Power Equipment Australasia

Revolutionising the commercial lawn and garden maintenance industry, Kress has built a longregarded international reputation for its advanced German engineering under the well-established Positec Group. Kress has been recognised for designing and manufacturing electric power products for over 60 years. Starting in 1928, when Christian Kress founded a workshop for car electronics, Kress started designing and manufacturing DC and AC electric motors. Throughout the next 90 years, Kress expanded its production to a wider range of items until the pivotal year of 2017 when Kress joined the Positec group, allowing for the development of battery outdoor power equipment for commercial landscapers and aspirational domestic customers. Today, Kress is leading the global transformation to battery powered lawn and garden commercial maintenance equipment in a platform that will power a full line of Kress commercial outdoor commercial equipment that includes backpack blowers, grass trimmers, edgers, chainsaws, and hedge trimmers, as well as walk-behind mowers, with a strong roadmap of future releases on the horizon. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS Kress is taking on the mission to end the dependence on fossil fuels. 2023 saw the latest major milestone in the brand’s almost centurylong history. Kress launched its 8-minute CyberSystem™, a next-gen battery system that boasts the world’s fastest charging times. With a commitment to a zero-emission future for the commercial landscape maintenance industry, the CyberPack™ battery technology helps make the transition from petrol to battery-powered OPE sustainable, with benefits for the environment, productivity and the users’ profitability as well. SAFETY With the stubborn use of petrol-powered tools still impacting how Australians work, statistics show an hour use of a petrol-powered lawn mower is the equivalent of driving a car for 480km. Not only are petrol-powered products detrimental to the environment, but research shows prolonged exposure to high levels of noise has consequences on both physical and mental health. A BETTER INVESTMENT The battery-powered world has found its obstacles in switching from petrol-powered functioning. Kress has successfully addressed all these challenges through its ground-breaking CyberTank™ System. This innovation not only positions Kress as an environmentally friendly solution but also enhances its economic advantages for business owners, positively impacting their bottom line, as well as increasing productivity with reduced downtime. Each Kress commercial-grade tool is designed and engineered for heavy-duty use with a high-efficiency brushless motor, state-of-the-art features and powerful performance. The Kress batteries last up to 10x current offerings and generate equal or greater power output than fossil fuel. There are no more excuses to keep operating noisy, high-cost petrol equipment, or wasting time with battery tools that won’t get the job done. Transitioning to sustainable landscaping will benefit a business in several ways. Not only do Kress tools rival traditional petrol-operated equipment in terms of power, but they also drastically reduce the carbon footprint and operating costs with its 8-minute fast-charging feature, a market leading number of battery charge cycles, as well as guaranteed ROI for switching to the Kress CyberSystem™ from your existing petrol-powered or traditional battery equipment. This technology comes with market leading commercial warranties of 5 years for tools, and 8 years for CyberPack™ Batteries and the CyberTank™ (with extended warranty). For professional landscapers, reliability and peace of mind is everything. The Kress commercial range certainly delivers on that front. By switching to Kress, landscapers can reduce emissions of toxic pollutants, create a quieter soundscape, save costs on fuel and maintenance, increase productivity with reduced downtime, and ensure better working conditions for their workforce. It’s time to be the change. Visit www.kress.com/en-au/ for more information on how to become a dealer. Kress provides dealer ROI through revolutionary technology Kress REVIEW PREVIEW 14 | POWER EQUIPMENT AUSTRALASIA | NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2023