Battery Powery – The What, Why and How of 40V Garden Tools

Battery power isn’t a new concept, but the various ways to use it is rapidly evolving. From cars to landscaping tools, the future of traditional petrol-power is changing, making way for the battery-power takeover. And with battery powered garden tools being cordless, powerful, petrol-free, cheaper, stronger voltage, long-lasting, brushless motors, and high-performing, why not make the switch?

What Is 40V Battery Power?

Battery power has come a long way. The higher the voltage, typically, the more cells that are in the battery pack. In most cases, a 40V pack will have more cells which means the power to do more. The high-performance Powerworks 40V lithium-ion battery technology delivers fade-free power with zero memory loss after charging. Compatible with all Powerworks 40V tools, the battery is easy to use — simply snap it in and out. The 75-minute charge time means less downtime or grab two batteries and charge one while you use the other.

Why Battery Power?

The great thing about battery powered tools is that they provide the same power and performance as their traditional counterparts, yet produce low noise and zero pollution, making battery powered lawn mowers, grass trimmers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws and blowers far better for the environment (not to mention simpler to use in your yard). So while you’re improving your environment, you’re also saving it, and making your life easier. Did you know lawn tools with a two-stroke engine (think chainsaws and brush cutters) can spew 20 to nearly 300 times the emissions of a car? 

How Do I Use Battery Powered Tools?

Battery powered tools are designed to save you time and money, and help you say goodbye to pull cords, gas pumps, and mixing oil and petrol. Instead, say hello to push-button starts, fast charging batteries, stronger voltages, and brushless motors. Simply pop the battery in, press the button, and you’re good to go.

We’ve chucked a few tips together to help you get more use out of your battery-powered tools:

  • Avoid mowing thick, wet lawns as much as possible. Wait until they’re dry, and mow more regularly. The thicker and wetter the lawn, the quicker the battery will drain.
  • When stowing battery powered tools remove the batteries and store them in a cool, dry area that will remain frost-free. If stored in a colder area, allow the battery to warm before charging.
  • Watch how long it takes you to recharge a battery to full capacity. Leaving your battery charging for long periods of time not only wastes power, but ruins the battery over time


The future is battery powered, and we’ve got everything you need to make your life easier. We’ve been focused on battery power since the beginning, so you can trust Powerworks cordless tools are built with cutting-edge technology (pun intended), giving you greater economy and reliability. Whether you’re mowing the lawn, trimming a hedge, or cutting down trees, Powerworks battery-powered garden tools are made to meet demands and exceed expectations. Get in touch with the battery-powered experts for more information about how battery-power will revolutionise your life! Give the Solo NZ team on 07 847 3562 or

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