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Texas Mower Parts
10-10-2005, 11:57 AM
Just to let ya'll know. Our Exmark distributor had their annual dealer meeting this past weekend w/ a couple of Exmark factory staff on hand. From Exmark executives, there will be a 34" and 44" introduced in EARLY spring 06', if there are no problems in testing. The 34" has integrated hydros and a 19hp Kawi. I'm sure the 44" will be equipt the same. I believe the deck will similar to the CT series in construction. No pictures are available yet!

EXspyguy
10-10-2005, 01:09 PM
They haven't built any or taken any orders for them. I was told fall of "06". I wasn't able to get any pics either. The R & D guys wouldn't let it out yet.

Richard Martin
10-10-2005, 01:25 PM
They haven't built any or taken any orders for them. I was told fall of "06". I wasn't able to get any pics either. The R & D guys wouldn't let it out yet.

While you're out there taking pics would you mind going over to Dixie Chopper R&D and getting a few of the new 34" RunBehind? Yup, the cat's out of the bag now.

Anybody wanna buy a pair of slightly used (29 & 44 hours) Ferris walkbehinds? j/k

splatz100
10-10-2005, 02:42 PM
dixie has a 34" run behind coming out???????

Howard Roark
10-11-2005, 01:17 AM
After the 26, I think I'll pass on any new Exmarks coming out for a while! ;)

MTR
10-11-2005, 02:54 AM
After the 26, I think I'll pass on any new Exmarks coming out for a while! ;)

Not only passing, but also through with them. Great product but less and less dealership in town besides unsatisfactorily slow, who-care repair service.

mkirby
10-11-2005, 04:56 AM
My 26 has been ay the shop for 2 months! What a joke, they told me they finally got an update kit for it! Worst service ever.

rodfather
10-11-2005, 06:54 PM
Would someone explain to me where in the world (or why) you would use a 34" Z, or even a 44???

Cigarcop
10-11-2005, 07:04 PM
Rod,

I can't imagine they would hold on any hills thats for sure.

rodfather
10-11-2005, 07:11 PM
I hear ya Cc.

One of my college guys is a ex-wrestler at around 6,4, 300 pounds. My one 61" Z (Ferris 1000) looks small with him on it. In fact he dwarfs it and I will not let him use it anymore other than flat areas. I can just imagine the sight of him on a 34" Z...now that would be flippin' comical for sure.

I wonder which would weigh more???

Maitland Man
10-11-2005, 07:12 PM
backyards of course.:)

Dennis

rodfather
10-11-2005, 07:14 PM
Backyards? Like what, the size of my spare bedroom?

Gizmo_019
10-11-2005, 09:07 PM
The reason I want a 44" ZTR is because I mow 2 cemeteries and the standard spacing for the stones is somewhere in the neighborhood of 48". While probably 30% of them are actually 48", some are 50", most are 46" and quiete afew are 44" and there are even some around 40". Right now I am wasting alot of time backing up and going inbetween stones, or either weedeating them when I get tired of doing that. For that reason I can have no more than a 44", my 42" Crapsman will fit between lets say 90% of the stones, but it takes too long to make it fit. My neighbors 42" Z will fit through some spots narrower than 42" if you wiggle it just right. So that is my reason for wanting a 44".

SouthernYankee
10-11-2005, 11:33 PM
Would someone explain to me where in the world (or why) you would use a 34" Z, or even a 44???

Rod, in my market there are tons of yards that I couldnt fit most 36"wbs in. The 34"ztr that I have fits through gates, and it cuts the large backyards fast that I have. Most houses, even large estates are only a few feet from each other, so you are extremely limited in space, so the gates are tiny. Many Lcos down here even run teams of guys running 21"s, like justmowit.




Also the heat down here in Texas is really bad during the summer, I have zero interest in following a mower around when its 100 outside with 90% humidity.

You would be surprised how quick my 34"ztr is and it has zero rutting issues. I dont know what I would do with out it.

lawnman_scott
10-11-2005, 11:41 PM
Backyards? Like what, the size of my spare bedroom?
I have a 34z gravley. Best money I ever spent. Alot of gated backyards here, and you would not beleive the timesaver over a walkbehind. It fits everywhere it has to go, so a 36 wouldnt, and a 32 only comes in belt for the most part. Might not be the right mower for everyone, but find me the people who own one that dont like it. It makes for a decent replacement for my exmark too when something breaks. I actually pulled my exmark 52lazer out of the mud with the gravely. Here she is.

SouthernYankee
10-11-2005, 11:47 PM
Here is mine, Like he said I cant find anyone on lawnsite that has bought one that doesnt like it

Heres mine



Some of my equipment

SouthernYankee
10-11-2005, 11:50 PM
Lets try this again...

splatz100
10-12-2005, 10:28 AM
I also have one, and could not do without it...

afftandem
10-19-2005, 01:55 AM
19hp.... seems like alot for a 34.... the gravely 34 has a 15kaw.. would be slightly surprised if it finally gets released with a 19hp.

the gravelys a sharp lookn machine, and I admit I'd like to have one just for play, but even the 34z cant get in alot of lawns ive got gated. Wrights 32 stander is a better option I think.. I love mine. Plus, tighter in the corners of the gated lawns.. better trim & view moving around obstacles, and if you really want (but not needed) you can get 17hp 32"... full hydro.... they are also the only ones making a dual hydro 32 wb..

DSIM
10-19-2005, 05:08 PM
I can use this mower on almost every property I have. Eliminates the need for the 21 as much.

brucec32
10-19-2005, 06:15 PM
I'm looking at 34-36" riders now too. Too many gates out there. And I need one mower set up to mulch and the bigger ZTR set up to discharge, so I will wind up using it on non-gated lawns where I have to mulch clippings, also. I am also considering a walk behind, but then I wind up walking or riding a velke on the wider areas too. Which I'm trying to avoid. Bigger is often better, but not if you wind up pulling out the 21" half the time because the big one won't fit. They're also, hopefully, a little softer on delicate turf that is common in shady areas in back yards.

Anyone with the Gravely 34z have a report on how it mulches and how it is in terms of turf tearing?

SouthernYankee
10-21-2005, 01:36 AM
First off the 15hp is plenty of power. I weigh around 250 and I have had zero problems with rutting and I only cut really thick st.augstine grass that is soaking wet9from over irragation). I dont have a mulching kit, rather I have a plate that goes across the side discharge would go and it works much like a mulching kit. I found that there is no need for a mulching kit , sicne I am very happy with the results. Also if I wanted to side discharge, I can easily take off the plate and do so.