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ALarsh
08-05-2006, 10:48 PM
I don't like how Toro is setting up their walk behinds so I went with Exmark instead. I've only used it for 10 min... I'll test it out tomorrow. Better pics tomorrow also.

ALarsh
08-05-2006, 10:51 PM
Another......

mcwlandscaping
08-05-2006, 10:52 PM
TTHP! you'll love it...i don't care for toro WBs either, i do like thier Zs though, nice new piece of equipment.

Tim03
08-05-2006, 10:54 PM
It looks really nice!

What is the deck size?
Also, how big is your trailer, 6x10?

ALarsh
08-05-2006, 10:58 PM
48" deck. I needed something to get into those tight spots and the small residentials better.

Trailer is 6.5X12 and its the perfect size for this combo. Not too tight and nothing left over.

Thanks.

Palmer'sLS
08-05-2006, 11:29 PM
i like the blue filter....but then again...im simple like that lol

ToroLandscaper
08-06-2006, 01:48 AM
Niice...youll love it a good friend of mine has one like that 48" and 19hp..and i LOVE that thing it is a really good walkbehind...what engine is on it looks like a kawi. but what size

jazak
08-06-2006, 10:15 AM
Looks like it says a 19hp?

ALarsh
08-06-2006, 11:54 AM
Its a 17 hp kawi. Its a 2002 model that was owned by a doctor to cut his own postage stamp lawn. The guy is a perfectionist and kept this machine in new condition. You can see my Toro behind it, the paint condition is no where near as good as this one and the exmark is 2 years older (but the toro actually gets used). It has less than 70 hours on it (was only used 17 hours a year). I think I got a great deal at $3300 for it. I couldn't have bought a comparable new lesco at that price and this is a much better machine.

Well thats the story on it. No pics today because its raining all day.

jazak
08-06-2006, 12:25 PM
Thats a great deal. New they're like $5200.

ALarsh
08-06-2006, 01:32 PM
Yeah it would have been $5400 + tax for a new one here. It cost him $30 per hour to run the machine + gas, up keep and time. He could have had his lawn cut by a service cheaper.:laugh:

tru turf
08-06-2006, 01:37 PM
you gotta love them exmarks! :waving:

ALarsh
08-06-2006, 10:23 PM
Here are some better pics:

ALarsh
08-06-2006, 10:24 PM
Another::::

ALarsh
08-06-2006, 10:25 PM
The new addition:

ALarsh
08-06-2006, 10:28 PM
And the whole rig:

ALarsh
08-06-2006, 10:31 PM
And last, I cut my lawn today with the new Exmark:

Petr51488
08-06-2006, 10:43 PM
looks like alot of weight behind the wheels.. you sure its ok?

J&R Landscaping
08-06-2006, 11:43 PM
Looks Like a great set-up!

iluvscag
08-06-2006, 11:57 PM
That guy must have been obsessed with that thing to keep it that clean.

jazak
08-07-2006, 12:20 AM
I wish I could find something like that around here. It looks brand new. Are you going to get a sulky/proslide?

ALarsh
08-07-2006, 01:12 AM
Petr51488: It is a good chunk of weight on the front of the trailer but the truck shouldn't have any problem with it.

J&R Landscaping: Thanks! :)

iluvscag: You should have seen how clean everything else was in this guys garage! He had a BMW, Ford F-150, a lifted CJ, Harley and a Volvo that were all spotless. This guy is really a perfectionist and he even said that. I love buying from those type of people!

Jazak: I will probably end up putting a sulky on it in the near future. I found this on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&item=180011239475&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1). Keep your eyes out there because now is the time to buy lawn mowers cheap! Not a lot of people are looking and there are quite a few people looking to sell.

qualitylawnmanagement
08-07-2006, 01:46 AM
Hey Alarsh Sweet mower. I have one question, Is that thing easy to use? I have a hydro 36in mower ( not an exmark) and it wears the crap out of me. Could you handle doing 15 or so lawns day in and out? Also is it easy to change the deck height on it? How long does it take? I don't mow all my lawns at the same height so, Thats why I wanted to know.
Thanks mike.

ALarsh
08-07-2006, 02:02 AM
Its pretty darn easy to use with the dual hydros. The ECS controls are also very nice. One thing I noticed is it turns much faster and effortless compared to the Z. I don't have a sulky yet but i'm planning on getting one soon. As for 15 yards, I haven't done it yet, but I think its do-able with a sulky. Walking, I wouldn't want to do it.

Height adjustment isn't as big of a deal as I thought it would be. It takes about 30 seconds and I do it while the engine is warming up. Its not as quick and effortless as it is with the Z, but it isn't bad.

I really like this walk behind so far. Later in the week i'll have to see how it wears me out though. I'll get a set of jungle wheels on order.:drinkup:

rfed32
08-07-2006, 02:04 AM
awesome mower...so clean u really got a steal on this one...hope you gave the doc. a biz card or something lol....good luck with it

ALarsh
08-08-2006, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the comments. I installed an hour meter on it today... Had to do some custom drilling and it looks pretty good. The part that sucks is when I was drilling I heated up the metal which caused the glue to evaporate. The white section is where there is no more glue.:cry:

Brendan Smith
08-08-2006, 05:49 PM
sweet deal man.

twj721
08-08-2006, 06:28 PM
SWEET!!

I have a EXMARK Dealer Demo scheduled for this Thurs looking at the Turf tracer 48

barcode148
08-08-2006, 06:52 PM
alarsh what size trailer is that?

barcode148
08-08-2006, 06:54 PM
never mind i saw what size it was in the thread sorry

liquidforcedude7
08-08-2006, 10:25 PM
NICE man, and your 16/17 right? What is your total number of accounts?

ToroLandscaper
08-08-2006, 10:29 PM
Dang Alarsh how do you keep your toro so clean..yours has more hours and is 1000 time cleaner then mine

ALarsh
08-08-2006, 10:39 PM
Yeah I'm 16. Turning 17 next week. I'm going north of 20 accounts now and growing rapidly. I have about 6-8 people that call me every few weeks for mowing when they get busy. 15 of those weekly accounts demand to be done either Thursday or Friday so that is why the purchase. If they wouldn't want it soo bad, I would have spread my lawns throughout the week and take them out after school.

The toro has 320 hours on it now. It doesn't always look that good. I cleaned it up for the pictures but I always blow it off after a days of mowing. If you look in post #14 where the anti-scalp wheel is, it has mud/dirt crap around it. That is what the whole deck was like before I cleaned it up. I was embarrassed when I got home looking at the toro & exmark next to each other. The Exmark was soo much cleaner and it was 2 years older so I decided to get the Toro some loving. :drinkup: