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After months of thinking about it , reading reviews , talking to others ... I ordered a new EGO 21" 56 volt rechargeable lawn mower.   My old gas mower still starts on the first pull but the front wheel drive quit working several years ago, the handle is zip tied into place and the beast weights a ton ! I'm out of town 6 days a week this year ... the job of mowing the lawn has passed to my wife (she is not happy about it !)  A very light mower that needs no gas , has no rope to pull, starts with a button and hangs on the wall when not in use, seems like just the tool to make her and my life easier. I will post back with pictures and reviews after receiving and trying out this new tool. If I like it ... maybe there will be an ego 56 volt chainsaw in the future!  Edit/update Changed my order this morning to the 7.5 amp 21" self propelled model from home depot.
 
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21" EGO self propelled 56 volt 7.5 amp battery and charger. First time use review is A+++ !!! The wife loves it. This thing is great ! Rear wheel drive that's  Fast .. like really fast, if you set it to be. One lever all wheel height adjustment, bagger or side discharge. Ran 45 minutes never missed a beat, was still at 25 % when she finished . Took 30 minutes to fully recharge. Quiet , really quiet !! sounds like a box window fan. You could mow at 5 AM and not bother anyone. Light, easy to push . No fuel no oil... nothing like the loud smelly, heavy gas mower. Heck you can tip it on its side to clean grass buildup without anything leaking out. Five stars for this one so far ! If I have issues that arise I will report back later.  
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Old reliable still starts on the first pull
 
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Yes! if you are gonna mow, cordless electric is the way to go.  We got a different brand ( a kobalt  https://permies.com/t/55403/cordless-electric-Kobalt-lawn-mower) and love it.  It came with two batteries so one could be charging while the other mows.  No one complains about mowing anymore. I've practically ripped out my shoulder starting pull start gas mowers in the past and it's such a joy to mow with no gas fumes    
I envy the rear wheel drive in the ego though...if ours ever wears out that one might be next.
 
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I have the EGO lawnmower, and I am completely satisfied with it. I also find the large battery and charger to be very useful when using my chainsaw and blower. The big battery isn't as prone to overheating and it holds twice as much power. The 2 Amp Hour batteries charged up in 15 minutes, when using the big charger.

https://permies.com/mobile/t/54724/cordless-electric-lawnmower
 
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I completely agree. I purchased a 40 volt mower by Kobalt at Lowes 5 years ago and it is still going strong. I will never go back to gas. On reviews, I see that some people have posted some bad experiences with the Kobalt Lawn Mower. This is unfortunate if it has steered people away from battery-charged mowers.  There may have been a few bugs or quality control issues to iron out, but the mower remains one of the best investments I ever made. I can mow my entire lawn even when it is long and slightly wet and still have enough battery juice left over to use the Kobalt blower.
 
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I've had the opposite experience with a cordless mower, after the first year of very limited use the mower will no longer start with a fully charged battery so either the battery failed or some connection failed, a few months outside of warranty of course. But I've replaced all the weedy grass with mulch and only pick the occasional Bermuda grass that works its way over from the neighbor's yard.
 
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Sorry to hear that, Mark. May I ask what brand you were using? Like I said, there seems to be some quality control issues. It's too bad, because the Kobalt Lawn Mower has completely changed the way I feel about mowing. It's so easy.
 
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Mine is a Ryobi 40V lithium, my guess would be a bad battery as I think back on it, as it seemed to run out of juice fairly quick when I did use it but it was the first cordless mower I've used so I lacked perspective on that. Fingers crossed that moving forward I won't have to deal with any mowing that involves more than a scythe or hand sickle for chop and drop and/or composting!
 
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It's been a year now that I have had my Ego mower and I can't say enough about it !   Great ! BEST BUY!  Works flawlessly ! Haven't run the 7.5 battery down yet ! Quiet ! 5 am mowing's at 55 degrees instead of  9 am 85 degrees or 3 pm 95 degree !   I liked this tool so much I have bought the string trimmer (7.5 bat to heavy needs a 2 hr bat) It works awesome ! No screaming motor next to your ear !  Next purchase will be the chain saw !  I don't have any deciduous trees but that leaf blower might be just the thing to get the last of the fly ash out of my rocket mass heater.  
All of my cordless tools with a lithium battery are great. I have quite a few Makita hand tools  that have  no issues and i'm going to buy the harbor freight 20 vt 1/2" drive impact gun next!
 
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Mark Tudor wrote:Mine is a Ryobi


I've never had any good experiences with Ryobi.
Luckily,  they failed early, and I returned them.
 
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