Times Up: its outdated model
Yes my friend told me that Ego Power Plus Cordless Lawn Mower model LM2001 has been discontinued by the manufacturer!
So What? Old is Gold as per me:
While the product is superseded by latest version, advantage is old model still being sold online, and what you get is good price point, remember LM2001 is well proven product over time, lot of design improvements already gone inside from the customer feedback & field failures. So mostly this so called older generation products is much stable in terms of Durability, Less customer complaints, Availability of spare parts, Mechanics who repairs it is well aware of the product inside-out 🙂
Still Power Plus Mower Is Hands Down The Coolest!
Believe me Ego Power Plus is still the best product design … In this review I shall provide you the glimpse of Pros & Cons. You will be able to decide if still you wish to get this so called outdated product in your patio garden.
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Ego Power Plus Cordless Lawn Mower (LM2001)
- Quiet in operation as compared to the traditional Gas Mowers
- Eco-friendly, uses battery to power the blades
- Simple to use with cordless operation, forget about refilling the gas or having unsafe electric dangling cables
- Super lawn cutting power using high torque electric motor
- Performance of Gas without Noise & Fumes
- No more starting trouble in morning hours, just plug and play type mower
- Rapid charging Lithium Ion Battery Pack
Wait Until You Read the Detailed Features Review of Ego Power Plus:
- Futuristic Style
LM2001 is an exceptionally sleek design giving futuristic look and feel, two-tone gray and translucent green color scheme smoothly merges when kept in the corner of your garden.
- Sleek, Compact still Foldable!
Yes, forget about worries about storage space for your garden mower! Ego comes with foldable & collapsible handlebar, so after finishing your garden mowing job, simply fold the handle & stand the mower up on end ! No support needed.
Again when you wish to lift your Ego mower, use the built-in handle on the front of the cutting deck, thanks to the ergonomic design though gone in by the engineers!
- How Simple is to cut the Lawn? User friendly?
Yes, the ergonomic designed handles make it easy to get behind the mower and push it manually. Although it weighs around 60 pounds, you will feel it easy to drag around, and remember you need some weight on the grass, else it will just float over the thick grass reducing the cutting efficiency per pass.
Ego mower is equipped with Mulching, Bagging and a Chute for side-discharge, makes it easy to use & collect / dispose.
- Is it self propelled?
No, the Ego LM2001 is drive behind type manual model and not self-propelled. Although it is designed to push easily through the yard, considering people of old age or people having steep slope in their yard, a self propelled model surely helps.If your mower is going to be gifted to your old age mom or dad, or a friend having steep backyard, I suggest to go for next model from Ego which is self propelled as well as have 21″ blades facilitating to cut more lawn in less time too 🙂
So I suggest upgrading to the next model ….
EGO 21″ 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Self Propelled Lawn Mower
- Will my neighbors complain about noise & pollution ?
No, not at all, Ego Power Plus Lawn Mower is 30% quieter than the gas powered mowers!
Just to quantify, it produces ~70 dB sound level as compared to ~100 dB for typical gas mowers!!
Secondly, since it is Battery drive, it does not produce any emission gases, so surely your neighbors will be happy to see you as Nature lover 🙂
- Will I be able to cut the grass late evening?
Sure, Ego has LED headlights which makes your life in the dark easy. The headlights are powerful still consumes less power due to LED technology. So you need not worry about arrangements of external flood light!
- Early morning Cold Start Issues !!
Simply forget about the cold start issues you normally face with the gas mowers! This battery powered mower gets to life with simple press of a button. It has got a Push-Button Start feature.
- Phenomenal cutting power
Humm … Surely the 20″ Blade size helps reducing the number of passes you need to make with even the thickest grass. Only in case you are fighting against ultra-thick Zoysia, Bermuda Grass or Festuca lawns, simply use the 5 height adjustments [1.2~3.5″] provision. If its not working, use the one lever mechanism to reduce the blade depth of cut, it may take little more passes, but it will cut the thickest lawn for sure.Again the Single handed cutting height adjustment makes it easy to take light or heavy cut in matter of minutes. Again thanks to the ergonomic design thought gone in.
- Go with the Future, Li-ion battery packs, Quick Charging, Long Lasting Life
Gone those days of Lead acid batteries, Ego power uses futuristic Arc-Lithium 4 Ah 56V battery pack which can be Rapidly Charged in just 30 minutes.
Single charge lasts till 45 minutes of mowing.Is the battery pack protected against overload?
Yes, Ego mower has Built-in overload circuit protection as well as Battery high temperature protection, so you need not worry about accidental damages to the battery pack.
- I need more mowing time, what to do?
- How useful is to go for higher Amperage battery pack?
Surely if you have extra long yard, it makes sense to go for higher Amp Li-Ion battery pack.
Which will deliver more mowing time, less number of recharges.
Battery Option 1:
5 Ah battery pack BA2800 56V 5.0Ah
- Will last for an hour of mowing as well as act as backup battery.
- Integrated fuel gauge which indicates remaining power in your battery.
- Charges in 40 minutes with EGO Power+ Rapid Charger
- Charges in 100 minutes with EGO Power+ Standard Charger
Battery Option 2:
7.5 Ah battery pack BA4200 56V 7.5Ah
- Will last for about one and half hour of mowing.
- All other features same as the 5 Ah battery pack.
- Can I use this mower while its raining?
Remember Ego Power Plus is rated as IPX4 protection level, which indicates Protection from sprays and splashing of water in all directions for 5 minutes!
So as soon as the showers begin, you need to find a place to park your ego mower! It is not designed to be waterproof! it is water resistant !!
- Storage simplicity – While the mower is parked most of the time in a week!
Remember you are not going to be in the garden whole week !! so most of the time your mower will be parked in. Hence Ego design engineers has given good thought over storage making it completely foldable and collapsible handle.
- Maintenance & Cost of Ownership
Ego is quite confident about the product durability, hence promises extra long 5 years warranty coverage, includes parts, labor and electrical issues.However the battery and rapid charger, warranty is for 3 years.As said in the beginning of this post, Ego Power+ is quite established product, and lot of thought process and design improvements has gone inside, making it a stable & long lasting product.
In fact if at all you are faced with issues of maintenance, you get ready spare parts and knowledgeable mechanics to get it to life in hours time.
LM2001 Specs :
|Cutting Height||1.2” to 3.5” (30 mm to 90 mm)|
|Deck Size||20” (510 mm)|
|Grass Bag Volume||1.7 Bushel / 60 L|
|Voltage||56 V DC|
|Motor||600 W High-Torque, Magnetic Motor|
|Cut time||45 minutes [With 4 Ah battery]|
|Dimensions||3.5″ x 6.5″ x 7.7″ (Approx)|
|Weight (Without battery pack; with grass bag)||56.2 lbs (25.5 kg)|
|Warranty||5 year limited warranty on EGO outdoor power equipment and 3 year limited warranty on EGO Power+ System battery packs and chargers|
|Customer service||1-855-EGO-5656 (1-855-346-5656)
8:30 am – 8:00 pm EST (Monday – Friday)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST (Saturday and Sunday)
|Accessories to Buy||Rapid Charger for EGO Power Lawn Mower|
- Ensure blade sharpness:
A sharp blade will greatly enhance the performance of the mower, especially when cutting high grass
Note: For sharpening the blade, Oiling the mower – Please read the Operator’s manual
- How to cut high grass [With minimal battery drain]
- Set the mower to highest setting for the first pass
- Ensure sufficient (say 50%) overlap from pass to pass
- Move slow
- Work in Twilight:
You may like to switch-off lamps if not required to extend mowing time
- Don’t cut the Wet Grass:
Wet grass can be a problem to any lawn mower, best time is to cut just before evening say 4~5 pm when the grass is dry & its pleasant evening time
- Remove Stones:
Check the lawn for Stones, Sticks, Wires etc which can damage your lawn mower or motor
Items Supplied Check List (May change from time to time) :
- Power Plus Lawn mower
- Grass bag
- Grass bag frame
- Mulching insert
- Side discharge chute
- Safety key
- Operator’s manual LM2000 (Download here)
It’s as close as a gasoline powered mower
Problems customers faced for Ego Power Plus Cordless Lawn Mower
- Not powerful as the gas mower
- Motor problems (and it is not covered in Warranty)
- Heating problems
- Low battery life (I suggest using 5 amp battery to resolve this issue)
Is there a powerful alternative, with self Propelled mode ?
Yes, if you need more cutting power having Self propelled mode, simply choose