Stihl’s new AR 3000 backpack battery provides professionals with gas-powered performance from their Stihl battery products. Interchangeable with all handheld tools in the Stihl battery line, this 36-volt, 1,148 watt-hour, sleek-looking, high-performance battery has 25 percent more capacity than the Stihl AR 900, running for up to 13 hours and eliminating exhaust emissions and fuel costs.
“Tasks like trimming, pruning and blowing are all done with ease using the AR 3000,” said Brian Manke, product manager at Stihl Inc. “This innovative battery allows professionals to maximize their time onsite and can be used in environmentally or noise-sensitive areas like school grounds, business districts or hospitals.”
Professionals can eliminate exhaust emissions, as well as fuel and oil costs; reduce noise; and increase productivity and profitability with the AR 3000, which is the most powerful battery in the Stihl line. The AR 3000 comes equipped with numerous features for the demanding professional like audible and visual recharge alerts, rain cover, sturdy housing and durable base plate. And its ergonomic design with comfortable shoulder straps, hip belt and chest strap distributes the weight evenly, reducing operator fatigue.
This advanced Stihl lithium-ion technology with extended run times minimizes downtime on the job, allowing professionals to take on more work. Recharging the AR 3000 to 100-percent capacity takes only 160 minutes when used with the Stihl AL 500 high-speed charger — 5 times faster than many other backpack batteries on the market.