STIHL releases new backpack battery

The 36-volt, 1148 watt-hour AR 3000 is the most powerful battery in the company's line.

June 6, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Professionals get gas-powered performance from their STIHL battery products with the 36-volt, 1148 watt-hour AR 3000 backpack battery. Interchangeable with all handheld tools in the STIHL Battery Line, this sleek, 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."
Built with the professionals in mind
Professionals can eliminate exhaust emissions, fuel and oil costs, reduce noise and increase productivity and profitability with 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 STIHL Lithium-Ion technology with extended runtimes** 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.
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*Depending on STIHL battery-powered product being used and application
**As compared to the STIHL AR 900 backpack battery