Dual blades

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Please look at developing a conversion kit to be able to utilize the 2 blades the new 21" mowers have. This would help greatly with mulching and I should not have to spend another $600+ to buy the new mower when mine is only a year old.
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Koby Curtis

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William E Hanson

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Koby, suppose you may have to look for a 3ed party kit because EGO wants us to upgrade to the new mower for business reasons; more money. However, it would be great goodwill to offer that to current owners. Their business model dictates that.
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Good idea for the consumer but unfortunately the manufacturer of any company does not care about the consumer as much as the bottom line.....MONEY.   I have lived my life in a different way and was very successful in believing my product was best for the consumer and I even upgraded the machine which cost me over $25k just in design and implementation but it was not a direct benefit to the consumer but more of a benefit for my company in the aspect of how it was easier and more effective in servicing and diagnostics which in an Indirect way it did benefit them in less time to make a repair and longer run times between services.  This kept their costs down, kept my technicians happy with diagnostics shortening their frustration time on each job.  This gave us more time to sell more product due the fact that consumers were happier and satisfied with their expense in product and servicing.  All in all a satisfied customer will promote more sales which made my salespeople happy because their job became much easier making my company more profitable with happier customers and technicians.  My bottom line was still where I wanted it to be but I was looking through the eyes of service (which nowadays I believe is a lost art) instead of looking through the eyes of the bean counters only dealing in the money.
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William E Hanson

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Maws, your vision in business is in short supply. Too often bean counters and management are tunnel visioned looking for quick profits with no regard to longevity. Hope you're richly rewarded accordingly.
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Thanks I have been very profitable and now enjoying a nice retirement.  My vision has always been in service and my customers.  One of my favorite videos is one made by Simon Sineck? Not sure of the spelling of his last name but the video is called “ The Golden Circle “.  This video has always intrigued me because of my long time belief in exactly what he speaks about long before he ever made the video.  I share it often so if you get a chance to watch the 15-18 minute video I’m sure you will enjoy it.  Good day to
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Yes I remember when antilock brakes came out and all the car companies gave out new cars for free to everyone so they wouldn't have to buy the new models with new features.
Oh no - that's just a dream.

Every product sold has new features with new releases and many are not backward compatible to older models.  I really do not understand these requests for the manufacturers to give out free stuff because the new models are better than the old models.  Sure it is disappointing when you buy something and then a new model/feature comes out.  But lets be real.

It has nothing to do with how much a company "cares" or how greedy they are.  It is just the reality of manufacturing and selling products.
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Koby Curtis

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I do not think anybody was asking for anything for free. Just for a kit or set of dual blades that would be compatible with my mower that is all. Seems like a win win for me. Company makes old customers happy and additional money selling dual blades. If it is not possible fine but there are plenty of products where conversation kits are sold both oem and aftermarket.
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I have a Ego dual battery lawn (two 7.5 ah batteries) that could easily handle dual blades.  Ego could make a lot of money by making dual blades that fit on their older lawn mowers and plus gain a lot of good will with their customers.  I'll make a comparison with tires on my new corvette.  They also fit all the older C7 corvettes.  People don't have to buy the new corvette to get those new tires. It wouldn't take a rocket scientist to manufacture dual blades that would fit my lawn mower.  It would take a rocket scientist to install anti lock brake system on an older car.
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William E Hanson

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Sadly, logic has nothing to do with how corporations work. Management are usually not the ones who understand consumers nor the ones who understand the engineering aspects. They are simply the ones who has mastered the fine art of politics. I can say this because I worked for 2 corporations who was world #1 in their respective fields and we made billions in spite of our management. Imagine if they actually listened to consumers and employees.
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No one is really asking for free stuff but manufacturers can and often sell retrofit kits to upgrade some older models with current model accessories or some standard options that were not available on slightly older models.  Not all can be retrofit but some are available.  Making suggestions to a manufacturer is not asking for free stuff.  Stay positive, negativity doesn’t produce anything positive or supportive.  In my previous post I talked about upgrading some machines I sold that cost me $25k because I felt the need for it for my customers and I had made 4 other previous upgrades that cost me to upgrade but soon after the manufacturer saw the benefits of having these upgrades and started making these a standard feature and actually promoting these new features as being beneficial to making their equipment better than the competitors.  I wasn’t looking for free stuff but saw a need for the improvement and the manufacturer picked up on it and gave me a personal line to their engineers such that I could discuss other ideas I had or could make to better their problem and they started to listen. 
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Would love this!  But I doubt our non-brushless motor can handle it.
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I agree. I have the dual battery model and I can't run the dual blade setup? Seems counter intuitive, Love the product, but losing respect for the company...