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  1. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jun 4, 2023

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    What is it specifically you are waiting for?
     
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  2. ghce Jun 4, 2023

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    Higher peak output power, more reliable longer lasting (life time of the battery not its capacity) batteries and of course greater power density in the batteries.
     
  3. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jun 4, 2023

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    You should look at the specs for the top end mowers...the torque on this one exceeds many gas mowers, which are typically in the 4.5 to 7 ft-lb. this is 8.3 ft-lb.

    Battery life is lengthened by the technology that doesn’t allow it to create a memory, but final life remains to be seen. It does have a 5 year warranty.

    Not sure what you need in the way of power density, but this mower is already lighter and more powerful than my gas push mower...
     
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  4. ghce Jun 4, 2023

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    Advances there certainly have been.
    As you say final battery life has yet to be seen.
    Judging by the performance of many lithium batteries chances are fairly slim that they will have a long economic life especially with the demanding conditions of high output powers we are asking of these devices.
    I have been burnt with many batteries failing prematurely and of course this failure rate is even worse with the many poorly made Chinese batteries that abound.
    Petrol tech is very mature with regard reliability take for example my Push petrol mower bought in about 2004 and used weekly or more often on a large lawn area ( lifestyle block ) in areas the ride on was inappropriate to use.
    The mower engine has never been serviced other than topping up the oil and blade sharpening periodically ( I think I changed the oil once about 3 years ago :( ).
    Still starts with one pull, doesn't smoke and has never needed any attention to the motor in all that time except a pull cord change in about 2012, in fact the steel frame rusted out and failed, all I did was find a replacement 2nd hand aluminium chassis for it about 6 years ago, its showing no sign of quitting at all.( Briggs and Stratton motor).

    I have no doubt a well made electric motor would provide great service too but many electric mowers I have seen generally fail much sooner than my petrol one with internal parts failing such as brushes, commutator related issues and wire connections failing with vibration fatigue.
    I feel quite certain its possible for electric motor suppliers to lift their game further but I do not think the battery reliability is any where near where I would like it to be and with the costs I am seeing here in NZ for replacement batteries or spare battery packs I would run a mile to invest at this point.
    As said I am hoping this will be all dealt to with improvements in the tech and manufacture which maybe some time away though I am guessing that from a manufacturing viewpoint if a device lasts more than 5 years that its lost revenue so the willingness to improve maybe wishful thinking.
     
  5. Aroxx Sets his watch Jun 4, 2023

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  6. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jun 4, 2023

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    Brushless motor in this one...

    There’s a lot fewer things to fail in this than a gas powered mower.
     
  7. ghce Jun 4, 2023

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    Yep brushless is certainly the way to, I have had to repair so many brushed motors in the past.
     
  8. Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jun 6, 2023

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    Settling in to island life:)
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  9. Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jun 11, 2023

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    And for formal:D
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  10. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jun 11, 2023

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  11. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 11, 2023

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    When wood is sold in snap lock bags :eek:… handle scales IMG_7252.jpeg

    Ringed Gidgee…this could be many days lately…
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  12. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 11, 2023

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    @JimInOz Have to strap both of those pairs together for my size 12s
     
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  13. 30t1 Jun 11, 2023

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    This sexy beast, not working replaced the scr and a cooked resistor and bam. Now is time to do a real restoration, trying to find a schematic or manual. But that appears to be hopeless.
     
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  14. RevZMan123 Jun 12, 2023

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  15. ghce Jun 12, 2023

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    What is the brand, their logo doesnt ring any bells for me.
     
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  16. 30t1 Jun 13, 2023

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    Power Design, very high end and prolific. Cult like following
     
  17. 30t1 Jun 13, 2023

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    Some vintage sound stuff and some of flux. More stuff coming, projects are moving again.
     
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  18. Vanallard Jun 28, 2023

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    New monoblocks for the weekend warrior
     
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  19. 30t1 Jun 28, 2023

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    Well another one, is for a testing setup. Something to do
     
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  20. wagudc Jun 28, 2023

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    I can add to this conversation with you and @Archer. My Ego mower is just about 7 years old now and I just had to replace the battery. The mower itself has only required blade sharpening.
     
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