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Co-Founder of ArborMaster® To Rely on Greenworks Commercial for Battery-Powered OPE Needs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The leading provider of battery operated-outdoor power equipment, Greenworks Commercial, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a sponsorship agreement with ArborMaster and its internationally known arborist and Co-Founder, Ken Palmer for 2020.

Per the agreement, Palmer will use Greenworks Commercial’s award-winning 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 & 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” Brushless Top Handle Saw and the GS181 18” Rear Handle Chainsaw. Being 30% lighter than its gas competition, the 48TH12 is much easier to maneuver in arbor applications. Plus, this saw 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. 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,” said 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” 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.”

Stay tuned for details on upcoming trainings and other appearances where Palmer will partner with Greenworks. For more information on Greenworks Commercial saws for arborists and their entire award-winning line of professional grade tools, visit


About Greenworks Commercial

Greenworks Commercial is the leader in battery-powered outdoor equipment for landscaping, turf management, sports facility and municipality maintenance professionals. An innovative, best-in-class 82-volt battery platform powers multiple tool systems, delivering the power and performance of comparable gas-powered tools without the mess, fumes and noise. For more information, find us on the web at

About ArborMaster

Since 1995, ArborMaster has been the leader in innovative safety, skill training, and workforce development, and is the premier provider of in-house, customized training programs and open-enrollment courses. Founders Ken Palmer and Rip Tompkins are internationally known arborists and green industry leaders. They instill their passion for safety, skill development and productivity in all their associates and customers through their strong belief that mastering basic foundational skills first is the most effective long-term training investment a company or individual can make. For more information visit

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