Does the new POWER+ 21" SELF-PROPELLED LAWN MOWER actually have increased power output?

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Does the new 21" self propelled mower have the same power output as the LM2001 at 600W & 3300RPM?
Has there been any change to the mulching capabilities due to new blade design or increased RPM?
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Great questions, especially about the mulching performance of the included blade (or availability of premium upgrade)!
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The manual states 2800 RPM:



So it spins a bit slower, but it's a larger diameter (higher blade tip velocity for a given RPM) which will make up some of the reduced speed.
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Oh, and the power rating is not specified, but they are claiming "The Torque of Gas". That new slogan might indicate it handles thick grass better than before?
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Interesting to see the RPM is 17% less...possibly less performance for more run time? I would like to know how the 21" blade & RPM will effect performance from the product engineers.
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I would be really surprised if the performance of the new mower was not better than the current model.  Like you say, maybe Ego can shed some light on their design decision?  Or maybe we'll just have to wait for the tests to start showing up to see what users think.
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I agree...this new model should be better in a lot of respects. It has even taken on the shape more like a gas powered unit. Plus they eliminated the 2" protruding front handle at the deck to allow for better cutting coverage. Overall the unit is 1" shorter than the 20" unit...it is also 1.4" shorter in height; which is interesting.
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Hi Steve, Yes, the new 21” push mower got a 100W upgrade to 700W and the Self-Propelled version is sporting a 1000W motor part of that is needed because it’s an extra inch of blade but most importantly, the motors we specified now deliver the same torque as many gas mowers.  We hope this helps answer your question.

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Wow guys, super jealous here!  Can't wait for some feedback!
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I've barely had a chance to unbox these, but I hope to have my reviews with some pics and video posted by next week.

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I'm most envious of the blower. Nice pic to make a person lose sleep
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Great pic David!!! Now, you know you're on the hook for some review material, right?

I'm really looking forward to feedback on the self propel feature.

Do you still have your 20" to compare to? See if you can get a shot of both mower's lights on your garage door! :-)
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Ordered less than 24 hours ago. Just got an email from Home Depot saying my order was on the way.
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Hi everyone, we're so sorry for the delay in our response.  Blue, we didn't mean to ignore you.  The 21" Self-propelled mower has two motors.  One for the blade and one for the drive system.  The motor for the blade is 1,000W.  We hope that this helps alleviate any confusion or concern about the kind of power you'll experience with the newest EGO Power+ product.
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So that means that the blade motor itself is more powerful on the self propelled models?
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Hi Chris, sorry for the confusion. By virtue of its more powerful motor, the self-propelled model is going to perform better in extremely demanding conditions, such as cutting wet, thick grass. This increase in power is another option we are making available to our customers.

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Hurry up and send them to Canada.....I waiting for it.  My 86 year old dad is in a pickle with his yard and in need of  a 21" self propelled.

K.Ward
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I agree...we need two of the SP mowers asap for our Little Green Mowing Company. What is the eta for availability in Vancouver BC?
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Hi Steve, we just replied to your other post about availability.  Check with your local Home Depot Canada.  They'll know more specifically when the mowers are due to arrive than us.
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For what it's worth, my local store in Ottawa just got a delivery of 5Ah push mower kits in.
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I still think that using the drive system will cause at least a marginal reduction in power to the blade motor. I say this because they are both powered from a single battery.
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I guess that's why the self-propelled mowers have more powerful blade motors though.
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Glad I went with the self propelled option even though I don't plan on using it.
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Received my self-propelled 21" mower today. 

Anyone know how long the mower should run on the 4.0ah batteries?

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This is what the manual says for the 21" mowers:



Using the push mower and 5Ah battery as a starting point, the claim is 45 minutes in light duty mowing.

5/4 = 1.25, so the 5Ah battery has 25% more energy than the 4Ah battery.

45 min / 1.25 = 36 minutes

That's just a WAG... let us know how it works for you once you try it out!
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Thank you for that info.  Looks like the neighborhood of 20 mins per battery.  I wonder if that's using the self-propelled option the whole time. 

Either way, doesn't look good.  Its another $170 for the unit with the 7.5ah battery.  I'm drawing the line at the $450 I've spent for this mower especially since I still have the 1st gen version.

What possessed me?.........lol.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Nagging Question.

Ever since I decided to purchase my Ego
LM2100 I've been watching YouTube video's to learn as much as I could
about what I was about to spend my hard earned money on. One of the
video's show's a guy in a large garage explaining the advantages of
the 21” SP version versus the 21” push version. In his
explanation he states that the SP version has a 1000 watt motor
versus a 750 watt motor in the push mower. I've tried to verify this
in the owners manual but couldn't find anything that either confirmed
or reputed the claim. It is my understanding that the SP version
actually has two motors, one to propel the mower and one to turn the
blade that cuts the grass. If that's the case I can't understand why
a larger motor would be needed presumably to cut the grass as he
doesn't even mention that there are two separate motors. Can anyone
tell me if (a) the SP version does in fact have a larger motor and
(b) why a larger motor would be needed if there are in fact two
motors? I can understand the benefits of a larger motor but why would
a larger grass cutting motor would be needed when SP and push version
have identical blade sizes. This is just one of those nagging things
that I came across and might be confusing or even misleading to some
people.

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