PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon has announced the release of its 120V Professional Series, a line of powerful and efficient battery powered landscaping tools. The line includes a leaf blower, a string trimmer, a hedge trimmer and an edger.

Developed over the past several years, the 120V battery-powered tools are up to 15% more powerful than gas-fueled equipment while operating much more quietly. The 120v Professional Series also produces zero emissions and is the only set of battery powered tools with certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as Professional Grade Zero Emission Equipment.

“Creating environmentally friendly equipment with the same strength and reliability as gas-fueled equipment is a huge step forward for Oregon and the entire industry,” said Josh Huffman, business segment director for Oregon’s outdoor power equipment. “The emissions produced by small engines can be significant. Operating a standard gas-fueled leaf blower for one hour can produce as many harmful emissions as driving a car 1,100 miles. That’s concerning when you consider how many landscaping and grounds crews operate them on a daily basis across the country. That’s why we’re proud to provide a cleaner alternative with our 120V Professional Series that combats both air and noise pollution.”

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The new 120V Professional Series features:

  • Zero emissions and environmental friendliness certified under the rigorous standards of CARB.
  • Power, torque and performance to rival gas-fueled models.
  • Quiet operation that reduces noise pollution.
  • Ergonomic design which reduces the force applied by the operator.
  • Professional-grade durability including weather resistance, to ensure consistent, quality performance.

“With this series, battery technology is finally as robust as gas-fueled equipment. The 120v series will help neighborhoods, campuses and cities become cleaner, quieter and healthier,” said Huffman.