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Old 11-05-2013, 09:36 PM
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How do the XT5 plugs 'suck'? Too short? Plug count too few?
Remember you cant compare a rolling aerator like this machine to a reciprocating one like a plugr, plug count will always be higher with a plugr type.
Both. Who said anything about cam type? I guess in its defense, anyones plugs will looks miserable next to an exmark/lawn solutions plug
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:10 PM
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When was yours produced? From what I can tell ours was built in march 2013. We will just keep a spare set of belts from napa on that machines truck from now on.

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Mine was produced in March of 2012. I have a Toro. The cogged belt that game with the machine seemed especially bad. On mine you can't release the hydros because the levers hit the casing before they move far enough to release the hydro. I now have a the threads were the left bottom bearing bolts into on the frame stripped out and there doesn't appear to have enough room to add a longer bolt and put a nut on the other side of the frame without hitting the next set of tines. At GIE I heard of machines breaking axles at 150 hours.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:26 PM
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Wow, something is wrong with that aerator if the belts only last 23 hours. The original belt blew on mine at 107 hrs and that was only because the guy running it didn't back off on the hydros when it started to grunt and work awful hard. Use a Gates Hi temp, Hi load belt and make sure the pulleys are aligned.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:09 AM
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Just got a call that the belt is off again. How miserable is that? I'm going to fight for a lemon return.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:10 PM
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Just got a call that the belt is off again. How miserable is that? I'm going to fight for a lemon return.
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That's BS would take back to your dealer today, either they fix it right asap or give your money back not like this unit was chump change. That is ridiculous!
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:02 PM
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There is obviously something wrong with the belt alignment. I would have them call in a factory guy if they can't fix it.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:21 PM
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We use a Toro that looks just like the xmark. I have been trying to figure out the difference between the two, and I guess that is it. We don't have the belt problem.

We have a spreader mounted on the front of ours, and that unit is a game changer for us.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:17 PM
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We use a Toro that looks just like the xmark. I have been trying to figure out the difference between the two, and I guess that is it. We don't have the belt problem.

We have a spreader mounted on the front of ours, and that unit is a game changer for us.
Do you have any pictures of your setup with the spreader/riding aerator???? If so, post them.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:51 PM
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[QUOTE=Efficiency;4897421]I hung up the phone when the dealer called me back talking down to me as im in the middle of doing a field repair on this unit. Why even offer a warranty if we have to wrench on these ourselves ultimately?

Eff -- I also felt "talked down to" when I called Exmark. I felt like a bother to him. Not only was he unfriendly, but he offered me no help/answers.
1) He was unsure regarding hydraulic fluids.
2) He also did not know the manufacturer of the transmission.
1) I knew the difference (if any)
2) I knew the exact transmission & what that transmission company recommends.

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