Will there be a commercial grade zero point turn style mower in the future?

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This is a R&D question for the designers
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Posted 5 years ago

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Matt

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lets hope so!
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Hi Chris, we have changed your question into an idea to keep better track of it.  We'll keep you posted if this becomes a reality in the future.
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I have been looking for an after market front swivel wheel kit for mower. Can't find one. The lack of the swivel wheels is the only complaint I have. I am 70 and could REALLY benefit. Please escalate providing a retro kit. Thanks.
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What kind of power bank would something like this require though? Four 7.5ah batteries for maybe a 1.5 hour run time? If a 7.5ah battery is $300 plus whatever two dual battery rapid chargers would cost, I'm guessing it would be over $1500 for the batteries and chargers alone.

I love the idea, but I think Ego would need to establish a foothold in the commercial market for there to be any demand for what would likely be a very expensive unit.
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I doubt it. Because it's a whole new class of products (size wise).

Ego specializes in products that run off their current batteries.

Where engines can be just made larger... Battery Systems would have to be completely redesigned in addition to much larger motors. I bet the batteries would not be removable and due to cost restraints... Would have to move to lead acid batteries like golf carts.

It would be a whole new class of products or division within Ego. Ego hasn't even produced all the smaller products that's on their plate.

Automotive manufacturers use Lithium-Ion batteries but they are produced on a much larger scale and only become sensible for people driving many many miles per month to recoup the battery cost in gas savings.

Just my opinion!
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Steve Valdes

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Will Ego come to market with a Zero Turn Ride On Mower in the future?.
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Michael Cook

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Mean Green Mowers makes several commercial riding and walk behind mowers that are electric. There a little pricey they start about 9k and go up to about 15k. However when you take into account the fuel savings and maintenance costs they come out ahead.
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This is my favorite set-up...
Solar powered commercial mower hits the market
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Michael Cook

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Yes, the sunshade is a solar panel to charge the battery. I think that one is around 13k though.

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