View Full Version : How do I "juice up" my exmark?

03-31-2002, 08:29 PM
On my 21" commercial duty lawnboys I can turn up the governor a little and they seem to cut and vac better ????

On my exmark 36" metro w/12.5 kaw, can I turn up the governor (if it has one) and make it mow and vac better?



03-31-2002, 08:39 PM
my exmark seems like its running under speed not giving a clean cut i need to raise speed on it havnt put a tach on it but pretty sure its low iom looking for same thing

03-31-2002, 09:09 PM
All manufacturers have a recommended maximum rpm rating for their equipment. Check with your dealer to see if they can peek it out. I just peeked my 60" kohler, took less than 5 minutes.

03-31-2002, 09:23 PM
i wont go back were i bought my unit they are incompetant everytime i go there they give me wrong parts had some warranty work done on dixie and they broke 2 screws putting shroud back on and wouldnt fix it

03-31-2002, 09:44 PM
Try posting this question in the Exmark forum.

03-31-2002, 09:58 PM
when you do find out if you can juice up your metro, report back to me, i have the same machine with the tbar.

03-31-2002, 11:21 PM
I know I know. But I'm not going to post it on the open forum. You'll need to email me.

04-01-2002, 06:26 PM
smart move 65. also u not responcible if his motor dont handle it

04-01-2002, 08:30 PM
just used tach on my dixie and ex is only at 3200 they told me what to do but im gonna wait for inlaws real tach to adj

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04-01-2002, 11:00 PM
[RB] On my exmark 36" metro w/12.5 kaw, can I turn up the governor (if it has one) and make it mow and vac better?

I have a 17hp kawasaki turf tracer, and it was almost 1000 rpms low when bought new. I did not like the way the machine was cutting, so I took it to a mower mechanic and he checked it, sure enough, it was 960 rpms slow. He adjusted it up and it has been much better. This is not hard to do, but you need a good tach.

The rpms might be low, but the problems with it not picking up leaves< I guess that is what you mean. I had a lot ob blowout from under the deck, and switched to exmark mulching blades while bagging, and they do a real good job. On my lazer, I use a solid foil blade and it really sucks them up, no blowout. Mabey you can use a soild foil(has no u notch in the blade, and not a lot of lift) on your mower.

04-02-2002, 03:22 AM
nitrous oxide (dont leave home without it!!)