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kawasaki guy
01-05-2013, 03:51 PM
http://exmark.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProductType=108 what is the price?
what do you think of it?

Jimslawncareservice
01-05-2013, 03:56 PM
1750 I believe
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weaver
01-05-2013, 04:19 PM
1750 I believe
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Hey Jim what do you think about the fj180v? I think it's gonna be a little under powered myself and i don't care for the timed blades...

kandalawncaremgr
01-05-2013, 04:42 PM
Its similar to the toro turfmaster 30. I have a toro timemaster 30 (residential) . I bought it when it first came out. Its a nice mower cuts great and runs good. I'm sure its a great product or exmark probably wouldn't have put there name on it.

Jimslawncareservice
01-05-2013, 06:08 PM
Hey Jim what do you think about the fj180v? I think it's gonna be a little under powered myself and i don't care for the timed blades...

I believe that's the same engine on my 21" x series. That thing has tons of power. Mowing regular maintained lawns wills be fine. It may be 30" but you don't have the weight or all the belts like a regular walk behind. And its only 9" more than a 21". This on has a chambered mulch kit which will help use less power vs using just a block off plate. Plus you can just side discharge. I have one ordered and plan on side discharging mostly. Now if someone was to do bi weekly lawns or forclosure homes I would say just get a regular walk behind or stander or just a z. I use my 21" at least 5 hours a week. So if I can save time and foot steps I will. These are lawns that are tough to difficult to get anything other than a 21" or now this 30" to fit.
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LibertyFarmLandscaping
01-06-2013, 11:30 AM
Its similar to the toro turfmaster 30. I have a toro timemaster 30 (residential) . I bought it when it first came out. Its a nice mower cuts great and runs good. I'm sure its a great product or exmark probably wouldn't have put there name on it.

IDK, they put their name on the 26" mower which was a flop.
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Mowingman
01-06-2013, 11:44 AM
After the 26" fiasco, I don't have a real good feeling about this mower. I suggest waiting for at least a year to buy one. I can not see this thing working out very well.

kandalawncaremgr
01-06-2013, 02:09 PM
Liberty

Very true about jumping on the bandwagon. You see a lot of similar products like this. My timemaster is ok but I wish I would have spent a little more money and bought and actual walkbehind. Owell there's always ghis year if all goes well in this crazy chicago atmosphere.

LibertyFarmLandscaping
01-06-2013, 02:21 PM
Liberty

Very true about jumping on the bandwagon. You see a lot of similar products like this. My timemaster is ok but I wish I would have spent a little more money and bought and actual walkbehind. Owell there's always ghis year if all goes well in this crazy chicago atmosphere.

Who knows, it may be a great mower, but I would definitely let someone else be the guinea pig.
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locallawncare.ca
01-06-2013, 06:16 PM
I also think it will serve purpose, but mulching long spring grass like people did with the timemaster is just a bad idea. I find even a 21" commercial can bog when mulching long wet grass, but side chuting does fine. Im sure side chuting will be fine and mulching on weekly cuts. I will get one for sure, its more nimble then even a 32wb and wont scalp as much, thats for sure plus a 32wb doenst cut dips and humps very well, not like how a 21 follows contours. Only time will tell, but I've been waiting for something like this to bridge the gap between 21" mower and 32" wb for a while, now I can get a 48 wb/stander for larger plots and variate between a 21 and this 30 for the rest. Just my thoughts, I mainly do small residential, where a 30 could fit but a 32wb, would be a pain and deliver a poor finished product(scalps, high/low spots and lots more trimming in corners and such).

Greg78
01-06-2013, 07:23 PM
I see it has a max cut height of 5" that's got me intrigued as some of the Floratam I am cutting at 5" with either our Dixie Chopper, Exmark Lazer or Exmark Turf Tracer 36". I am starting a second truck this year and will need a 36" or smaller mower for the few gates and some tight lawns we service. As of now the plan will be to switch our Turf Tracer to the crew that needs it that day but this 30 could fit the bill if it pans out.

How does one change cut height?

CowboysLawnCareDelaware
01-06-2013, 07:27 PM
We've talked about this in the Toro residential posts. I have been told it will be within $100 of $1800. The Exmark will be much more over-built than the Toro.

-Michael

locallawncare.ca
01-06-2013, 08:59 PM
Cut height will change like a push mower, at all four wheels, or maybe the two at the back are linked together as well as the front, either way very easy. I personally cut a 2.5 90% of the time, at 5" thats a little odd, but depends on grass I geuss, I find on small yards any longer than 2.5 just looks shaggy, I know for larger lots its different, but 5" wow.

Greg78
01-06-2013, 09:15 PM
Cut height will change like a push mower, at all four wheels, or maybe the two at the back are linked together as well as the front, either way very easy. I personally cut a 2.5 90% of the time, at 5" thats a little odd, but depends on grass I geuss, I find on small yards any longer than 2.5 just looks shaggy, I know for larger lots its different, but 5" wow.

Yes it does depend on the grass. Proper cut height goes a long way. I will cut Bahia as low as 3 1/2" and there are some Floratam lawns I will cut as low as 4".

Here are 2 Floratam lawns I cut at 5".

sildoc
01-26-2013, 12:31 PM
IDK, they put their name on the 26" mower which was a flop.
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The 26 is a great mower. However it was not designed for the southern warm season grasses in mind and that is where people say it is a flop. As for bagging cool season grass and cut quality it is a great mower. If your looking for a mulching mower it is not the one you go to.
I think Toro corp looked at its overall sales and said it was just not worth while to continue to make the 26 when the timemasters first year was such a huge success and the commercial world interested in a hearty version. Just like any new product it will take time to refine but the over all fiddle factor will be negligible in the overall time savings.

weaver
01-26-2013, 12:54 PM
I was told yesterday that the 30in here would run $1799 while the 21x would be $1099. Said the 30in would not be available till mid to late February...

Richard Martin
01-26-2013, 06:10 PM
but mulching long spring grass like people did with the timemaster is just a bad idea.

So what are you supposed to do? Why would you buy a mower that you know can't do the job? :laugh:

LibertyFarmLandscaping
01-26-2013, 07:16 PM
The 26 is a great mower. However it was not designed for the southern warm season grasses in mind and that is where people say it is a flop. As for bagging cool season grass and cut quality it is a great mower. If your looking for a mulching mower it is not the one you go to.
I think Toro corp looked at its overall sales and said it was just not worth while to continue to make the 26 when the timemasters first year was such a huge success and the commercial world interested in a hearty version. Just like any new product it will take time to refine but the over all fiddle factor will be negligible in the overall time savings.

They sure didn't mind trying to sell them in the south even though they didn't have southern grass in mind. Luckily I didn't buy one then and be the guinea pig, and I won't buy a 30 in either until its a proven machine.
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Darryl G
01-26-2013, 07:31 PM
It's a single speed mower? What's with that? I want infinitely variable hydro!!!!!

CowboysLawnCareDelaware
01-26-2013, 08:04 PM
Toro's personal pace is pretty nice, granted I haven't used one in two years. But I do regret buying the John Deere JS46 instead of another Toro. I will be fixing up an '07 22" Toro that I had, the bearings went bad and I just put it in the shed because I was feed up with little things breaking and the wheel bearings going bad on me in mid 2010 was the final straw.

-Michael

lawnboy dan
01-26-2013, 09:06 PM
personal pace isnt nice-its useless for commercial mowing conditions!

sildoc
01-27-2013, 12:26 AM
It's a single speed mower? What's with that? I want infinitely variable hydro!!!!!

I would take single speed mower at 5mph. Nothing slower just GO!