EGO LM2114SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Ready For 2023 Mowing Season
Thinking about a new battery-powered lawn mower for the upcoming season? EGO has one of the most robust lines available with models that serve entry-level customers up to those who want the latest and greatest designs. New for 2023, the EGO LM2114SP self-propelled lawn mower is hitting the shelves and we’re breaking down the core details to see who it’s the best fit for.
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EGO LM2114SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Performance
This EGO mower utilizes a brushless motor that spins a 21-inch blade with some very real gas-replacement power. It churns out 6.0 ft-lbs of cutting torque and up to 2,800 RPMs, giving you the cutting performance equivalent to a 140cc gas mower. Sound familiar? That’s the same performance numbers as the LM2125SP that is launching alongside this model.
For us, this is just fine for performing regular maintenance cuts on St. Augustine grass as well as some of our heartier Florida bahiagrass. Not to mention, it can handle a bit of overgrowth as well. Like most brushless mowers, the motor automatically kicks up the RPMs when it senses a heavier load. We did manage to stall the motor a couple of times in the thickest overgrown areas, just like we expect from a gas engine with similar performance.
Keep in mind that EGO makes stronger mowers such as the Select Cut XP if you have the kind of lawn that needs consistently higher performance.
If you’re familiar with EGO Select Cut mowers, you’ll notice this model sticks with a single blade rather than the stacked blade system on the premium end of the line. Regardless of that fact, it still produces a very clean cut and leaves very few stragglers in its wake. You may see a few more if you’re mowing at full speed in thick grass so slow down a bit in those areas to keep the cut quality up.
As is typical for EGO’s designs, the mulching and bagging functions are very effective on maintenance cuts (~2 inches off the top). If you’re cutting much more than 4 inches off, consider switching to the rear discharge chute.
If you’re making the switch from a gas mower, you’ll notice the rear discharge doesn’t quite spread the clippings as well as a side discharge. However, by having more uninterrupted airflow under the deck, EGO gets better mulching and bagging characteristics than most, and that’s a trade-off we’re willing to make.
EGO estimates your max runtime to be 50 minutes under light cutting conditions. Of course, grass height, species, whether it’s wet, and even environmental factors come into play. We did our normal maintenance cut, removing ~2 inches, and got 50:22 out of the 6.0Ah battery that comes in the kit.
Here’s what you can expect across multiple cutting loads:
EGO LM2114SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Design Notes
The self-propelled drive system on this mower is very similar to that of the EGO LM2102, but with a few helpful tweaks. For the most part, the overall look is the same but the devil is always in the details.
The dual-toggle drive handles are a little slimmer and more ergonomic than past generations which makes them more comfortable during extended use. Our favorite change is that EGO moved the drive speed control lever from the left side of the handle and put it front and center on the drive handle. While it’s not a ground-breaking design, anything that limits the number of extra movements you have to make while mowing is a plus in our book.
We love the single-point deck height adjustment rather than individual wheel adjustments like we see on old-school push mowers. The cut height ranges from 1-1/4 inches all the way up to 4 inches. That should cover any grass species in your lawn.
|Deck Height Setting
|Approximate Cutting Height
This mower features a pair of LED headlights located on the front of the battery housing. You control the lights using an on/off button on the main control panel so you can activate them on the fly in low-light conditions.
EGO is continuing to offer vertical storage with this mower and the process couldn’t be easier. Just squeeze the green lever located on the left against the handle and swing it around. Even though the handle can telescope down, it has to be in its full extension for the blade to activate.
You use the same lever to select between the two handle heights. I’m right at six feet tall, but I actually prefer the lower height setting because it allows my arms to hang more naturally while mowing. Everyone in our office that tried it settled on the same lower position as the most comfortable.
- Battery life gauge
- IPX4 water resistant
EGO LM2114SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Price
Look for this model to show up at your favorite EGO retailer in early 2023. The kit (LM2114SP) comes with a 6.0Ah battery and is $549. If you want the mower without a battery and charger (LM2110SP), expect it to run around $479. Either way, EGO backs the mower with a 5-year warranty.
The Bottom Line
The EGO LM2114SP is an excellent mid-range self-propelled option in EGO’s lineup. It’s a good fit for homeowners that stay on top of their weekly cutting and want a step up from entry-level mowers without going all the way to the top of the price scale. With its balance of performance, features, and price, we expect this model to become one of the top-selling models for customers mowing 1/4-acre to 1/3-acre homesites.
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EGO LM2114SP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Specifications
- Model: EGO LM2114SP
- Power Source: EGO 56V battery
- Cutting Torque: 6.0 ft-lbs.
- Estimated Runtime: 50 minutes
- No-Load Speed: 2,800 RPM
- Water Rating: IPX4
- Deck Size: 21 inches
- Deck Material: Poly
- Cut Height: 1.25 to 4 inches
- 3-in-1 Function: mulching, bagging, and side discharge
- Bagging Capacity: 2 bushels (approx. 2.5 cu ft.)
- Warranty: 5-year (mower), 3-year (battery)