Ego Inspiring Gas Mowers

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They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery... well Ego, you should be flattered that the big dogs of the lawn mower world have taken notice of your innovation. Looks like, after decades of serving up the same old lawnmower to consumers, Toro is now offering a model that stores on its end just like the Ego does:

http://youtu.be/nx8uAi8V4Eo

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Ego was the first to offer this feature. If that's the case, I believe Toro is looking at Ego as a serious threat to their business. And they should be! Since this "new technology" required Briggs & Stratton to redesign many features of their gas engine, you can bet they're on board with that vision as well.

Congrats Ego! Just like Tesla, you seem to be a start-up that the big guys can no longer afford not to take seriously!
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Storing a gas engine on its side is no small deal. Sure, it's fine if there isn't any gas or oil in it, but pulling this off without draining at least the gas is a pretty big feat.

As the video points out, there are at least half a dozen engine components that would typically be damaged by storing on its side—will be interesting to see if their "no leak" carb, revolutionary fuel tank, and redesigned seals are all able to withstand being stored on its side long term. I would be very hesitant to be an early adopter of that mower!
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Quite honestly, that's a bad a$s mower.  If I was into gas, one I would seriously consider.  The extra area of the front that clippings drop and get re-mulched is interesting, but I wonder if that gap in airflow affects lift.  It seems to because leaves are being left behind.  The self paced self-propel is exactly what I expect EGO to have on it's next gen 21" mower.

Thanks Blue.  It's always nice to see what "the dark side" is doing  :)
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Are you guessing or do they have that in the works... 22" with metal deck?
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I agree, that's a cool mower with some modern technology. Really the only thing wrong with it is that it uses gas. :-)
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Not just gas... maintenance (seasonal, and regular trips to the gas station)! I suppose you ment that too. But it's not just fumes and noise pollution.
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I wouldn't even call it guessing Kid Rock... just a dream.

But I really wasn't expecting the 7.5Ah battery or self-propelled 21" before they were announced either, so at this point almost anything seems possible!

Zero-turn ride-on mower powered by dual 10Ah batteries? We can always hope it's in the works!
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Even though I have no need for a ride on mower and would never buy one...it would be cool if it had 4 x 7.5Ah batteries with onboard fast charging.