Is the mower motor brushless?

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Does the motor produce its power through a brushless motor thereby achieving longer run times with the massive battery?
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Gary

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Posted 6 years ago

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Jennifer VandeWater, Community Manager

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Hi Gary.  Thanks for your question.  No, the motor in the EGO Power+ lawn mower is not brushless.  However, our EGO Power+ blower is brushless.  Plus, we are working on a few other brushless tools for the future.  We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter on egopowerplus.com to stay up to date with our new tools and sales.
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I have done a bit more research on this brushless (more power per pound and greater efficiency per watt, can possibly be sealed to prevent damage from the elements due to less heat generated) vs. brush motor (possibly more torque at low blade speeds?, less cost and complexity), and I'm hoping that Jennifer can explain a bit of the reasoning why brushless wasn't chosen for the mower,  

I'm also hoping to hear about the durability and maintenance requirements of the motor that is used by EGO for the mower.  When maintenance is necessary, will it be possible to replace the brushes that wear over time in the mower motor?

Thanks.
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Thanks for your question. The carbon brushes we use in our mower are very long wearing and of high quality; they are designed to be maintenance-free. In the unlikely event that it would become necessary, the carbon brushes could be replaced and we will have service centers in place very soon that could do so.
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As a home owner I would like the option of replacing these myself thank you. Lord knows we already have loads to do with out having to take a moer in for this type of maintenance. Yet another reason to go brushless !Come on Ego you can step up a bit more in this area. For those feeling not to tackle this then of course have a service center in place for them. Thanks.
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I have a 15 year old Landice treadmill that has a 3hp Baldor motor with Brushes.  It gets used about an hour a day, and takes a lot more of a beating than simply spinning a low resistance blade.  Want to know what?  Still haven't had to do a darn thing to it.  All of those old manufacturing plants, mills, all have 20 to 30 year old motors with Brushes.  Want to know what?  They will outlast any Brushless motor because brushless motors rely on more electronic circuits to run.  A good brush motor is nothing but copper windings, magnets with the 2 brushes.  Apply electricity and you are good.  Brushless require much more to operate.

Brushless are more efficient, but there are trade-offs.  If you have to maintain the brushes on your motor before your mower wears out, I'll take a hike and never return again  :)  
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i have the same question .. Because i have the mower and the trimmer and both of them i not brushless .. i am willing to pay for the motor and go brushless if there is a kit or something in both of them .. right know im very happy both i always think in future ..... the new trimmer is brushless but i dont see any new upgrade for mine