EGO Lawn Mower Reviews 2020 | What to Know Before You Buy

EGO Lawn Mower Reviews

With 8 EGO Lawn Mower Models to Choose From, There’s Something For Just About Everyone

We had the pleasure of testing the very first EGO battery-powered lawn mower way back in 2014. Since then, they’ve expanded their lineup significantly and stayed at the front of the pack when it comes to battery-powered mower innovation. 

While the top of their current 8-model lineup is near the top of the price list for residential battery-powered lawn mowers, they also have a couple that hit a great value at lower price points if you’re buying an EGO lawn mower on a tighter budget. All in all, they do a nice job of hitting the entire spectrum of customer needs.

EGO Lawn Mower Battery

EGO runs on a 14-cell system that produces 56 volts. While their 2.0Ah and 2.5Ah batteries are the go-to for EGO’s string trimmers and hedge trimmers, it’s the 5.0Ah and 7.5Ah packs that we prefer to use for lawn mowers. 1 battery can typically cover lawns up to a 1/4-acre and two batteries can cover a 1/2-acre or more. 

One thing that separates EGO from other cordless mower options is their battery design. The cells inside match the curved pack design and help cool the pack more effectively. Each cell also has a phase-change coating that helps cool them faster. 

EGO Select Cut battery insertion

When we test cordless lawn mowers down here in the central Florida, the batteries tend to heat up quickly between the heat and tougher St. Augustine and bahai grass species. Those that make it through their full battery discharge without reaching thermal shutdown need a break before the chargers deem it safe to charge them. 

All except EGO’s. Even when we put their newest mowers through some brutally tough testing on a sod farm , the batteries we used immediately started charging, putting them back in the game hours before other brands in some cases. 

The other good news is that EGO runs their entire line on 56V batteries. If you want to start by buying an EGO lawn mower and upgrade to a different model later, the batteries will work with it. The same goes if you want to add other lawn care equipment, such as a string trimmer, hedge trimmer, or blower. They’re the same batteries that run the Nexus Power Station in case you’re looking for a battery-powered inverter. 

All that said, we recommend the entire line, though each model fits a different user. Choosing the right model for your needs and expectations is key to having the best experience. 

EGO Lawn Mower Reviews and Recommendations

Best EGO Lawn Mower: EGO 56V Select Cut Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (LM2130SP)

There’s no doubt in our minds that the EGO 21-Inch Select Cut mower is the top model currently available. That’s not just in the EGO lineup, we think it’s the best of all the cordless lawn mowers. 

It features a stacked blade system that only EGO currently has in the electric walk-behind sector. The “Select Cut” in the name is because you get two blade options that both come with the kit. One blade offers a quality cut with better runtime and the other optimizes mulching. With our grass growth rates, we use the mulching blade. 

It’s not the most powerful or the most expensive in EGO’s line. However, there’s plenty of power available to even handle some overgrowth if the weather or vacation force you to let your lawn go a few extra days. It also has a newly designed drive control system that we prefer over EGO’s other self-propelled models.

Estimated kit runtime: 60 minutes

Price: $499 bare, $649 kit with 7.5Ah battery and rapid charger ($549 push mower kit with 5.0Ah battery and charger)

Most Powerful EGO Lawn Mower: EGO 56V Peak Power Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (LM2142SP)

When we tested gas and battery-powered lawn mowers side-by-side, we thought gas would easily exceed what any brand could do with a battery. The 21-inch EGO Peak Power Self-Propelled lawn mower shocked us by out cutting every other mower we tested except for Honda’s HRX-series . And it put some massive distance over several other commercial gas mowers. 

Two active battery ports combine the power of two batteries, letting you pack up to 15Ah of battery capacity on board and hitting higher torque. If you have grass that grows 3 or more inches between cuts or is really thick, this is the EGO mower you should grab to give you the power you need for an even cut.

Estimated kit runtime: 80 minutes

Price: $749 kit with two 5.0Ah batteries and rapid charger

Toughest EGO Lawn Mower: EGO 56V Steel Deck Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (LM2020SP)

EGO Steel Deck Mower

If you’re the kind of guy or gal that wants the toughest build, consider EGO’s steel deck mowers. Unsurprisingly, we prefer the self-propelled model, though there’s also a push mower if you have a smaller lawn and want to save some money.

The debate between steel and poly (plastic) decks runs deep. Generally speaking, steel decks can take more abuse. That said, we haven’t had a poly deck fail on us yet. There’s also more design flexibility to optimize airflow compared to steel.

But there’s still no denying that steel mower decks inspire a lot of confidence for the long haul. With EGO’s 5-year warranty backing it up, we’re totally on board with a steel deck sealing that long-term commitment.

Estimated kit runtime: 60 minutes

Price: $499 bare, $699 with 7.5Ah battery and rapid charger ($499 push mower kit with 5.0Ah battery)

Best Value EGO Self-Propelled Lawn Mower: EGO 56V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (LM2102SP)

If you’re looking to save some money and still get a great self-propelled battery-powered lawn mower, EGO’s 21-inch LM2100SP is a great fit.

While it’s more basic than the other models we mentioned above, it’s no slouch in the feature department. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Mulch, bag, or side discharge
  • Vertical storage
  • 21-inch poly deck
  • LED headlights
  • Single point height adjustment

The kit price with a 7.5Ah battery is $549, and it’s certainly fair to say that there are cheaper self-propelled cordless mowers out there. However, finding good value means balancing price, performance, and quality, and that’s what EGO does so well with this model compared to less expensive options.

Estimated kit runtime: 60 minutes

Price: $429 bare, $549 kit with 7.5Ah battery and rapid charger

Best Value EGO Push Lawn Mower: EGO 56V Push Mower (LM2101)

EGO 21-inch Push Lawn Mower

EGO’s 21-inch LM2101 push mower kit is one of the best values in the battery-powered lawn mower space, period. Running $399 for the kit with a 5.0Ah battery, it has the runtime to cover lawns up to a 1/4-acre on one charge.

Like its high-value self-propelled cousin, it keeps most of the best features from EGO’s foundational design:

  • Mulch, bag, or side discharge
  • Vertical storage
  • 21-inch poly deck
  • LED headlights
  • Single point height adjustment

While you may be skeptical that hitting such a high value mark leaves questionable performance, this is actually the first EGO lawn mower to exceed the power of entry-level gas mowers.

Estimated kit runtime: 45 minutes

Price: 339 bare, $399 kit with 5.0Ah battery and rapid charger

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I work at Lowe’s and we’ve recently had 6 high end Ego Lawnmowers returned because the blades don’t engage. This is a real concern for our customers. They’ve had to endure long wait times on the Ego support line to find out why this is happening, and they’re very disappointed because they haven’t got any support. The fact that the blades won’t engage is a discredit to the advertised quality of the product!!! I’m on the the call line now and have been for 24.40 min waiting for a representative. “We’re experiencing an usually high call volume at this time…… Read more »

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