Future products: Riding Mower?
EGO absolutely needs to develop a battery-powered garden tractor/riding mower system. I had a GE Elec-Trak mower, front-end blade, tiller and snow thrower system back in the 1970s when I lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and it was fabulous. It used 36-volt lead-acid batteries. It was powerful and extremely user/environmentally friendly. I have to believe that EGO’s game-changing quality designs could apply current 56-volt battery technology to this kind of system today, and parallel the evolution of electric cars’ return to the mainstream. Consider a riding mower developed like a “mini-Bolt” with a battery pack on the undercarriage to maintain stability and distribute balance. C’mon, folks, you’ve already done the lawn mower. The ride-on platform is the next logical step. I want one. And I know many other people will, too, if EGO applies itself to the job. Yes, I’m aware of other attempts, such as the Raven MPV hybrid (why bother, if you still need to buy/store/maintain ICE tech?) and the wimpy market “rollout” of the Cub Cadet RZT-S Zero electric mower in “select markets” in 2013. EGO is the master of getting jobs done efficiently, with clean and quiet electric options. It’s in EGO's DNA. This is EGO’s territory to own. Please, EGO, go for it!