When it comes to cordless OPE tools, Ego has been leading the way since they first came to market. The new LM2100SP, LM2130SP, LB6500 is right in line with their tradition of quality, performance and run time. We haven't seen a cordless lawn mower mulch or cut as you find with this Ego.
So have you jump ship and bought into the whole battery-powered lawn mowers? I know for me, I was a gas man. Nothing beats the power, the cut quality, the build quality of the mulching quality of a gas mower. A while back Ego introduced me to the first true battery lawnmower and I haven't looked back. I am impressed by the build quality of the mower, the cut quality but best of all, I love the ease of use. In fact, even my wife will mow the lawn with a battery power mower. Today Ego announced a new addition to their family so let's jump in and take a look at the Ego Lawn Mower Review.
This is the launch of the Ego G3 Lawn Mower model LM2135SP. Word on the street, the mower bags, mulches and cuts better than the gas Toro and Honda. Which if you know Toro and Honda, they are the premier push mowers.
Ego Lawn Mower Review Overview
It's amazing to think that back in April 2014 is when we were first introduced to the Ego brand. At that time we knew we were impressed by the build quality and the cut quality. The only unknown was the batteries and how long they would last. Well, here we are 5 years later and I am still using the same lawnmower and still have the original batteries.
The one thing I can say about Ego, each one of their products is quality. They are not a company to release a product just to release it. They release a product once it's the best one on the market and it has the highest quality.
So speaking of new products, let's take a look at their new lawnmower.
Ego Lawn Mower Review Features
This Ego is the newest model of their growing line of lawnmowers. This is their third generation or G3 with a model number of LM2135SP.
Ego is powered by a 56V battery which in itself is one of the best batteries on the market. Heat kills batteries, so Ego designed this battery by keeping the heat dissipated. The design of the battery allows the cells to be placed towards the outside and are not sandwiched inside other batteries. The batteries are also packed in a sleeve that will absorb heat to also help dissipate heat. I think this design is one of the reasons that I still have some of the original batteries from when Ego first came to market because they do such as a great job with the design and manufacturing of the 56V Battery.
So what is so cool about the new mower, well it lies under the deck. The mower uses a two-blade system to help cut, mulch and bag like no other mower in its class.
The 56V battery is located on top of the mower and protected by a plastic top. It's very easy to replace the battery as the top will stay open while changing the battery.
As with the other Ego mowers, you can adjust all four wheels with a single lever which is located on the side of the mower.
I am not sure why, but I love the Ego wheels. I like how easy and smooth they are along with the size. I have seen other mowers with bigger wheels but they always seem to get in the way.
So let's talk about storage. This is one of the easiest mowers to fold up and store under a bench or on the wall. The handle has two release levers that let the handle side down. Then on the side, there is a push button to lower the handle to make it even smaller for storage.
The handle has a good design where you can grab it on top or on the sides depending upon the style you like.
To start the mower, just push down on the green button and pull the green hand into the push handle. It couldn't be any simpler.
For those who like self-propelled mowers, you're in luck as it has that feature. You can adjust the speed by the dial located at the top of the handlebar. If you don't like self-propelled, you can also turn it off.
The mower offers three options for grass debris. There is a side discharge, bagging or mulching.
Ego Lawn Mower Review Performance
I live in Chicago so right now it's cold outside and we had an early snowfall. So for reviewing this mower, I knew it could be a chore since it not only had to cut wet grass, but it had to clean up a ton of leaves and even mulch and bag wet leaves.
I found some dry leaves so I pushed up a pile on the driveway because I really wanted to see how much it would clear with a single pass. As you can see, it definitely picks up all the leaves in a pass. So now it was time to mulch, bag and mow the front yard.
Here are the before pictures. Now the pictures don't do justice because while there are dry leaves on top, it really doesn't show all the wet smashed below. As noted, we had snow a week or two before so it sat on the lawn and compacted the grass and leaves down.
Here are the after pictures. Some areas I mulched and some I bagged. I don't know any other cordless lawn mowers that could make a yard look like this, considering the condition it was in before.
I am extremely impressed by how well the mower performed. The grass was cut and not pushed down or missing blades of grass like I have seen with other mowers. Mulching was also great, even with large piles. Bagging was also great and produced results.
In the end, I am a true believer of Ego. The new mower shines and I believe the second blades really work and isn't just some sales gimmick. Heck, I am not even a fan of self-propelled mowers but I found myself using this feature as it was easy to operate and adjust for my pace.
Ego Lawn Mower Review Final Thoughts
The bottom line, Ego is the powerhouse in the cordless OPE world. The LM2135SP is just another example of why Ego remains at the top and the reason others are chasing them. The mower has the traditional build quality you find in Ego which is top of the line. The cut quality is what I would expect from Ego and the bagging and mulching is easily a top performer.
So if you are looking for a battery mower because you want to make the jump from gas or are looking to upgrade a previous battery mower, Ego is an easy choice.