Mower Doesn't mow at all well

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I have the 56-volt Model Number LM 2100, and just tried it on my lawn for the first time (dry, not too high at all) and am not at all impressed with how it is cutting. I feel like I have to go over it over and over, and even then not sure it's really doing 'the job'. Compared to my old Toro gas which is going to fail soon, it doesn't work well at all.   Am I doing anything wrong, or is this typical?  If so, may have to return....??
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You're experiencing a common malady with this mower: poor design. Inadequate blade and an electric motor that simply doesn't generate sufficient RPM. I would return it in a heartbeat because it's not going to improve with continued use.

EGO promises to design a better blade aren't credible. They should have done their homework before selling it to the public for a king's ransom.
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Lawnboys are a hard to compare mower. Those things are pheonomenal. Besides the noise. Plus they are extremely powerful. If ego had made a comparable, it would have to have a massive battery. Some of those old lawnboys sell for over 1500.00 if you can find one.

So the point is, you have a commercial grade mower you are comparing to.
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No, not at all. Lawnboy 6.5hp Silver Pro model 10324, bought ages ago at an Army PX. Commercial use would have voided the warranty. It went to Belgium with us for four years and every week without fail transformed our front and back yards of lush pasture grass into manicured lawns, and later, back in Texas, it treated our St Augustine grass with equal aplomb.  But in its later years it became a maintenance nightmare. No amount of replacement parts, eg, a new coil, fuel tank, carburetor and plug could persuade it to start and run reliably without first belching billowing clouds of 2-cycle smoke. The SP finally gave out, and the pull rope gave it up. Couldn't fold it and the bagging/mulching assemblies were awkward. At some point, one recognizes it's just worn out and decides to throw in the towel and rid the garage of the gas container and 2-cyle oil cans. But when it was in running form with engine speed adjustment to suit the terrain, nothing could cut grass more effectively. And in that singular task, the wimpy single-speed EGO doesn't measure up.
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St Augustine has been an issue with others also.

Thank you for your service by the way. I was an airman myself.

Do you still have the lawnboy? Did it have the orange gas tank?
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Thanks to you also. We're becoming rare. I gave it to a neighbor who took it to his father's ranch, where he has a collection of vintage mowers. I don't recall the color of the gas tank, I believe it was black or white.
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Some of those lawn boys bring a ton of money on eBay. I've seen some sell for around 1800.00 USD. Crazyness. Orange tank ones are worth the most.
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Wow retired soldier. Not too helpful.

Lorraine. As a typ eng said. Please provide more info.
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I miss my old LawnBoy.  Started on 1st pull and the thing could cut!!!  Ahh, those were the days.
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We're worried that your mower might be under-performing, Lorraine. Have you tried calling us to troubleshoot? 

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