Ego Power Vs 80v Vs Honda Petrol

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Im in the market for a new mower in the UK. I cant decide what i want to buy and info is hard to come by.

There are discrepancies in Motor power which i cannot understand. One Brand Stiga mentions both 500w motor and 1500w peak power in their specs but uses 80v  https://www.stigalawnmowers.co.uk/products/lawnmowers/80-volt-lithium-ion-lawnmowers

Ego are supposed to have 700 or 1000w motors. How does this compare power wise to a Honda Petrol 160cc? Are these less powerful or does the electric torque make up for it? How does 56v to 80v compare?

Ego isnt cheap in the UK at £650 for the brushless model there seems to be a pricing cartel of 4% off list over all dealers. Where as i can get more off a Honda 23% off list and 7 year warranty and £100 off list on the Stiga 80v cordless. 

At this time i dont know what is the better option or the better value...
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We use the ego mowers for a lawn care business. We have had them for 2 years and wouldn’t go back to gas. They are very comparable to a gas mower and are very quiet and lightweight so easier to manoeuvre. It’s Ego all the way for me
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I love all my ego 56 volt electric equipment mower trimmer edger blower I love it all and weed eater
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i own an ego 575 leaf blower and it works quite well but with limited run time, even with (2) 5 amp batteries .. i finally went with a husqvarna 360bt blower and i'm no longer constrained by limited run time .. the ego is fine for small cleanups. My point is if you spend that ungodly amount on a battery powered mower and only then realize it's shortcomings and you're stuck with it. If i could go back in time i'd only purchase the Husqvarna .. there's no limit to run time or power with gasoline.
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I’ve been using the same blade for three years now with no problems. Yes, it’s softer metal than a lot of brands. I sharpen it at the beginning of the season and once again in July and it’s fine for the rest of the year. Of course I make it a point not to hit concrete or rocks with it.

Not a bad trade off for not having to deal with gas.
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Ken, you're probably the second or third person I've come across that follows a "sharpen only twice a year" approach and it's fine. I plan on doing the same approach this summer. I wonder why the experience differs from user to user? Anyone know if the blades are produced by the same manufacturer or does EGO source the production to a number of different companies? 
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I know a couple of people here live down south and deal with a significantly tougher variety of grasses from what I have in the Midwest. I have a decent size lawn (7,500 square feet), so lots of mowing each week, but I have a standard blend of turf grasses. I also don’t have any tree roots or other obstacles sticking up to hit.
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I have only two smallish trees in my yard so no roots. Despite that fact, I still found a way to justify to my wife the purchase of a  new Ego blower. Lots of dust in the garage... 
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Grass types, yard debris, yard size, sandy soil, all contributors to varying sharpening schedules.
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We've had a lot of debate here about the difference between how much power the motor can take vs how much power the engines on a given battery are provided. You're probably not going to get a clear answer from novice folks like me, but in general I wouldn't get too hung up on the numbers. My take is that many of  the discrepancies you see about motor power no matter the brand is due to the variability in battery capability as well as how the mower is configured to use the battery.

Having said the above...the basic thing you need to understand is that Electrical Power (Watts) is more than just about Voltage (Volts) but also Current (Amps).  So a 56V Battery with higher Amp Hours (Ah) can easily provide more power than an 80V battery with lower Amp Hours.  In real terms, I suspect that Stiga's 80V 5Ah battery provides a battery capacity of 360 Wh while EGO's 56V 7.5 Ah battery provides a higher battery capacity of 420 Wh. If you're looking at only battery power and battery design, I'd pick EGO over Stiga. Stiga is also likely applying a marketing gimmick where the nominal voltage on that 80V battery is actually only 72V.

I don't know enough about the Stiga brand and their mowers, but while their mower designs appear unique...their 80V batteries look very similar in design to Greenwork's batteries. Additionally, other products in Stiga's 80v line (such as the snow blower) are an exact design match to other Greenworks/Kobalt products.  So I'd take a look at some of the Ego vs Greenworks/Kobalt battery/power comparison if you can't find the needed information from Stiga. I found a really great video that compares the 40V Greenworks battery with the 80V battery on YouTube and you could likely throw your own EGO numbers in the spreadsheet he provides in the text below the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RER5Cy03ZnE
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By the way, I'm rather new to the EGO line and still waiting for for my grass to green up so I can use my new 21 inch EGO self-propelled.  My "other mower" that I've used in previous seasons is indeed a Honda Gas (Petrol). I doubt the EGO is going to match the power and cut quality of my Honda, but I think the differences in the long-term will likely be negligible.

For me, it comes down to choosing battery over gas due to convenience (I'm tired of running to the gas station and changing oil) and reduced noise pollution (my hearing is getting more sensitive the older I get). If the noise levels and maintenance requirements of a gas/petrol mower doesn't bother and you're worried about price...go with the Honda. I suspect though that within 10 years from now, most residential folks will either want or be required by their city to go with electric/battery mower over gas. 
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Thanks for the great info. It looks like a solid option for me. My lawn wont be that hard to mow so i guess performance will be more than enough. Im also looking at a £360 Napoleon BBQ so now i just need to work out if i want to spend £1000 on these 2 items for delivery friday :)
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So i ended up getting the 7.5ah 2122E. 

I was going to get the cheaper model until i found the top of the line model for the same price. The price match offer on the retailers website was a scam. They used it to complain to the manufacturer and try and get them to up their price within 24 hours. This activity is illegal in the UK/EU as its anti competitive.  I cancelled the order and went with the cheaper retailer who also turned out to be much nicer to deal with.

EGO would do well to respond to this behaviour before i report them to the competition authority. Its a little obvious when every website all have 4% off list.