View Full Version : Can you identify this older eXmark model?

Zen Lawn
06-05-2011, 12:26 AM
Hello forum. I just started lawn care the beginning of April- I've been lurking on this forum just about every night since then.

I started with used residential equipment on Craigslist, and slowly started replacing them with used commercial equipment.

I bought this eXmark off of Craigslist for $400 last month and want to buy a bag and sulky for it.

Can anyone tell me what model this is? Could you tell me where to look on it to find production information?


James in Eugene, Oregon :waving:

Zen Lawn
06-05-2011, 12:27 AM
Oops!! I guess posting pics might help

Just a sec... when I tried to post a pic (on my drive) I was prompted for a URL.

Zen Lawn
06-05-2011, 12:30 AM
Here we go...

06-05-2011, 01:12 AM
I wouldn't waste time with the bag as it will cost almost as much as the mower did, then if you ever go to sell the mower the bag is
gone too because it won't transfer to another machine so unless you can find one used I wouldn't even bother...
As for a sulky, seeing how these do transfer to any machine you might get in the future,
they are not model specific so most any kind will do.

But you do need to find the model and serial number plate, it is a smallish rectangular aluminum plate that is either
stamped or riveted onto the frame and they're usually located on the flat part of the back frame near the engine,
that little plate will tell you more than anyone here can do with a picture.

The size of the plate is about 3-4 inches long by 1-2 inches high, plain aluminum, it should stand right out against that red deck.

Zen Lawn
06-05-2011, 01:32 AM
topsites- Thank you so much for the info!

Guess I'll use it on the lawns that I don't need to bag.

06-05-2011, 11:08 AM
that looks like an old Metro

06-05-2011, 11:57 AM
look on the flat part of the deck above the right rear tire. i've got a 2002 and it's definitely older than that If you find the serial # search for "exmark age by serial number" on this site and the Rep might be able to give you some info on it

Zen Lawn
06-05-2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the input, guys!
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06-05-2011, 07:21 PM
i'm gonna say its an early metro, very early metro.

metro is the only line exmark made that i know of that was gear driven with a fixed deck.

06-05-2011, 08:40 PM
It's not a Metro. It is a Ranger late 80's early 90's. Get me the Mod and Ser #'s and I can tell you more.

06-06-2011, 10:28 AM
It is definitely not a metro. It looks pretty old. There is one interesting feature. That is the double tension pulleys that drive the wheel belts. That is the same design exmark named "posi-drive". It was used on the Viking Gear Drive walk behinds to control down hill run away and give the mower a stronger reverse, but that is no Viking either. The open single sided front caster and saw tooth front tires is an indicator of an older model.

Hell on Blades
06-10-2011, 06:29 AM
I'd be wary of putting a velke behind a belt drive that's that old.

06-10-2011, 10:26 AM
I don't know if it's really that old, granted a spring chicken she ain't but my '97
doesn't look near as good a shape because with fixed decks rust and the elements
will start to tearing up a deck about 8-10 years into it, it is very possible that
machine is late 90's early 00's but I do know that steel chute deflector is pre-2004.

Again, find that tag with the model and serial number.
Granted by the time you find that, you have the information you need to look it up yourself :p
But I can't do it without either.

06-10-2011, 03:09 PM
Its a Ranger made from 1987-1992. Its amazing you can tell people what it is but they still continue to guess.

06-10-2011, 05:33 PM
Its a Ranger made from 1987-1992. Its amazing you can tell people what it is but they still continue to guess.

i was thinking the same thing. and i never knew it was called a ranger but now i do but i did know that it was late 80's early 90's

06-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Is it just me or does it look extremely long?

06-10-2011, 07:36 PM
Is it just me or does it look extremely long?

lol yeah, it was obviously backed up to where the pic was taken. That and it's narrow deck certainly does make an illusion.