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EGO 56V Cordless Mower $699 with Bonus Line Trimmer @ Mitre 10

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Hi All, first time post. Mitre 10 seems to have the entry level EGO mower (56V with 49cm plastic deck) for $699 (RRP) but also have it listed for $699 with a bonus line trimmer.

May be enough to tempt you across to the cordless side. Personally, I was looking for the self-winding model of their trimmer, but this is almost enough to tempt me…

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    Awesome gear! I love my Ego Mower & Trimmer however it's quite an old design now and I'd say the competition would be pretty close these days with their latest model releases. Used the Ego Mower on the weekend and it's still an amazing piece of kit but it is very big and klunky compared to the others… but I also only have a tiny backyard these days which doesn't help.

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      Thanks SteveAnd Belle. I've been researching them for a few weeks now and I'm not sure that the competition has actually caught up, though EGO have some newer, higher performance models released after (and priced above) this one.

      The biggest difference between EGO and the competitors seems to be in the battery performance - both the run time and the recharge time. The AEGs, Victas and the like have much slower recharging as they don't use cooling chargers. I read one review where they had a Ryobi mower and they had to let the batteru cool for 45mins before the charger would accept it, then it took two hours. Whereas the EGO battery went straight in and was ready to go again in 45 mins.

      I do understand your clunky point though - plenty of reviews criticise this one's long front overhang as not being able to get close to the edges. I'm also a little wary of the plastic deck, though my local mower shop says he hasn't noticed a difference (he has some commercial customers using EGOs).

      I was looking at the models just above these two though - the 50cm mower with the 5Ah battery and rapid charger (that's worth the +$150 to me) and the carbon-fibre shafted "powerload" trimmer (as I hate spooling the line…). Just need to find a bargain! ;-)

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        Yeah nice. The Ego charger is pretty 'industrial' I must agree. Strange the others haven't bothered to add $10 worth of fan forced cooling to their designs yet but it probably isn't too far away.

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        Correcting you, or filling in missing details, the Victa 82v range uses a fan cooled charger, 30 minute rapid charge 82V 2.0Ah, 60 minute rapid charge 82V 4.0Ah

        Still this deal looks likes great, my only advice to people looking to go battrie gardening tools, would be to STAY AWAY from RYOBI, I had the line trimer 36v and it was replaced 2x, both times it was batterie problems, swapped it for the Victa 82v trimmer.

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    I have an EGO mower ( and hedgetrimmer ) - love it and recommend it. Dont know about the trimmer however.

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      Line trimmer is excellent, plenty of power and still light. The only thing I find is that the line itself could be stronger

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    These are great mowers. I have the self-propelling one.

    Bear in mind that this deal only comes with a 4.0Ah battery. It's best to get a 2.5Ah battery as well to go with the trimmer. It's a good size and not to heavy.

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      Agreed. The 4Ah battery on the Trimmer is definitely usable and can be better balanced by repositioning the handle however having a smaller battery would make it a little easier and more nimble to throw around and flip upside down for path edges… plus of course a second battery would result in better run-times for the mower as you wouldn't need to share a single pack over two devices.

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    $700 and you don't even get a brushless motor in it. Very ordinary IMHO and shows the age of it vs competitors.

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    I have the Ego line trimmer and love it. Switched from petrol Stihl and never looked back.

    What competition is better than this mower? Still using my old trusty Honda 4 stroke but looking to switch to electric some time in the near future. Don't necessarily have to stick to Ego if there is better performance/price out there.

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    I have a line trimmer already. Anyone wanna split?

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    I have the line trimmer and the Mower (just before Masters shut down!)
    Fantastic mower, great trimmer. I usually go through the 2.5ah battery first, then put it on the charger and use the 4ah one. By the time I'm finished there is enough go in the 2.5ah to use the line trimmer to finish stuff off. Like others mentioned the width of the plastic base on the mower is a little big for edges, but its good enough.

    The mower itself is super compact - it folds up in a few spots and you can store it vertically when it's not in use!

    If they still use the silly terminology, when you buy a part in the range, if they are saying it's a "skin", they mean it's a part without the battery.

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    EGO 56V Cordless Mower

    If I did not have an EGO I would not be here tonight…
    EGO is not a dirty word…

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    I've Mower, Blower and edger and extra battery. Bought when Masters about to close for cheap. Even back then used wish GCs to get it cheaper. Love every one of them.
    Can Mow 350 sqm land with single charge. Put it on charge for 30 min after mowing to enjoy a bottle of beer and its ready to go again.
    Highly recommend. very low noise

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    For this price and only 33cm cutting width unless you really want the trimmer I'd look at other alternatives. My bosch from Amazon UK just carked it (motor) after 6 years and Im seriously considering even the oztio brushless ones.

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      Um, it's 49cm cutting width according to the link.

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      My Bosch amazon uk "carked it" a few years ago when I ran over a big stick and stalled it. I took the top off it to expose the motor and all it was was a wire spade terminal had dislodged. Plugged it back in and shes been running fine ever since.

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    Cant speak about the mower, but the AEG 18v trimmer is an absolute ripper.
    No need for the expensive 58v or whatever batteries, when the 18s to an excellent job.
    Had a petrol whipper, then a ryobi 36v, and now the AEG 18v Brushless unit and the AEG is as powerful as the the Ryobi 36v.
    AEG also have released a brushless 36v mower that takes 2x18v batteries.
    Also you can use the same batteries with your drills, and hand tools and such, so it works out well.
    No deals on the AEG kit now though.

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    Wishing this was with a trimmer rather than a blower
    https://www.totaltools.com.au/outdoor-power-equipment/cordle...

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    Does anybody know how does an electric line trimmer compare to a battery line trimmer as far as power goes? Compared to a Ryobi 1200W trimmer for instance.

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      Power
      Victa 82v = 800W Head spins at "5,500rpm MAX"
      Ryobi 1200w Line trimmer, Head spins at "7,100rpm MAX"

      If you have a small lot to clear, the power line Ryobi will be great. Convenience costs money think of it like your comparing a PC gaming Tower vs a gaming laptop, the tower is always going unrestricted in its power, where a laptop gives you freedom to just move it, but cost more.

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    I have a Worx 40v trimmer and mower, love them both. I'd never go back to petrol.

    I'm cutting Sir Walter Buffalo, goes through it like butter, both tools - the trimmer on the lightest power setting (has 3). The mower is ridiculously quite.

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    Nice find OP. Bought the higher model 52cm push for the same price and then added the trimmer skin for a free battery redemption offer. Very happy with the products. Compact foldable storage is the best feature.

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    Okay mowers but get bogged down easily if the grass is longish with much moisture in it. My very noisy old Victa 2-stroke handled similar conditions much better. Grass gets stuck to the inside of the plastic deck quite easily and needs to be cleared often. They are also a very long mower and not very maneuverable.

    The line trimmer is quite good, mine being the original brushed version.

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    So overall this is a good mower?

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