Stihl Gas-Powered Equipment vs. Electric Equipment - Which is Right for Landscapers?

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What are the differences between gas-powered and electric equipment?

Looking for powered equipment for landscaping used to be straightforward until the introduction of electric-powered equipment. Not only do we have the previous, well-known gas-powered equipment as an option, but we also have the newer, just as effective, battery-powered equipment available as well. While there are benefits to both sides, sometimes the benefits of one option weigh out the other when looking at what fits your operation best.


Stihl Battery Powered Blower


Should I use gas-powered equipment to support my landscaping business?

Gas-powered equipment has been around to support your landscaping business for years. With a trusted name and brand of Stihl products that have been around for over 90 years, you can trust that your equipment is going to be worth your investment. Gas-powered equipment is heavier weight, making them more durable, and generally speaking, they have a longer use life. Most commercial-grade landscaping equipment is going to be gas-powered. If you have a larger landscaping business, gas-powered equipment should be considered for greater durability and lifetime.


Is electric equipment an option for landscaping?

Electric equipment is newer to the landscaping scene, but also an option. With recent advances in lithium batteries, electric, battery-powered equipment can support your landscaping operation. With easy, instant start, lightweight designs, battery-powered equipment makes training easier when you have employees working for you that might not have experience with landscaping equipment like this.


How can I decide between gas and electric equipment?

You know you need powered equipment for your landscaping, but now you’re trying to decide between gas or electric equipment. Each person and operation have their own set of specific needs. Looking through the below comparison will help you to determine which is best for you and your operation.


 Gas PoweredElectric (Battery Powered)
MaintenanceGas engine with oil and air filters, and spark plugs to change routinely.No engine oil. No gas engine to maintain, therefore no oil and air filters, or spark plugs.
EffectivenessGenerally, a pull-start, longer runtime with a gasoline engine.Lightweight, instantly starts, and limited to charged battery life.
SafetyGeneral safety rules still apply: protective eyeware, awareness of your surroundings, etc.General safety rules still apply: protective eyeware, awareness of your surroundings, etc.

Where can I find blowers, edgers, chainsaws, and trimmers to support my business?

You can find all your blowers, edgers, chainsaws, trimmers, and other landscaping equipment at Koenig Equipment. Whether you are looking for gas-powered or electric-powered equipment for your home or landscaping business, or still need help deciding which option is best for you and your operation, our trained Stihl Specialists at Koenig Equipment are here to help.