|Trimming The Privet Hedge|
Last year the team first started to use cordless hedge trimmers to cut the many box balls in the college gardens, see blog entry 18th September 2015 'Stihl HSA 86 Cordless Hedge Trimmer'. This year, as well as being used on the box balls again, it has been used to trim the large privet hedge but with a piece of additional kit for the Lithium ion battery.
|Stihl HSA 86 and Battery Belt|
The battery is no longer placed in to the battery compartment of the trimmer but in to a battery belt, the trimmer is then powered by a battery adapter placed in to the empty slot which is connected to the machine with a cable. The hedge trimmer, already very light to use, becomes even lighter with this additional piece of kit.
|Battery Pack and Cable|
|Battery Adapter In The Battery Compartment|