Ego Self propelled 21" mower

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Self propelled with hill climbing power. I was a bit cautious about going from a gas mower to this and now that I've used it for the better part of the season, I am so glad I picked this machine. It has handled my property which has multiple hills and I can finish my entire 1/2 acre lawn without running out of juice. No more gas, oil, spark plugs and it is so much easier to keep clean.
It is a machine and even though it is quiet, make no mistake about it when I say it is NOT a toy as it has a razor sharp blade spinning at a tremendous speed and it will injure you just like a normal gas mower will. Have to mention how quiet this is in comparison to all of my neighbors that have gas mowers and have had several people walking thru the neighborhood asking me about why my mower doesn't make all that noise. I just give them the quick breakdown of the brand and how it all works which just makes me proud when they say...Cool where can I get one".
Replacing the battery is not cheap and hoping the prices will drop at the point in time when I need one, but according to the specifications that won't be for another 4 years.
Thanks for proving that battery power is the way the to go and hopefully get more people to abandoned the old gas mowers as they are really an environmental hazard.
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Posted 9 months ago

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gbar,

Well stated.  I myself have been dealing with some rather serious back problems and sciatica.  I normally always prefer my 20" push over my 21" self-propelled because it is so light!  I could normally power walk the lawn and it's great exercise with my rocket launchpad lawn (big hill). 

This year however the self-propelled 21" has been a life saver.  I let it do the work and I keep it mostly near the slowest setting so I can walk with my posture correct.   I was never thrilled with how the self propel works with the throttle, verses a variable speed assist, but I love the power of the mower.  The downfall is that the self-propel model is heavy, but did I say it is "freaking powerful"!

I've lost most of my excess weight and my back is getting a bit better, so I'm back to my brisk walk with the 20.  Only wish the mulching was better!

If someone is having some medical issues or problems pushing a mower, the EGO self-propel is a gem! 

Back Problems + Gas = BAD
** Pull string. Yeah, that's really good for you... *cough*.. If you want to make your back worse.
** Gas.  At about 6.2 pounds a gallon, even a 5 gallon can can weigh in excess of 30 lbs!
** Blade.  Not a lot of fun tilting the gas mower to pull the blade and having the carb flood or the gas trickle out.
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Glad to hear things are turning around!
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ah, tilt a gas mower so that the carb is topside, and don't even think about turning a mower on it's side for things such as blade sharpening or cleaning, with A FULL TANK.   gotta use common sense, folks.
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I think we understand that Dave.  Point is how do you get the blade off a gas mower - it is a pain and a hassle which is alleviated with an ego mower
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Look at Ego backpack blower with largest battery when you want another battery.