Ego 56V Power+52Cm Self Propelled Cordless Lawn Mower Lm2102E-Sp
21 inch cut is a biggie.
As is self propelled.
I've only broken two handles...and to be fair the second one was the handle lock falling apart, although there was some elongation of the holes already. The lower handle is definitely a weak point, and I've been in touch with them about it already.
6 years trade warranty is the big plus on the AEG, big downside is 18"
AEG has plenty of grunt. New Victa has the same power. Haven't seen specs for power on Ego.
If warranty is no issue, price is a bit of a difference.
Victa near enough to $800 with charger and two 82v 2Ah batteries.
Ego is $999 with charger and one 7.5Ah battery.
AEG is $599 as a skin, plus $299 for 4Ah 58v battery and charger. Extra batteries $269 each.
I run 5 batteries and 3 chargers.
If I had dealers nearby I'd be looking closely at Victa, but probably go Ego. 6 year warranty is a bloody big selling point for AEG though.
In 4 months of using the mower, blower and trimmer I've had one mower handle break in half, one mower handle lock fall apart with signs of damage to the handle, wheels noticeable extra play, one trimmer randomly stop running which was probably a one off electrical fault, and two batteries refuse to charge.
All were replaced straight away but I'm a little concerned that any of them needed to.
Still, I've got six years of being able to break it and get it fixed or replaced......so that's what I'll do!
The AEG power unit is great, but I'm underwhelmed with the chassis. Pro grade motor, cheap consumer base.
Trimmer is great but I hate the head. Easy to adapt it to run Husky heads though...
For a pro, I'd say the AEG mower Mk1 isn't ready. When they sort the crappy chassis it will be good. Echo versions looks much better...21" composite deck built pretty well.
The AEG other stuff is fine. They just borked a good mower by putting a crappy chassis on it.
ALL of the cordless mowers have the blades set too high...
I'd love to get the new EGO as my primary mower...but I'm reluctant to drop a grand sight unseen. Also shipping is expensive.
Posted 22 November 2016 - 08:22 PM