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Old 01-09-2013, 07:25 AM
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guess i am the only one who cares about the transmission .
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:33 AM
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guess i am the only one who cares about the transmission .
Or, lack thereof...

170# seems very heavy for a machine that is "man-handled" on turns.

I would not discount the use of this engine on this mower. The two blades are shorter than a 21" hand mower, requiring much less torque to keep then turning. I don't think the specs say, but I expect the engine is running at 3,600 rpm, not 3,000 or so for 21" mowers. There must be a drive train with belts that enable pulley size differences. I don't see any pics with the deck drive.

Exmark-man, ... any chance of a series of pics (>10) with the covers off, more detailed shots in and around this machine? The promotional stuff is way too vague.

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:14 PM
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Yea there are a couple areas where a 32 won't go but smaller than 33" gate is extremely rare.

And if a 32 won't go then odds are a 30 won't go either.

So you still need a 21

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see in my area there are a lot of 24" gates in the backyard. and if it is larger it will accomodate a 36" walkbehind so a 32" is useless in my area.

but I know every area is different.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:16 PM
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Please post pics of a couple different 24" gates if you have time. I would almost have to walk through one sideways!

Thanks!

And yes, manhandling a 170lb machine in a small yard would pretty much negate any benefit over a 21".

Dual Hydro or Death!
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:38 PM
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Thats cool.. i thought they just put 16 hp engines on there 36 in mowers...
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:58 PM
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guess i am the only one who cares about the transmission .
The tranny has a wet clutch in it and was made specific for the 30", it's very heavy duty. It's NOT the same tranny as the 21 or 26


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Old 01-17-2013, 01:12 PM
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I dont think manhandling it will be too bad, I used a 32" ferris for years, with the single hydro and it turned just fine, you just have to use your momentum and it whips arounds, I know the exmark 21" are 115lbs and are very manuverable, maybe it the soil is saturated, but Im sure it will be fine, I'll be getting a toro as soon as its available, exmark dealer is a little far away for me, also Ive been told the exmark will be slighty more for whatever reason +100-150ish.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:48 PM
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we should be more concerned with the slip the belt vari speed one speed trans. the kawi is a brute and prob will have enough hp .
The belt is always tight, not a belt slip drive. It has a clutch inside the tranny
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:24 PM
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Snaking one of these 170lb 30"s through a narrower (<30") gate should be a simple maneuver given 'most' circumstances.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:48 PM
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I've never seen a gate that a 30" mower wouldn't fit through, who does that?
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