EGO Adds Touch Drive System To LM2125SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
We’re seeing battery-powered lawn mowers gain traction all around the country and we’ve witnessed significant improvements in both their power and runtime. EGO has cemented its place in the battery-powered mower market better than most, offering models for everyone from homeowners to pros. The EGO LM2125SP Lawn Mower is set to hit the market heading into 2023 and we wanted to know where it fits in EGO’s lineup.
Editor’s Note: The model number for the bare tool is LM2120SP and the kit is LM2125SP.
EGO LM2125SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Performance
This EGO mower uses a brushless motor to power a 21-inch blade. It has a max cutting torque of 6.0 ft-lbs and a max no-load speed of 2,800 RPMs, giving you cutting performance equivalent to a 140cc gas mower.
We tested it on some St. Augustine grass and a hefty dose of Florida Bahia grass. It’s ideal for regular maintenance cuts but it can tackle its fair share of overgrowth, too. The motor did stall on some of the thickest areas in the yard, so if you’re consistently working with heavier cutting loads EGO makes some stronger mowers like the Select Cut XP that might be better suited for you.
One feature we particularly liked on this mower is the automatic power boost. The motor dials up the power when it senses the blade hitting higher loads so you can take on tougher patches of grass without issue.
The runtime of lawn mowers can be tricky to test accurately because of the sheer number of factors at play. Things like temperature, ambient humidity, grass height, grass density, and much more can all have an effect on your runtime.
By EGO’s estimate, you should get around 60 minutes of runtime in optimal conditions using the included 7.5Ah battery. We managed to get just over 55 minutes of continuous runtime, which is very close and well within our comfort zone.
|Light Load||60 min.|
|Medium Load||45 min.|
|Heavy Load||30 min.|
This model uses a single-blade design, as opposed to EGO’s select cut mowers that use a dual-blade setup. Despite this, the LM2125SP mower produces a clean cut and we found it to leave very few stragglers. You may see a few more if you’re mowing at full speed in thicker grass, so be mindful of how fast you’re going in those areas to maintain a good quality cut.
This mower has mulching, bagging, and rear discharge functions. The former two are very effective, but we found that the rear discharge leaves a bit to be desired. You need to trade off some of the spread to get airflow to the deck with less interruption. Naturally, by going that route, EGO designed the deck so that mulching and bagging are your better options. If you need to use the rear discharge to deal with overgrowth, we recommend waiting until you have dry grass and it will do just fine.
EGO LM2125SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Design Notes
EGO features its Touch Drive system combined with a rotating speed dial. Rather than employing something like a thumb lever or full bar, the self-propel drive style uses two buttons on either side of the handle that you depress with your palms.
We like the speed control dial because of its ease of access while mowing. It also has positive stops that make it easier to set and maintain a consistent speed. The engagement buttons offer multiple grip positions, too, which takes some of the fatigue off of your hands and fingers.
We’re big fans of the single-point deck height adjustment rather than adjusting each wheel individually. You can achieve cut heights ranging from 1 1/4 inches to 4 inches with 7 settings in between to cover pretty much any grass species.
|Deck Height Setting||Approximate Cutting Height|
We’re not surprised that EGO continues to offer verticle storage with the LM2125SP lawn mower. It’s an easy process too; just squeeze the green lever against the handle and swing it around. For some extra space, you can drop the telescoping handle to make things even more compact.
The same lever controls the height of the handle. You have two height options, so depending on your height you can choose whatever is most comfortable for you.
As with most battery-powered mowers, this one has a pair of LED headlights to help you see in low-light settings. The lights sit on the front of the mower’s battery housing. EGO also added an on/off button so you can use the lights as needed.
- Battery life gauge
- IPX4 water resistant
EGO LM2125SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Price
We’re still waiting on final pricing information for this lawn mower. We do know that the kit (LM2125SP) will retail for $649 and include a 7.5Ah battery and Rapid Charger. The price of the bare tool version (LM2120SP) has not been announced yet at the time of writing.
You’ll be able to find this mower at your favorite EGO retailer starting in 2023.
The Bottom Line
The EGO LM2125SP Lawn Mower offers a good step up from the brand’s entry-level self-propelled mower in both design and the included battery. Notably, the performance and updated drive system offer an easier and more comfortable mowing experience. Expect it to easily tackle 1/4-acre yards, and possibly 1/2 an acre in lighter cutting conditions.
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EGO LM2125SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Specifications
- Model: EGO LM2120SP (bare) LM2125SP (kit)
- Power Source: EGO 56V battery
- Cutting Torque: 6.0 ft-lbs.
- No-Load Speed: 2,800 RPM
- Water Rating: IPX4
- Deck-Size: 21 inches
- Deck Material: Poly
- Cut Height: 1.25 to 4 inches
- 3-in-1 Function: mulching, bagging, and side discharge
- Bagging Capacity: 2 bushels (approx. 2.5 cu ft.)
- Warranty: 5-year (mower), 3-year (battery)
- Price: $649 kit