Durability of product?

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Before I buy, I really would like to know the expected lifecycle of this product. Will it last a long time or fail after one year? I live in a place where you mow every week. So it has to last. Reading some of the stories here, makes me a little worried about purchasing.
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I think forums like these tend to attract the negative comments more than positive. So, that kind of data can be quite skewed in the negative direction because satisfied, happy customers aren't as likely to post on these forums. Some people have posted that they are happy with their Ego products. I tend to mention I'm happy with mine, but usually as part of a reply to some other post.
Anyway, durability.
The tools have a 5 year warranty and the batteries a 3 year warranty. So, you have that going for you right out of the gate. I just finished my first "year" with my mower and string trimmer. I put the year in quotes because I didn't use any of the tools at all for a good 3-4 months during the winter. Since May or so I've used them every 1 to 2 weeks and they always feel like they are just going to keep on going strong. Hard to know, and I hope I just didn't jinx it, but hoping for a good long life out of these tools.
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I'm two and a half years into mowing with mine --- mowing weekly from April until the end of October --- and it's been holding up great for me so far.

It probably won't last decades like a gas mower can, but IMO it's worth a slight trade-off for not dealing with gas, winterizing and so forth, and there's almost a complete lack of maintenance and tune-ups.
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No way these electric units are going to have longevity like a high-quality gas unit.  My Honda Harmony SP 21" was in such great shape after MORE than 10 years, that I easily got $200 for it through Craigslist.  There wasn't anything wrong with it.
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This is the main reason I think I'll pass on buying any more ego equipment for now. Now I know someone will jump in here and defend EGO to the death with "But it has a 3yr warranty on this and 5 yr on that". Thats all good and fine until you are out of warranty and your mower breaks down or snow blower and needs a "non serviceable part" or if you can somehow get the part it cost more then the piece of equipment does.

I have the snow blower and back pack blower, which I sold my gas Stihl to get and yes electric is more convinient. If something breaks on gas equipment though you can go right down to your small engine repair or hardware store and usually fix it same/next day. Where as again your EGO unit breaks you're waiting weeks for repairs and if out of warranty your most likely going to have to buy another unit.

Sure EGO products have a ton of good reviews, its still also a fairly new devision of TTI, but we'll see if most people who forked over big bucks as an investment on new lawn care products feel when it's out of warranty and cant be repaired for an economical price when their previous gas equipment lasted 15-20 yrs
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TTI owns Ryobi, not Ego.

I'm not wealthy enough to consider my lawn care equipment to be disposable, but I do have enough faith that the equipment will last at least long enough to make it worthwhile over dealing with the mess and maintenance associated with gas equipment.
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Chervon I meant, I was reading a TTI article right before posting this haha
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I have a mower of my own and work for a LawnCare company that uses ego mowers. They are holding up well and we have done 10 years of cuts in one year. The only issue seems to be the plastic gears screwed to the rear wheels that strip out. Go for it, you won't regret it
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I believe there's a new gear design available, give Ego a shout.
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Blue is correct (again). Please give us a call about your gears, Pete. 
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It depends on how much you use it.  My motor burned out half way through the second year of use.  Since I bought it on Ebay, no warranty.  Lack of power in thick grass and clogging in discharge chute sent me back to gas mower again.