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Old 07-30-2012, 03:38 PM
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:01 PM
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This is my 3d post about the metro 26. My last post mentioned inability to turn left or right and that I greased all zircs. Turns out I missed a zirc. After reviewing the maintenance schedule I decided to complete the 100 hour service 50 hours before scheduled. The 100 hour service recommends greasing a zirc located behind a Removable plate located near the grass discharge area. Once I pumped grease into this hidden spot the mower began to turn like it's supposed to. I also mentioned the handle bar broke, i which fixed by bolting handlebar 2" lower using the bolt holes intended for shorter operators. Since then the plastic inserts located at each end of the throttle bar have been lost or broken off during on of many times that the throttle bar has simply fallen of the handle bar while mowing the dry hard ground. Other than a lopsided front wheel I have no other complaints except for the lack of rain!
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:49 PM
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This is my 3d post about the metro 26. My last post mentioned inability to turn left or right and that I greased all zircs. Turns out I missed a zirc. After reviewing the maintenance schedule I decided to complete the 100 hour service 50 hours before scheduled. The 100 hour service recommends greasing a zirc located behind a Removable plate located near the grass discharge area. Once I pumped grease into this hidden spot the mower began to turn like it's supposed to. I also mentioned the handle bar broke, i which fixed by bolting handlebar 2" lower using the bolt holes intended for shorter operators. Since then the plastic inserts located at each end of the throttle bar have been lost or broken off during on of many times that the throttle bar has simply fallen of the handle bar while mowing the dry hard ground. Other than a lopsided front wheel I have no other complaints except for the lack of rain!
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This is what I get out of your reply...

I've put 5 new engines, 3 transmissions, 4 drive axles, two computers and replaced brakes 10 times in 2000 miles...other than a little down time it's been a great car....
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:24 PM
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That's funny! Apparently you get my point!
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:37 PM
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My dealer who carries Exmarks won't sell or repair a Metro 26 unless you bought the POS from him. He's down to about 3 guys who still own them. I tried one out one time. Mowed about half of a 1000 sq ft front yard then took it back to the dealer. Way under powered, heavy, and a total piece of garbage.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:06 PM
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That's funny! Apparently you get my point!
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I do, and I too have owned one.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:07 PM
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My dealer who carries Exmarks won't sell or repair a Metro 26 unless you bought the POS from him. He's down to about 3 guys who still own them. I tried one out one time. Mowed about half of a 1000 sq ft front yard then took it back to the dealer. Way under powered, heavy, and a total piece of garbage.
Ditto...except I sold mine at a loss to some poor bastard on Craigslist.
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Ditto...except I sold mine at a loss to some poor bastard on Craigslist.
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I hope that poor sob doesn't know where you live. Haha!!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:54 PM
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I hope that poor sob doesn't know where you live. Haha!!!
He knows where my now empty office is! So scared he'd come back I moved!
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:40 PM
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A poor backup mower too!

This is my 4th post about this POS. My good mower (exmark 32") is in the shop under warranty repair. I've had to use the 26" metro for a week now as a backup. Last year most of the previously mentioned problems were fixed under warranty on the 26" metro so I decided to hang on to it as a backup. Sure enough 8 hours of use since being fixed and the front left wheel is causing alignment problems. 9 hours of use and the wheel adjusts cutting height on its own. This is the worst product I've ever purchased and isn't reliable for a backup mower. I'm ready to remove the engine and throw the mower in the dumpster. Anyone know of a good use for the engine? Just venting.
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