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Just about to release a Steel deck sp and by all accounts it,s lighter than the current sp (Poly deck ) but 1'' narrower but with a sd feature.

 

Here is an Oz review of current 21''


Posted 15 July 2017 - 01:42 PM

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That's some really impressive looking gear Drew - Honda and the other conventional powered makers who haven't got a decent cordless range must be cr@ping their shorts.

 

Difficult choices for me next spring for sure - the HRX217 is 2 seasons old as is my UMK425 - I badly need an extended reach hedger - wonder how the Ego whipper compares with the AEG you've just bought - be nice to just have one set of batteries and chargers to deal with.


Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:02 PM

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Cheers Drew,

 

The more I look at these things the more I like them - bit hard to find a weight on them but I think the older plastic based one is about 62lb - folds flat easily - variable SP with separate drive - 60ltr catcher - when you first see 50mins runtime it sounds poor but realistically it's 2+ regular lawns that I do so a couple of batteries would do me for what I do with a charge at lunchtime - the one drawback for me is the bar blade but I'm used to the 217 now - I just keep it sharp.

 

Going down to Trade Tools next week to check them out and find out about the multitool.


Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:37 AM

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Just saw this in the last couple of days - guy using clean/green as a selling point (with a $49 minimum charge :) )

 

https://www.gumtree....sion/1132950566


Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:43 AM

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yep there is definately more than one guy using the cordless stuff. Probably the only concern (just thought of it ) how long will the poly/plastic last being outside all day?

SPECIFICATIONS Model Number LM2100E LM2100E-SP Self Propel System No Yes Voltage 56 V 56 V

 

No Load Speed 2800 /min 2800 /min

 

Cutting Height 28-94 mm 28-94 mm Cutting Height Positions 6 6 Deck Size 53 cm 53 cm Cutting Width 52 cm 52 cm Grass Bag Volume 70 L 70 L Mower

 

Weight (without battery pack or accessories) 22.10 kg 24.55 kg Blade Model AB2101 AB2101 Blade Brake YES YES Guaranteed Sound Power level 64 dB(A) 64 dB(A)

The new steel deck cuts from 25-95mm

Info can be found if you go to manuals when looking at product.

Must be something wrong my end as I couldn't open the specs tab on Ego's page so I cast around with Google and found some info on the British site - revs quoted on the new model were a bit higher than quoted here (round 3200 from memory)

 

I just called the guy on Gumtree to pick his brains - didn't pick up so I'll try tomorrow.

 

Yes the plastic bits are a concern - but it'll fold up and go under my tonneau so won't be out in the weather all day - also the parent company Chervon are a Chinese mob who've been around since 1993 and make tools under licence for a number of high end brands - they just started Ego to get into the outdoor market - so you'd hope they know how to do it right.

 

I've watched a few clips now and my biggest concern now is how well it cuts and catches - you see the blade and it looks like it's got less lift than a 217 - half chute - and no stacked mulch blade - one clip comparing it to a 217 mentioned when mulching it leaves more visible clippings than a 217 - but it was the non SP - hopefully if the local guy will talk to me I'll get more info and report back.

 

Nothing like kicking the tyres anyway so I'll see if Tradetools have them in stock next week.

 

Edit: here's that comparison clip:-

 


Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:02 PM

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:25 PM

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Dunno how much just thought you might be interested


Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:35 PM

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Ah he did say he couldnt see any difference and the old blades are considerably different to the newer Ego,s. Newer are more lift.

Re some mods

''The Ego has a slight drag issue when cutting but can be rectified by cutting off plastic fins underneath mower.'' meaning the blade sits up inside the deck and deck ''drags'' on low setting

http://lawnclub.com....rint#entry12149
 

90% of mine are couch and cut at a height of (I'd guess) 30-50mm so if it does that OK I'm a happy camper - I recall when I first got the 217 there were concerns along the same lines - yes it does hang up when you try to cut real low - so I just ended up not cutting real low :) - the few clients I had that wanted it scalped have got used to it.

 

If I can I'll take photos of the undercarriage next week.


Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:13 PM

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I got on to the contractor who advertises on Gumtree - it was a lousy phone  line on hands free in his car and another call came in cutting us short - he bought from Masters closing down - full kit of tools - 6.0AH battery on the mower - cuts about 1/4 acre on a charge - said there's an issue with batteries is if you discharge into the red - can come back showing faulty and take 3 goes on the charger before it will charge up - need to carry spares and not run them too far down - (might have been addressed by now?)

 

Says it's about 1/2 as grunty as his Buffalo - uses it for regular lawns only - says it catches really well on regular lawns but he'll still use the Honda in long or wet grass - says one big drawback is it doesn't cut right out to the sides or front - about 100mm on the sides and 150mm front so you have to do a fair bit more whipping before you mow - sounds like a pain if you vertical edge - even the HRX will cut to the edge.

 

So obviously he's got an earlier generation of the mower - the new ones have more grunt? - and the steel deck might mean they cut out to the sides - I'll check them out at Tradetools anyway.


Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

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Video on the steel deck SP:-

 

 

and a promotional one from Ego:-

 


Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:49 AM

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Has the Ego Multi-tool just been released here? Apart from the AllMowers website (and https://egopowerplus...ower-Multi-Tool) there aren't many hits on Australian sites.


Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:51 PM

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Okay, thanks. No wonder I hadn't come across it before!


Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:24 PM

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That mower looks alright , wouldn't mind having a go


Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

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Led headlights lol :)
Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:09 PM

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24 hour emergency lawnmowing!


Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:50 PM

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I got on to the contractor who advertises on Gumtree - it was a lousy phone  line on hands free in his car and another call came in cutting us short - he bought from Masters closing down - full kit of tools - 6.0AH battery on the mower - cuts about 1/4 acre on a charge - said there's an issue with batteries is if you discharge into the red - can come back showing faulty and take 3 goes on the charger before it will charge up - need to carry spares and not run them too far down - (might have been addressed by now?)

 

Says it's about 1/2 as grunty as his Buffalo - uses it for regular lawns only - says it catches really well on regular lawns but he'll still use the Honda in long or wet grass - says one big drawback is it doesn't cut right out to the sides or front - about 100mm on the sides and 150mm front so you have to do a fair bit more whipping before you mow - sounds like a pain if you vertical edge - even the HRX will cut to the edge.

 

So obviously he's got an earlier generation of the mower - the new ones have more grunt? - and the steel deck might mean they cut out to the sides - I'll check them out at Tradetools anyway.

Hi Croc, don't have a 6amp/hr but have discharged all my 2-2.5 & 4amp/hr batteries into the red hundreds of times with no ill effect.

I thought that was what lithion ion batteries were all about, no memory.

Being able to charge/ discharge at any stage of the cycle, including full discharge.

Thats my understanding but Im not 100% on it  ???

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:44 PM

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Hi Fred,

 

Yeah, I'd be taking the battery back - the management smarts built in to the battery shouldn't allow it to discharge too far as far as I know.

 

I'm keen to check the whole range out anyway - battery gear ticks so many boxes nowadays.

 

Cheers


Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:02 PM

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Hi Croc, don't have a 6amp/hr but have discharged all my 2-2.5 & 4amp/hr batteries into the red hundreds of times with no ill effect.
I thought that was what lithion ion batteries were all about, no memory.
Being able to charge/ discharge at any stage of the cycle, including full discharge.
Thats my understanding but Im not 100% on it  ???
 
Cheers Fred.


The lithium ion type batteries can be fussy with their charging and discharging, that's why they have battery management systems built into the battery packs. Discharging too far can do permanent damage but the BMS should prevent that, as well as: preventing over charging, balancing the charge voltage of each cell and controlling the pack's temperature.
Leaving them in a hot place (eg. A hot vehicle) isn't a good move.

(If things do go wrong it can be very dangerous!)
Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:05 PM

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Hi All, to anyone in the Brisbane area (or further if you don't mind a drive) interested in the new range, I've just been in touch with Steve at Trade Tools at Coopers Plains on the southside - he wasn't aware of the new model range (he is now!) - he said Ego usually sends them out samples of the new gear a couple of weeks pre release so they can kick the tyres - I said I was on this forum and could any of us here who are interested come on out too - he had no problem with that and is contacting Ego today to get more info.

 

It's early days but I'll let you know what happens and give dates if it comes off - for anyone else on here not in the area  I'm thinking we might be able to get a bit of video on the day and do a bit of a Q&A if you have questions you want answered.

 

I'm thinking we might be able to swing a bulk buy discount too :)

 

Cheers


Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:10 AM




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