Regreting 21' SP mower purchase

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I've had my 21' SP mower for most of the summer (Late May) and was pleased by its performance, so much so I purchased the blower and trimmer. Now that fall is almost here and my lawn isn't always completely dry (dew) this thing makes an absolute mess leaving a mass amount of clumps behind. This mower doesn't lack power, it just does a *hit job of bagging. After my last cut I had to drag out my old gas mower to pick up the clumps because this mower just couldn't do it.

I'm afraid HD wont take it back because I've had it since the end of May.

I gave this mower so much praise all summer to my peers now I'm a little embarrassed hoping none of them purchased one on my recommendation.
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Posted 3 years ago

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With all due respect, grass should not be cut when wet, nor should one cut it down more than 1.5"-2" at a time. You might be asking it to do too much. This is based on 40+ years of cutting grass. Not just talking out of my grasshole. ;-)
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All lawnmowers ( and rides ons ect) struggle to collect wet grass, if it's damp or wet use the mulch option.
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I'll be the first to admit that there some minor tradeoffs with this mower, but that's life. Just because you can cut wetter grass, or mulch twigs and debris with a more powerful mower doesn't mean you should. If anything, I'm more worried about this Fall-it will be my first battle with leaves. From what I've seen so far, it will require a couple of passes. Still worth it to me though.
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I have run thru dry leaves without issue. I have also found that the dry leaf debris helps to clean the deck of dried on grass as it spins around.
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I'm just hoping that next summer they don't come out with a bigger and better one.

Hate when that happens.

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I want them to come out with a 'ride on' going off the power on me 56' it shouldn't be a stretch, though a ride on from Elon Musks Tesla factory would be the 'bees knees'
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Ha ha...likely will be a riding mower that looks and handles like a Carrera.
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Since you bag your grass and your only complaint is the lack of suction when the grass is wet, I'd recommend trying the new high-lift blade when it comes out early next year. It's designed to improve the bagging performance.
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Yeah, I'm gonna gamble the $20 or so on the HL blade.  (actually, not a gamble--I can always return it if it doesn't work better for me than the standard blade)
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I just weeded a flower bed of annuals that were spent.  Put them all in a big pile, couple big piles actually, roots and dirt and all, and guess what I did with them?


Drum roll...................


Mulched the crap out of them with my mower.

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ROFL
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Thank you Home Depot!!!

So my last cut was Friday with the old gas mower. no rain in over a week just a light dew and when I tried to cut today Sunday only 2 days growth... the mower was leaving clumps behind. I don't mean a bit of clippings I'm talking a real mess. So in my frustration I finished up with my 15year old Honda and went to HD right away. I spoke to customer service told them my mower was purchased end of May and asked if we could do something. The girl spoke to her supervisor I got some odd looks and said I'm willing to take a store credit she said ok. in the end they actually gave me a full refund.

great summer mower not so good in early fall I could only imagine first cut in the spring. EGO, try again your really close to having  a competitor to gas, just not quite there in my opinion.
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