Good for curves??

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I was thinking of buying a new mower from ego self propelled LM210E-SP but was a bit concerned about their  their size with a large distance between front and back wheels. I thought this may be a problem pushing it around curved garden edging. Any thoughts?
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George Thompson

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To be honest, it does feel resistant to turning. Slight curves are ok. Nut not turns. I do not get this feeling with the self propel disengaged.
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It won't do tight curves very well due to the rigid wheel mounts but I can track my curved steel edging reasonably well.  I do wish it had caster wheels on the front.  I will try to upload a picture tonight of the curves I mow against. 
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I think it has to do with both rear wheels turning at the same speed with the self-propel engaged.  When you try to turn, it just resists and won't turn because the rear wheels don't want to go different speeds.  In a turn, the inner wheel would spin slower than the outer wheel.
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Personally, I wouldn't buy one of these mowers until they figure out their design flaw that has to do with leaving strips of standing grass. It's a true burden and takes double the time to mow just going back and mowing the mowhawk it leaves with each pass. Also if you want an extra battery for the larger self-propelled mower it's almost the same price as the mower. HD sold us the small mower battery when we bought our mower this last June. Once we figured it out and returned it was when we found out the cost of the backup battery. We would've never purchased the mower had we known.
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Some of Jackie Hardie's reply are valid however I have the SP model, never use that feature. The mower is so light and very manuverable it is a pleasure to use if Jackies problems didn't exist and If they did a better job of repair this would be a great mower