Early spring of 2018, our old gasoline-powered push mower needed replacing. My husband and I decided to buy a rechargeable one to help the environment and to save money.
We did some extensive research on these mowers, and settled on this mower, which had the best reviews. We picked it off the shelves of Home Depot-- glad to get the last one in stock.
Now we're going on our third summer with this mower, and couldn't be happier with this purchase.
My husband and I are in our mid-60s, and both use this. Often after one of us has mowed the lawn, we'll say to the other, "Sure do love that mower!" Then, "we oughta write a review for it."
So today I am here simply to post a review about the mower in our gratitude for this product working like we hoped it would, and for info for others trying to decide about a purchase. ,
We've loved the way the battery works so well and the ease of charging and swapping it out. We were so happy with the quality with the EGO brand that we went back to Home Depot and purchased the EGO blower, string trimmer, and hedge trimmer, so we have the whole 'family'. All of the batteries on those smaller tools are interchangeable which is great, and like the mower, all of these products are working well, not a problem with any of them. Very reliable, and easy to use. Kudos to EGO.
On this mower, some things we like:
Not having to buy, transport, store or pour gasoline. This not only is safer and saves time and $ (do figure no-gasoline cost when contemplating the higher price of this mower)--but also in this season of pandemic, it has been especially helpful saving trips to the filling station.
This mower is lightweight but does a heavyweight job. Nowadays most mowers of this type seem to be of moulded plastic, as this one is. We worried about that a little, but found this saves on weight, so battery life). We've found this is as durable as the metal ones, but slightly different. We've banged it around against rocks, curbs and branches, not babying it. Whereas a metal frame would dent and get paint scratched off, this one bounces off curbs, rocks, etc, and it does have a scuff here or there instead of scratches.
It folds up nicely when we need to put it in the car, or even carry it through our narrow doorway.. Being lightweight, I can carry it by its handle that is there when folded up vertically--a neat feature. If we needed, it could store vertically against the wall.
We use the self-propelled feature just over half the time. We are able to finish our entire yard (just under 1/2 acre) in one mowing on most occasions --exception if the grass is was let to get high and thick, then it may run out. There's a yellow-to-red indicator light when the battery is waning. Usually our own human energy runs out before the mower's energy does.
The self-propelled feature is nice when at the end of one row--you can turn the mower and push the lever for it propel itself going back the other direction before you even make the turn--it can pull you to make the turn.
Something remarkable to us is that the battery is seeming to hold its charge as well now as when we bought it.
We've never had a single issue with the mower nor any repairs needed, and anticipate it continuing to serve us long and well. Thanks, ECO!