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In need of replacing a 12+ year-old gas-powered mower, I had researched to the max what was available on the market. Having always poured gas and oil into a lawnmower, if someone had told me I would consider, let alone buy, a battery-powered electric, I would have laughed at them. What I discovered, however, was a plethora of mixed reviews about the gas-guzzlers and an amazing number of positive reports on the 21" EGO. After trying to convince myself that the battery wouldn't last, the mower wouldn't have enough power, it wouldn't be durable enough, it was too pricey, etc., I finally decided to take the plunge. And while admittedly, I have only done one cutting of about 1/2 acre, if my initial experience is indicative of the future, I'll be very pleased I went this route. All my initial concerns seem to be unfounded. The mower sailed through the task with power to spare and the yard looks great. So thanks to all those who reviewed the EGO, so honestly and positively. Thanks too to the EGO staff for building such a technologically advanced and eco-friendly lawnmower.
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Posted 2 years ago

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Wonderful news, Bob! Thank you very much for sharing your review with us and a warm welcome to the EGO community. We're simply delighted to see that you love the mower as much as we do! 
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Just wait until your mower starts eating the plastic gears on the rear wheels (if you have a self propelled mower anyway) and the constant unclipping of the clamps to extend the handle. It's now becoming a bore. They have run out of plastic gears at Ego (which I think is quite a tale in itself). The product when it is new is very good but goes downhill quite rapidly.
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Except that we are not out of replacement clamps or gears. If that's something you need, we'd be happy to help, Pete. Also, we have transitioned our plastic gears into metal ones.
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How can I get metal gears then? Ego customer support didn't mention them when I called. Also when will the hi lift blade be available in Canada
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Bob

I am new as well with a 21 EGO. Did the lawn last week, and the cut was great. Even the Mrs admired how well it looked afterwards. I wont miss the oil or the plu carb anymore either
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Just wait'll you guys get yer hands on a High Lift Blade!


It changed my Ego world (even tho I liked it before I had one) and I'll never go back to a plain ole ordinary blade.


And, lucky for me, I have one installed and another new one sitting on a shelf in the garage!

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I was contemplating the lm2101. I know the advertised run time is 45 minutes but I was wondering if real life customer times vary either for good or ill? Thanks
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I usually get an hour or more.  Depends a lot on grass thickness an dryness.

More here

https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/21-self-propelled-7-5ah-what-is-the-run-time-if-self-p...
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Thanks but that is about the 7.5 ah self propelled I was looking for info about the lm2101 which I believe is the 56v 5ah one. I was thinking about the self propelled in order to get the more powerful motor and battery but don't think I'd use the self propelled feature much.
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Sorry about that. 
However, to your point, I purchased the SP in order to get the larger battery and I have the SP feature if I want it.  My wife and kids use the SP full time when they mow occasionally, I rarely use the SP.  But still think it was worth the $100 to get the bigger battery. 

Nothing worse than running out of power 5 minutes before your done.  And 5 years from now when the battery has perhaps deteriorated slightly I should still have enough power to get the job done in one charge.
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No problem. I'm in the research /resisting purchase phase right now. The last time I cut my grass the motor died, fired it up and it died again. I checked the oil and nada ( my fault for not having checked it the last few times ) filled it and it started back up so while it's not seized I'm sure I took some life off of it.
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Get the high lift blade, as a previous poster mentioned.  Hard to find (almost always out of stock at Amazon for $22, but keep checking there).