This question is in regards to two comparable models; the 21-inch self-propelled 56-Volt (60 minute run time) vs. the 20-inch 56-Volt Walk Behind Mower Kit (80 minute run time).
Why is the 20-inch $50 more expensive than the 21-inch?
Where is the difference in run time coming from? Is the 21-inch self-propelled run time based on using the self-propelled for the duration of the 60 minutes?
What does “walk behind mower kit” really mean?
Any other considerations to keep in mind?
In the end, if the 21 inch gives us extended run time by moderating the self-propelled feature, we will go pick it up at HD tonight!
Tara and Raul - Happy first time home owners and pro-environment!
1. kit includes a battery and charger, so if you are comparing a 20" kit and a 21" mower only, that would likely be the price difference
2. possibly, also there are different battery sizes so need to be sure you are comparing the same.
60 minutes for the 21" sp with a 7.5 ah battery sounds about right.
3. walk behind = no self propelled
kit = tool plus battery and charger
1. The elevated price of the 20" 7.5Ah kit is a mystery... it literally makes no sense. If anything it should be $50 cheaper since it's the older 20" mower with the same battery and no self propel.
2. It would make sense that the SP mower run time includes using the SP feature, but Ego doesn't specify.
3. Just means no SP option.
4. The 21" model has more power than the 20". If you have exceptionally thick grass and/or you cut your grass at a very low height, the extra power of the 21" will interest you.
Ego's mowers have ball bearings in the wheels and are very easy to push. If your yard has large level areas you likely won't need the SP feature there and you could choose to use it on hills only if battery time is an issue.
You have 90 days to return it if you're not happy. I would recommend checking the blade when you get it; the blades don't come very sharp and a sharp blade improves the cutting performance quite a bit. Sharpen if necessary.
I am trying to understand the following:
1) Is the $650, 20", 7.5Ah "kit" more expensive because of the 80 minute run time?
2)If I purchase a $600, 22" sp, 7.5Ah battery, and never use the self propelling features, can I get 80 minutes run time, or close to, just like the "kit" (with the same 7.5aH bettery)
If the run time is affected mostly by the self propelling features, I rather get the 21", pay less, enjoy the benefits of a wider blade, and moderate the self propelling feature to increase run time...does that make sense?
I think someone already asked this question, but just curious why the LM2002 with no SP is listed at the same price? It has 20" blade and a "5.0ah Arc-lithium battery.". Is this is a different type of battery?
My questions below are for the LM2012SP
What type of blade comes with the LM2012SP? Is it good for mulching and bagging? I only bag when the grass gets too tall.
Does the self-propelled decrease mow time?
I also wanted to clarify it was true that you need to remove the battery every time you empty the grass catcher. I read this on the EGO website review. I hope this isn't the case.
The blade is a 3-in-1 design similar to the one in the 20” mower. Removing the battery is a safety precaution, recommended but not actually necessary.
The SP does use energy, but if you’re getting your lawn done with the 4Ah battery that came with your 20”, the 7.5 will be plenty even while using SP.