Larger mower design

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I am interested in a larger capacity mower. Something in the 30-32" range. Am I the only 1 interested in getting the yard done faster? I own many ego products but not the mower(yet). Give me a hint you are working on this. 
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Simon

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You surely are not the only one. 30-32" might be a bit big for me, but I would definitively go for a 26-28". I hope the new 2 batteries platform opens the possibility for this. 
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BEEN WAITING FOR THIS! WOULD LOVE TO SEE A 26-30 IN MODEL. POSSIBLY UTILIZING A SET OF MICRO BLADES VS ONE FULL SIZE BLADE IF THAT'S WHAT'S STALLING THE DESIGN
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Check out the toro timemaster, I wish ego would make that in electric. 
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I need 4 of these for my Lawn Crews please.
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I believe this would fall within the EGO Commercial line; average homeowners is the 21" cut range as shown by the many other manufacturers for residential use. If anything, development should concentrate on improving an already very nice mower and not price themselves out of this huge market.
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Yes, Idea is for Commercial use.
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William, agreed. And they can start with improving the blade.
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It seems like a 26"-30" mower would really put a dent in the gas push mower market.  I wish they would come out with one.  I own a 30" toro timemaster and would like to go electric, but going down from 30" to 21" feels like I am going backwards.  I have 10,000 sf of grass to cut (lot minus home, driveway etc).  I am holding off buyer anything different (including weed eater, and other attachments), until I go electric o the mower itself.  IMO, these mfg should sell the lawn mower at ridiculously low $$, as it locks the owner in to purchasing accessories that work off of the same battery model.

I was at local mower shop this weekend picking up a belt for the mower and while there and looking at new mowers, they told me they will not be selling push mowers any longer.  There reasoning was that their commercial clients don't really use them and the build quality of all of the push mowers has gone down over the past 5 years and most homeowners buy on line or through a big box store.    
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The time master is exactly was I was thinking of when I make this power. Each battery could run a 16" blade and contribute to the self-propelled portion.  Ego, make us a timemaster that runs on batteries put a $1,000 price on it and I will buy the first one. 
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1000$ for a timemaster replacment with two or three batteries! Id be number 2 in line!
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Personally, I'd rather see an improved cut over a larger faster mower. I can understand those with larger yards why they would want a larger mower. If EGO did go larger, they likely would have to make sure it's dual battery. 
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Bryan, why bag when mulching returns nutrients to your lawn? I only bag when it's too lush to mulch well. Actually, our HOA Grounds Maintenance Service does the mowing and other yard stuff and they mulch. I only mow in between mowings to keep the lawn looking great.
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Bill Menzel

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Mulching grass clippings provides more nutrients for your soil. As they break down, the clippings will release nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. These are essential nutrients that your lawn needs to stay healthy. To avoid a thick "thatch" of grass clippings on the lawn, be sure you have a reasonable grass-mowing height. Don't wait too long before mowing a lawn; mow frequently and consistently so clippings do not turn into thatch. I have a dual battery (two 7.5 ah batteries) Ego Lawn mower that I mulch my Kentucky blue grass with.  I found out that the stock blade mulches better than the high lift blade.  I cut my grass at 3.5 inches.  I also have a sprinkler system.  My dual battery lawn mower, because of the extra power and torque, mulches better than my single battery self-propelled lawn mower.
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William, I mulch when I can. However, we had our wettest year on record so my lawn was never anything but lush, thick, and green this summer...so that's too much mulch on the yard without bagging it occasionally. As far as the quality of the cut, more impressed with the high-lift blade and bagging than I was with the normal blade and mulching.
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I don't have complaints with the regular blade, but will try the high lift one when I need a new blade.
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Bill, thanks for the insight. I also have an irrigation system and that's primarily why the HOA service can't keep up, so I do mow in-betwern theirs to not cut off but a bit at a time. Theoretically, I should be able to sit back, but ended up buying a whole new set of yard maintenance tools after giving my old equipment away when we downsized. Oh well, at least I'm enjoying the EGO line of great tools.
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https://youtu.be/kFqouZvOQAE

This cost me about 1000 to build. It runs off of 4 batteries. And it's super fast.

1 to 1.5 hrs to mow just over an acre of grass .

I own eight 5.0 ah batteries to keep this beast moving. Mow time is 30 mins on four 5.0ah batteries.

The build was simple. Only 2 parts were machined. The rest is bolt up.

46"

If only I had a camera person to record it, then you could see, but in the video I only use one hand to drive it. But it requires 2. So it's hard to keep it straight.
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Great job brother. Send me an email to lawnpros268@gmail.com.
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Sibyl Smith

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Awesome, Jacob!

Now you if just add a brain/receiver/direction sensors that will follow buried wires in your yard, it will run itself and mow your yard while you sleep.  Add a phone and Alexa or Siri will even call you when one of the kids leaves a toy in its way.

Or add a regular handle to steer it like everyone else has to use while getting our exercise.  ;8->
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