Can this handle hills?

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: How does this mower perform on hilly ground? I have 1/3 acre lot with some of it at a 20 degree slope.

I have steep hills in my new yard. My yards have always been flat before. The grass is overgrown, how rugged and powerful is this mower? I want to be good to the environment but I also need a work horse mower.
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It can certainly handle hills.  I would recommend checking out some of the demo videos available and see if their definition of powerful matches yours.  I think it is one of those words that is better measured by seeing the mower in action than discussing it.
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Check out the videos and read some reviews. But look at it this way, you can always buy the self-propelled mower and try it out. If you don't like it you have 90 days to return it to Home Depot (a year if you buy it on a Home Depot credit card), no questions asked. (Just be sure to keep the box and packaging.)
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Gigi, have a look at this video for some usage feedback:

https://youtu.be/7nuQ4sWhcyM

Do note that like they say in the video, all Ego batteries are compatible with all tools, but the smaller 2Ah and 2.5Ah batteries that are packaged with the smaller tools won't be able to drive the larger tools (lawnmower, snowblower) to their full capabilities.
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From the 21" Self-Propelled manual (page 22):

SLOPE GAUGE (Fig. 21)
WARNING: Do not mow a slope that has an angle of greater than 15° (a rise of approximately 2 1/2’ (0.75m) every 10’ (3m)). Mow across the face of a slope and never up and down.  Use Fig. 21 as a guide in order to identify slopes that cannot be mowed safety.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0262/2513/files/15-0910_EGO_LM2100SP_LM2100_56V_Lithium-ion_cordle...
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Excellent point, although I believe those guidelines are set out more for operator safety than to suggest the capabilities or limits of the machine. :-)
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And speaking as someone whose front yard is a slight hill, it makes it a whole lot easier to go across the slope than up and down it. Of course, I don't have the self-propelled model!
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Was this you I saw in this picture Ken?

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Hah! My yard isn't quite that steep, although it feels like it sometimes when I mow after a long day at work!
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That guy is obviously doing it wrong, he should pull the mower to the top of the hill, then run down behind it... work smarter not harder.
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He should just use Roundup on the hill. LOL. Best picture ever.
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nah - just offer the neighborhood kids a free ride if they pull your fancy go cart back up the hill
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Jacob, he should use a dozer on that hill. Then, no more hill. :-)
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Thanks for all of the funny answers. I bought the mower and a weed wackier and I have a riding mower for the big flat areas. This new yard is a challenge. A lawn service might have been cheaper but I enjoy it so here goes.....
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Congrats Gigi, do you send us some pictures of how your new "mower" and "weed whacker" tearing it up on your new lawn.  You will love the new EGO tools .... :-)
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Well you now have enough gear the REALLY enjoy it !
How big is the yard ?

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