The GT161 String Trimmer Was Praised by Popular Mechanics Editors for Its Power and Versatility


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The leading provider of professional grade battery operated-outdoor power equipment, Greenworks Commercial, was awarded the “Best Cordless String Trimmer” award from Popular Mechanics magazine for its GT 161 Attachment Capable String Trimmer. Touted for its versatility, the GT 161 allows landscape professionals to have one tool that can take on a plethora of jobs with its universal attachment capable base. Transforming the tool with commercial grade attachments – whether it is used as a string trimmer, hedge trimmer, pole saw, edger or even a cultivator – allows professionals to save time and energy in the way they work. Plus, with an aggressive 16” cutting path, the GT 161 cuts through even the toughest of brush.


“Its explosive power gives it the muscle of a gas-engine machine for mowing down the tall stuff and scything through weeds and saplings,“ said Roy Berendsohn, Senior Home Editor of Popular Mechanics. “If your trimming requirements are on the heavy end of the spectrum, then a model like the GT 161 could be ideal.”


Key Features & Capabilities:

  • Versatility – Designed to tackle a wide array of jobs, the GT161 provides the ability to take-on multiple tasks with the simple switch of a base attachment.
  • 82-Volts of Harnessed Power – Powered by Greenworks’ 82V lithium-ion battery, the GT161 delivers gripping power comparable to gas tools without the mess, hassle, or pollution.
  • Convenient – Ignited by the simple touch of a button and equipped with brushless motor technology, the GT 161 is truly built for ease of use.


“For the GT 161 to be recognized by such a well-respected organization really shows that our lithium-ion outdoor powered equipment truly offers real gas-replacement performance,” said Tony Marchese, Vice President of Sales and Operations – Commercial Business Group for Greenworks North America. “We are proud of this award, but of course, the greatest awards we receive are the numerous positive testimonials we get from hard working men and women in the field every day that speak to the performance benefits and cost savings of going cordless.  We look forward to continuing to serve landscape professionals throughout North America and help lead their transition from fossil fuel powered tools by producing products that not only meet, but exceed, the performance of gas-powered equipment.”


The Greenworks Commercial GT 161 Attachment Capable String Trimmer and its assortment of commercial grade attachments are available now through the Carswell, Carswell OEI, PACE and Steven Willand independent dealer networks in the U.S.   In Canada, the GT 161 is available through Celtic, GC Duke and EFS.


For more information on the 82-Volt GT 161 Attachment Capable String Trimmer and Greenworks Commercial’s comprehensive selection of best-in-class, battery-powered outdoor equipment, 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



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