October 24, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Outdoor Power Equipment Reviews

Our outdoor power equipment reviews include lawnmowers, riding mowers, zero turn mowers, hedge trimmers, string trimmers, edgers, blowers, and chainsaws. More than that, our OPE reviews hit on both gas and cordless battery powered tools. Recently, we even checked out the Husqvarna Automower 315 Robotic lawn mower and saw what’s possible when you combine robotics with cordless tech. Outdoor Power Equipment Reviews for Pro Landscapers If you’re a landscaping Pro, you want to make sure your crew is doing their work quickly and efficiently. Zero turns, for example, are not all designed the same. Some cut more quickly than others, while others have the build quality to last. For string trimmers, we look for max line size, speed, and ergonomics. You want power, but you also want to be able to operate a tool all day long with ease. Ergonomics and vibration consistently get more attention from organizations like OSHA and NIOSH.

PowerSmart Series P3000

Briggs & Stratton PowerSmart Series P3000

BRIGGS & STRATTON POWERSMART SERIES P3000 DESIGNED FOR GAMEDAY Briggs & Stratton has taken portable generators to the next level by designing the PowerSmart Series P3000 around tailgating use. There’s nothing like taking all the comforts of watching the game at home outside to the back of your pickup while making friends with 60,000 strangers as […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
EGO brushless chainsaw

EGO 56V Battery-powered Chainsaw Review

It’s clear that we’ve been impressed to-date with most of the tools from the EGO 56V cordless tools line. It’s not that battery-powered tools are the right solution for every single application. More and more, Pros and serious DIYers are turning to cordless for landscaping and yard work. The new EGO 56V battery-powered cordless chainsaw (model […]

Bad Boy Maverick Series Zero Turn Mowers application

Bad Boy Maverick Zero Turn Mower

Anybody who names their mowers “Bad Boy” is alright with us. The Bad Boy Maverick zero turn mower aims to own the name with some pretty cool features that combine elements of performance and comfort. In terms of what makes this a “Bad Boy” mower, one of the standout features is no stamped steel anywhere on […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
GreenWorks cordless pole saw extend

GreenWorks Cordless Pole Saw Review G-Max 40V 8-inch

As far as 40V outdoor power equipment reviews go, chainsaws are always my favorite. As such, it was a good day when the GreenWorks Cordless Pole Saw arrived. This is a 40V model in their G-Max line of cordless yard tools. We’ve already reviewed both their 40V cordless lawn mower and their 40V cordless trimmer (which was […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
greenworks trimmer

Greenworks Trimmer G-Max 14″ 40V Digipro Review

We’re starting to get into a lot of 40V tools this year. It may be the fact that, being based out of central Florida, we get a jump on the rest of the editorial world, since we don’t get snow and can start these Spring products much sooner than our “chillier” northern compadres. In either […]

Review8.1(out of 10)
Sun Joe iON Mower

Sun Joe iON 40V Brushless Lawnmower Review

Sun Joe iON 40-Volt Cordless 16-Inch Lawn Mower w/ Brushless Motor Even if we don’t enjoy the work that goes into it, we enjoy a well-landscaped lawn.  And a lawn doesn’t even have to be perfectly sodded, watered, and fertilized to look good – as the drought draws to close here in Florida and the […]

Snapper Pro S200XTBVE3761 Zero Turn Mower

Snapper Pro S200XTBVE3761 Zero Turn Mower

The Snapper Pro S200XTBVE3761 zero turn mower is equipped with a Vanguard BIG BLOCK engine. The engine delivers 0-10 MPH forward and 0-5 MPH reverse ground speeds. This is a 993cc twin cylinder motor with 37 gross horsepower. Th S200XTBVE3761 zero turn mower also includes dual commercial Hydro-Gear ZT-5400 Powertrain transaxles with 9-inch mounted cooling fans. The Snapper S200XTBVE3761 zero turn mower […]

Hustler Raptor Zero Turn Mower application

Hustler Raptor Zero Turn Mower

The Hustler Raptor zero turn mower is a residential model with four available engine configurations. The motor options are tied to the deck size, and there’s the 36″ Kawasaki FR541, 42″ Kohler 7000, 52″ Kohler 7000, and 52″ Limited Kohler 7000. The Raptor drive system offers a dual hydrostatic, HydroGear AZT transmission that cuts at up to 6.5 MPH. The Hustler Raptor […]

Husqvarna M-ZT 52 Zero Turn Lawnmower Review

My experience with zero-turn mowers and lawn equipment, in general, started over 15 years ago when I worked as the head of the service department for lawn & garden at Ag Pro, a local outdoor power equipment (OPE) dealer. Around 2003, while working for a local non-profit ministry, I started my own professional lawn business. […]

Kobalt 40V

Kobalt 40V Max Lithium-Ion Mower, Blower, and Chainsaw

Editor’s Note: These products have been discontinued. This review originally published in May 2014. Mission launch code word: “Irene.” Do you recall the scene from the movie Black Hawk Down just before the code word “Irene” is called out? – The soldiers are gearing up – boots laced, weapons checked, magazines and ammo checked- the […]