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.
So I would have to say Ego was a winner from day one. Since then they have grown by leaps and bounds, they have released a ton of products like blowers, edgers, snowblowers and more.
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.
I have an Ego self propelled, plastic body mower. It’s absolutely unbelievable in its design and build quality, along with its cutting ability. I researched battery mowers for a long time and the Ego brand always seemed to be the one that was recommended when comparison tests were done. I took the plunge and am so happy with my decision. I can’t speak highly enough about the product
Agree, I love mine.
$700.00 and all plastic, What junk!
I love mine. I use to think the same thing about plastic, cordless lawnmowers but after using the Ego for years, I am sold. I know it’s plastic but it’s tough, cuts great and last.
Must be a great choice for a new mower when you live in the US.
Unfortunately, EGO tools are ridiculously overpriced in Europe, their price range make them compete against commercial-grade equipment.
Can you put the dual blade on the older EGO models (where the battery was in the front)?
Good review, I don’t have issues with plastic, it’s holding up fine and even some pickup truck beds are going plastic now.
I’m on my 2nd year and it cuts as good as new, I sharpen the blades every other month.
Great question. I am not sure if they would line up or not. I wouldn’t think so, but never checked.
Are you still happy with the Ego mower? I’m thinking about getting one, my husband is convinced that a Honda would be the better choice. We live in Michigan, where the spring grass is especially fast growing, so with my old low quality mower needed to go out there every 5 days. My husband thinks the Ego can’t handle that.
In Chicago it must be similar, so how does it hold up with spring cuts?
I still love my Ego, it’s awesome. I am still using my first-generation back from 2014. So I have the first generation motor that has a lower watt, so it’s not as strong as the new Ego mowers. Even with the older model, I never have any issues with the mower, even in fall when the grass is long and the wet leaves are on the ground. I did do an addition to my house in the back so for a while, never paid attention to the grass outback because of the work. After the grass grew to about 10-12″, I went to cut it and it had a hard time, but any mower would, even grass. I don’t think many people are ever going to let their grass get that long. For my everyday lawnmower, it’s awesome. I was the same way your husband was and never wanted to leave gas. After the Ego, I will never go back to gas.
Sorry but your Husband is incorrect these cut better as good as Commercial mowers , Honda as well , cuts better then my 22” Honda 7.0 HP powered toro mower , no noise, no gas & is much easier to use , no brainer for me there blowers are better & string trimmer works better then my Stihl FS80 pro commercial Weed eater as well , you can’t go wrong with Ego!