View Full Version : Exmark Quest is slow

05-12-2009, 10:05 PM
I have a new Exmark Quest 48"/22hp B&S ELS (14 hours) that is running forward slower than it should. The brochures and salesmen told me it would run 7 mph. The best I could get on flat ground with NO blades engaged was 5.7 mph (per my GPS) and while cutting 8-10" grass it would not pass 5.2 mph again on flat ground. Is there something wrong/adjustment required or am I just another victim of deceptive advertising?

The hyrdro filter is new since the mower is new but I did need to add about 3 ounces in the reservoir before I did my test since it was low.

I tried to adust the tracking per the manual, but it would not adjust.

Should I try the dealer; hopefully under the warranty?


07-01-2009, 07:09 PM
there are two adjustment rods connecting the steering to the hydros on boths sides. I marked them and turned them both clockwise (facing the front) and tried it out. I was running 6.8 - 7 mph. I hope this helps someone else since I had to figure it out myself. Pay it forward I guess.

07-01-2009, 08:08 PM
Good to see you fixed it. Did it get slower or was it like that when you got it?