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View Poll Results: which mower do you think is better?
Toro. 73 14.54%
Exmark. 165 32.87%
Scag. 123 24.50%
Hustler. 63 12.55%
Other, and mention in thread!!! 78 15.54%
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:13 AM
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Before I knew "Exmark" I thought nothing could top my Lesco. It was our first zero turn rider and we really didn't know much about them at the time. All we knew was it would seriously cut our mowing time. We shopped around for pricing, and at the time we went with the cheaper price and it came with a "Free" lawn striper. We were completely satisfied with it, except for the fact that it clumped terribly in wet grass. Two years later we needed to purchase another rider and decided to try Exmark eventhough the price was a bit higher. Today we are glad we did! I does not clump and it cuts beautifully. Although we had to purchase our striping kit separatley, it is a much better quality then the free one on the Lesco and looks like it is actually striping the lawn, unlike the Lesco. Our lawns look great and our customers are happy. The Exmark's are now our first choice and our Lesco will be used as a backup. Lesco does the job, but Exmark does it better!
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:01 PM
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i went to an exmark dealer and was looking at walk behinds, correct me if iam wrong but the parts and design of the toro are the same as the exmark and the price is within 100 bucks
Toro bought eXmark a few years ago (maybe they couldn't design mowers themselves)...your major differences will be found in the deck (toro has steel spindles, eXmark has aluminum) different baffle setups, you will find different hand controls on the walk behinds (I prefer the exmark pistol grip, but it was the mower I was brought up on)

eXmark is preferred 2:1 by commercial cutters over the next leading brand(Scag)
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:37 AM
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Toro bought Exmark because although Toro made big machines for golf courses, fairways etc. and did well in that area, in the commercial user market like us (walk behinds & ztrs especially) they were getting beat pretty badly IMHO because they had a far cheaper product built more like a home owner walmart special.
So, they did the smartest thing they could do. They bought Exmark and were smart enough, business wise, to keep it as it's own company but got the advantage of all its patents and far advanced engineering.
I was real happy they kept them separate. I had two already, but waited a few years to see if they would cheapen the Exmark down like the toros were. Instead they much improved the Toro and made even more improvements on the Exmarks.
A smart business move
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:36 AM
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smart, I wll agree
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:17 AM
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:04 PM
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Walker is a great machine for manicured lawns...I see them alot in New Orleans and surronding areas.
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:32 AM
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Toro bought eXmark a few years ago (maybe they couldn't design mowers themselves)...your major differences will be found in the deck (toro has steel spindles, eXmark has aluminum) different baffle setups, you will find different hand controls on the walk behinds (I prefer the exmark pistol grip, but it was the mower I was brought up on)

eXmark is preferred 2:1 by commercial cutters over the next leading brand(Scag)
Where did you get that information (about Scag being #2)? I knew Exmark was #1.
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:45 PM
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I run a 52" Yazoo/Kees Mid Max , w/ upgraded mulch kit. Does a nice cut Would have liked an exmark when I bought this (I was just starting up) but I've been happy with it. The mulch kit is nice though it does slow me down a bit.

I was doing a large property yesterday with it & across the street there was another company mowing 4 empty lots. 2 guys on Dixies & 1 on a Scagg turf tiger.... I was amazed at how fast they were mowing! I kept thinkin damn, Maybe this really is a piece of junk? til I got done & pulled back onto the road & could see all the hay they left behind & all the spots they missed plus all the weeds that made it through & didn't get cut.

I agree dealer service is a real important factor, but deck design & blade tip speed help a lot too!
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:25 PM
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