Originally Posted by Dave0013
I would definitely agree with that. But the balance is good on them for making a turn. I would estimate 20-25 pounds of downward force is all it takes to lift the front wheels as high as necessary. Hard to believe, right?
Thank you for the great review Dave. I am thinking of purchasing one of these units but am unsure. I know it's not spring yet but have you noticed any rutting due to the weight of the machine? I bought one of the first exmark metro 26" units in 2005 and I had a big issue with rutting due to the weight of the machine along with numerous other mechanical issues and a lack of horsepower that rendered the machine useless when mulching. I'm not sure if this current machine will fair any better.