Would EGO SP be goo match?

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Ego SP mower sounds amazing but not sure if it will work for my yard, which contains 5-6000 sq ft grass (fescue) with a slope in the back. Takes me a bit less than an hour to cut with Toro SP. The Toro is hard to maneuver and requires a lot of pushing even though it is SP.  Prior mower took 45 minutes even though we had more grass back then.  We have Worxx trimmer, blower etc so not interested in getting another tool for the battery.  Think the EGO would work out?  
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The Ego SP mower might be a good fit.  It is much lighter than traditional mowers, so in those places where SP is not convenient to use it should be easier to maneuver.  If you buy it from Home Depot you have 90 days to try it out and return it if you're not satisfied.

Tip:  The SP system has an anti-rollback safety system to keep the mower from rolling backwards on an incline if the operator lets go.  This requires disengaging the SP function slightly before you get to where you want to stop and reverse direction.  Some people find this frustrating at first but quickly adapt once they understand how it works.

Let us know how you like it if you decide to give it a try!

EDIT: I'm not sure what you mean in your last sentence about "getting another tool for the battery"?
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Blue, I got the sense that he is saying that since he already has a trimmer and blower, he doesn't want to replace either of those with an EGO tool. Just my guess.
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That is the size of our back yard and we can do that and a side yard on a single charge. We mow about two acres, some with a good hill, and including rolling paths. I am positive you will love the Ego. Push a button, zoom you are off. Much more manueverable than a gas jobby. You will find mowing back and forth across the yard gives a better cut than going in a circle. You have a lever you hold to activate the SP. So it is very easy to engage, or disengage on flat areas when you don't need it if you want to conserve battery. Releasing the lever just makes it easier to turn when you pivot to make your next pass. The anti roll thing is not a big deal at all. I never even realized it was there. If the antihill lock does engage, you just pull back an inch or so before proceeding to free it up. I am an older, smaller person, and I can even do the mowing by myself now, and it is so easy it is actually fun!
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Takes me a bit less than an hour to cut with Toro SP. The Toro is hard to maneuver and requires a lot of pushing even though it is SP.
The EGO will be much easier to maneuver than your Toro but given the size of your yard. Depending on time of season, you may need to charge your battery a second time to complete the mow. If money is an issue and your Toro is relatively new I'd stick with it for a couple more years until you're ready to not only replace it but also your other outdoor tools. Worxx is fine but EGO is better. Now if your Toro is on its last leg...go EGO.
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I do *not* need to recharge to mow this amount. Fescue with some blue grass. With the 7.5 I do more on a single charge. I can even do it on the 5 amp if I don't use SP all the time on the flat areas. Time of year has made no difference. We are in Minn where we can be mowing in the 90s or the 40s.
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South Dakota here (no idea what my grass is) but I didn't have the same experience (mulching). Last year, I found myself running out of time with the 7.5 Ah battery and finished it off with one of my 2.5 Ah battery. We had a very wet season last year with very thick grass. One of the reasons I justified buying the snow blower was so I could use the 5 Ah batteries as a backup to the 7.4 Ah for the mower.  
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That sounds like you maybe have a defective battery. We always mulch and had the same wet season last year. You might want check on your warranty?
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I don't think the battery is defective but I'll consider the possibility. If the 5 Ah battery lasts just as long as the 7.5 Ah...that would be my indication that something is wrong with the 7.5 Ah. Everyone is going to have a difference experience with these machines based on grass thickness, size of yard, sharpness of blade, how much they use the self-propelled, etc.  
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Thank you all.  Off to Home Depot to check it out in person. 
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I'll be curious what your impressions on the EGO once you see it. One word of caution...not everyone that works at Home Depot knows the product line well. I felt more informed watching YouTube than talking to the HD employees.
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Home Depot  had all walk behind mowers displayed up on a high shelf and the store rep knew nothing about mowers. And this was on a slow Saturday due to weather. Look like local Ace has them - will try there next.
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Home Depot visits frustrate me. Sometimes the experience is great and other times not worth the gas spent getting there and back. I wonder how much business they loose by not having their floor people know the products they're selling.
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Btw, we gave up a riding mower and a top of the line toro push mower and do not regret it one bit.
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That is how I ended up on this board.  No info at my local HD 2+ years ago
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Bought the  LM2102SP at Home Depot last week. Took 50 minutes to cut 5-6,000 sq ft grass, with significant slope on half.   Battery seems more than adequate, even with using SP almost all the time. Love how clean and quiet it is!
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Great!! glad it worked for you and you like it. I was hopeful. We look forward to mowing now, it is so easy!