EGO Power+ LM2101 Review

21-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower with 5.0Ah Battery and Rapid Charger

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Final Score

4.6 / 5 from 1091 users

EGO Power+ LM2101 | Tools Official
EGO Power+ LM2101 | Tools Official
EGO Power+ LM2101 | Tools Official
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We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The EGO Power+ LM2101's battery offers impressive longevity, capable of lasting long enough to mow large areas on a single charge, while also boasting a fast recharging time. Additionally, its compatibility with other EGO tools adds a layer of convenience for users who prefer a unified battery system across their lawn maintenance equipment. (51 reviews)

    • “one battery did about 75% of my 3/4 acre lawn, so the second battery finished it off and still had enough juice to use it in the trimmer.”

    • “Strong mowing and long lasting battery.”

    • “When I ran the battery down in something my other battery was already charged and ready to go.”

    • “it took about 30 minutes for the battery to charge and then we mowed for a while... the battery lasted for more than an hour”

    • “The charge lasts for the best part of an hour of mowing and it recharges quickly.”

    • “I can mow 10,000 square feet, weed eat and use the blower on half of a 5ah battery charge.”

    • “the battery lasts a long time, charges rapidly”

    • “I like that the battery goes longer than the 40 minutes the manual projects.”

    • “The battery was quick and easy to charge.”

    • “One charge on the 5 amp hour batter gets my entire back yard complete, and that's right around 1/4 acre in one go. Takes about 20 minutes, not even, to recharge entirely. By the time the 2.5ah battery dies, the big 5.0ah battery is ready to go!”

  • The mower is noted for its lightweight and ease of handling, making it user-friendly. (34 reviews)

    • “Once the battery was charged I was super impressed with the light weight and easy handling.”

    • “The mower is very light and maneuverable”

    • “I opted to go without the self-propelled feature because I had read these mowers are super lightweight.”

    • “Very light weight and easy to maneuver - I can't imagine needing a self propelled version.”

    • “Lightweight, easy to use”

    • “The mower is lightweight and I found it very easy to load into my work vehicle”

    • “Its light weight/maneuverability make it a breeze to use and store.”

    • “It's lightweight (easily carried in one hand with the built-in carry handle)”

    • “With the lawn mower being lightweight yet very sturdy it's easy to maneuver in tight corners”

  • The electric motor ensures a quiet mowing experience, much quieter compared to traditional gas-powered mowers. (34 reviews)

    • “And don't forget it's super quiet, which is great.”

    • “very quiet”

    • “It's also not as noisy and there's no messing with oil changes, spark plugs, a recoil rope, etc. so it's definitely a win overall.”

    • “it’s amazingly quiet while using.”

    • “Much quieter.”

    • “I like the quiet motor.”

    • “It’s nice and quiet, and the sound is easily blocked out by my noise, canceling headphones.”

    • “It is quiet compared to a gas mower, my neighbor commented that it's only about half as loud”

    • “It's very quiet, almost too quiet.”

    • “And best of all, it's quiet.”

  • It can handle thick grass by automatically adjusting the blade speed when it hits thicker patches, giving a performance comparable to gas mowers. (33 reviews)

    • “I went through 5-6" St Augustine grass with no issue and it even has a feature where the blade slightly speeds up when it senses thicker grass areas.”

    • “Only electric mower I know of that can compete with a gas powered one. Strong mowing and long lasting battery.”

    • “Better than gas for ease and just as powerful.”

    • “top notch mower that performs very well”

    • “This mower has plenty of power for typical yard grass (3" to 5").”

    • “Surprisingly easy to use and more than able to cut 1/4 acre lawn”

    • “This mower is proving that it can do the task that I never thought a battery powered lawn mower could do.”

    • “Can cut 10000 sqft on single battery when grass is dry and thick (6-12 inches) and mower has to work harder”

    • “this battery powered electric mower cuts through them just as well as a gas mower”

    • “This one crushes any gas mower I had in the past. It starts with no issues. It has an automatic feature that speeds up the rpm’s when in thicker grass and slows back down automatically when the grass gets thinner.”

  • The EGO Power+ LM2101's foldable design allows for easy and compact storage, saving space in the garage or storage area. (23 reviews)

    • “The mower also folds up very compact and has a handle so it can be rolled into storage”

    • “folds up neatly for storage”

    • “easy to store after each use”

    • “I like I can store it in such a small footprint.”

    • “The mower folds down really easily for storage, and it’s nice and compact.”

    • “Easy to recharge and store”

    • “When not in use, the mower folds up into a very compact form and can be stored upright, taking up very little space”

    • “folds up neatly so it’s a bit of a space saver in my shed”

    • “It folds easily stands up snug against the wall.”

    • “This thing can be folded up and stood on its end for storage.”

  • The mower does not require complex assembly. It arrives folded and is easy to set up straight out of the box. (22 reviews)

    • “No assembly required, just open the box and pretty much go.”

    • “This mower arrives in a box, so I thought I would have to use tools to put it together. Nope! It’s just folded and wrapped in packaging.”

    • “Assembly was very straight forward and only took a few minutes”

    • “Took maybe 5 minutes to go from opening the box to mowing my yard. Couldn’t have been more simple.”

    • “She assembled it in less than five minutes”

    • “about 5 minutes to read the instructions, set the handle height, and push the button to turn on”

    • “The arms just had to be pulled up and straightened, and it was just amazingly simple to get it running.”

    • “there is no assembly required, this thing is ready to go out of the box”

    • “was easy to setup”

    • “The only thing to assemble was putting the grass catching bag onto the frame! Nothing to it.”

  • Solidly built and durable, which implies a quality construction that can withstand regular use. (14 reviews)

  • Being battery-powered, it eliminates the emission of fumes, making it more environmentally friendly. (13 reviews)

    • “no fumes”

    • “No more gas, oil, or the mess that comes with them.”

    • “a gas mower type experience without the gas, oil and fumes”

    • “I also love the fact that I no longer smell like gasoline or exhaust fumes when I’m done with the yard.”

    • “No trips to get gasoline and no air pollution”

    • “electric mowers/trimmers/blowers eliminate the headaches of storing gasoline/oil and maintaining small motors”

    • “Don’t have to have oil and gas containers. And it is odorless.”

    • “No more fumes or gas.”

    • “0 fumes”

    • “I love that there are no gas fumes”

    • “Great machine and environmentally friendly.”

  • The EGO Power+ LM2101 mower offers easy height adjustment with multiple settings, allowing for a customizable mowing experience. (13 reviews)

    • “It has 6 height settings for cutting and is easy to adjust with one knob”

    • “The height adjustment is quick and easy as is the change from mowing to mulching to bagging.”

    • “There is only one level adjustment lever as opposed to two (front and back) which is really nice”

    • “The height adjustment is super easy, very well thought out and way superior to any other mower I have used in the past.”

    • “Adjusted all the way up this thing gives 4 inches of clearance.”

    • “The deck is easily adjustable with 6 settings.”

    • “The height of the cut is a one-step easy adjustment.”

    • “It has multiple mowing levels.”

    • “The design features are a delight, e.g. a simple lever adjust the level of the deck, no more fighting with rusty pins on each wheel.”

    • “All adjustments - height / handle etc - very easy and precise.”

    • “On part of it I knocked down with the high setting and dropped down like you would a gas mower.”

    • “Mower has the best height adjustment I have ever seen”

  • Although not commonly used, the presence of headlights on the mower is mentioned as a nice-to-have feature for those rare occasions of mowing in low-light conditions. (6 reviews)

    • “It does have a headlight on it but I rarely use it since I don't mow after dark.”

    • “I thought the LED headlights would be a gimmick, but I used them when I started cutting in near darkness a half hour before sunrise and they were really helpful”

    • “It also has a headlamp for mowing in low light conditions, but I've yet to try that.”

    • “Even has a headlight, I guess for tweakers mowing at night time.”

    • “I mowed at dusk just for fun since it has headlights.”

    • “Two LED lights work well, if you need it.”

  • Users find cleaning the mower to be an easy task, particularly because it can be simply blown off or rinsed with water for maintenance. (6 reviews)

    • “To clean it, I usually just blow it off with my Ego blower and will sometimes rinse the blade area off with water.”

    • “Cleaning is very easy, since it folds up, which allows for getting underneath a breeze.”

    • “easy to clean”

    • “There's really no maintenance on this tool other than cleaning out excess grass from under the deck”

    • “this model seems to clean itself, as I've only ever had to clear it out when mowing particularly wet and/or thick grass”

    • “you can turn it on both sides to clean it without worrying about flooding the engine or oil leaking out.”

3 reasons not to buy

  • The side discharge chute on the EGO Power+ LM2101 is prone to clogging, so you might need to stop often to clear it. However, using the LM2101's bagging feature can help reduce this problem. (5 reviews)

    • “The side discharge chute gets clogged very easy so I have to stop constantly to remove it and clear it out”

    • “The grass ejection chute attachment is too narrow and grass will get clogged”

    • “the confounding design of the side eject attachment. It's tiny, narrow, and clogs up frequently - even when the grass is dried out start a heatwave.”

    • “My only knock on this mower is that the side discharge attachment is too narrow and will clog periodically if you are mowing tall grass or leaves.”

    • “The side discharge does not work at all, plugs up within seconds and builds up too much cuttings under the deck and trips the mower.”

  • The mower's front extends about 12 inches beyond the cutting area, making it difficult to mow close to fences, trees, or similar obstacles. (2 reviews)

    • “The front of the mower extends out almost 12 inches from the cutting path so getting close to an obstacle like a fence or tree is impossible”

    • “the extended front of the mower means that a good couple of inches are left unmowed when you come to a fence or wall head on.”

  • The handle adjustment lever sticks out in a way that makes it catch on low branches and obstacles, which could cause it to break. (1 review)

    • “the handle adjustment lever on the lower left side sticks out far enough that it catches on lower limbs of bushes and other things in the yard I have to mow around”

Bottom Line

The EGO Power+ LM2101 is a durable, battery-powered lawn mower that's easy to use and store. It's got a long-lasting battery that works with other EGO tools and recharges quickly. This lightweight mower cuts through thick grass and is quieter than gas mowers. It's simple to set up and maintain, with a foldable design for tight spaces. Adjust the cutting height to suit your lawn, and even mow in low light with built-in headlights. While it's mostly great, it may clog with side discharge and has a front that's a bit long for tight spots.

Facts

BrandEGO Power+
Cutting Width (in)21 inch
FeaturesElectric Start , Mulching , Bagging , Side Discharge
Max Cutting Height4"
Min Cutting Height1.5"
Power SourceBattery
CategoryPush Mowers
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty
Weight55.3 Pounds

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Special Features

  • High Torque, No Hassle: Gives you the strong cutting power like a gas mower, but it's quiet, doesn't make a mess, and you don't have to deal with gas or oil.
  • 45-Minute Run Time: You can mow for up to 45 minutes without needing to recharge, which is long enough for most yards.
  • Fast Battery Charge: The battery gets back to full power quickly, so you can finish your lawn if you've got more to cut.
  • 3 Ways to Cut Your Grass: You can chop the grass up fine (mulching), collect it in a bag, or just shoot it out the side, depending on what your lawn needs.
  • Custom Grass Height: Lets you choose from 6 different settings to cut your grass just the way you like, from really short to taller.
  • Built Tough for All Weather: It's made to handle bad weather, so it won't quit on you when it gets a little rough outside.
  • Push-Button Start: Starts up with just a push of a button—no more pulling on a cord to get it going.
  • 21-Inch Cutting Deck: The mower has a wide blade that cuts a lot of grass at once, so you can finish mowing faster.
  • Easy to Store: It folds up so it doesn't take much space in your shed or garage, and it's easy to carry around.
  • ARC Lithium Technology: Uses a special kind of battery that's really powerful and works with all the other tools from the same brand.
  • Light and Easy to Push: It's not heavy, which makes it simpler to move around and won't tire you out while you're mowing.

FAQ

  • Q:

    Is this lawn mower self-propelled?

  • A:

    The product description indicates that the lawn mower is self-propelled. However, for confirmation, it is recommended to refer to the manufacturer's specifications.

  • Q:

    What are the best practices for battery storage if not in use for an extended period, such as during winter?

  • A:

    Once the battery is fully charged, it should be removed from the charger. Prior to its next use, recharge the battery.

  • Q:

    How well does the mower perform on Zoysia grass?

  • A:

    The mower performs effectively on Zoysia grass.

  • Q:

    Is it possible to purchase an EGO cordless lawn mower that is compatible with third-generation batteries?

  • A:

    Yes, it is possible to purchase an EGO cordless lawn mower that supports third-generation batteries.

  • Q:

    What is the actual cutting width of the mower blade?

  • A:

    The actual cutting width of the mower blade is 20.75 inches.

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