Is there a mower that is not self propelled?

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Yes, all Ego mowers are available without self propel:

https://egopowerplus.com/power-mowers/
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William E Hanson

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Yes, but you ought to get the self-propelled one in case you want/need that feature later. You're not required to engage the self-propelled feature to operate the mower.
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The SP mowers come with larger 7.5Ah batteries, too.
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Since we have a "postage stamp" size yard with our cluster retirement home, the 7 5 Ah battery is sufficient for the entire season until I use it to mulch leaves.
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I chose NOT to buy self-propelled - less to break down - and I'm glad I did that, when reading about other folks' problems with the self-propelled.  My LM2101 mower has gone 3 years without a bit of trouble!  
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Based on this theory, maybe a push reel mower would be better for longevity and almost maintainence-free.
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Sibyl Smith

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MUCH harder to sharpen.  But you knew that.
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William E Hanson

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Don't mow over twigs or other debris and you would be surprised how long your blade lass.
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If you don't need self propel, don't buy it. The money you don't spend on the mower could be applied to another EGO tool or battery. 
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Agreed. It also adds weight and additional complexity. Self-propelled is great if you need it, but a waste if you don't.
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I sort of prefer the standard push / non-self propel.  It's much lighter and more maneuverable. 
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Let me vote here for simplicity, lower weight, and greater maneuverability.  I mow in a lot of small spots around ornamental trees next to a fence, grass around A/C condensers, and generally a lot of spaces where the mower has to be moved fore and aft, tilted and turned, then fore and aft again.  Light weight and a small footprint are what matters.  Also, it's just not that hard to push a lawnmower on a level suburban lot (Houston, St. Augustine grass.)  Hills would be another story, of course.  OTOH, I'd also like the larger battery, as on cool days a single charge won't quite do the whole yard, especially if I use the battery first on the multi tool edger.  So, how about a 7.5 AH battery option, or bare option like for some other tools?
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