So I came across the EGO 56 V 21-Inch Self Propelled cordless lawn mower on Amazon and wondered if it was all the company hyped it up to be. So I did some digging and came up with the answers for myself in this review. Ego is known for a great line of power tools that can use the same battery across all tools so I didn’t expect this to be any different.
There is also another Ego 56V Cordless mower that we reviewed prior to this one. You cant take a look at this here
This EGO 56 V cordless lawn mower review was done after researching customer satisfaction and complaints on different online stores and various online platforms. Let me show you what we came up with.
C-ELMR Product Review
Product: EGO Power + 56V 21″ (LM2102SP) cordless electric self propelled lawn mower
General Market Price: USD $400 – $850 depending on the battery kit
Warranty: 5 years
Special feature: Self Propelled
This is Self propelled 56V EGO lawn mower is such an improvement from the last 56V mower that EGO made. I almost lost all respect for EGO products because of the older model but this mower is redemption at its best. It cuts tall grass well without being bogged down, they fixed the adjusting handle clips so that with this design it actually stays in place and the blades are wider so it does not stall as much in thick grass like the older version did. This mower is great for older folks or people with back problems who cannot manage to push a heavy mower. C-ELMR highly recommends this mower. Hats off to the EGO team. You can Order your Ego 56V mower online from Amazon or The Home Depot for fast and convenient delivery to your doorstep.
We will focus our review on the areas of the EGO 56V Max cordless mower mentioned in the overview above. For each area, we will explain why it was given the rating you see in the overview.
Some companies are all talking and no results so we looked at the video overview of the EGO Power + 21″ self-propelled mower on YouTube and compared this with what the mower actually does.
Take a look at this YouTube Video to see what EGO claims about their mower. We will tell you how true each aspect of this video is.
Specific design features
Start option –
Easy to start. All you have to do is push the button attached close to the handle and pull the starter which is attached above it as seen in this image. The self propelled starter option is located close to the handle and is activated when you pull it towards the handle as seen in the image below.
Weight and size –
The EGO self propelled lawn mower weighs in close to 68lbs. It is easy to push manually but remember that it is self propelled so no worries here. It is 37.5 inches long, 22.5 inches wide and 16.6 inches tall. The front-wheel height is 7 inches and the back wheel is 9 inches high. The back wheels are lower than the 56 V push mower.
Cutting options –
Mulching, bagging, and sideways discharge. I saw complaints that it does not do a great job of mulching but bagging and sideways discharge is great. Took off points here also
Height of grass cut –
The Ego self propelled mower cuts from 1 1/2 inches to 4 inches high. One adjuster is used for all four wheels.
Mowing speed –
1.8 MPH – 3.6 MPH which is very acceptable.
It is not a brushless motor which leaves room for improvement. However, the mower has a kind of cutting technology built-in where it revs up when it meets high, thick grass and then revs down and uses less energy to go through shorter, thinner grass. This saves battery energy when cutting and increases the run time.
The EGO self propelled mower battery is a high capacity 7.5Ah ARC Lithium battery. The Power+ 21” Mower delivers up-to 60 minutes of run-time with this battery. It takes 30 minutes to charge. The charger actually cools off the battery while it charges. The batteries are very durable in all weather conditions when compared to other brands because it has a special design. The “ARC” in the lithium-battery name is talking about the shape of the battery. This design allows for the dissipation of heat while providing a completely sealed design. It is coated in black epoxy to prevent damage from the weather conditions. It also helps to keep the battery safe in the case of drops. The battery is compatible with all EGO Power + tools so if you have other power plus tools you can use it in this mower also.
Noise level –
At 30 Db lower than the gas-powered mowers of similar power, nobody will be complaining about the noise level.
Power and Performance
This has a capacity of 420 Wh. This is greater than the Greenworks 80V, 2.5Ah mower! Self propelled mowers usually have issues going over hills, cutting tall grass and they usually get very hot, very easily. So people usually complain about purchasing them. I was fully expecting this EGO 56V cordless self propelled mower to be even worse. Why? Have you seen the 56V push mower that EGO made before this self propelled mower?
This one https://cordlesselectricmowersreviews.com/ego-56v-cordless-electric-mower-review-fail
It was not a great mower. I almost lost faith in EGO after doing my review on it.
EGO took all the complaints from the older model and made this super EGO self propelled mower.
Let’s talk about grass cut quality because that is really what it all comes down to, am I right?
- It does great cutting over hills. It does not stall going over slopes. It actually pulls this reviewer over hills!
- It cuts high grass without bogging down much
- It cuts damp grass
- Listen, the cut quality is very impressive. It gives an EVEN cut all throughout, even on the difficult monster St Augustine grass. It does, however, compromise cut quality at 4″ cutting height on the St Augustine grass but not with the other softer types. At 3″ however, excellent, I mean absolutely pristine cut on any grass
- The battery lasts for up to 60 minutes of mowing.
- Variable speeds work well so you can go at your own pace.
The downside we found was that the EGO self-propelled mower is not extremely impressive for mulching. It is okay but not great.
There are some 80V mowers on the market for a bit less but this mower outperforms the ones we have reviewed so far. We reviewed some here also so you can take a look at the related posts section below the article, read those reviews, and weigh your options.
Take a look at the video below to see the EGO self-propelled 21″ mower in action on different lawns. It has a comparison of the old versus the new EGO at the end of the video
Want to find out how this Guy performs when compared to a gas mower? Take a look at the video below and tell me what you think?
Do you think he was being biased or did he hit the nail right on the head?
Efficiency and Ease of Use
As seen in the video above. It is very easy to use. Absolutely no complaints here. It is easy to start, the speed options are easy to adjust, you only use one adjuster for all four-wheel heights and it performs well overall.
- Removing the battery and charging it is simple.
- The lightness of the mower along with the design makes it easy to maneuver around the lawn. The self propelled feature is the icing on the cake with just a pull of the starter attached near the handle.
- Three in one option for mulching, bagging or sideway discharge is very satisfactory.
- Switching from bagging to mulching is just as you see it in the videos above. Removing the bag and replacing it is no trouble at all.
- Folding the handle for storage is made simple by the adjusters on the handle.
Durability and Warranty
After the utter disappointment of the EGO 56V push mower, I can now tell you that this is the real deal. As seen in the video above, you will no longer have problems with the adjustable clips on the handle, the battery is weather-proof, the mower looks sturdy and handles look better than most electric mowers do. You have a 5-year warranty so if anything funny happens before the 5 years are up, you can get it fixed or get a replacement from the company.
Ease of locating replacements for wearable parts
As mentioned above, the batteries and the charger are universal for all the EGO power plus tools so you will not have a problem going on your computer and ordering one online to be delivered at your doorsteps. The 21-inch blades are also available online. If you damage any other part of the mower, you can call the company and ask for a repair shop near you.
Customer Service from Company
We got through within 5 minutes. The company answered all our questions and the were ready to suggest plausible solutions for problems. Overall excellent service. Naturally, you might have to deal with the company you bought your mower from directly if you have certain problems like shipping, etc but as far as questions and answers go, excellent customer service.
So overall, here is what you are getting from this Ego mower
Pros and praises from buyers
- Very powerful mower
- Very durable, weather-proof batteries
- Batteries can be used for other EGO power tools
- Easy to start and runs wells
- Light and easy to maneuver around your lawn.
- Very durable material
- Convenient to have up to 4-inch height adjustment
- One handle adjusts all the wheel heights
- Long battery life. Batteries actually last as long as the company says it does (60 minutes)
- Charges quickly (30-45 minutes)
- 3 different cutting options
- Cuts damp grass
- Handle tall grass well
- Handles thick grass well
- Goes over slopes without stalling in the self propelled option
- Have LED lights for nights or early morning mowing
- A lot more silent than a gas mower of similar power
Cons and complaints from buyers
- Does not mulch well without stalling
- Double blades would have been better for cutting on turns in the self propelled option.
- Does not have a brushless motor.
Big thumbs up from C-ELMR
Worth the buy. This is one of our favorite self propelled mower so far. I would recommend this mower due to its performance, efficiency, ease of use, and durability. If you have a medium-sized lawn, this mower is perfect for you. If you have a large lawn, pick up an extra battery with your purchase.
UPDATE: I just love this mower. It is still doing well on the market, the price is going down and quality is still the same. This EGO mower is giving gas mowers a run for their money 😀
You can click on the image below to view current prices at The Home Depot
BIG THUMBS UP FROM US!!
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