You guys should make a riding lawn mowerthat takes 4 10 ah batteries

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Only if it can do dishes and I can cuddle to it at night. And actually appear to enjoy it. Lol. That's a lot of power.
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I would love a rider as well.  The problem would be run time.  

At one point I seriously looked into converting my old John Deere into an electric mower.  There are a couple of videos on Youtube of guys who have done it, and Amp draws seem to run somewhere around 120 to 150 amps.  That's for cutting (lets assume a 42" deck) and propelling about 500 lbs of man and machine.  

If you do the math, that comes out to around 15 to 20 minutes of run time for a 40ah battery pack.  Not really enough :(

In order to get an hour run time, which I would consider a bare minimum for a riding mower, you're looking at 12  batteries not 4 (maybe even more than that).  That gets expensive quickly, and isn't really practical.  

It wouldn't surprise me at all if Ego was already working on it though. I think there are lots of well-off people who would spend a bunch of money for an electric mower that doesn't make so much darn noise, and requires no maintenance.  
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A 50+" deck using three Ego mowers stacked together would take about 3000W based on the 1000W rating of the 21" SP mower.
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You're correct, wattage is more important.  I believe the video I saw (which I can't seem to find now) was a 48v setup...close enough to the 56V ego packs I just neglected the difference.  

Regardless of how many batteries you'd actually need, I think it's safe to say it's alot.  Of all the electric vehicle conversions I've seen done, the batteries are always the #1 expense.  
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Aye, but I'd like to go faster than 3.6mph. I want to go at least 10mph, and the power needed to carriage me at that speed I am not sure of, it depends on the friction and the slope of the terrain. It needs to cut grass that quickly as well, and that will require more power per unit deck width.  Also, the Greenworks 80V 21 inch mower is rated 1200W if it is the same as its Victa counterpart in Australia and New Zealand, and I think it mulches better than the EGO. With that said, the power needed also depends on the type of blades used.
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Just a guess, but based on my experience with power wheels, user weight is going to be the biggest factor affecting either speed or power draw. My 260 lbs would take a lot more power to move around than someone half my size.
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That presents a specification problem... in this day and age of sensitive people you can't even begin to comment on someone's weight. :-)

Lol... "YOUR mileage may vary." :-D
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Thanks for the suggestion Lee. We're considering a riding mower for the future but we don't have any plans for it in the immediate future.
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That won't stop you from doing it though. :-)
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I am considering the new Ryobi Electric Riding mower but would prefer to purcahse a cordless ridding mower from Ego since I have your mower, blower, trimmer, hedge trimmer and snow blower.  I know you said you considering it but not in immediate future.  If I hold off an wait until next year would I be likely to see the riding mower then?
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With that garage full of Ego equipment, you should have a hot line to corporate HQ.
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If it is as good of quality ryobi is normally, that thing will will last about a year. Sorry but I seriously dislike ryobi. Junk.

They are lead acid batteries.
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Go big or go home...Mean Green Mowers has what you are looking for right now.
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http://www.meangreenproducts.com/nxr4852

Looks like fun in the sun. Starting at only $8999 for you Americans ;-)
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I want that.
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That is cheap, SCDC can buy us all one for demo purposes ...
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If you only knew how broke I am.  rofl.  
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I am right there with you Brother ... lol!!!!

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