I've Gone Electric! (Lawn Mower)

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  1. wjtracy

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    I don't want to "shock" @hill or @bisco but I've gone electric!!!(y)

    We shall see which is the greener mower, my old 2006 $370 LawnBoy or my new 2022 EGO electric, with LED HeadLights! I got the simple $400 EGO Model 2101, cheapest they had, no power drive.

    Stay tuned for the comparisons. But the 5ah lithium battery if I am lucky I will get 3 years and replacement cost is $250. So I believe eMower cost is going to be much higher in the long term. P1110927 (2).JPG
     
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    I've had my Ego mower about 2¼ years, battery going super strong.
     
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    Come to think of it, my 2006 LawnBoy outlived my 2006 Prius, but not by much.
     
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    According to cpicalc, the 2006 Lawn Boy was $540 in June 2022 dollars. :) (Or, equivalently, the $400 Ego was $274 in June 2006 dollars.)
     
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    You may be pleasantly surprised at the EGO durability and battery life. We have a 5 year old Kobalt 80v mower that shows no sign of wear and its little 2.5 ah batteries still fine after 5 years of weekly grass cutting from April till October of every year.

    Don't forget you will never buy gas, oil, air filter or spark plug again - so you will have these savings. After the initial purchase price of an electric mower that is pretty much all you will ever spend on it.
     
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    I bought a replacement blade for mine, after an unplanned mowing of my sidewalk.
     
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    i haven't mowed in months due to the drought, so i won't have much to report on the ryobi
     
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    front lawn, hasn't rained in months, temps in the high 90's for days, several times this summer


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    took out 2 massive 60+ year old norway maples due to decay. replanting 2 5-6" caliper october glory maples.
    i won't live long enough to see any shade. facing south, a/c is definitely running more
     
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    Trees are a pain....but love the October Glory we have a couple in the neighborhood..
     
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    Mendel Leisk Patron saint of newly poured sidewalks

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    Heck, I've been "electric", for forever... :whistle:
     

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    Do you have a cord? Those are nice but not sure about pulling the cord around, I tried my neighbors a few weeks ago.
     
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    "unplanned mowing of my sidewalk" :D

    The nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Poor choice of hammer in this case though.

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    Lawn @8 : you pee indoors apparently.
     
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    My EGO + original battery is still going strong after 5 1/2 years(y)
     
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    Mendel Leisk Patron saint of newly poured sidewalks

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    Busted...
     
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    Batteries are convenient, but cords cost less without the issues that come with batteries.
     
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    Same here, except the 'forever' part. I started in 1990.

    Not a very good planer either.
     
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    Wow that is an antique! You must have bought that off of Thomas edison.

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    That's for when the electric leaf blower comes in handy, as the tons of leaves begin falling. The leaf blower works great as a snowblower too!
    Congratulations on the new mower. Man they sure are getting expensive. We bought the last floor model for $411 last year. But this year - after trillions of paper dollars are added to the supply, that same electric mower is $650. Ouch!
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    I replaced all of my gas yard tools this summer. The mower is a champ even when I let my grass go for a month+. 20220603_180835.jpg

    I was intrigued by some Ego zero turns I saw on display at the hardware store mainly for the swappable batteries you can use in other tools. After some research I settled on the riding mower from Greenworks and their 60v tools from tractor supply. I was most impressed with the pole saw when it was doing better cutting up a fallen tree than my echo 14" gas saw. I picked up greenwork's 16" 60v chainsaw a week after.

    I ended up donating all my old gas tools to the age old tradition of piling them up at the end of the driveway with a 'free' sign. Even included my can of oil mixed gas. It was picked up within an hour.
     
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