Power Through Thick Grass With The Greenworks Commercial Bike Handle String Trimmer
Around here, we get our fair share of hands-on experience with a variety of Greenworks’ residential battery-powered string trimmers. Now we’re turning our attention to the Greenworks Commercial Bike Handle String Trimmer that offers a boost in cutting power and a few helpful features, to boot!
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Greenworks Commercial Bike Handle String Trimmer Performance
- Cutting Swath: 18 in.
- No-Load Speed: 5700 RPM
- Feed Style: Bump
- Runtime: 45 min. (with 4.0Ah battery)
- Line Capacity: 34 ft.
- Line Diameter: 0.095 in.
- Noise Level: 68 dB (at 50 ft.)
- Gas Equivalent: 36cc
This Greenworks 82V bike handle string trimmer harnesses the power of a 36cc gas-equivalent brushless motor and produces 1.8kW of power. All of that power comes together to produce 5,700 RPMs on the top end.
The pistol grip controls are set up very similar to what you’ll find on a backpack blower. There you’ll find a power button, speed toggle switch, and reverse button. This trimmer has both high and low speed modes so you can prioritize between maximum power or peak runtime base on your trimming conditions. As we mentioned earlier, this trimmer includes a reverse mode to help detangle any loose debris that may wrap around the trimmer head.
Greenworks Commercial Bike Handle String Trimmer Design Notes
- Model: Greenworks Commercial 82TB20
- Power Source: Greenworks 82V battery
- Shaft Material: Aluminum
- Motor Type: Brushless
- Weight: 12.3 lbs. (bare), 16.5 lbs. (with 4.0Ah battery)
The Greenworks 82TB20 string trimmer’s design is pretty straightforward, but the big deal here is the bike handle controls. These wide-set handles, along with the compatible shoulder harness, give you a much higher level of control while trimming and helps reduce fatigue.
This trimmer weighs just over 12 pounds as a bare tool and 16.5 pounds when paired with a 4.0Ah battery. That’s slightly above average compared to residential models, but utilizing the shoulder strap helps to offset the weight.
Time is money in a commercial setting so Greenworks helps you save time with their Load N’ Go line change system. Simply feed your preferred 0.095-inch line through the trimmer head and then twist the lower section clockwise to wind up the line. This is much faster and more simple than the traditional style because there’s no disassembly required.
- IPX4 water resistant
- Compatible with all Greenworks Commercial 82V battery
Greenworks Commercial Bike Handle String Trimmer Price
This 82V string trimmer retails for $471.99 as a bare tool and carries a 2-year limited warranty. At the time we’re writing this, there are no kit options available so be sure to pick up a few batteries if you’re not already on the Greenworks Commercial 82V platform.
The Bottom Line
The big deal with the Greenworks Commercial Bike Handle String Trimmers is pretty obvious. While the vast majority of string trimmers on the market use a loop handle, a few models feature bike handles. These wide-set handles give you an elevated level of control and maneuverability, especially as you encounter thick overgrowth. Combine that control with its gas-like cutting performance and you’ve got a machine that easily out-paces residential models when the going gets tough.