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Old 05-12-2012, 08:18 AM
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Exmark Turf Tracer or Metro?

Hi guys,

I think it is time for me to retire my badboy mower and "upgrade" to a walkbehind. Now iknow some of you might think how is this an upgrade? Well i have quite a few properties with some very steep hills and the badboy is just completely horrible on the hills. And then there is the quality of cut..i dont even wanna get started on how bad that is some times(and yes i do sharpen my blades every week). So i have been looking on craigslist at exmark mertros and turf tracers. But i cant really figure out what the difference and pros/cons are about them. I just need a good mower that is faster then then the badboy zt that i have right now, and that cuts way better. It also needs to be good on hills because that is one the main reason im switching.

I hope you guys can help out!

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Old 05-12-2012, 09:30 AM
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From lots of personal experience get a turf tracer X series. I have one with a 52" deck and its faster on medium to small lawns than a ztr and does great on hills. Its an expensive mower but is very productive and will pay for itself quickly.

Exmark has 4 lines of wbs: metro, fixed deck belt drive, viking, fixed deck hydro, turf tracer hp (s series) floating deck hydro, and full size turf tracer (x seriers), floating deck hydro drive. The last one is the model that will most like out perform the badboy on area covered but with a much better cut.

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Old 05-12-2012, 09:47 AM
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If it is going to be your main mower and you have the available cash, a Turf Tracer for sure. Its hydro, floating deck, and much easier to adjust the deck height. Metros are great for the cost(around half the cost of a TT) but I wouldn't want it as a main mower. We use a 36" Metro for small yards and/or gated backyards.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:40 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys. I mainly mow yards that are just under an acre and two that are about 1.5 acres so would a 52 or 60inch deck be better?
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:23 AM
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:46 PM
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A 52" Turf Tracer is a wonderful machine.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:19 PM
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How fast will it be with a sulky? How long will approx take to mow .8 of an acre I know it's hard to give an exact estimate of time due to obsticlales in the yard but what would be an rough estimate?
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:24 PM
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I have 2 properties side by side each on .75 acre lots. Lots of trees and hilly and it takes me about 55 minutes to miw both and my worker takes about 65 minutes.
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How fast will it be with a sulky? How long will approx take to mow .8 of an acre I know it's hard to give an exact estimate of time due to obsticlales in the yard but what would be an rough estimate?
Just look on Exmark's website. Top speed is 6.2 mph
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:53 AM
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TT or Viking

I love mt ex tt 52, but find it scalps some on my smaller single family hills, picking up a hydro viking 48 tomorrow, 2 yrs old, fleet machine for 2600, just dont like the fixed decks, selling 52, have a lazer 60 for big stuff




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