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The grass is greener on the other side

Tested: Stihl Battery KombiSystem

If you’re looking for stealthier way to make the neighbors a little green with envy, leave the gas can in the shed and the extension cord on its spool. The Stihl Battery KombiSystem is the newest family of cordless contenders in an ever-growing field of DC-driven landscape products. To find out just how well these wireless workhorses performed, we took a small selection to our back forty (feet, not acres) for a little blade on blade action.

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John Deere Tango E5

A beer on the back of a riding mower sounds great, but sipping on one in our hammock? Now we’re talking. Evidently, the good folks at John Deere agree, which is why (we assume) they’ve created the Tango E5 autonomous mower. This battery-powered unit operates within an area up to 1,800 square meters, established by…

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Reelin' and dealin'

RoboReel Cord Winders

When we were just youngsters, it was always fun “helping out” the old man in the garage or lawn…which probably explains our gear addiction. Now that we’ve got some square footage of our own, carrying on the generational tradition of a perfectly manicured lawn and well appointed garage is one of life’s chief delights. While…

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Master your grass and skip the gas

Fiskars StaySharp Max

We’re sure that in the eyes of some extremists, mowing the lawn is like committing a double-tap to the head of the earth. Your chopping down a macrocosmic Fern Gully and doing it with some of the least fuel-efficient machines on the planet. Fiskars’ StaySharp Max lawnmower ($250) can at least help address the carbon…

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Works Like A Broom, Without All That Unpleasant Sweeping

Black & Decker 18v Hard Surface Sweeper

Not too long ago, we brought you a feature on Black & Decker’s Cordless Chainsaw, a tool that impressed us with its general handiness. Well, the chainsaw was just one member of B&D’s 18v Yard Care System. Today we introduce you to another offering in that line, the 18v Hard Surface Sweeper. Relying on your…

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Stihl SH 86 C-E Shredder Vacuum Blower

Never Take A Knife To A Gun Fight The last thing my leaves ever saw. Leaves. In my yard. Everydamnwhere. To make matters worse, rain was bearing down on my position from the West. Such a tempest was sure to whip the unruly fronds that littered my property into an unrecoverable mess. Thus, I made…