Yes you are right, the reviews are bad, and I have bought Nicad battery so it will be worse than a lithium Ion. I am not sure how these reviews are written, they claim 10 -20 minutes so if that is continuous operation then It is sufficient for me as for every cut it will take approx 15 sec. so approx I can get 40 cuts which will be good for 2-3 trees. Considering 200 working days it will be 600 trees atleast. and 1 to 2 hours of work a day, Which I can do myself or person incharge so no extra expenditure on labor.
Options in India
Battery operated – None
petrol – Sthil Arnd 50K
Sharpex Arnd 35K
Hitachi Arnd 30K
Troy bilt Arnd 20 [Multipurpose engine] + 8K attachment
Ofcourse There will be subsidy on this, after deducting all the subsidies I have found minimum would be arnd 21K for Hitachi but then the Hitachi length is not very good.
1) Troy bilt attachment with Wolfgarten multipurpose motor.
P.S. The prices are not accurate.
Battery operated devices may not be the best for Agri operations but it will not be a big change if we want to replace the Battery with normal lead acid or Sealed batteries with a voltage regulator of course with a wire connecting the battery and the tool. This would be a semi chorded solution, Which I feel is better than Electrical as Power in india is not reliable and the battery can be charged at farm using small portable solar panels.
I will do the above experiment and update all of you if its feasible. But it will take some time.
Can you please move the relavent sections to a new discussion on pole pruner / pole saw
Plz keep the comments coming
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