Electrical Every little thing, Half 6 — Lawnmowers, Chainsaws, & Extra


That is the 6th in a collection on electrifying all the pieces. Which means switching to electrical and powered by batteries for issues that till now had been corded or powered by gasoline. A lot of the objects on this article could be seen in your space or present in your close by COSTCO or Residence Depot.

Electrical Every little thing at COSTCO

As you enter my COSTCO in Orem, Utah, simply past the supersized TV displays is a big show of battery electrical backyard instruments. Included within the show are lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and string trimmers from greenworks (see Determine 1). All of the instruments are run with the identical interchangeable batteries that can be utilized in all of the instruments. The self-propelled bagging lawnmower full with two batteries is just $500.

Determine 1: Greenworks house electrical instruments at COSTCO. Orem, Utah. April 24, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

Across the nook, I used to be stunned to see a conveyable 100-watt photo voltaic panel package which is ready as much as cost 12-volt batteries. Simply the factor you would wish to energy lights, computer systems, and many others. for an prolonged tenting journey!

Determine 2: 100-watt photo voltaic panel package at COSTCO. Orem, Utah. April 24, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

Down the subsequent aisle in your left, there’s a 2000-lumen LED battery electrical rechargeable work gentle with tripod. Simply the factor to gentle up your office or campsite.

Determine 3: 2000-lumen LED rechargeable work gentle with tripod at COSTCO. Orem, Utah. April 24, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

Down the aisle to the suitable is one other battery electrical merchandise on the market — a folding ebike for less than $600. Contemplating that I paid $6000 for my full-suspension mountain ebike, this looks as if a very whole lot.

Determine 4: Ebike for $599.99 at COSTCO. Orem, Utah. April 24, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

Electrical Every little thing at Residence Depot

Exterior on the major entrance of the Residence Depot in Orem, Utah, there are 4 RYOBI using electrical lawnmowers on show, on sale for less than $4,999 every. You possibly can see that having an enormous yard is not an excuse for not shopping for an electrical lawnmower.

Determine 5: 4 RYOBI battery electrical using lawnmowers. Residence Depot, Orem, Utah. April 25, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

Additionally on show at Residence Depot are a multiplicity of energy instruments which can be powered by the identical interchangeable battery.

Determine 6: RYOBI show of battery electrical energy instruments. Residence Depot, Orem, Utah. April 28, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

Till now, any critical chainsaw has been powered by a gasoline motor. Now you will get a decently sized chainsaw powered with the identical batteries utilized by all the opposite battery electrical energy instruments from this model. I don’t learn about you, however I all the time had hassle getting my 2-cycle fuel chainsaws to run. Additionally, what a trouble and mess mixing oil with the gasoline and refilling the tiny tank. Nevertheless, you do nonetheless must hold the mini chain-oil tank stuffed.

Determine 7: Milwaukee battery electrical chainsaw. Residence Depot, Orem, Utah. April 28, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

Electrical Every little thing on the Bike Path

One in all my 4 major bike routes on my ebike right here in Lindon, Utah, is up Provo Canyon on the Provo River Parkway Bike Path. The opposite day, I ran throughout Brian there on his electrical Onewheel pulling his two daughters Aspen Sky (5) & Lily Sequoia (3) in a wagon (see Determine 8). Along with his arms free on the one the Onewheel, it’s a easy matter for him to tug the wagon. All you want is the athletic capability and ability to deal with the Onewheel completely.

Determine 8: Dad Brian on electrical Onewheel pulling daughters Aspen Sky & Lily Sequoia in a wagon. Provo River Parkway Bike Path, Provo, Utah. April 26, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

One other of my 4 major bike routes in Lindon Utah is on the 20-mile-long Murdock Canal Bike Path that runs by my yard. It connects to the Provo Canyon Provo River Parkway and runs by means of Orem, Lindon, Nice Grove, American Fork, Cedar Hills, Highland, and Lehi, Utah. There it connects to the Jorden River Parkway, which takes you the remaining 26 miles on a separated bike path to downtown Salt Lake Metropolis. In a earlier article, I used to be telling about my very own expertise at 83 using a motorcycle, so I used to be happy to fulfill Eldon, age 86, who has been using a recumbent ebike now for 2 years (see Determine 9). After breaking his hip two years in the past, he might not steadiness a bicycle. His recumbent bike with a 500W Bafang motor will do 40 mph on the throttle, however for security he by no means goes that quick.

Determine 9: Eldon using battery-powered recumbent ebike. Murdock Canal Bike Path. Lindon, Utah. April 28, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

As I arrived at church at the moment in my Tesla Mannequin 3, there was a brand new Rivian pickup truck and a Tesla Mannequin X parked collectively throughout from the chapel entrance (see Determine 11). In my congregation, we now have two older Tesla Mannequin 3s, a Chevy Bolt, two Chevy Volts, a brand new Ford Mustang Mach-E, a brand new Rivian pickup truck, a brand new Tesla Mannequin X, and a brand new Tesla Mannequin Y.

It is not uncommon now to see as much as 3 or 4 Teslas without delay at intersections in Lindon, Utah, and Salt Lake Metropolis. I typically discover myself following a Tesla Mannequin 3 (Similar to mine) or Mannequin Y or see one following proper behind me. I see Rivian pickup vehicles ceaselessly on the street and noticed my first Rivian SUV yesterday. The brand new 12-stall max-250kW Tesla Supercharger in Draper (South Salt Lake) is usually full. Most of the time, the Amazon Prime supply vehicles that I see in Lindon are the brand new Rivian electrical variations.

Determine 10: Tesla Mannequin X & Rivian Pickup Truck. LDS Lindon Ward Chapel, Lindon Utah. April 30, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.

The world is electrifying. Let’s hold electrifying all the pieces.


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