EGO Power+ LM2000 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Lawn Mower
EGO Power+ LM2000 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Lawn Mower is strong and very popular cordless lawn mower designed for medium size lawns and backyards. Thanks to 56 V batteries and 20 inches cutting deck, it can cover large area rather quickly, without the noise and fumes of gas powered lawn mowers and without pulling around power cords required by corded lawn mowers.
Published: August 16, 2019.
EGO Power+ LM2000 Features and Specifications
EGO Power+ LM2000 uses 56 V lithium ion batteries of various capacities. Obviously, the larger the capacity, the longer operating time on a single battery charge.
Thanks to the lithium ion batteries, operating time on a 4 Ah or larger batteries is advertised as 45 minutes or longer. In real life this significantly varies depending on the grass type and height, blade sharpness and similar.
In any case, if you have other EGO tools, investing in rapid lithium ion charger is smart investment since it in many situations charges the batteries faster than the LM2000 lawn mower can discharge.
Note: to prolong the lithium ion battery operating life, it is good practice to let the batteries cool down after both charging and discharging.
EGO Power+ LM2000 comes with 600 W high-torque electric motor, with no load speed of 3300 RPM - such speed and power enables the lawn mower to do its job properly even with having 20 inches (~51 cm) wide cutting deck.
Like many similar cordless, corded and gas powered lawn mowers, EGO Power+ LM2000 is true 3-in-1 unit, being able to operate in mulching, rear bagging and side discharge modes.
Grass bag volume is 1.7 bushel (~60 liters), with the unit weighing 56.2 pounds (~25.5 kg) with grass bag, but without battery pack.
Height adjustment system is very simple - using height adjustment lever, user can quickly change cutting height. There are total of 5 cutting height positions, varying from 1.2 to 3.5 inches (~30 to 90 mm).
To help with lawn mowing in low light conditions, EGO Power+ LM2000 comes with bright LED headlights.
Note: Personally, LED headlights are nice feature, but mowing the grass in total darkness with just LED headlights, I am not sure that that is good idea, especially if you have small kids and pets that can leave toys and other objects on the lawn. Just my 2c.
One of the important features of EGO Power+ LM2000 is that it folds for storage and can be kept in horizontal and vertical position, greatly reducing required storage area.
Note: EGO Power+ LM2000 is simple to operate cordless lawn mower, but nonetheless, it is highly recommended to read the manual thoroughly before using this (and any other lawn mower).
EGO Power+ LM2000 Battery Chargers
There are two optional battery chargers that come with EGO Power+ LM2000: standard battery charger and rapid battery charger.
Standard battery charger, CH2100 model, is cheaper but it takes longer time to charge the batteries.
Rapid battery charger, CH5500 model, increases the overall price, but it charges the batteries faster. In order to protect the batteries from overheating, CH5500 even features cooling fan. Since it is designed to charge all EGO Power+ batteries, it is recommended choice especially if you have or intend to have more EGO Power+ powered tools (cordless chainsaw, leaf blower, string trimmers etc.).
CH5500 charging times (according to the manufacturer) are given in the following list:
- BA1120: 56 V 2.0 Ah, ~25 minutes,
- BA1400: 56 V 2.5 Ah, ~30 minutes,
- BA2240: 56 V 4.0 Ah, ~30 minutes,
- BA2800: 56 V 5.0 Ah, ~40 minutes,
- BA4200: 56 V 7.5 Ah, ~60 minutes.
Even if you don't plan (at least not any time soon) purchase more EGO Power+ tools, BA2800 battery (56V, 5.0 Ah) and rapid charger are excellent combination in terms of both cutting grass capabilities and initial price.
On the other hand, BA4200 battery (56V, 7.5 Ah) provides plenty of energy, and is suitable for medium and large(r) lawns.
Long Story Short: EGO Power+ LM2000 is far from being cheap lawn mower, but what you pay is what you get. It is strong and robust unit, and powered with high capacity batteries can cover and cut easily medium size lawns - with energy to spare, especially if 5.0 and 7.5 Ah batteries are used.
Rapid battery charger significantly reduce charging time and thanks to the cooling fan, batteries don't get too hot. In any case, if you have time, always let the battery cool down for at least 10-15 minutes before charging/discharging it again.
For more reviews and recommendations, check EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower - 5.0Ah Battery and Charger Kit Amazon link (link opens in the new window).