Today, we are looking at the Stihl AK battery system. Over the past few years, Stihl has really developed its range of battery equipment. Although I’m not a great fan of battery equipment, and that’s just me, many people like battery equipment! I can see that there are advantages for some people. Battery equipment has also come a long way in the last few years as the technology improves.
Before purchasing any battery products, always make sure that you have enough battery life for the job at hand. I have used Stihl products for many years, and I still use their products today. I haven’t personally used any of their battery equipment; however, I do know of quite a few contractors that are using battery-powered equipment.
Top-handled chainsaws are especially useful for tree surgeons as there is minimal noise and no pulling of a starter cord to start the chainsaw. This is especially helpful when you’re hanging in a tree somewhere!
The Stihl AK Battery Range
The Stihl AK battery range is a comprehensive lineup of 36v cordless battery garden tools designed for domestic use in small to medium-sized gardens. This range includes a variety of tools such as chainsaws, hedge trimmers, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and grass trimmers. These batteries are known for being among the lightest and easiest to use in the UK garden equipment market, making them a great choice for homeowners.
One of the key features of the AK Battery system is its versatility. The batteries are compatible with any AL type charging station and can be used with any tool from the AK-System. This interchangeability makes the system very user-friendly and cost-effective, as one battery can power multiple tools. These tools range from chainsaws, strimmers, hedge cutters, leaf blowers etc.
The AK Homeowner Battery System is specifically tailored for frequent use in suburban yards, offering both exceptional power and value. It’s designed to meet the needs of homeowners who require reliable, powerful tools for regular garden maintenance.
In terms of performance, the AK lithium-ion batteries deliver high power and endurance, suitable even for processing large areas. This makes them ideal not only for domestic use but also for professional users who require robust and reliable tools for more demanding tasks.
Three Batteries Available
The Stihl AK battery system offers three types of battery, which includes the AK 10 battery, the AK 20 battery and the AK 30 battery. The AK 30 Lithium-Ion Battery, in particular, stands out as the most powerful battery in the AK System. It features an updated design and increased power compared to previous models, making it a top choice for those needing the highest level of performance from their garden tools.
Battery life is an important consideration, and it varies depending on the specific tool and battery model used. For example, the STIHL MSA 120 C-B chainsaw can operate for up to 40 minutes with the AK 20 battery, and up to 55 minutes when equipped with an AK 30 battery. This demonstrates the efficiency and longevity of the batteries in practical use. However, this depends on what sort of load the chainsaw is under and if the blades are sharp and cutting efficiently.
In summary, the Stihl AK battery range offers a versatile, powerful, and user-friendly solution for both domestic and professional garden maintenance. With interchangeable batteries and compatibility across a wide range of tools, it’s a practical choice for anyone looking to invest in quality garden equipment.
I would always go for the larger battery rather than the smaller batteries. However, I do appreciate that everyone has a budget to stick to. It’s good to have reserve power rather than not enough power.