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Figured out why my mower leaves mulch occasionally. With an ego mower the chute is at the rear right as you look at the rear of the mower. On a gas mower the discharge is the complete rear so it’s not trying to squeeze all the cut grass into a small space. Maybe ego need to redesign the chute to make it larger or increase the size of the impeller to push more through
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Pete Innes

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Interesting.  I looked at Kobalt battery mower and it also has a right side only chute. And a Toro  gas mower which also has a right side chute.  So, there may be some that have a full rear chute, but right side seems to be common as well.
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Good idea!   There's always room for improvement!
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One would think that the direction in which the blade turns would dictate the angle and location of the chute for rapid evacuation of the grass clipping.  Not being an engineer I may be full of whooy, but it makes sense to me.
Sibyl is right.  By the time EGO integrates all of our useful suggestions and ideas, they will have created absolutely exceptional equipment - bar none.  Go EGO!
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I am not arguing your point Pete, it seems to make sense that a wider opening would be better, but based on the others I am thinking there may be a reason for the right side.  Perhaps loss of lift with that much open area ?
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When bagging I find the only time I have clippings left behind is in thick grass when pulling the mower backwards. Slowing down fixes it.

I use the 20” mower.

Interesting observation, Pete.
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The more I read this forum the more I'm thinking the type of grass is a contributor to some of these things people see. However, I 100% agree that slowing down helps resolve some of them. I mow at a very leisurely pace and rarely see any of the problems reported here. Then again, I also try to mow frequently enough so my mower will work well within its capabilities. I imagine the combo of rye and fescues that make up my lawns are a contributor too. 21" non-sp mower here.
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Type of grass, length of grass, thickness all play a big part.  Add in user expectations and you can get a wide range of out comes and peoples opinions on those out comes.