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Old 05-11-2013, 08:56 PM
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My NEW eXmark Lazer Z X-Series with RED technology

Picked up my new 2013 eXmark Lazer X-Series 60" with Kohler EFI with RED Technology (E-Gov) on Friday May 10th. After snapping a few pictures, I drove right to my first lawn as it's been growing pretty good here.

First impressions are great!

The engine is a beast. 999cc's of pure power. I've never had this much power on a mower before. I highly doubt that I made it struggle at all on Friday, and I was mowing some 8-10" grass in spots! It is really shoe-horned into the engine compartment. Makes the 29 Kawi Lazers look like a toy.

The seat. This new eXmark seat is really something! The amount of travel is unreal. Much more than any suspension seat I've ever owned (older JD F-935 seats, 1st gen Michigan LC'd Lazer, and 2nd gen Michigan Hustler). They say it's 3 inches of travel, but it's so smooth and linear. Plus the cushion and armrests themselves are SOOOO soft. Like sofa soft!

Deck. I'm sure it's just like any other Series 6 Ultra-Cut. Cuts head and shoulders above that of my XR-7. The vacuum effect is so noticeable. Discharge is great, no clumps, and very little-if any-double cutting! If I double cut, it's go get rid of 8-10"s of clippings, not to "crisp-up" the cut. I'm trying to get a hold of some 3" Super-High Lift (1/4" thick) Fusions like the VX4 deck comes with. They don't make them with 15/16" center hole though

Took off 2/3'rds of the ROPS. Left the trim-side base as that has fuel breather lines inside.

Just changed the oil/filter tonight. They say 5hrs, but with 4.2 on the clock, the next time I get a chance it could easily have 12-15. I was surprised that it holds 3qts! Just about every other engine out there holds 2qts.

I'm going to try to post a few pics. Didn't break out the SLR yet, just got a few snaps at the dealer with the iPhone....
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:06 PM
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Picture upload didn't work with all 8 at the same time....Let me try one at a time?
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1996 48" SCAG Belt WB 14hp Kawasaki Classic Deck
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:11 PM
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Picture upload didn't work with all 8 at the same time....Let me try one at a time?
Get some more pictures around the mower and all the intregal parts at a distance they can be clearly seen.

I like the layout from what I can see, and I'm really interested in what the engine offers from a power and fuel standpoint.

I will say from looking at the new Exmark mowers, and I think you will agree, they are not built remotely close in strength to that of a Hustler Super Z.
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Stop making me jealous. How much fid it set you back if you don't mind me asking
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Stop making me jealous. How much fid it set you back if you don't mind me asking
You know what they say...If you have to ask...

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:09 PM
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Notice in the engine picture...they are wrapping the fuel line in a heat resistant silicone sleeve.

They also installed thick silicone flap material around the engine as a debris blocker?
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1996 48" SCAG Belt WB 14hp Kawasaki Classic Deck
Echo 2 strokes PB-755 & SRM 280
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:23 AM
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Notice in the engine picture...they are wrapping the fuel line in a heat resistant silicone sleeve.

They also installed thick silicone flap material around the engine as a debris blocker?
The fuel line wrap I get and think it's a great idea especially with everything so tight in there. I'd be worried the silicone flap around the engine would reduce needed air flow or movement and trap the hot air. Be nice to know their thought process behind that one is.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:37 AM
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Did they do away with the deck lift handle? My wife liked the option to help lift when she didn't have enough leg.

Also find it strange that the web sight shows the 940 as having 940cc not the 999cc it shows on the engine sticker.

How hard would it be to unhook the fuel line breather lines to remove the rest of the ROPS?

Questions, questions, questions... lots of questions.........

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:52 AM
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Did they do away with the deck lift handle? My wife liked the option to help lift when she didn't have enough leg.

Also find it strange that the web sight shows the 940 as having 940cc not the 999cc it shows on the engine sticker.

How hard would it be to unhook the fuel line breather lines to remove the rest of the ROPS?

Questions, questions, questions... lots of questions.........
There is no need for a deck lift handle. The foot lift is very easy...almost too easy. Might have to adjust that as I get some bounce with it on bumps.

I never really looked at the website about the cc listing. It would be silly to have 940, 980, and 999 cc's though. I'm left wondering my true HP though as Kohlers website doesn't even list an ECV 940!

I kinda think those fuel breather lines are important. I won't be unhooking them, that's for sure! I'd love to re-route them in some 2" PVC maybe. We'll see how obtrusive that single ROPS base becomes. I might use it as a light bracket.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:25 PM
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There is no need for a deck lift handle. The foot lift is very easy...almost too easy. Might have to adjust that as I get some bounce with it on bumps.

I never really looked at the website about the cc listing. It would be silly to have 940, 980, and 999 cc's though. I'm left wondering my true HP though as Kohlers website doesn't even list an ECV 940!

I kinda think those fuel breather lines are important. I won't be unhooking them, that's for sure! I'd love to re-route them in some 2" PVC maybe. We'll see how obtrusive that single ROPS base becomes. I might use it as a light bracket.
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A light deck lift! I love the way Hustler builds their decks crazy strong but my 66" SZ with all the added baffles and the striper is crazy hard to lift. I had considered adding a mulch kit this year to battle my clippings. Wife can lift it once maybe twice then she's done. Because I fly I have to feather the deck and my leg aches and my foot goes numb. I've adjusted the spring tension almost as tight as it will go. Don't have to worry about deck bounce on this one.

Same as you I didn't see a listing on the Kohler web site.

I'm with you on the breather lines are a must. I was just thinking a guy could unhook them to remove the rest of the ROPS and find another sweet place for them to go.

The light kit is a no go for me also due to the disappearing ROPS. They are handy though so I may install my own somewhere out of the way up front. Hadn't given much thought to the rear but I can see your concern. I only need them in the early spring or late fall. Out hear it's already staying light till 9:30 and will be light around 10:00 or later at the longest so as much as I like to make money I need to shut her down so I'm not disturbing people too late. I have a couple of properties that are empty or far enough out that it's not a problem.
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