Long Term Ownership Costs?

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I'm interested in purchasing a Ego mower initially but I have reservations about long term 5+ year parts costs and the ability to keep the mower running cost effectively.

1.Has any thought been given to a EGO battery trade-in program, where you could trade-in your dead or dying EGO batteries down the road in order to get a reasonably priced replacement? I'm specifically referring to outside the 3 year warranty period. 
2. Is there any estimate for how long the brushed motor (in the mower) will be "maintenance free" as far as not needing the brushes, bearings, etc replaced? Is sending the mower to a service center the only option or will parts be available for us who are pretty handy ourselves?

If I made the purchase, I'd want to keep the mower running for years and years, so these long term questions are important to me. I know that many in the community will likely be eager to reply with info about the cost savings of electricity vs. gas, etc. , Thank you but I've already read that info and am only looking for information related to very long term running costs related to keeping the mower itself usable as reasonably as possible..

Thank you,

Joseph
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Joseph, I can offer a little insight.

1. Great idea and maybe something they would consider for the future, but as of right now there's nothing in place to trade in used batteries.

2. Although brush wear is a motor by motor thing, I can say that I sold my corded electric Black & Decker mower to my neighbor when I got the Ego mower. That B&D was ten years old and it was still going with the original brushes.

Though nothing has been put in place yet, we're all hoping a replacement part program will exist by 2019, which is when the first Ego tools will be out of warranty.

Hope that helps.