EGO Powerload String Trimmer with Carbon Fiber Shaft
EGO is making a couple of major leaps forward in string trimmer technology. The new EGO Powerload String Trimmer with Carbon Fiber Shaft may be targeting homeowners, but there are some legit Pro implications in their design.
EGO Powerload String Trimmer Head
The first time I saw the EGO Powerload string trimmer head, I knew it was going to be an innovation everyone from commercial Pros to homeowners would want. Now that it’s on the market, it’s time to see what happens!
The concept is brilliant and the application is simple. You run your line through the eyelets in the head until you get to the center (the total length depends on what line diameter you’re using). Then press the Powerload button above the motor and it winds itself up. The speed is fast enough to make it a quick operation but slow enough to avoid potentially whipping the line in your face.
You’ll hear a loud enough sound from the mechanism to help you get an idea of the winding rate and stop before you wind it all the way in. Leave it a little long? Push the button again. Leave it a little short? Bump it to get some back out.
EGO Carbon Fiber Shaft
EGO is also moving away from a traditional shaft and moving to carbon fiber. We don’t always name names when it comes to project managers, but this time I’m going to. Kyle Selph is behind both major pieces of innovation, but that’s particularly important on the carbon fiber shaft. Kyle is a high-level cyclist in his free time and understands how the strength to weight benefits of the carbon fiber frame of his road bike extends to a string trimmer shaft.
Before you ask, he’s WAY faster than me on the road. If I can talk him into wiring up an EGO motor and 56V battery to my bike, then maybe I have a chance. But I digress…
The carbon fiber shaft offers plenty of strength – you’ll have a hard time breaking it, even in near abusive conditions. It’s the weight reduction that really makes it worth the upgrade. Because of how a string trimmer’s weight distributes, users often find themselves reaching for some Advil and spending the afternoon on the couch waiting for the back pain to subside. The lower the total weight, but particularly the weight as it extends from the body, the happier your back will be.
There’s more coming on the new EGO Powerload String Trimmer with Carbon Fiber Shaft. Head over to OPEReviews.com to see more details on the performance of this trimmer!
EGO Powerload String Trimmer with Carbon Fiber Shaft Key Features and Specs
- NEW! Auto-Wind Head, load your line, push a button and go
- NEW! Carbon Fiber Shaft with a Lifetime Warranty
- 15” cutting swath
- Dual-feed spiral twist 0.095in. line
- Hi-efficiency brushless motor
- Variable speed control
- 2.5Ah battery and 56V charger
- 5-year limited warranty
- Price: $169 bare, $229 with 2.5 Ah battery and charger
Discover more by checking out EGO’s website or visit your local Home Depot to pick up one for yourself!