Ego should make a 30inch mower. Make the deck bigger and put two electric motors (one for each blade) and make the motors dual Battery

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Ego should make a 30inch mower. Make the deck bigger and put two electric motors (one for each blade) and make the motors dual battery. The mower will use up to 4 batteries, but will be amazing.
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Don't give Toro any ideas.....
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Lol how heavy would that be?
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Don’t laugh too loud. The weight would depend on the size (and number) of batteries used. But I personally believe that EGO could/would adapt their commercial 28 Ah backpack battery for use with a dual blade mower. That is roughly the equivalent of four 7.5 Ah batteries. The specifications rate the backpack battery (including harness) at 20 pounds. That is a small fraction of the total weight of my Toro 30” TimeMaster Personal-Pace mower which is rated at 132 pounds. I think it is very reasonable to think that EGO could design and produce a competing product with similar or even lower total weight. So I doubt very seriously that weight would be an issue. In fact, the single overriding factor would be cost. My Toro was just under $1000 while the 28 Ah backpack battery alone is something like $1200. EGO would need to get the costs down for the entire mower to price it at a reasonable premium to competing gas models. I do believe it will happen eventually. It’s just a matter of time.
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Remember that EGO has no equal competition, so comparing to another brand isn't a good comparison.
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All businesses do market analysis and study many similar competitor products. They compare features and benefits, competitive advantages they have as well as other factors and do customer surveys. They then estimate a target price they can sell for, customer demand/production volume, calculate the product’s unit costs, and determination if it is an economically feasible/viable product, eg profitable. It is not an exact science but it does help to make the decision more objective. I believe they will do it because they want to grow their business and leveraging their technology to expand into other related products is a typical strategy.
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Ego has competition. It’s called every other brand or there that makes lawn mowers. Just because they’re electric doesn’t make them god-sent lawn mowers. Than can be improved like everything.
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I agree with that, competition is how well it cuts the grass. How adorable and convenient it is and how long it last. It’s awesome that it’s something different and seems to be better than the alternative, but if it can’t hold up to those things it doesn’t matter.
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Check out their commercial line
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What you describe is a heavy duty commercial level mower. EGO recently introduced a line of commercial tools that operate from a 28 amp/hr backpack battery. I believe it is only a matter of time before EGO does a dual-blade walk behind mower.
If/when they do, I hope they use swivel casters on the front tires and separate left/right wheel power control for turning and reverse. Those are two features that my [otherwise excellent] Toro 30” TimeMaster ‘Personal-Pace’ gas mower doesn’t have.
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This would rock
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Would love a 30" mower.  I am currently having to turn down larger properties with my business due to not being able to do them with a single 20"/21" mower.