Oh in essence California has in a round about way. They have banned "owner operator" truckers which has a lot to do with the cargo ships off shore not being unloaded, not enough trucks to haul the goods. And you bring up another point in mind. Here in Florida for example there are emission laws. But yet about 1/4 or more of the diesel pickup trucks, probably more have deleted all emission controls as if 800-1000 lbs of stock torque isn't enough!! No vehicle inspections, and I've never seen a cop pull one over. I mean they smoke far more than most newer Big rigs out here. Problem isn't emissions, it's enforcing the laws already in existence.
Tell that to the lawn service companies that mow 5-10 acres per day, the battery energy density and recharge time is just not there to make this practical, and there is also that little matter of the currently $15,000 commercial lawn mower will suddenly be $80,000. Electrics, weed whackers, so forth do exist now, the problem is they have FAR less cutting power and run time than their gasoline powered counterparts.Legislation is the only way to make people change. We will grumble and then we will get used to it and then the world will be different.
When you really think about it electric garden tools makes total sense. They even make electric riding mowers.
Run time is not a big issue. Just have several charged up batteries ready to go, as I do here.so forth do exist now, the problem is they have FAR less cutting power and run time than their gasoline powered counterparts.
Sure as a DIY'er with plenty of time it CAN be done with battery powered trimmers now, the issue is that the amount of cutting done per unit of time is so much lower with the battery powered models. A professional gas trimmer can likely trim 3-5 times more area in the same amount of time as the battery operated units, likely much more than that in overgrown situations where the battery powered units completely bog down. It all comes down to the amount of available horse power being fed to the tool. In some cases it can make sense, home owner chain saws for example where the run time is in short spurts, and it is only being used for cut smaller limbs, and Lithium ion battery power works great, less so for members of the timber and tree removal industries making many much bigger cuts. With a chainsaw you can't just keep adding bigger batteries without weighing down the saws which are already built to be as light as possible, often using exotic materials like Magnesium cases, for the smaller ones it works as you are balancing out the weight for the gas motor and fuel tank, but this simply does not scale with existing technology.Run time is not a big issue. Just have several charged up batteries ready to go, as I do here.
I do more than an acre with battery stuff here.
-Don- Auburn, CA
Sure not for the pros. But with stuff such as weed whacking, I find the big issue to be the lines breaking much more so than running out of battery.A professional gas trimmer can likely trim 3-5 times more area in the same amount of time as the battery operated units,
Oh really? What trucks are you looking at? Have you ever noticed what trucks the lawn service folks are using? (Hint -- they're far from new) And, how long does it take to get a (how large?) battery charged from full discharge? And how many batteries CAN they keep that way?Exactly! Most trucks today have an inverter, simply keep a battery on charge
While China cannot yet get rid of coal completely, they are doing a great job with improvements in the last few years, with it paying for itself in great reductions in health costs. They are the world's leader in solar.China builds one coal fired power plant a week,
That doesn't make sense.And in regards to keeping owner-operator truckers from loading, the legislation does not do that. It just says if you want a trucker to act like they are an employee, you have to pay them as an employee. I am all for it!
It does make sense. The issue is whether some truckers are employees or or independent contractors. If the meet the test if what is employee, then they should be considered employees and not independent contractors. Temasters is just as union.That doesn't make sense.
Are you saying they should all be teamsters
I understand what you're saying and agree somewhat. I know the gas fired whackers have more power but I have a RYOBI whacker, 18 volt. I use a 6 amp hour battery. It's over 1/2 full when I'm done. don't know what you had or how much you have to whack but I guarantee you would take all if not more than 15 mins to do my yard with ANY weed whacker. Don't take me wrong...I despise Newsome, his family, his pets and anything and everything associated with him but, say you're in a zero lot line neighborhood there is someone, home owner, lawn care someone whacking their lawn almost every day any time. I for one hate listening to the damn 2 cycle pieces of crap....but thats just my opinion..I had a battery operated weed wacker and even with three batteries I couldn't get the whole lawn done. I gave it away and bought a Stihl and now I can trim the whole lawn in 15 minutes. Not only does it not run out of juice, it's more powerful so the job is easier.
China builds one coal fired power plant a week, if the Liberals think banning weed wackers is going to save the planet they need their head examined.