EGO Power+ LM2020SP Review

20-Inch 56-Volt Arc Lithium-ion Brushless Walk Behind Steel Deck Self-Propelled Lawn Mower


Final Score

4 / 5 from 65 users

EGO Power+ LM2020SP | Tools Official
EGO Power+ LM2020SP | Tools Official
EGO Power+ LM2020SP | Tools Official

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We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Many reviews point out the advantages of the mower being electric. It doesn't need gas or oil, which gets rid of the bad smell you get with gas mowers. (9 reviews)

    • “Love my first electric mower. Mo more gas oil and bad startups. No smell either.”

    • “I'll encourage anyone everywhere to use this EGO powered battery mower, and all EGO lawn equipment.”

    • “The best part is no gas cans in my garage, and no trips to the station to fill them.”

    • “It starts so easily - press of a button and your off -- so great. (my previous mower was gas operated with a pull start)”

    • “I like it, no gas smell or noise.”

    • “Love how quiet it is.”

    • “It makes cut grass much easier no gas or electrical cord.”

    • “I was finally ready to make the switch to electric.”

    • “We really love this mower for the fact it doesn't leave us smelling like gas and having to deal with the gas, oil changes, etc.”

  • The mower is often described as easy to move around and lightweight. (6 reviews)

  • Reviews frequently point out that starting the mower is simple—just press a button and pull a lever. Its use is straightforward too. (4 reviews)

    • “It is so easy to operate.”

    • “At first the starting frustrated me, but was doing it wrong, Press button, lever, whallah, a great safe method.”

    • “It starts so easily - press of a button and your off -- so great.”

    • “Took me a few minutes to get the hang of it. Read the instructions on starting the blade and then the self propelled wheels.”

  • The quiet and smooth operation of the mower is often praised, making it less disruptive and more enjoyable to use. (4 reviews)

    • “So smooth, quiet, nice safety features such as if too much grass on blade, a yellow alert, ect.”

    • “Otherwise it runs well and isn't too loud.”

    • “so nice not to need ear plugs”

    • “The brushless motor version is stronger (doesn’t sound different going over thicker parts of my lawn) and is not as loud as the brushed motor.”

  • The self-propelled functionality is widely appreciated, especially because you can control it separately from the blade's action. (4 reviews)

    • “the self propelled feature is great.”

    • “the self propelled mower makes it so easy.”

    • “The self-propel function will work regardless of whether the blades are on and cutting, which I think is a nice feature for when you don't want to have the blades on (like when you're taking it out and putting it back in storage).”

    • “the self propel works well.”

  • Customers like that there's a baffle included for mulching leaves. One person mentioned the mower worked better after they changed to a high-lift blade for mulching. (3 reviews)

    • “One is the baffle inside that allows you to mulch the leaves or take is out and bag them.”

    • “A terrific mulching mower.”

    • “the mulching function works 90% as well as a gas mower”

  • People say the way the mower folds up for storage is smart, showing it doesn’t take up much space when not in use. (3 reviews)

  • Users see the low maintenance needs of the electric mower as a big plus. (3 reviews)

    • “Low maintenance.”

    • “We really love this mower for the fact it doesn't leave us smelling like gas and having to deal with the gas, oil changes, etc.”

    • “I’ve sharpened the blade once, and that’s it.”

  • The ease of grass catching is mentioned as a positive feature, ensuring a neat mowing experience. (2 reviews)

  • People prefer the strong and durable steel deck of this mower over plastic ones because it's more stable and lasts longer. (2 reviews)

    • “I like the stability of the steel deck compared to the plastic version.”

    • “manufactured with a sturdy steel housing”

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some people say the mower doesn't always cut the grass well on the first try, especially if the grass is long. It tends to push the grass down instead of cutting it, so you might need to go over it a few times from different angles to get a clean cut. (6 reviews)

    • “if grass is tall you have to go slowly for mulching.”

    • “some of the blades of grass hide out and resurface after a pass”

    • “When I have longer grass it doesn't seem to cut the grass when I go over the grass, but rather it just pushes the grass down so that the grass is flat.”

    • “The cut is terrible. I have put 4 different blades on it. ... But it is missing grass in the middle of the cutting path.”

    • “It doesn’t cut consistently leaves uneven appearance necessitating having to take smaller cuts or mow over cut area.”

    • “this mower FAILS in it's primary function - cutting grass. It is the worst grass cutting machine I have ever owned. Leaves grass standing even after you go over it again.”

  • One reviewer mentioned that for tougher jobs or bigger lawns, you might need a bigger battery than the one that comes with it to finish the work without having to recharge. (3 reviews)

    • “The battery is good but I wanted more time so I bought a larger one.”

    • “It did choke off in high thick grass going full speed when low on battery 🔋. I have 2 5ah batteries. You might want to get the 7.5 ah but my yard is only 12k square feet.”

    • “I bought this mower from Home Depot three years ago and had to buy a new battery each Spring.”

  • A user notes a slight delay in the self-propel feature engaging after pressing the lever. Quick release and re-pressing the lever don't always make it work right away, which can be a bit annoying. (1 review)

    • “Another very minor negative I've noticed is that when you press the lever to have the mower self-propel it doesn't start moving right away, there is a ~1 second delay, and if you release and press again quickly it doesn't seem to move at all.”

  • One review points out a problem with how the mower was assembled, mentioning the side arms and the adjustment levers not lining up properly. (1 review)

    • “the mower side arms and accompanying quick-adjust lever mechanisms did not line up; this meant that the handle could not be locked into any of the three positions.”

Bottom Line

The EGO Power+ LM2020SP is a hit for its no-fuss electric operation—no gas smell and low upkeep. It's a breeze to start, lightweight, and moves easily. This quiet mower folds up for simple storage and has a sturdy steel deck. It's self-propelled with a handy mulching baffle. However, it can struggle with long grass and might need a bigger battery for large lawns. There's a slight lag in self-propulsion and some assembly issues noted.


BrandEGO Power+
Cutting Width (in)20 inch
FeaturesElectric Start, Mulching, Bagging, Side Discharge
Max Cutting Height4"
Min Cutting Height1-3/16"
Power SourceBattery
CategorySelf Propelled Mowers
Warranty5 Years
Weight70.5 lbs
Additional InfoLED Headlights, Weather-Resistant Construction, Battery and Charger Not Included, Variable Speed

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Tips for EGO Power+ LM2020SP

  • To conserve battery run time, disengage self-propel when not needed as the mower is also lightweight and easy to push on flat terrain without it.
  • The mower does not include a battery and a charger. It is recommended to purchase a 56V 5.0AH EGO Power battery for extended run time and an EGO Power Rapid charger for faster charging.

Special Features

  • Battery-Powered Efficiency: It runs on batteries, so you get the power of a gas mower without the mess and noise.
  • Gas-Like Torque: It cuts through tough grass just like a gas mower would.
  • 20-inch Durable Steel Deck: The cutting area is made of strong steel and is big enough to handle large lawns.
  • 3-in-1 Functionality: You can choose to chop up the grass to feed your lawn, collect it in a bag, or spit it out the side.
  • Single-Lever, 6-Position Deck-Height Adjustment: You can easily change how short you cut your grass with just one lever.
  • All-Weather Performance: It's built tough to work in both the hot sun and the cold rain.
  • LED Headlights: It has built-in lights so you can see if you need to mow early in the morning or late when it's getting dark.
  • Eco-Friendly Operation: It doesn't give off any bad fumes, so it's better for the air and your health.
  • Quiet Operation: It's much quieter than a gas mower, so you can mow without making a lot of noise.


  • Q:

    Can I use other EGO batteries with this mower?

  • A:

    Yes, all EGO batteries are compatible with all EGO tools.

  • Q:

    Can I use the regular EGO charger with my EGO batteries?

  • A:

    Yes, the rapid charger and regular EGO charger will work interchangeably.

  • Q:

    Can I hose down the mower’s deck with water to clean it?

  • A:

    No, hosing down the mower with water is not recommended. Use a cloth to clean the upper surfaces and a bristle brush to clean the deck’s underside.

  • Q:

    Can I sharpen the mower’s blade without replacing it?

  • A:

    Yes, you can. Check the included owner’s manual for complete instructions. You can also purchase replacement blades here.

  • Q:

    Is the mower’s handle adjustable?

  • A:

    Yes, the mower’s handle has multiple height levels for ease of use.

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