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HD phasing out gas engine (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Oct 4, 2023 1:41 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by unb [GA]) Oct 4, 2023 6:21 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Oct 4, 2023 6:24 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 4, 2023 6:34 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by zero [IN]) Oct 4, 2023 7:41 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Oct 4, 2023 7:49 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Allym [NJ]) Oct 4, 2023 8:06 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Paulio [PA]) Oct 4, 2023 8:29 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Jason [VA]) Oct 4, 2023 8:30 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Oct 4, 2023 8:35 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by John... [MI]) Oct 4, 2023 8:40 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Oct 4, 2023 8:47 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by 6x6 [TN]) Oct 4, 2023 10:06 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Oct 4, 2023 10:19 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by 6x6 [TN]) Oct 4, 2023 10:31 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Ken [NY]) Oct 4, 2023 11:13 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Oct 4, 2023 11:36 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Oct 4, 2023 12:01 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Jason [VA]) Oct 4, 2023 12:33 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by John... [MI]) Oct 4, 2023 12:47 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Oct 4, 2023 12:49 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Sisco [MO]) Oct 4, 2023 12:53 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Oct 4, 2023 1:27 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by gevans [SC]) Oct 4, 2023 3:08 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Busy [WI]) Oct 4, 2023 4:45 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Busy [WI]) Oct 4, 2023 4:46 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by 6x6 [TN]) Oct 4, 2023 5:11 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by zero [IN]) Oct 4, 2023 5:28 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by dbendy [PA]) Oct 4, 2023 6:34 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Oct 4, 2023 11:07 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Steve [MA]) Oct 5, 2023 7:01 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by unb [GA]) Oct 5, 2023 7:37 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Oct 5, 2023 11:40 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Chris [CT]) Oct 5, 2023 11:40 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Oct 5, 2023 12:01 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by 6x6 [TN]) Oct 5, 2023 5:22 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by Dodge [PA]) Oct 6, 2023 8:28 AM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by MikeA [TX]) Oct 6, 2023 6:06 PM
       HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Oct 6, 2023 6:08 PM


HD phasing out gas engine (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 1:41 AM
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Today's headline: "The Home Depot this summer announced the goal of having over 85 percent of North Americaís outdoor lawn equipment run on rechargeable battery technology by 2028. The home improvement retailer has stated that it will work with manufacturers to broaden its selection of battery-powered products, replacing gas-powered options. The transition would make a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions." --73.103.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by unb [GA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 6:21 AM
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Have these corporations learned nothing from Busch (bud-lite)?

My son went into his H-depot in north Atl. NO gas trimmers-- none NADA. Only had battery run. He ordered online from Amazon. A nice 2 cycle gas/oil burner. --108.239.xx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 6:24 AM
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Yep. Order your gas (powerful and long running) devices from Amazon while you still can. I bought a nice wheeled string trimmer that works like a dream on non ethanol.

--74.70.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 6:34 AM
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Thanks Brad for the information! Knowing this too, home appliances in CA have to go Electric and do away with natural gas, I purchased a dozen tri/duel fuel generators to be grandfathered in.

The powers to be have brained washed up to go Solar and provide power to the GRID. Paying us around 2.3 cents per KW hour, but charging use $0.24 per KWH we drawn back from the grid, making over 20 cents per kwH on our $25,000 plus solar investment. What a con job! --47.155.xx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 7:41 AM
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Hate to hear they are phasing them out. I have electric push mower, weed whacker, chain saw, blower and a few other items besides my regular tools.

For the most part I love them. No mixing fuel. No storing fuel. No spilling fuel. No yanking on cords and trouble shooting why it won't start.

All seem to work as well as the gas burners I had before. Well the push mower won't take on a really high, dense yard, but for normal cuts it does fine.

I didn't get these because they are green. They still need the batteries charged and we all know where the vast majority of that juice comes from.

I got them because I am lazy. --107.147.xx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 7:49 AM
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Just buy them at an equipment supply house. Professional lawn care guys are not going to give up the gas powered small engines. --24.152.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 8:06 AM
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something happened in the House yesterday that is the beginning of the end of this nonsense. --173.61.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 8:29 AM
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Well, now we know Home Depot has no clue as to how large the world is. To think a change like this would have a "significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions" is just plain silly. First of all, Home Depot doesn't control nearly enough of the North American outdoor lawn equipment market to change over 85% of it. And even if it did, that would still be about only 10% of the worldwide market. --50.107.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 8:30 AM
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My makita battery powered string trimmer far outperforms my commercial grade Stihl trimmer, which is just taking up space at this point. Time to sell it for a few bucks! I love the Makita chainsaw as well. --172.58.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 8:35 AM
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Jason, when you are out at a new project with no power, how long do you have to run that gas powered generator to recharge those batteries? Do you think it would be easier to just fire up the gas powered Weedwhacker for five minutes to get the job done? --174.240.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 8:40 AM
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My electric weed whacker is one of the best "tool" purchases I've made in the last 2 years. I can't believe how much better it is than my old gas ones (and I've had several over the last 10 years). It also has great auto-load features and such that you can't do in a gas model.

That being said, I also bought a gas backpack leaf blower because the electrics don't have anywhere near enough power.

But, for some things, like the weed whacker, the electric one is several times better than any gas one I've ever used.

--67.209.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 8:47 AM
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You guys must be buying some cr@p weedwackers --174.240.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 10:06 AM
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NE understands the real world.

NE, you and I both know that any lawn equipment sold at the box stores is crap and made for those who don't know better.

--73.190.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 10:19 AM
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I have gas lawnmowers, blowers, chainsaw, pressure washer, snow blower, trimmers along with a Makita battery chainsaw where good for only 15 minutes then have change batteries to recharge. While the battery works it does not have the power that a gas chainsaw. Since January it is no possible to buy non ethanol gasoline where will keep gasoline longer than 30 days. In house have a natural gas stove, clothes dryers and demand water heater. So if no longer sold new will buy online used like facebook market place. I would like to buy a Tesla where it is out of my reach. --74.220.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 10:31 AM
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Even Rober, Ontario understands that the batteries do not last long enough to do a big job before having to recharge or swap batteries. Also, the batteries are expensive and don't last near as long as gas powered equipment.

If you buy commercial grade, yes they are more expensive, gas powered equipment, they last a lot longer, can do a bigger, heavier job, and don't have the start problems each year like the box store products. --73.190.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 11:13 AM
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I am not green whatsoever but i threw away my gas weedwacker when i couldnt get it started a couple years ago and got a ryobi 40 volt weedwacker and for what i need it is just fine,actually less powerful than my gas one was but this is ok since my gas one could tear up vinyl siding and my battery one doesnt and i have employees using it occasionally to clean up yards,i also got a battery operated saw which is easier when i am scrounging wood and just need to cut a few pieces quickly and dont need to check gas and start it up.I dont believe in any of the climate stuff at all,provide it to the market and see what they want but dont shove it down my throat --74.77.xx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 11:36 AM
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Interesting that they have decided to appeal to the woke crowd, who most of them are city dwellers, who don't actually buy or use powered gardening equipment.

I just find it an odd choice for marketing. --76.178.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 12:01 PM
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There it is, I was waiting for someone to say it. Yes, Home Depot is a woke company. --174.240.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 12:33 PM
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Every cordless tool that I own is Makita, so I have more batteries than I know what to do with. Iíve yet to be inconvenienced by having to wait for a battery to charge, because I always have several more on the ready. So I canít say that having no power has ever been a problem. --172.58.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 12:47 PM
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This is one of those things just like the Tesla discussion we had a while back. It's fairly pointless to discuss it here because this is what always happens:

Group 1 is made up of people who have really never used the product will talk about they just don't work and it doesn't make any sense to buy one.

Group 2 is made up of people who have bought one and actually use it regularly will talk about how well it works for them and they are glad they switched to it.

Regardless of the real-life experience of Group 2, Group 1 will continue to say that it doesn't work.

Very little point in discussing it with those attitudes.

--67.209.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 12:49 PM
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Oh John, I have tons of battery operated tools. They work fine. I just canít stand when itís pushed from stores or politicians through woke social justice or DEI incentives. So when I see the little Wokies on here rallying for it, I have to be in group one. --174.240.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 12:53 PM
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Gas powered leaf blowers are illegal to use in CA, yet their usage is as prevalent in CA as it is in the other 49 states. It seems that nowadays, corporate America enforces laws or defacto implements law. --149.76.xxx.x




HD phasing out gas engine (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 1:27 PM
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The only battery powered appliance I like is my Dyson vac. --172.59.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 3:08 PM
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I got a real deal on a full set of Kobalt 80 volt tools: weed whacker, lawn mower, hedge trimmer, and edger.

Also have an EGO chainsaw.

Some battery tools disappoint. However, I like all of these.

They all use the same batteries.

They run long enough for most jobs. If not, I have plenty of batteries.

I don't wear myself out cranking them.

Yes, my gasoline tools have more power. But they are not nearly as convenient.

I'm not a tree hugger. But I love my battery power tools.

BTW, they are generally charged with coal burning electricity. --69.80.xx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 4:45 PM
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If Home Depot ACTUALLY wants to Ďhelpí the environment, they should stop selling invasive plants, and strongly encourage the planting of native species, straight species, of local ecotype, not just cultivars. I believe I read that Home Depot is the USí largest garden center retailer, so that could be impactful.

Eliminating gas powered mowers in exchange for coal-powered mowers makes now sense. I love my battery-operated tools for reasons others previously mentioned. But, they are NOT Ďgreení, no matter how much HD wants to pretend. --172.58.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 4:46 PM
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No sense, not now sense. --172.58.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 5:11 PM
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John, let me clarify my thoughts on this.

I DIY a majority of things to include lawn care. I also mow my mother's yard. For my mother's yard I actually purchased a battery powered push mower and weed trimmer. Her yard is a small city lot, however it is a tough yard to mow because it has a lot of problem areas. To be more specific, this is HART brand from Walmart. I have no doubt that other brands may be better. As far as the equipment itself goes, it does a really good job, however, the batteries do not hold a charge long enough, even when the grass is kept cut low. The first year of use everything was fine, for this small lot, as I had 2 batteries. After the first 1 1/2 years one of the batteries went bad, and thus the one battery left doesn't last. The batteries cost way too much to keep replacing and thus I am better off using a gas mower. And the gas mower I can use for decades. I like the battery powered for a small job, because it is much quieter and lighter. It is also more convenient. However, for bigger, tougher jobs, they will not do the trick. So, it really depends on the situation. --73.190.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 5:28 PM
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6x6, try out a better battery powered tool. I would not buy an off brand from wally world. Who knows how long the brand will be alive. No batteries or too expensive is a killer.

I'm a Dewalt fanboy. Started out buying them because nobody else had them so no problems on the job with losing tools or batteries. Also I like the yellow.

Now I am heavily vested in the brand. Been using the screw guns, saws and the like for years. Battery and not. Now that I have made the switch to battery powered lawn tools I am a happy camper. I do not run a landscaping biz. I was taking care of 8 lawns at one time. I have a Scag 61" gas eating machine for big stuff. But I swapped out the gas weeder for battery and love it. The blower does just what I need. Edger, bush trimmer, chainsaw, push mower and even a small power washer all do as needed.

Batteries go bad, but so do carbs and the little tiny fuel lines inside the small motors. Especially when you leave fuel in them for too long.

--107.147.xx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by dbendy [PA]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 6:34 PM
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In the last 35 years I have owned 2 gas powered mowers. One Lawn Boy and a dozen years ago a John Deere push mower which is still going strong. When battery powered outdoor equipment can last as long, I'll take a look. --100.11.x.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Oct 4, 2023 11:07 PM
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Corded power tools have decent compared to battery chainsaws, lawnmowers where cordless drills are ok except hammer drills. If I use Makita chainsaw it is good for quick small jobs where it would be difficult for a large tree. Gas lawnmowers are able to mulch better. Electric powered snow blowers are good for light snow not wet snow. A wood chipper and pressure washer electric does not have the power. Gas lawnmowers the gasoline must not be over 30 days as the ethanol will cause water to form along with must be topped up and changed. Air powered tools are smaller along more powerful than electric. --74.220.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 7:01 AM
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I recently bought a Makita 18-volt lawn mower on closeout at my local HD. It was marked down from $799.00 to $400.00; I offered the store manager to take it away today for $350.00 & he agreed. Our town offers a $100.00 rebate for buying these kinds of "green" tools, so my final cost was $250.00. Even at the $400.00 markdown price IMO it was a good value just for the 4-5amp hour batteries & dual charger that came with it. For me being able to also cut grass was actually just an added bonus.

As far as buying off brand cordless tools goes IMO even the lesser-known brands of battery-operated tools & equipment of today are much more reliable & powerful than the Makita 9.6 cordless tools that I first bought & used back in the 1980s. If you are planning on constantly using your cordless tools Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Bosch are the ones you should be considering. If you only use them occasionally or want a spare to leave at one of your properties Black & Decker, Ryobi, Kobalt, Blacke & Decker, Rigid, are the ones to consider especially if you can get them during their holiday sales.

--72.93.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by unb [GA]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 7:37 AM
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You want crap equipment buy at the big box.

Here's my example. 20+ years ago I purchased a SHINDAWI gas trimmer/tree cutter/weed wacker. You can put a 10 inch blade on it and cut trees. Yes, I've cleared lots with it-- lots of lots. It's a straight shaft with all the straps you need to work with it all day. That wacker cost almost 500.00 - 20 yrs ago. Since I was clearing lake front property I added an adapter that had handle grips and throttle for more stability. That part was 300+ but included the 10 inch blades.

STILL have it and use it at my place. Do I let my helpers use it-- not on your life. Helpers don't know how to treat equipment. They get the Ryobi's to use.

I refuse to use any batt stuff including these suck cars that need plug in. --108.239.xx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 11:40 AM
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I doubt that anyone here is anti-battery tools. I'd be really surprised if there is anyone here who does not own a cordless drill.

The objection is taking away tools that work and substituting tools that work less well. I'm not keen to trade in my zero turn lawn mower that will mow 5 acres of tall grass for a walk behind battery powered mower that has to be recharged before it can handle 5 acres and it won't cut tall grass at all.

I love my battery powered drill, but when I want to drill through concrete, the battery drill won't do it. I need my plug-in hammer drill.

If anyone wants battery powered tools, more power to them. There is lots of choice available. The objection is the attempt to force it to be the only choice, both in gardening tools and in cars.

It just looks like a silly stand for HD to take. It would be better business to offer both and let the consumer make their choice and by what they want. It can't be good business to stop serving a huge percentage of your customers, who will now go elsewhere to buy what they want. --76.178.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Chris [CT]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 11:40 AM
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I've been converting everything to electric, its so much better than gas. That reminds me I have to sell my gas blower! --32.220.xx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 12:01 PM
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Just remember folks, Home Depot does not care about going green for the sake of saving the climate. Most likely what is happening, is they got a really good deal from China on a couple million units of battery powered tools and are pushing it in the name of saving the climate. Perfectly timed with their marketing team for the increase in gas prices. But donít worry, when the gas drops back down again, youíll see your favorite gas powered tools back on the shelves. --174.240.xxx.x




HD phasing out gas engine (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2023 5:22 PM
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All of my drills are corded or manually operated.

I have 2 antique hand drills for if I need a drill away from the house on a small job. They work perfectly fine and require no fuel source except for human effort. If you have good sharp drill bits than there's not much of that required. --73.190.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by Dodge [PA]) Posted on: Oct 6, 2023 8:28 AM
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HD has a bunch of electric tools in todays' (Oct 6) special of the day.

I've been very happy with my Ryobi 18v hedge trimmer, 13" mower, hedge trimmer, and blower. I have 6 4AH batteries and it more than covers my simple needs. No hassle of dealing with gas, draining carbs, or mixing 2 stroke. The electrics are no where near as powerful as the Husky and Stihl I used working landscaping decades ago. --174.54.xxx.xxx




HD phasing out gas engine (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Oct 6, 2023 6:06 PM
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There are some gas equipment that just doesn't cut it as electric. Every used an electric power washer VS a gas one? Electric will get you 12-1800 PSI, gas will get you 6000+. Same with riding lawn mowers.

The real truth is I WILL be making the choice for gas, battery, or electric on my own. If HD doesn't want to offer what I want then my dollars will go down the street, plenty of other companies will gladly offer what I want. They get to choose what they offer, I get to choose where I shop. It's that simple. By the way I don't buy bud light either. --209.205.xxx.xx




HD phasing out gas engine (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 6, 2023 6:08 PM
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Mike A, cheers! Iíll drink to that. --24.152.xxx.xx





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