EGO LM1701E-SP Review – 42CM Cordless Lawnmower 56V (LM1701E)

EGO LM1701E-SP Review
EGO LM1701E
Performance/Cut Quality
88
Features
82
Durability
90
Value
82
Warranty/Support
88
What I Like
56 Volt powerful market leading lithium-ion battery.
Telescopic handle doubles as a wheelie trolley for the mower.
Vertical space saving storage.
Excellent quality, self propelled mower with brushless motor.
5-year warranty (3-year on batteries).
What I Don't Like
You need to buy the mulching plug as an extra, if needed.
Not supplied with a rear roller, but can be purchased as an optional extra, if needed.
Not the lightest cordless mower available.
86
My Overall Rating

EGO LM1701E-SP Full Review

Summary

The EGO LM1701E Cordless Lawn Mower is powered by a 56 volt 2.5 Ah battery, brushless motor and is ideal for medium to large lawns up to 400m². The mower has a large 42cm cutting width and is supplied with a very respectable 55 litre grass collection bag.

I’ve been testing out the EGO LM1701E SP cordless lawn mower and I have to say that, as an alternative to a petrol mower, this is an excellent choice. What’s more, if you compare it to some of the other brands’ similar models, you’ll easily see why I favour the EGO LM1701E SP.

It runs on a 56 volt 2.5Ah battery which is super powerful and coupled with the 42 cm deck, gives you lawn coverage of up to 400m². To make mowing easier and to prevent you having to stop to empty the machine every five minutes, the EGO LM1701E SP is also supplied with a 55 litre grass collection bag; that’s a super decent size!

After the launch of the EGO LM1701E SP, I had so many people requesting that I do a review and now that I’ve finally gotten around to it, I’m really excited to share what I’ve found. Most people are keen to know whether this is a viable replacement for a petrol mower and, if you watch my video review, you’ll see that the answer is a resounding yes.

Take a look at the American market where gas mowers have been all the rage. But, since machines like the EGO LM1701E SP have been released, even those across the pond are getting on board and switching to cordless.

It’s important to keep in mind that there are two models when talking about the EGO LM1701E SP. There’s the original EGO LM1701E SP and the EGO LM1701E SP SP which is a self-propelled version and the model you’ll see me trying out in my YouTube video where I give you a detailed rundown of all the features and give you a glimpse at what this mower is capable of. Once I tested it, I was immediately convinced that the EGO LM1701E SP is unique and very special.

Along with a powerful battery system that gives up to 20 minutes run time, the EGO LM1701E SP also comes with seven cutting heights between 20 mm and 80 mm which are adjusted via the use of a single lever which makes life so much easier.

I should point out that there are alternative battery options, which you’ll see in my video review, if you feel that the 56 v 2.5Ah battery isn’t right for you.

There were a few other things that I felt really stood out to me when reviewing the EGO LM1701E SP. For starters, it’s such a practical machine. Features like the folding handle and front LED lights just give it that extra something that other mowers lack. What’s more, it comes with a whopping 5 year warranty (as long as you register within 30 days of purchase) which demonstrates the confidence the manufacturer has in this mower.

And I just have to go back to that battery again since it’s one of the features that really does make the EGO LM1701E SP a great alternative to petrol. EGO is leading the market in terms of battery technology and this really does show.

If that wasn’t enough to convince you that this lawn mower is the perfect petrol alternative, consider the layout of the handle. It’s just like what you’d see on a petrol model and the ergonomic design really helps to make mowing comfortable.

I could go on, but I’ll dive into the itty gritty in my EGO LM1701E SP review that follows. I’ll cover all of the features to help you make an informed decision as to whether the EGO LM1701E SP is worth the investment for your garden.

Main Features

  • Rating: 9.7/10
  • For Lawns of up to 400m²
  • Blade Length: 42cm (16.5-inch)
  • Self Propelled: LM1701E-SP model
  • Weight: 26 Kg
  • Number of Cutting Heights: 7 (from 20mm to 80mm)
  • Grass Box Capacity: 55 L
  • Motor: 3000 rpm Brushless-Motor
  • Battery: 2.5Ah 56-Volt Lithium-Ion 140Wh
  • Deck Noise: 91.3 Decibels (77.8 dB at the operator level)
  • Handle: Telescopic with Foam Grip and fold flat

Power System & Batteries

EGO_Battery_Standard_Charger

The EGO LM1701E SP comes with a 56 v 2.5Ah battery in the box. This is an in-house battery that offers up to 20 minutes of run time per charge.

Considering that this mower is designed for lawns up to 400m², you might worry that this battery won’t provide you with enough cutting time. But EGO has thought of everything and offers other lithium-ion batteries including their 5.0Ah which gives you up to 40 minutes run time and their 7.5Ah which offers a massive 60 minute run time. But even when you’re just using the standard battery, you’re still generating around 140 watt hours of energy. I mean, when you compare this to G Tech’s 48 v 2.0Ah battery that generates less than 100 watt hours, on their competing model, it’s easy to see why I think EGO is superior.

Earlier, I mentioned that EGO is at the forefront of the market when it comes to battery tech and this is demonstrated in the fact that they’re the first company to offer a 56 v cordless mower battery; this is thanks to their Arc Lithium Technology which improves cell power by up to 40%.

The battery is also equipped with a power management system which means that there’s no worry of it overheating. What’s more, this savvy system ensures nothing will short circuit and the battery uses as little power as possible when charging. You’ll notice that there are LED lights on the power pack which tell you how much juice is left. I love this feature as it means you don’t need to hook the battery up to a charger to know how much power is remaining. It might sound like a simple touch but it’s one that you’ll be thankful for.

So, I think I’ve impressed on you just how outstanding the battery on the EGO LM1701E SP is but what about the motor? Well, it’s fitted with a brushless motor for super smooth running and excellent efficiency. What’s more, on a brushed motor, there’s always the risk that the brushes will need to be replaced, so with this type, that’s one less maintenance task to worry about.

There’s so much I could rave about when it comes to the power system on the EGO LM1701E SP but EGO have done this pretty well, so I’d encourage you to check out the link below for more information.

EGO’s Arc Lithium 56v battery technology delivers the industry’s highest energy capacity in a portable handheld battery

EGO LM1701E-SP Video Review

To see the EGO LM1701E-SP in action and to learn more about the features of this cordless mower, please see my video review below.

 

EGO Battery Charge Times Comparison Table

EGO LM1701E Charge Times Table

Battery Charger

Not only is the battery on the EGO LM1701E SP incredibly impressive but the charger is just as good. For a full charge, you’re looking at around an hour, but it is possible to get your hands on a rapid charger if you buy the larger version of this mower; the LM1903SP. This can also be purchased separately and will slash the charging time in half. Just look out for product number CH5500E.

I love how simple the battery charger light system is. If you’re tired of complicated displays, then you’ll love this charger. There are two lights; one that tells you the battery is dead and another that tells you it is charged. It couldn’t be any easier.

One thing that a lot of people worry about is the possibility of overheating when charging their mower batteries but that won’t be a problem when using the EGO LM1701E SP. That’s because the charger is fitted with a cooling fan that totally eliminates this possibility.

If you take a look at my video review, you’ll see how easy it was to get the battery into the EGO LM1701E SP and get started. It’s simply a case of slotting it in (ensuring it clicks into place) and then turning the safety key and you’re ready to go.

What I would say is that since the EGO batteries are so specific in terms of voltage and shape, you will have to purchase any replacements directly from them as the chances of finding a third-party manufacturer that sells them aren’t very high. What’s more, because the technology of these batteries is so new, there’s a chance you could void your warranty if you use a battery that’s not designed for the EGO LM1701E SP.

One final point about the battery is that it can be used with a whole range of other cordless tools from EGO including lawn vacs, hedge trimmers and much more. As long as they’re 56v tools, you’re good to go. I love this because it’s so convenient for people that like EGO tools. You can purchase the bare tool and just use one battery which is an excellent way to save money.

Features In Detail

Blade and Deck

LM1701E-SP Cordless Blade

If there’s one thing that EGO does really well it’s designing blades that are unique to them. This independent blade is extremely sharp and hard which means that it delivers a much more uniform cut that doesn’t come with the risk of rough edges. The benefit of this is that your grass will be much healthier as it grows back.

Check out my video review to see just how well the EGO LM1701E SP performed. I tried it on my own lawn, but I felt that wasn’t long enough to get a proper idea of how the EGO LM1701E SP mowed. So, I headed to some scrub land which has long grass and posed much more of a challenge and all I can say is Wow! This machine went above and beyond my expectations, even though I didn’t expect it to cut as well as a petrol model. Setting this cutting height a little higher, I was easily able to plough through that tough grass and get immaculate results.

In my video, you’ll also see how well the blade reaches to the edge of the grass, even where there’s a raised border. This is something that will save a lot of time as it eliminates the need to go around with trimmers after you’ve finished mowing.

I cannot stress how excited I was to see the quality of the cutting deck. It’s super thick which gives you excellent durability and this is essential if you’re moving over from a petrol mower with a strong steel deck. There are two LED lights at the front which provide illumination if you’re mowing as the sun starts to go down and the large rear wheels ensure stability even on bumpy lawns.

Height Adjustment

The EGO LM1701E SP comes with seven cutting heights that range between 25 mm and 80 mm. Now, one of the first things I thought about was how this not only rivalled but exceeded the competing G Tech model whose lowest height is 30 mm and that only has a choice of 6 cutting heights. But that’s what EGO is all about; going that extra mile to make mowing convenient for everyone.

The cutting heights are adjusted using a single lever that lifts all four wheels at the same time, making the process lightning fast. I’m talking seconds. You’ll find the lever behind the rear left wheel so you can adjust the height right from where you’re standing if you decide to change it mid-mow.

In terms of height, I also couldn’t go without mentioning that the handle also has a height adjustment feature. If you’re anything like me, you’ll find that having the ability to alter the handle height really makes a difference for your back, especially when you’re mowing a larger lawn.

Plus, setting the handle height is just as easy as everything else on the EGO LM1701E SP. It’s merely a case of using the auto-locking positions, of which there are three; upper, middle and lower and then getting on with the job. Again, this is a process that takes seconds.

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Cutting Diameter

The EGO LM1701E SP comes with a 42 cm stainless steel cutting blade that’s super robust and covers around 0.55m² each time it rotates. When you look at other cordless mowers, you’ll see that the size of this blade is superior which makes cutting bigger lawns a breeze. What’s more, when you consider how sharp the blade is, you really start to see what an efficient mower the EGO LM1701E SP really is.

This is yet another feature that makes the EGO LM1701E SP a great petrol alternative. In many cases, having a wider blade puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on the battery which can decrease efficiency. But since the EGO LM1701E SP comes with such a powerful battery and a brushless motor, this isn’t something you’ll need to worry about.

Roller (Stripes)

Unfortunately, the EGO LM1701E SP doesn’t come with a rear roller for striping your lawn. However, this really is one of the only downsides I could think of for this model so it’s certainly not something that has put me off. What’s more, it is possible to purchase an add-on kit if striping is something you’re keen to do. EGO offers its own striping kit or you can choose a universal kit from a third party.

Mulching

EGO_LM1701ESP

It was quite strange to note that the EGO LM1701E SP has a mulching blade but doesn’t actually come with a mulching plug in the box. But again, they do offer these separately so it’s not too much of a stretch if you want to add this feature.

Grass Collection Box

In my YouTube video, you will see how spectacularly easy it is to put the grass box together and this is the ONLY DIY you’ll need to do when assembling the EGO LM1701E SP. It took me less than five minutes and I didn’t need any tools so it’s incredibly simple.

What really stands out to me is that the grass box is made from a combination of fabric and plastic. These hybrid boxes are far superior to those made from a single material as you’re really getting the best of both worlds. The plastic upper part offers stability and durability while the fabric lower part improves circulation and allows the mower to better pick up the clippings.

There’s a full flap on top of the 55 litre grass box which tells you when it needs emptying so  you won’t have to worry about stopping to check; more time mowing, less time messing around and that means getting the job done quicker!

Practicalities

  • There are two powerful LED spotlights at the front of the EGO LM1701E-SP. Useful if you want to finish as the sun is going down, or you want to do some midnight lawn mowing.
  • The telescopic handlebar can have its angle adjusted to 3 different height positions, simply by using a single lever.
  • When folded, the handlebar forms legs for the mower to stand up in a vertical position. The handlebar can also act as a trolley to pull the mower around on the rear wheels.
  • The handlebar has a comfortable wide grip with an operator presence control starter across the full width of the mower.
  • This self propelled mower is great for steep slopes or simply taking the strain out of pushing the 26kg mower. (There is also a non-self propelled option available, but consider this carefully due to the weight of the machine).
  • The EGO 56 volt batteries can be shared with other EGO cordless garden tools.
  • The excellent warranty will provide piece of mind for many, trouble free, years of operation.

Safety Features

  • The EGO LM1701E-SP requires a key, after inserting the battery, to activate the power.
  • You can adjust the deck height with a single lever from the rear of the machine.
  • If the battery or the motor exceeds 70oC, the power cuts out. And the battery will not reconnect until the temperature reduces below 67oC.
  • Both the Standard and Rapid chargers have safety measures to ensure consistent and cool charging.
  • The Operator Presence Lever will stop the mower when released.
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EGO LM1701E-SP Cordless Lawn Mower User Manual

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What’s Included in the Box

  • The EGO LM1701E-SP 56V Cordless Lawnmower
  • 1 x 56-Volt 2.5Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 1 x Standard Charger
  • Grass Collection Box
  • Owner’s Manual

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Telescopic handle doubles as a wheelie trolley for the mower.
  • Vertical space saving storage.
  • Self Propelled (LM1701E-SP model).
  • Brushless motor.
  • Headlights on the deck.
  • 56 Volt powerful market leading lithium-ion battery.
  • It comes with a standard charger that is still fast when compared to other brands.
  • Single deck height control lever.
  • Safe-start key.
  • High quality, sharp, steel blade that cuts the grass on the first rotation (Mulching Plug and Roller can be purchased as optional extras).
  • Foam on the handlebar to absorb vibrations.
  • Wide cutting blade.
  • 5-year warranty on the mower (3-year on batteries), if registered within 30 days of purchase.
Cons
  • Mulching plug and Rear roller are optional extras and are not included out of the box.
  • This mower is 26kg, and therefore would recommend the self-propelled model unless you have a level lawn.

 

Should You Buy this Model?

EGO LM1701E-SP

If you are looking for a premium cordless lawn mower that delivers on performance yet remains compact enough for easy storage, then I would recommend the EGO LM1701E SP. With a fully folding handle, the mower can be stored vertically which is ideal for those who have limited space in the garage or shed. No need for wall mounts or shelves.

Because this is a self-propelled model, it’s so easy to use, especially on larger areas or for those that get tired easily. You’ll notice that there is a central dial on the handlebar to adjust the self-propulsion speed and when you turn it all the way, you can even switch off this feature. When I used the EGO LM1701E SP, I tested it on a hill and I had no problems with the mower getting away from me; that’s all because of the ability to adjust the speed.

I also think that the EGO LM1701E SP is perfect for people who are moving over from petrol. Not only because of the similar layout but because of the benefits of using cordless. You won’t have to fork out for maintenance or fuel and let’s face it, petrol mowers give off fumes that are harmful to the environment whereas this cordless model is totally eco-friendly. Running at just 77db, the EGO LM1701E SP is also significantly quieter.

In my YouTube review, I have tried to demonstrate just how well the EGO LM1701E SP performs, even on challenging grass and I hope that this is properly conveyed.

I should point out, however, that the EGO LM1701E SP is a pretty hefty machine at 26 kg (without the battery) so even though it does feature that self-propelled drive, it might not be suitable if you do have any serious strength problems. It’s also important to note that the wheels are slightly narrower than I would have expected which is something you might want to consider. Other than that, there’s not much to complain about when it comes to the EGO LM1701E SP. With impeccable design, superior power and a ton of useful features, it’s definitely an intriguing machine.

This Mower is Ideal for:

  • People with gardens up to 400 metres squared in size.
  • People looking for a self propelled mower (LM1701E-SP model).
  • Those looking for a premium powerful battery mower with great features.
  • People looking for a genuine alternative to a petrol powered mower.
  • Those looking to adjust the mower’s handles to reduce fatigue.
  • Those that would like the option to mulch the grass cuttings (optional extra).
  • Those that like the option of rear discharge.
  • Storage is limited as handles and grass box fold flat, and the mower can be stored vertically.
  • People looking for a longer warranty period (5 years domestic on mower  – 3 years on battery).

EGO Cordless Lawn Mower Comparison Table

EGO LM1903E-SP
HENSITA EGO LM1903E-SP 47cm Self Propelled Cordless Mower 56v includes...
Ego Power+ LM2130
EGO Power+ LM2130 21-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Select Cut Lawn Mower...
EGO Power+ LM2135-SP
EGO Power+ LM2135SP 21-Inch Select Cut Lawn Mower with Touch Drive...
Lawn Coverage 2.5Ah Battery
Up to 400sqm
Up to 400sqm
Up to 333sqm
Lawn Coverage 4.0Ah Battery
Up to 640sqm
Up to 680sqm
Up to 533sqm
Lawn Coverage 5.0Ah Battery
Up to 800sqm
Up to 900sqm
Up to 666sqm
Lawn Coverage 7.5Ah Battery
Up to 1200sqm
Up to 1300sqm
Up to 1000sqm
Cutting Width
47 cm
52 cm
52 cm
Deck Material
Polymer Deck
Polymer Deck
Polymer Deck
Weight
25 kg
25 kg
26 kg
Grass Box Capacity
55 L
70 L
70 L
Cutting Heights
7 (20mm – 80mm)
7 (25mm – 90mm)
7 (25mm – 90mm)
Self-propelled
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Adjustable Handle Height
Mulching Plug
Optional Extra (ABP1900)
Optional Extra (ABP2100D-E)
Yes
Rear Roller
Optional Extra (AR1900)
No
No
Price
£648.98
Price not available
£847.53
EGO LM1903E-SP
HENSITA EGO LM1903E-SP 47cm Self Propelled Cordless Mower 56v includes...
Lawn Coverage 2.5Ah Battery
Up to 400sqm
Lawn Coverage 4.0Ah Battery
Up to 640sqm
Lawn Coverage 5.0Ah Battery
Up to 800sqm
Lawn Coverage 7.5Ah Battery
Up to 1200sqm
Cutting Width
47 cm
Deck Material
Polymer Deck
Weight
25 kg
Grass Box Capacity
55 L
Cutting Heights
7 (20mm – 80mm)
Self-propelled
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Adjustable Handle Height
Mulching Plug
Optional Extra (ABP1900)
Rear Roller
Optional Extra (AR1900)
Price
£648.98
More Information
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Ego Power+ LM2130
EGO Power+ LM2130 21-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Select Cut Lawn Mower...
Lawn Coverage 2.5Ah Battery
Up to 400sqm
Lawn Coverage 4.0Ah Battery
Up to 680sqm
Lawn Coverage 5.0Ah Battery
Up to 900sqm
Lawn Coverage 7.5Ah Battery
Up to 1300sqm
Cutting Width
52 cm
Deck Material
Polymer Deck
Weight
25 kg
Grass Box Capacity
70 L
Cutting Heights
7 (25mm – 90mm)
Self-propelled
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Adjustable Handle Height
Mulching Plug
Optional Extra (ABP2100D-E)
Rear Roller
No
Price
Price not available
More Information
Full Review
EGO Power+ LM2135-SP
EGO Power+ LM2135SP 21-Inch Select Cut Lawn Mower with Touch Drive...
Lawn Coverage 2.5Ah Battery
Up to 333sqm
Lawn Coverage 4.0Ah Battery
Up to 533sqm
Lawn Coverage 5.0Ah Battery
Up to 666sqm
Lawn Coverage 7.5Ah Battery
Up to 1000sqm
Cutting Width
52 cm
Deck Material
Polymer Deck
Weight
26 kg
Grass Box Capacity
70 L
Cutting Heights
7 (25mm – 90mm)
Self-propelled
Larger Rear Wheels
Foldable Handlebar
Adjustable Handle Height
Mulching Plug
Yes
Rear Roller
No
Price
£847.53
More Information
Full Review

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Conclusion

There’s no denying that using a cordless lawn mower is always going to be an eco-friendly alternative to petrol. But for many people, there are also a number of downsides that prevent them from making the switch.

But with the EGO LM1701E SP, there’s very little to worry about since it’s equipped with a powerful lithium-ion battery that performs far better than many others on the market. Not only this but it charges in quick time and promises a long life (just consider the three year warranty you’re getting.)

What’s more, EGO has designed this mower to look like a petrol model so you’ll really get the feel that that’s what you’re using, without the hassle of maintenance, fumes and a lot of noise. Compare the design to the Mountfield petrol mower and you’ll see that there’s not much of a difference.

Now, the only real issue I see with cordless mowers like the EGO LM1701E is that back up batteries will cost a significant amount of money. However, I have found that the best way to mitigate this problem is by using tools from the same range that can powershare. With EGO this is easy since there’s a whole range of 56 v tools that all use the same battery as the EGO LM1701E.

I would argue that the EGO LM1701E SP is one of, if not the best, battery powered mowers on the market at the moment. If you’re keen to find something compact and easy to use but that remains reliable then you may well find what you’re looking for with this model. There’s even the EGO LM1701E that comes without the self-propelled drive, if that’s something you don’t need. Plus, it is a little cheaper. That said, I personally prefer the EGO LM1701E SP as it just makes life easier.

To sum it up, while this is a slightly more costly lawn mower, it’s definitely worth the investment if it’s within your budget. I certainly was not disappointed with what I found, and I know you won’t be either.

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Where Should I Purchase this EGO LM1701E-SP Cordless Lawn Mower?

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EGO LM1701E-SP Cordless Lawn Mower FAQs

Does the EGO LM1701E-SP com with a mulch plug?

No. This will need to be purchased as an optional extra - available May 2020.

Can you adjust the height of the handles on the EGO LM1701E-SP?

Yes - there are 3 height settings.

Is the EGO LM1701E-SP self-propelled?

Yes, but there is also a non self-propelled version of this mower called EGO LM1701E

Does the EGO LM1701E-SP have a rear roller?

No

What is the minimum cutting height 20mm or 25mm?

20mm

What is the charge time for the EGO LM1701E-SP?

The charge time with the 2.5Ah battery (which comes with the LM1701E-SP mower) is 30 minutes (fast charger) and 50 minutes (standard charger).

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19 thoughts on “EGO LM1701E-SP Review – 42CM Cordless Lawnmower 56V (LM1701E)”

  1. Hi Mark, good review and video, well presented and informative.
    Looks like an impressive machine.
    Please can you tell me does the battery mowing time increase when not using the self-propelled function/ non self propelled version?.
    How close to the edge does it cut when cutting against walls etc?, ( it did look a close cut in the video ).
    In a previous q&a it says it cuts to a minimum height of 20cm is that correct or is it a minimum of 25cm?.
    Thanks
    Nick

    1. Hi Nick

      Yes, you will increase the battery run time slightly not using the self propulsion (around 10%), however this is minimal as most of the power is delivered to the blade.

      It cuts as good as any mower to the edge, as the blade protrudes over the wheels, however the quality of the deck means that it is double skin, so you will always have some minor trimming to do around the edges.

      The lowest cutting height is 20mm, I will update this on the site now.

      Thanks
      Mark

  2. Hi Mark
    Thanks for the EGO review, I am favouring the push EGO and wondered how much of a difference the self propelling function makes to usability? I note the weight is almost double that of the Murray but assume this is down to build quality. What are your views?

    thanks

    Chris

    1. Hi Chris,

      Thanks for you message. I would personally go for the self-propelled as these are heavy machines. Yes this is down to the build quality and batteries etc, so depends on the condition and set up of your lawn.

      How large is your lawn and are there any steep slopes? The Murray is a great value mower and I have received NO complaints from anyone apart from a little patchy aftersales support (may be due to COVID).

      They are two very different mowers, they Murray (Ford Escort) is good value and will get the grass cut effectively and the EGO (Tesla) will do the same, but will deal better with tougher conditions. You also have the option to extend the EGO with the mulching and roller kit (great additional features).

      I can see the EGO LM1701E is currently on offer on Amazon (saving £116) at the moment making it the better non-self propelled option when compared to the Murray.

      Hope this helps

      Please let me know how you get on.

      Thanks
      Mark

  3. When folded and placed on 4 wheels. what is height, width and length please. I need to fit it into existing lawn mower box.

    1. Folded mower dimensions: L x 90cm W x 44cm H x 46cm

      Unfolded the handles extend to a total length of 90cm, this is from the base of the handle to the tip, not the height from the ground.

      Thanks
      Mark

  4. Hello Mark,
    A very useful review.
    One question you maybe able to help answer, when the mower is stored vertically what are the approximate dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)?

    1. Hello Ian,

      Thanks for your positive feedback. Measurements are approx H95cm, W45cm (from the wheel to the handle).

      This doesn’t include the grass box.

      Hope this helps.
      Mark

  5. Hi Mark,

    I had my mind set on the EGO LM1701E (even though it is over my budget) but now I’ve just seen on your site that the Gtech has been reduced to £299, which previously was way over my budget. Which would you now say is the best buy: Ego for £379 or Gtech for £299???

    REgrads

    Lloyd

    1. Hi Lloyd,

      Thanks for your message. Both mowers are really good, top end mowers. The Gtech is great value for money atm at £299.

      In terms of build and battery technology, I think it would be worth paying the extra to go for the EGO mower, an additional advantage with the EGO is that at a future date, if required, you can add a mulching option and a rear roller.

      The only negative of the EGO is the weight. It weighs almost twice as much as the Gtech (26kg vx 13.5kg). As it is self propelled this is not an issues with manoeuvrability, but if you need to lift the mower, then you will need to consider this.

      The Gtech offer will end in a few weeks.

      Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
      Mark

  6. Hi Mark,
    Thanks you for your time in replying, nice to hear you like the Murray as my Dad was a fan of Briggs & Stratten engines (he was a parks keeper and always had these mowers) I meant to include the Ego mower that was not self propelled, just had the wrong page open.
    I will use your link as I buy most of my online purchases with Amazon.

  7. Hi Mark,

    Just read your review and watched the video for this mower an di have t say it looks really good, I have not heard of them before and wondered about servicing/repair if anything went wrong. I am looking to replace my old petrol mower and have narrowed it down to this one, Bosch Rotak430 and Murray44 but having trouble deciding…….what are your thoughts on these 3 please.
    Thanks
    Ian

    1. Hi Ian, glad that you found my video and review useful.

      All of these mowers are outstanding and built to last. I was very very impressed with the EGO in terms of its quality and the warranty that comes with the mower. You should have no problem with servicing or spare parts as EGO are really trying to establish themselves here in the UK.

      If it is not absolutely necessary for you to have a self-propelled cordless mower, then I would consider the Bosch Rotak 430, purely down to costs as it is reduced today as Amazon’s deal of the day (saving £160).

      Both will get the job done equally well, and both have the option for a mulching plug (sold separately). The only other difference is that the Bosch is supplied with a rear roller (optional extra on the EGO mower).

      The Murray 44 is also a great mower and great value. The larger rear wheels and front scalping plate make this a better mower if you have an uneven lawn. It comes with a 5 year warranty, 3 years on the battery (same as the EGO but is superior to that of the Bosch).

      If you do decide to purchase it would be great if you could use the links below as I would get a small commission at no extra cost to you.

      EGO https://amzn.to/2BWzuoi
      Bosch https://amzn.to/2W6ERdh
      Murray https://amzn.to/2ty1pH3

      Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
      Mark

      1. Hi Mark

        I am a disabled person in mid 60’s I have three average size lawns. AS I live in a double-fronted bungalow. I have had a cordless Bosh for eight years a very good machine but very bad grass collection. I am unable to rake dead grass due to server disability.
        MY garden is my pride as it is the best in street.
        I think they must be something better on grass collection than what I have. Any suggestions, please?
        Kind regards
        Raj.

        1. Hi Raj, have you considered mulching the grass cuttings as opposed to collecting them? There are lots of benefits to mulching, below are a few links that may help –

          https://easylawnmowing.co.uk/best-cordless-mulching-lawn-mower/
          https://easylawnmowing.co.uk/the-benefits-of-mulching-grass/

          I do appreciate that mulching can not be used all year around. The EGO that I tested did a great job of collecting the grass cuttings. I think this is purely down to its superior power and the design of the grass collection box.

          Another great cordless mower that is self-propelled and picks up the grass cuttings very well, that has the added benefit of side and rear discharge as well as mulching is the Einhell, link to my full review with pros and cons is here https://easylawnmowing.co.uk/einhell-ge-cm-36-47-s-hw-review/

          Hope this helps, let me know how you get on.

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