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Old 01-07-2013, 04:51 PM
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Calling all Exmark Navigator experts!!!!

Hey guys, I have a 48" Exmark Navigator. I am having an issue with making marks on lawns. It doesn't happen all the time but I have tried going slower in turns and other tricks. I have been told I'm too heavy for the machine. I'm 6 feet and 270 pounds. I just don't agree with it but I had my worker do most of the mowing this year because I was making marks and I went to weedwhacking. Which is not my favorite....well I need to figure this out because I'm going back out on my own and gotta stop the marks!!!! Help!!! Thank you....
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:37 PM
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Do you have any pics of the ruts? and machine?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:29 PM
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Hey Charlie

No I dont specifically have any of the ruts and the machine is put away in my trailer for the season. But they look just like a walker if your not familiar.

I was told to try putting more air pressure in the tires from my exmark dealer. So I was going to try that in the spring. But its crazy to think that a $13k machine and I was making marks all over the place. I might sell and go to a walk behind but that will really slow me down.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:32 PM
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No I dont specifically have any of the ruts and the machine is put away in my trailer for the season. But they look just like a walker if your not familiar.

I was told to try putting more air pressure in the tires from my exmark dealer. So I was going to try that in the spring. But its crazy to think that a $13k machine and I was making marks all over the place. I might sell and go to a walk behind but that will really slow me down.

Thoughts???
Which tire is making the ruts?
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Kawasaki:KRB650B KHDS600A
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:41 PM
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Which tire is making the ruts?
i believe it would be the tire to my left when im om the machine
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:47 PM
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i believe it would be the tire to my left when im om the machine
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give it some air. that is all I can think of.
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Scag:SW36 Grass Packer/Kawaski engine
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Kawasaki:KRB650B KHDS600A
Toro:single stage snow thrower



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Old 01-07-2013, 07:51 PM
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yea thats all the exmark rep could think of too. he said to run them with a little extra air. i hope it works. thanks for ur help!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:02 PM
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Also, try wider tires if you have the $
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:04 PM
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ok thanks. ill look into that.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:07 PM
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ok thanks. ill look into that.
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No problem.
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