HD, now that's not exactly true.

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Home depot did an email blast "the most popular mowers".  Of course it was Ryobi and Echo.  Now, looking at the reviews on Home Depot, they are like a flea compared to the rave reviews Echo is getting.  Talk about Paid for marketing.  That's terrible. 
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Those who pay for it get the advertisement.

There are a couple things I found very interesting about the echo mower after just reading up on it. It has a .75 minimum cutting length and a max cutting length of 4" which is what I need for my tall fescue. The 3.5 inches the Ego is giving me isn't cutting it...for lack of a better word.

The echo also has on board extra battery storage. I am often push my Ego mower around with my extra 4ah battery laying on top of it.

Lastly, the cut width Is an inch larger than the Ego.

I know it doesn't charge as fast as the Ego but I happen to like those points.
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I checked back a couple days and it's just as I thought. Someone was needing a .75 inch cut that the Ego isn't allowing,
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Rob, if you haven't seen the U tube on the Ego battery tear down and comparison I would recommend you look at it. The Ego battery technology is far superior. In most cases you have to wait for a period of time before you can recharge Echo batteries due to heat buildup. Also, they don't last as long due to overheating they just don't ventilate as well as the Ego.

i was in the HD in Garland, TX yesterday and there was not an Ego mower on the floor; not even in a box. There were plenty of Echo and other battery powered devices and I only found one Ego trimmer and one blower. No blades but they did have two batteries, one large and one small with chargers. I was also at Lows and took a closer look at the 80v Cobalt. it does have a safety switch and I am not sure the battery fits horizontally but I still don't care for the design. The construction in my opinion is just not up the same level of the Ego.
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I know the Ego battery is superior. I was the one who posted the video here originally. I also know the Egomhas superior build quality. But another thing I know is that Ego didn't bother doing all thei home work on grass types in them markets their mowers would be sold in.

Please watch this review. This is my situation and the reason this reviewer didn't keep the Ego:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAkU6...
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Here's some interesting information:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/TOOLS/TURF...
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I don't think you actually have tall fescue as grass. If you mower you lawn down to 1.5 inches, you've scalped it if you have tall fescue. I would NEVER follow anything on that site after seeing that. Add in the heat of June, July, and August and that would be a really really bad looking, brown yard.
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I don't have fescue, I have St Augustine and a 3" inch cut height is perfect for me. I have looked at numerous lawn care sites and it appears that Ego has an an adequate cutting range for the majority of grass types. I'm sorry that it doesn't work for you.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ar...
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Tim, I really do appreciate your responses but we have to deal with real life situations here. Yes, tall fescue can be cut to 3 inches or less when it's cool weather. When it gets warm, if you want a lawn that's anywhere near green, you would not cut it that short.
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Rob, not try to be argumentative, but I certainly believe that any company would do their research before releasing a product and it appears that the cutting range of the mower is very adequate for the vast majority of lawns. Again, I'm sorry if it doesn't work for you.
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It's all good. I am learning more and more about my lawn each year. I purchased this mower in September of last year when it was ok for my lawn to be shorter. I am now realizing that my lawn actually needs to be longer than 3.5 inches this time of year for it to look its best, that's all. I should have also done more research it seems...lol.
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Well if anyone actually goes out and buys a lawnmower because they got an email saying that some brand/model is popular without doing any additional research, they don't deserve to have a best-in-class Ego mower.

It seems like Home Depot offers manufacturers various product launch packages that feature their brand or product in some combination of TV slots, radio ads, circulars, on the web site, in emails, etc. Last year it was Ego, this year it is apparently the copycats and also-rans.
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To those who pay for ads go the spoils.  As for myself, I ended up buying the Ego after one of my weekly trips to Home Depot.  I happen to like Lowes more but from time to time I check out the competition.  I happened to see the Ego mower.  I checked it out, liked all I saw but the price tag.  I went to a local Lowes to check out the Kobalt competition and it just didn't stand up at the time.

It just appears that as time goes on, the competition while not able to match the quality of the Ego, are bringing other things to market that make you think of the little things you didn't get with the Ego mower.

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