In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners’ Word Magazine Best Buy winner, this easy-to-use cordless mower is just the thing for medium to large lawns. It's well thought out and packed with features, including headlights and easy folding for storage. It's excellent value and comes with a five-year warranty.

What we tested

  • Setting up / Storage
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Handling
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Performance
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.


  • Easy to assemble
  • Folds flat for storage
  • Adjustable handle height
  • Sturdy and easy to handle
  • Clear visibility of battery power level
  • Wide range of cutting heights
  • Battery and charger interchangeable with other Ego Power+ tools


  • Short run time on battery supplied

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What are the main features of the Ego LM1701E Cordless Mower?

This mower has a quick charge time of just 30 minutes and a run time of 20 minutes. Larger ampere batteries are available for a longer running time - a 5Ah battery, which gives a run time of 40 minutes and a 7.5Ah battery, powering a one-hour run time. It comes with a large 55L grass collector with a full indicator and has a three-in-one mowing system that collects the grass, mulches, or discharges it at the rear. There are seven different heights of cut ranging from 20-80mm and it also has headlights for mowing on dark, overcast days. The battery power level is visible while mowing and the battery and charger are included in the price.

What is the Ego LM1701E Cordless Mower like to use?

This is very easy and intuitive to assemble even though the instructions are not as clear as some. The handle is easily adjustable to three heights to suit different size users and the height of cut simple to adjust with a single lever at the rear. This mower feels sturdy and strong but is easy to manoeuvre and cuts well. It has been well thought out and designed and is packed full of features including headlights and warning lights. There is clear visibility of the battery power level at all times as you mow.

Is the Ego LM1701E Cordless Mower easy to store?

With just a simple pull of the levers on either side, this mower folds down flat for horizontal or vertical storage anywhere.

Is the Ego LM1701E Cordless Mower good value for money?

This well considered, feature packed mower is excellent value for money. It comes with an impressive five-year warranty on the mower and three years on the battery, plus the battery and charger are interchangeable with other Ego Power + tools in the system potentially saving you money in the future.

Who is the Ego LM1701E Cordless Mower most useful for?

This mower is ideal for medium to large lawns and anyone who loves simplicity and good design. It is lighter than most similar sized mowers and handles well.

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Product Specifications

NameEgo LM1701E Cordless mower
Lawn mower typeElectric - cordless
Part of multi tool systemYes
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Battery charge time30min(s)
Battery life20min(s)
Number of cutting height settings7
Cutting width42cm
Collection capacity55l
MulchingOptional extra
Smart compatibilityNo