Best Ego Mower For My Yard

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I am indecivisve on which Ego mower to get. I am coming from a Black and Decker CM1936, which ran good for the first 3 years with not needing to charge between cutting and the fourth year it became nearly impossible to mow my yard as it would need a charge in 10-15 minutes of cutting. Typically takes me 25-30 minutes I assume to cut the entire yard.

I am not sure if I should go with the 20in or 21in. I don't have hills unless I cut down those shrubs/weeds on the hill and plant grass there that you can see in the photos, which I am undecided if I will ever do that.

I like new things as I just think they're better obviously lol. Even if I get the 21in over the 20in, the next question is should I get propelled version or not. I don't need help mowing but I think I read the propelled version has more power to it? So if that's the case and I got that version then I would need to turn off the propelled feature as I just don't know how it works or how it'll affect my cutting. Never had such a feature before.

I know this is a lot of rambling but this is a lot of money for a mower. So just curious based on my yard in the photos, what do you guys think is my best choice? I definitely don't want to recharge while mowing. I am in Georgia so my grass doesn't get thick or tall. I cut every week depending on how fast it grows, otherwise it's every 2 weeks.

Or is a Ego Mower not even recommended for my yard size. Should I buy my first gas mower?









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The 21SP can easily handle a yard that you can cut in 30 minutes.   Be advised the "21" doesn't measure 21" in blade diameter, or in underside-deck cavity diameter.   They fudged the specs.  Just like they fudged the fact that the mower will not mulch very well.   To read the box, you'd think it is a direct replacement for a good gas mulching-mower.  It isn't.   But it is quiet and variable speed (when it works) is nice.
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Glass half full, glass half empty. Same situation, two different outlooks. You never would have bought that Camry Hybrid if the sales person told you all the things that could go wrong with it! ;-)
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Toyotas have very few issues, so don't go there.  I've had 3 Toyotas since 2007 and they have only had, between them, just 3 MINOR little problems.  Like WAY minor.
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Don't go there? Why? Because your personal experience with the brand has been positive? Lots of people have lots of problems with Toyotas, one of which I remember reading was a Camry Hybrid owner who was told by his dealership that his recently out of warranty car needed a new battery pack at his (considerable) expense.

If that guy was on here telling everyone what was wrong with Camry Hybrids, what would your response be? Let me guess; would you politely acknowledge his concerns while offering up your own point of view? :-)

BTW, I should have emphasized the word "could" in my last post. It may have read a little different.
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Dude, your comment was about ME possibly not buying a Camry due to comments by a salesman.  Of course MY experience with Toyotas is the only relevant issue here--not someone elses.  Not to mention that Toyotas have had a great reputation for low frequency of repairs.  Cheers.
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That was before I knew you were a long time returning Toyota customer.

Cheers!
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Cornelius, any of Ego's mowers would work well with your yard.

The original 20" mower is the lightest and easiest to maneuver overall. The 21" mowers are a little heavier but cut a little wider and have more power. If your lawn gets super thick and/or you cut it really low, the 21" model might be better for you.
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I believe the available lawn to cut is 1/4 to .5 acre. I do keep my grass very short. If I go with the 21", does it make a difference between the 5ah and 7.5ah battery? I assume the 21" mowers all have the same power and the 5ah and 7.5ah only difference is how long it can run?

I thought I read somewhere on these forums that certain Egos have more watts than the others making it more powerful. 
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The SP mower has a separate motor to drive the wheels.

The 2kW power rating of the PH is most likely not for sustained output like a mower, likely for shorter periods. The 2kW snowblower requires two 4Ah or larger batteries to sustain that output. ;-)
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But if it is capable of producing enough current to run 2kw, then sustained just gets into heat or capacity. I would assume for the snow blower it's capacity. Also, if it is running 2kw with 2 batteries, that means each is at least capable of 1kw.
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Which, coincidentally, was a large part of my initial speculation about the push vs. SP mowers. Once again though, it's just my own speculation. ;-)

The one possibility is that the 5Ah battery could sustain higher loads given the lower ambient temperatures the snowblower gets used in.
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I like to snow blow my Florida yard in the summer.
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If that's the case, I think the operating temperature of your batteries is the least of your problems! Lol
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Received clairifcation from Ego via FB:

The 21" self-propelled mower's motor= 1000 watts, whereas the 21" push mower's motor= 700 watts.


So the 7.5ah battery inside a 21" push will not give it 1000 watts of power.
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That is Ego's official stance. :-)