Out of all the battery mowers we used, this was by far my favorite. Not only does it bag and mulch, but you can side discharge, only if you roll that way. I am the hillbilly that lets his grass get long, so I was worried about battery operated mowers really working. One thing I can tell you is this 56V mower goes through some deep stuff. It doesn’t push the grass over, it actually cuts the grass and does a great job.
The idea that it folds up nicely, makes it perfect for storing when not in use. I never used the LED lights, but I still love that feature. Also, I never really tested the 45 minute run time as it doesn’t take me that long to mow. One huge thing I noticed is I don’t have to mow slow with this mower, I can just walk at my regular speed, which is key. I love the one handle depth adjustment and also how quiet the mower is.
Okay the downsides. First, as I always say with Ego, I love the line, but they are new to the market, so there aren’t any long term reviews. So we will keep you up to date on this and their other tools in the line up. The handle does take some time getting use to, well not really, but I tend to like straight handles where this has a different set up, probably due to the fact that it folds up nicely. I do wish the mower came with another battery to prevent any down time for those who might take longer than 45 minutes.
Bottom line is if you want a battery operated mower, this is it. The quality seems like it’s there. The handle is solid and doesn’t seem cheap like some of the other mowers we used. The best items about this mower is it cuts through tall grass without any problems and the other tools in the line up are just as good as this mower.