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I purchased this mower due to it being well constructed and appearing to be able to take a heavier load, however while this mower will cut more than my less expensive Ryobi 40v mower, it is extremely I mean EXTREMELY lacking on amp hours for the stock battery, the Ryobi was cheaper and came with 2 40v batteries one that can ride along with you, while being just a tad less bit as powerful this mower can at least double the cutting ability as the EGO can. I find frequently the light blinks orange I assume this means its under a heavy load, while the Ryobi just keeps on chugging along, then the EGO just goes dead, the mower was 499 if I remember correctly and it came with a 4ah battery. while the battery will charge in 30 minutes maybe.. the mower gets through 1/3 of the yard before dead, and the Ryobi will cut the whole thing on 2 batteries usually with 1 light of power left on the 2nd batteries meter.
So I look into a larger battery, they have a 7.5 ah battery, I think well maybe it might get close to cutting the yard with the help of the 4ah battery but the darn thing is 400-500 dollars, are you kidding me? the Ryobi 40v is like 129 and would give me much more mowing capacity for the money. batteries WAY TO EXPENSIVE
I regret wasting almost 500 dollars on this mower when I could have just bought a couple extra batteries for the other, I was thinking surely this more expensive mower would out perform the Ryobi. but no it doesn't and the sole reason is it does not have enough power to complete the smallest of jobs, yards don't get much smaller than mine for a house, maybe if you were required for your lawn care on your half of a duplex this might work. but I'm saddened that such a nicely built mower is basically reduced to nothing but a nasty clover chomper in the early spring.
The blower I got and the accompanied 2 ah battery are absolutely great for my needs and the battery charges in a flash on the fast charger, but the mower is a let down
For the price of this mower it SHOULD HAVE COME WITH THE 7.5AH BATTERY!!!
and now if I want one with it I would have a freaking 1000 dollar mower basically, and the 399 Ryobi came equipped properly and ready to go only missing a "fast" charger which I don't even need most of the year due to the two batteries completing the entire lawn. it senses load and ramps up when needed and slows down when not needed, the EGO appears to run at full force all the time, which I could care less about as long as it would do its job and be a battery powered mower that is practical. this is the equivalent of buying an iPhone that has standby time around 6 hours, you would have to charge it 2-4 times a day based on usage...