Review of my LM2100SP */2

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Review */2
I bought a new 2100SP mower a few days ago from HD. It does cut most easy to cut grass and it does move itself forward. I haven't tried mulching yet. The problems this mower has makes me wonder if anyone at the factory ever used one. The slowest forward speed is at a very fast walk speed. Fast speed is so fast I could hardly run to keep up with it. What happens if you have thick, tall, or wet, grass? On tall sparse dry grass (about 8" tall) it won't cut it at all. I suspect it goes so fast over the grass the blades don't have time to cut it. What to do? Don't use wheel power and push it by hand? Uphill? Why no reverse option? Sometimes you need to back the thing up and pulling it back manually is really hard to do for a small person. High cost and not very useful. I give it about 1/2 star rating.
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Louis Ott

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Posted 4 years ago

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Blue Angel, Champion

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Louis, take note of the comments above. You are not the first to mention the slowest speed being a bit too fast. Do consider, though, that Ego benchmarked many popular self propelled mowers and the speed range of the Ego matches that of many other self propelled offerings. Beyond that, everyone has the right to an opinion and there's always room for product improvement/evolution.

Your comments about the mower having trouble cutting are a bit concerning, however. I must ask, why is your grass 8" tall? Consumer Reports just rated the Ego 21" mowers head and shoulders above just about every other mower they tested, gas or electric, and most people have no issues with the mower not cutting properly.

Without seeing exactly what your mower is up against it's not easy to make a recommendation, but I would suggest getting your grass to a more normal height before making a final call on its abilities. A half star rating is unusual for a machine that is generally regarded as a top performer.

Keep us updated with any further experience you have with your mower.
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When cutting grass that is 8" I hope you are starting at the highest cut height setting which is 4" then re-cutting to 3". I haven't tried cutting grass at 8" yet with the new 21"SP model but I expect will do well with it's added power capability. Sure the battery will drain quicker but those are extreme circumstances at that height. Don't expect your grass to look great after the initial shearing because it is too hard on the grass plant. The grass blades might even be yellow as you cut that low I hope your grass recovers over time. Try to keep it cut before it grows more than 4" and cut down to 2.5-3"; so that you are not cutting off more than 1/3rd of the grass blade at a time.
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Great advice, Steve!