DR Power Equipment introduced a new line up of lithium ion battery powered yard tools. The company created the new yard tools line up as a single-battery solution for a variety of homeowner lawn and garden care needs. Now available for purchase, the new line up of DR Yard Tools includes lithium ion battery blowers, hedge trimmers, chainsaw pruners, string trimmers, and pole saws.

DR Power Equipment Product Manager Craig Wolosinki said the company chose to use lithium ion batteries instead of conventional NiCad (nickel cadmium) batteries to create the most innovative, highest-quality product possible. “Lithium ion batteries last three times longer and are up to 40% lighter than NiCad,” Wolosinki said. “They charge faster, are more powerful, and let you work full strength all the way to the end of the battery cycle.”

Unlike other battery-powered tools that require a separate battery for each tool, the new DR Yard Tools feature a universal lithium ion battery that can be shared with any DR tool. All tools are available for purchase with or without the battery and charger, so the customer can purchase additional tools as needed without the additional expense of each battery.

DR Power Equipment, a division of Country Home Products, Inc., the premiere developer and marketer of professional-grade outdoor equipment for residential use, was founded in 1985 in Charlotte, Vermont.  Today it occupies three facilities and employs 220 people. For more information on its complete line of power equipment and home care supplies. For additional information about the lithium ion battery powered yard tools or becoming a DR dealer, visit www.drdealer.com