Nov. 18 2019 08:13 AM

The green industry leader is the co-founder of ArborMaster.

Ken Palmer, arborist and co-founder of ArborMaster


Battery operated-outdoor power equipment provider Greenworks Commercial, Mooresville, North Carolina, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with ArborMaster, Willington, Connecticut, and its internationally known arborist and co-founder Ken Palmer for 2020.

Per the agreement, Palmer will use Greenworks Commercial’s line of lithium-ion battery powered saws as his exclusive battery-powered equipment in 2020, which also marks the 25th anniversary of ArborMaster. In addition, Palmer will conduct private training programs, make celebrity appearances and consult on new product research and development with Greenworks engineers.

The agreement coincides with the release of Greenworks Commercial’s two newest members of its award-winning professional duty line with the new 48TH12 48V 12-inch brushless top handle saw and the GS181 18-inch rear handle chainsaw. The 48TH12 will be the first product in the Greenworks Commercial line to include the 21700 lithium-ion battery cells – offering more power and lighter weight to its users, along with longer life and improved run-time. The GS181 is Greenworks’ most powerful saw to date, delivering power that approximates a 50cc gas saw. According to Greenworks, the GS 181 provides its users with easier operation and a safer work environment yielding 50% less noise and 5x less vibration than gas equivalent products to protect crews from long term hearing damage and reduce fatigue.

“Greenworks new top handle saw is a game-changer,” says Palmer. “Using this tool makes job sites safer with easier maneuverability and better productivity. And their new GS181 rear handle is far and away the most powerful battery-powered saw I’ve ever run. I’d put it up against any saw running an 18-inch bar, gas or battery, in terms of its performance. I am confident that using Greenworks products will help to enhance ArborMaster’s core pillars of safety, productivity and skill, so I am proud to help other arborists learn about these great tools.”