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Old 01-09-2013, 08:14 PM
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Wow...didn't realize it was almost a $2k price difference.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:24 PM
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I have a 52" Exmark, well 2 actually with the Turf Tracer. Love them both, I'm sure you will too.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:28 PM
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Wow...didn't realize it was almost a $2k price difference.
Yep I think it's a little crazy for what you get. The major differences are hydros, clutch, deck, and tires
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:29 PM
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I have a 52" Exmark, well 2 actually with the Turf Tracer. Love them both, I'm sure you will too.
I have a 36 metro and love it...hoping to upgrade to 36 turf tracer. I demoed and liked it a whole lot. I love the ecs which is on my metro
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:54 AM
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Yeah i would have loved to have gotten the S but I'm in college right now and could justify spend an additional almost 2k for it just because I wanted it. For that I may as well bought a lazer haha the only thing really uneasy about is not having the canister air filter but I can deal with cleaning it more often.
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Do not clean the air filter more often than recommended in the engine manual. Overservicing will cause more dirt to end up in your engine. Very nice mower!! I love it when they are all clean and shiny. Try to post an update on how it runs, cuts, etc. Good luck this season!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:07 AM
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Yep I think it's a little crazy for what you get. The major differences are hydros, clutch, deck, and tires
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In your pics the deck on the mower you bought looks pretty darn stout. What is the difference in the S series deck? You can put whatever tires you want on it for less than $200. If you watch your idle when you engage and disengage, the clutch should last plenty long. I'm guessing the S series still uses transaxles and not separate pumps and wheel motors. I think for 2k in difference you made a great decision. I just don't see that much more value in the S series mower.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:05 AM
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I think you'll get good service out of it...not the mower I'd want to hand over to a crew, but for an owner/operator who presumably isn't going to be beating the crap out of it, it should be fine.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:46 AM
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Do not clean the air filter more often than recommended in the engine manual. Overservicing will cause more dirt to end up in your engine. Very nice mower!! I love it when they are all clean and shiny. Try to post an update on how it runs, cuts, etc. Good luck this season!
Correction lol I mean replacing the air filter sooner than needed. I am a FREAK about maintenance. Yes shiny is always good! And will do and good luck to you as well!
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:55 AM
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In your pics the deck on the mower you bought looks pretty darn stout. What is the difference in the S series deck? You can put whatever tires you want on it for less than $200. If you watch your idle when you engage and disengage, the clutch should last plenty long. I'm guessing the S series still uses transaxles and not separate pumps and wheel motors. I think for 2k in difference you made a great decision. I just don't see that much more value in the S series mower.
Yes it is very stout. On the e series it comes with a series 2 deck(on exmark site and booklet it says that wrong) and the s series has a series 3 or 4 I believe. The difference is the deepness by about one inch with the series 2 being shallower. As far as the clutch there's like a 25 lbs difference so what you said is kind of what I figured. And I cannot remember the models but I want to say the e series pump model has the 2800 and the s series has the 3100 so the s still has separate pumps and motors, just a little more beefed up. And no I couldn't justify it other than looks because if taller wider tires and believe it or not the sales guys talked me out of the s series from day one
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:58 AM
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I think you'll get good service out of it...not the mower I'd want to hand over to a crew, but for an owner/operator who presumably isn't going to be beating the crap out of it, it should be fine.
No I totally agree with that and I have two guys that work with me in the summer and still I will be the only one operating it because that makes a huge difference in longevity of expensive components in my opinion lol
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