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I’m going to be honest – I’ve never mowed a yard before in my life. I have four younger brothers . . . that’s a lot of manual labor for yard work! So lawn mowers have never really been on my radar, until my boyfriend had to get a new one. He’s has a gas powered lawn mower for YEARS that he has pieced together several times, and it finally gave up the ghost, so we were in the market for a new one. We had the opportunity to review the EGO PowerPlus 20 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion 3-in-1 Cordless Lawn Mower from The Home Depot, and of course my boyfriend jumped at the chance. A new TOY!
But I have to be honest . . . we were a little apprehensive. An electric mower? So many questions ran through our heads. Will it be powerful enough? How will it cut? And keep it mind, you have two types of lawn mower users here: one that has never used a mower before and then a seasoned vet. And we were excited to try something that was gas free and environmentally friendly.
Having said that, I’ll let you know up front that we honestly, truly, LOVE this lawnmower. It’s seriously amazing, and impressed both of us. I want to walk you through it though, and talk about the different features, so you know what you expect if you are also in the market for a new lawnmower.
The first part to tackle with the EGO PowerPlus was assembly. It was truly a simple process, which was pretty awesome. We literally took the mower out of the of the box, charged the battery and put it in, hooked up the bag, and unfolded the handle. Click the key in and you are ready to go (but you know, put the right shoes on first).
Mowing was SOOOO easy. One of the concerns we had read online was the lack of being “self-propelled” (which I didn’t even know what that meant, since I’ve never mowed). Let me tell you: it’s not a concern. I could push that mower around, even with the bag full, and even up hills. Steve could push it with his pinky finger. It was no sweat. At all.
Starting was another thing that terrified me. Don’t mowers have pull cords? Or was that back in 1970? Anyway, this had a green key you can see above. Push in and pull up on the thin black handle. You are on and running, and it’s not that loud!
- the 20″ cutting width – his current (that is now dead) mower was 16″, so this gets the job done faster.
- the ability to raise and lower the cutting height with ONE handle on the side – his mower required adjusting the height on all four wheels.
- There’s a mulching attachment, so you don’t have to use the bag.
- NO GAS!!!
My favorite things as a rookie mower:
- Easy to start.
- No GAS (I can’t stand the smell of it).
- Easy to push.
I have a video to share with you to show the EGO PowerPlus in action, but I want to let you know a little bit about the battery first, because this was one of the best parts. Our EGO Power Plus came with a 56-Volt lithium-ion battery (and this battery comes with all EGO products. Here are some details about it:
- 40% more power than the leading 40-Volt battery
- Industry’s fastest charge time of zero to full charge in just 30 minutes
- Zero to full charge in just 40 minutes
- On average, is 50% lighter and lasts four times longer
- Three-year warranty
What is awesome about the battery is that it works with ALL of the EGO products. . . so you can get a string trimmer, blower, or hedge trimmer for $99 each . . . and use the same battery. We are buying all three!
Okay, so I said I wanted to share a fun video we recorded of the process of moving. You can get started and be up and running in just a few seconds. Take a peek:
We moved an entire lawn in 40 minutes, and the battery seemed like it still had a ton more juice. DO not worry about the battery dying on you mid-mow if you have a medium sized lawn. If you have a huge lawn – I do recommend purchasing an additional battery (at least I would): though the recharge time is only 30 minutes, so if you want to have one battery and just recharge, you can grab an iced tea before heading back out.
Here are all of the benefits of the EGO PowerPlus Cordless mower in one place:
- The most powerful rechargeable mower on the market
- Quiet and lightweight
- 30-Minute Charger: Industry’s fastest charger
- Up To A 45-Minute Cut Time: Battery run time meets or exceeds charge time
- Fold Flat In Seconds: Convenient storing and cleaning
- 20” Cut Capacity: Reduces the number of passes required to cut your lawn
- True 3-In-1 Function: Superior mulching, rear bagging and side discharge performance
- LED Headlights: Allow for mowing anytime
- 600W, High-Torque, Magnetic Motor: Designed for high power output at 3300RPM’s
- Convenient Push-Button Start: No more pull cord, easily starts at the press of a button
- Five-year warranty
So as I said, you have two people who reviewed this mower: a newbie and a guy with a degree in Mow-ology. We both loved it. We have NO complaints. The worst part of the whole thing is that now Steve knows I love to mow, and that I can do it, so looks like I’ll be yard helper. What what??
If you are in the market for a new mower, I’d love for you to check out the EGO PowerPlus, as well as the other EGO products available. In fact, EGO and The Home Depot are providing one of my readers with a $100 HD gift card! Just enter to win below!
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