Mower short run time with 2.0Ah battery

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well 2 years ago i bought the EGO string trimmer , i love it, At this time I look at the mower to match, but at $500 i couldn't justify it,well my yard is small and it didn't get used much but a great product, well back on May 10, I see the mower for $350 without a battery I thought that would be great ,no gasoline storage issues and use my battery and charger....Well I mowed my yard with it and ran out of battery, my yard is 50'x100' and it wont do it in one charge, i called EGO customer service and they informed me that i would need to buy a bigger battery if i wanted it to last any longer, I feel this was  very deceitful advertising and i would never have made this purchase  if i knew i was going to have to buy a bigger battery,,,,so  I'm out $350 bucks, Now what???
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Oh, come on. Your 2-year-old trimmer came with a 2.0 Ah battery, which is half the capacity of the battery that came with the 20-inch mower, and well under half the capacity of the 5.0 Ah battery that comes with the 21-inch push mower. Really, what did you expect?

Your choices are:
  1. Buy a 5.0 Ah battery.
  2. Buy a 2.5 Ah battery and swap batteries during your mow.
  3. Take a break and recharge your 2.0 Ah battery enough to finish your mow.
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well I get that now but i would have bought it if i had known.....thats the point
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no where in the literature does it even say there are different size batteries for different products....again if they would have provided that info we wouldnt be having this discussion......anyone looking for a almost brand new mower....make offer
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Ego product page on their web site
At least a 45-Minute Cut Time (with 4.0Ah battery or higher)
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If you have a 2.0 or 2.5 AH battery for your string trimmer, it won't last long in the mowers (which come with a 5.0 or 7.5 AH battery).  So you will either have to re-charge your battery multiple times to mow the entire lawn, or buy a larger battery (or more smaller batteries).   The equipment that uses larger batteries come with a "quick charger" which charges them more quickly than the standard charger.

FYI - Using the self propelled mower with 7.5 AH battery, I can mow at least 7,000 sq ft on a single charge, so I suspect a 5.0 or 7.5 battery would easily mow your entire 5,000 sq ft yard in one go.
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90 days return it


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He bought it May 10, so that's out.
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i called ego about 6 weeks ago they told me to return and buy one with the battery
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unfortunately i have other life issues that take priority over the lawn mower, i was a very satisfied customer up to this point. and some of the responses on here ......just make me shake my head
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dude, YOU make ME shake MY head.
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Eric, I think a very small amount of research ahead of time would have set reasonable expectations.

Instead of buying a separate battery, which are expensive on their own, you should see if there's another Ego tool you would like to have. Buying a second battery as part of a kit will only cost slightly more than the battery itself.
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Where is the deceitful advertising? You have a 2 ah battery. Did you read, anywhere from Ego, that you could get enough time from a 2 ah battery to mow your lawn? How did you come to this conclusion? The 5 ah battery on my 21" push mower lasts 45 minutes to an hour+ so the 2 ah surely would run down far sooner than that.
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Egos fault you didnt do your due diligence?
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
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Seriously??   You aren't going to get much run-time with a 2.0 battery.  I don't see how that is false advertising by any stretch of (a reasonable person's) imagination. 
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How is this EGO's problem?  You tried using a SMALL battery and expect BIG battery performance? That's like buying a Chevy Cobalt and expecting Corvette like performance.  
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I also don't think 50X100 qualifies as a small yard in my book.
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Get a larger capacity battery. 2 amp ok for blower, but not mower...
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give Eric a break, He hasn't the technical back ground to comprehend the lawnmower would need more battery or that his current battery couldn't handle it so he was surprised to find out he has a problem. i don't think its Ego's problem though. Where do you live Eric, if you truley want to sell your mower. you have to realize someone will have to pay upwards of $300 just for the battery so they won't want to pay much for your mower.

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