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Old 01-05-2013, 04:51 PM
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Exmark's new commercial 30!

http://exmark.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProductType=108 what is the price?
what do you think of it?
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:56 PM
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:19 PM
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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...
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:08 PM
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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...
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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Old 01-05-2013, 05:42 PM
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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.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:30 PM
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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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Old 01-06-2013, 12:44 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:54 PM
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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...
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:16 PM
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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.
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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