EGO Select Cut lawn mower
Cutting edge: New EGO Select Cut lawn mower
With an all-new dual blade design and a new raked back battery insertion angle that allows users to see the five segment charge indicators, the new EGO Select Cut lawn mower makes an impressive debut.
With the weather now becoming warmer across the country and gardens now springing back to life, the most noticeable change will be in lawns, with grass currently growing longer and greener than ever. There is no denying the fact that mowing the lawn is often the most tedious job of them all for consumers – but it does not have to be. Thanks to the line-up of super powered lawn mowers, getting lawns in pristine shape is now quicker and easier than ever.
Making a fine debut this season is the all-new EGO Select Cut lawn mower. The easiest way to convey the new features of the EGO Select Cut lawn mower comes by way of comparison to the previous model. One of the most visible changes includes a new raked back battery insertion angle that allows users to see the five-segment charge indicators on newer EGO 56V batteries.
Like the model it replaces, the EGO Self-Propelled Select Cut lawnmower kit includes a 56V 7.5 Ah battery pack and 60-minute rapid charger. Users also receive a new dual-blade design for superior mulching and bagging. Not to be confused with a side-by-side cutting system, this blade design looks like a narrow ‘X’. The two blades work together to lift and cut the grass into very fine pieces. Now, that is truly cutting edge. The new EGO Select Cut mower has the same 52cm cutting deck as the prior model. Let us take a look at some of its features.
Starting the engine
EGO has made starting the mower even easier than before. Instead of completely recessing the power-up button on the handle, users can now access it more naturally with their thumb before pulling back the bail bar. The front LED lights are activated from the handle as well. Users no longer have to lean down to turn them on.
Updated self-propelled mechanism
The updated self-propelled drive mechanism on this mower also works really well. Instead of a lever, EGO now features a centre-mounted speed dial. It sits smack-dab in the middle of the handle and sets the desired pace. It is much more visible, easier to adjust, and has a more tactile feel when it is being used.
However, to actually engage self-propelled mode, users simply grab the handles they naturally would. A top grip or side grip works equally well. Twin buttons on each side of the handle naturally push in when the handle is grasped. Either, or both buttons will engage the self-propel system.
Power and traction
Regarding the wheels – EGO has kept the same great treads. They give lots of traction when dealing with inclines, wet grass, etc. This matters more than one may think – particularly when cutting higher grass or going for a more aggressive cut.
Many features present on the existing EGO mowers also exist on the EGO Select Cut mower as well. The EGO Select Cut is IPX4-rated to handle water from any direction. The new system uses two angled sets of three LED lights. These LEDs cover a nice area in front of the mower, making it easy to mow in the early morning or late into the evening. And, of course, they may now be activated from the driving position. Also, with the low noise output, users never have to worry about waking the neighbours.