack battery for almost 2 years now and it still charges and runs the same as new. It's definitely paid for itself fuel wise as I use it everyday

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    https://youtu.be/yNZcVlfpmWg

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