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For those skeptical of an electric mower, you have nothing to fear
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2016
This mower is still going strong and remains a recommended buy. The battery still retains a solid charge, and we're still able to mow the entire yard on a single charge. There have been no issues whatsoever at this point. Awesome!
I was looking through my previous reviews and saw that a lot of people found this review helpful, so I thought I'd give an update two years later.
My wife and I still have had no problem with this mower. It continues to work perfectly well, the battery seems to be holding its charge well, and it's still a pleasure to use. My experience with this mower - as alluded to in the original review - led us to buy a couple of other EGO products which have also been outstanding. I'm now an electric lawn tool convert!
This is still a 5-star product two years later. Not having to deal with gas, oil, etc. is awesome with no significant compromises for our case. Strongly recommended!
I will freely admit that I was a bit skeptical of having an electric mower. I liked the idea of not having to deal with gas and the necessary mess and smells that come along with it, but I was worried that an electric mower would never have the same power as a gas-powered mower and thought I would have to spend more time waiting for the battery to charge than actually doing lawn work. The EGO immediately did away with those assumptions after the first mow.
Those that have described the EGO as the "Tesla of mowers" are absolutely right. This thing screams "premium" and "well-engineered" along every inch of its design. It's built with quality materials yet significantly lighter than a gas-powered mower thanks to the electric mower. It quickly and easily converts from its fold away storage mode to ready-to-use in a few seconds with minimal work. The battery charges INSANELY fast: from no charge on delivery to a full charge took only about 30 minutes, and I was easily able to mow my front and back yards on a single charge (roughly 25-30 minutes of mowing) with plenty of room to spare. The mower puts out plenty of power and had absolutely no trouble with my overgrown lawn. Adjusting the height of the blade was by far the easiest I've ever seen on a mower: the mechanism works almost exactly like a manual transmission on a car and is extremely easy to adjust. Finally, no more adjusting wheel by wheel painfully trying to move levers to the correct position. The only "complaint," if you can call it that, is that the battery charger is quite loud. There's a fan that turns on while the battery is charging to prevent it from overheating. It's not the kind of thing you're likely to hear in the garage, but when indoors - since I couldn't wait to give this thing a whirl as soon as I got it - it's pretty noticeable.
Time will tell how long this honeymoon period lasts. My main concern at this point is the longevity of the battery. At $200 a pop, it's not a cheap part to replace and batteries will, inevitably, lose their charge. After a couple of trips through the yard though, I couldn't be happier with this mower. I'm a new EGO fan and will absolutely be getting more of their equipment. I can't recommend this mower enough.