average run time is 23 minutes.

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I've had the mower now, long enough to complete 7 battery charge cycles. My average run time is 23 minutes. (min 20, max 25).
The cutting height is set to the 2 position (wish there was a 2.5 notch)
Mower is cutting approx 1.25" of grass in the mulching configuration.
Air temp between 65 & 75 deg F, and reasonably dry grass (no rain or dew).
The beer is cold (during charging).
I think the machine will be returned to HD for refund, until such time that a larger capacity 
battery is offered, or a promo of sorts for a bonus 2nd battery.
Love the maneuverability & portability of the machine tho!
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I sharpened my mower blade for the first time today. It effectively doubled the run time. I'd look into that first.
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Hmm, I assumed the blade would be sharp out of the box... it does seem to cut well.
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R, I would give Ego a call and see if, through some troubleshooting, there isn't something wrong with your mower.


Most people are averaging well over 30 minutes, some over 40 in easier grass. For example, I can get 20+minutes of mowing using a small 2Ah battery instead of the larger 4Ah that comes with the mower.


Give them a shout and let us know how things work out.

And yes, your blade should be reasonably sharp on a new mower, but it might not hurt to check.
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Yes.. a sharp blade is a must..The factory blade is not that sharp. My mower ran much longer after I sharpened the blade. I was able to purchase a 2nd blade so I always have a sharp one ready. 
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Thanks folks, I'll give it another go with a sharpened blade
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yes, let us know if you experience longer run times after you sharpen the blade.

These reports do concern me, still have not pulled the trigger on the mower yet.  The 15" trimmer should be here next week.

Perhaps Ego will bundle the 5Ah or 7.5Ah with the mower in the near future.

IMO, the blade should be sharp out of the box.
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I was wondering about the sharpness of the blade. I'm not sure why is not katana sharp, but today really showed me. This was also the first time I bothered to remove the blade to sharpen, I had thought I could get away with keeping it on with my little hand held sharpener. Like I said, world of difference, thinking I won't need the 7.5 amp/hr battery now.
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I take my blades to a fellow down the street that does sharpening. I mulch so a sharp blade is a must. The grass always looks better when the blade is good and sharp.
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You did not say what type of grass you are cutting or the thickness of if it's damp. I cut St. Augustine and use a 3 or 4 setting getting 40 minutes of cut time no problem. The thicker the grass the harder the motor has to work and the faster the battery is depleted. i always keep my blade sharp but i do with Ego would put out a blade that was of harder material and would hold an edge longer. 

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