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Why did the front wheel are not spinning like some mower that you run why sit on it??
You will not have to push down the mower at each end of row that you mowed.
When your young no problem, but when you are little bit older, that will ease the process.
Is that a bad idea.
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Posted 4 years ago

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I do not understand this proposal.
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I *think* they're asking for front wheel drive, so they can keep drive handle down while rotating/changing direction.
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Rob

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Sounds to me like they are asking for the front wheels to spin so they don't have to raise the front end of the mower when it's time to turn it around.
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I think you're right.

It needs to be said that there are very few mowers available with this feature, so it's not like the Ego mowers are depriving people of something commonly available elsewhere.

Having said that, there's always room for improvement. However, there are critics of that design who say the swiveling front wheels make it very difficult to cut nice straight lines.
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Thanks for your input.

About your questioning to cut nice straight lines.

Just a second idea.

Let’s have a little lever on the left side of the handle.
The wheels stay always straight, but at the end of a row, just pull the little lever who will release the wheels and let them swivel to do the turning and after, just release the lever and automatically as soon the wheels come sraight in the middle, they are blocked again.
Is that sound clear enough.
Hope this idea will be study by the Ego team.
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I like it! It may be a complicated system to implement, but if Ego could design a simple, robust and reliable solution it would definitely add to the mower's appeal!
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So you want the front wheels to be like the front wheels of a shopping cart when not locked into place for forward, straight movement of the mower? I find that unnecessary because as a professional, I just lift the front wheels of the mower and swing around. Its necessity depends on who is operating the mower, but considering that right now I'm using a gas mower, I do not think it would be particularly hard to lift the front wheels pivoting on the back wheels by pushing down on the mower's handle in the instance of using an EGO mower.
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When you are a little bit older, it could be a good thing. Also my wife like to do it, but she had some heart problem and it's difficult for her to lift the front wheels.

I'm sure we are not alone.
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Yes Denis, you are correct. We tend to forget about those who have ailments that prevent them from moving around freely.

You have the right to handle your own lawn care like everyone else.
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I did say "Its necessity depends on who is operating the mower", and I did not forget about people with ailments.  Again, the idea is noted and EGO can consider it. I do not need anyone, particularly you considering that you got it wrong, speaking for what I tend to do. Are we clear :)
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Awwwww, his little feelings are still hurt from my other post.

I was agreeing with the poster. Didn't care what you posted.
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what other post? I agree with the poster too. I'm just a proud man and I don't need people telling others what I do. I'm just drawing the border of my territory like any proud man will do. It's not a matter of hurt feelings.
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Pride is a sin.

I personally tend to forget that there are those who have limited mobility.
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Denis Paré

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Please guys don't be rude against each other.
It's just an idea to help people who need it.
If you don't need that that's OK.

Life is so short, we may love each other and just have fun...
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You are right. There is no need to be rude but I can be rude with the best of them.
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I understand. I didn't mean to seem hostile, and I understand that you were just being objective and stating facts.
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Rob

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Cool. It's squashed. I seem hostile in a lot of my posts....lol
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I know your type, that happens to people like you all of the time. I know. I used to be just like you in that respect, and I think I would be correct to compare you to Spock.
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Ummmm, I don't know exactly how to take that.
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So you want to pick up the rear to pivot around? Hmm great way to get your legs as close to the blade as possible. This is a horrible idea. If i undersfand it correctly.
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Ok im glad you meant front castor wheels.
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Denis, thanks for sharing this idea and we're glad we now understand what you're talking about too!  We've shared this with our design team and will keep you posted if we make this kind of change.  What a great idea!