captpete wrote: ↑Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:19 am
I have been seriously considering ego products to replace all my lawn care equipment. We have close to an acre or grass to cut but often do not cut the whole thing in one day. It takes me about 1 hour to 1:15 to push mow with our husqvarna 22’ mower. We have one 12’ wide 30’ long steep hill.
One concern I have is sticks and small branches that fall in the yard that I can currently run over with my gas powered “mulcher/mower”.
Do you think the build quality/durability of the ego is equal to a gas powered mower?
Does anyone have experience with their other products, chainsaw, hedge trimmer or weed eater?
I have several EGO tools, including the lawn mower. For light, homeowner duty, I think they are great. If you want to treat them roughly, you might still be better off with gas tools.
Despite the claims, they don't have the same power as gas. The mower blade is narrower, and the chainsaw chain kerf is narrower, for example.
At 1 acre with sticks, you are probably at or beyond the typical use case for the battery mower. If you are okay giving up some power for the convenience, then I'd say go for it. If you want to plow ahead with reckless abandon, then gas is still better.
Some people like the durability of full metal construction, but I like the light weight of plastic, and I don't worry about it rusting.
The only issue I've had with the mower was the axle for a wheel came loose, which was pretty easy to reattach with some snap rings. My dad had been using it and is a lot harder on mowers than I am.
I recently bought a second EGO mower from Craigslist that was 7 years old. The battery is still working, maybe with a slight reduction in capacity. The mower wasn't working, but I opened it up and repositioned one of the safety switches inside, and now it is working again.