EGO Power+ LM2101 21″ 56-Volt Cordless Lawn Mower Review

Robust battery power with simple one button start is a cost effective, powerful product for its size that has impressive durability

EGO Power+ has worked hard to cultivate its reputation for producing high-quality, durable power tools and lawn care machines. You see that showing up in spades with the EGO Power+ LM2101. Included in the purchase you get the cordless, battery-powered electric lawn mower as well as the 5.0 Ah lithium-ion battery and the smart rapid charger.

Though when you get down to some of the nuts and bolts details, you really start to see some impressive engineering principles at work with the EGO Power+ LM2101. Right off the bat, it’s infused with superior material build quality, which not only extends the overall lifespan but also provides impressive durability.

It has a robust 56 Volt electric motor, which is very powerful for this class of cordless electric lawn mower. A 5.0 Ah lithium-ion battery pack is included in the purchase, as is a rapid charger. This translates into a 45-minute total run time, which is enough to cut most suburban lawns of around half an acre or less.

The EGO Power+ LM2101 was also engineered to be a true 3-in-1 electric lawn mower. This means you can leave it set up for side discharge if you are the type of person who likes to cut the grass frequently. Though you can just as easily switch it over to be a mulching mower or a bagger.

The EGO Power+ LM2101 has a 21-inch diameter cutting deck with six distinct height settings. It can be adjusted from as low as 1.5-inches to as high as 4-inches to trim the grass to the prevailing weather conditions.

There are some other nice little innovations engineered into the EGO Power+ LM2101. It has an easy push-button start with very quiet running. There are LED lights in the front of the mower for times when you might need to finish up cutting as the sun is starting to go down. It also folds up for easy storage when not in use.

Key Features

  • 56 Volt electric motor
  • 5.0 Ah lithium-ion battery
  • 21-inch cutting deck
  • 6 height settings
  • 1.5 to 4-inches
  • 3-in-1 bagger, mulching mower or side discharge
  • 45-minute maximum run time
  • LED lights
  • Rapid charger included

Performance

The 56 Volt electric motor at the beating heart of the EGO Power+ LM2101 is robust, to say the least. It has more than enough power to maximize the effectiveness of the mulching feature. While this will reduce the overall runtime a little, it’s much less than many of the competitor electric lawn mowers in this price range. This is also thanks in part to the 5.0 Ah lithium-ion battery that charges it.

If there is a minor complaint with the EGO Power+ LM2101 it’s that it isn’t self-propelled. Though it’s still light enough to be easy to maneuver. The tradeoff here is that you get superior run time, as there is no charge lost to self-propulsion.

Ease Of Use

As a cordless electric lawn mower the EGO Power+ LM2101 is very easy to use. Especially compared to a gasoline lawn mower of the same size. It has an easy push-button start feature and all the safety controls you expect in a push lawn mower. It’s even easy to adjust the height of the cutting deck through its six distinct settings.

You also have to like the rapid charger’s ability to restore the full charge of the lithium-ion battery before storing it away after you are done cutting the lawn.

Special Features

The 56 Volt electric motor in the EGO Power+ LM2101 is powerful. It does a great job of powering the mower whether you set it up for side discharge, mulching, or bagging.

The LED lights might not sound all that “Special” on paper, but they are a nice touch for times when you need to finish up cutting the grass as the sun starts going down.

The ability to fold the EGO Power+ LM2101 into one compact package is also handy. Just bear in mind that it does weigh over 60-pounds. So it’s meant more for storing at ground level or up against a wall, rather than hanging it on a peg hook.

Cut Quality & Options

The 3-in-1 versatility of the EGO Power+ LM2101 is handy. You can set it up to side discharge. If you have concerns about thatch buildup, you can just as easily set it up for mulching or bagging. The included bagger is large enough to hold the average runtime’s worth of harvested grass clippings, which is convenient.

The 21-inch diameter cutting deck on the EGO Power+ LM2101 has 6 different cutting height settings. You can adjust it to as low as 1.5-inches for when you want to keep a fast-growing lawn short and tidy. You can also set it as high as 4-inches for dry weather patterns where preserving soil moisture is important.

Maintenance

There isn’t a lot of maintenance associated with the EGO Power+ LM2101. The rapid charger that is included in the original purchase needs to top up the battery. Then you can fold it down for easy storage after you are done cutting. It’s even light enough that two people could stash it on a heavy-duty garage shelf for long-term winter storage.

Safety Features

The EGO Power+ LM2101 comes with all the typical hand controls you want to see in an electric push mower. The push-button ignition system is handy and ensures that the lawn mower is running fully before you start cutting.

Cost-Effectiveness

As a cordless electric lawn mower the EGO Power+ LM2101 is very cost-effective compared to a gasoline lawn mower of the same size. The battery, bagger, and rapid charger included in the purchase also helps maximize the value. The fact that you can set it up to bag or mulch the harvested grass clippings also helps save money in your seasonal lawn care budget, by preventing thatch buildup and virtually eliminating the need to aerate your turf in the spring or fall.

Expert Score
Awesome

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Robust battery power with simple one button start
  • Cost Effective
  • Powerful for its size
  • Durable
  • 6 height settings
  • 56 Volts of power
45 minutes run time
  • Self propel could be stronger
  • Foldable handle sometimes won't line up
EGO Power+ LM2101 21″ 56-Volt Cordless Lawn Mower Review
EGO Power+ LM2101 21″ 56-Volt Cordless Lawn Mower Review
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