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Old 06-11-2012, 08:31 AM
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I beleive that it is just as sturdy as my SX. It does have a kindof weird handle though but it makes it much more comfortable to mow with. Just wondering, if you have that JX75 why are you looking for another... why not use that one??
It is my Father's mower. Plus I used it a lot when I was a teenager to cut neighbor's yards so it has seen better days.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:28 PM
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http://www.toro.com/en-us/Profession...aspx?pid=22198

I have two of these (alittle older with the GTS 6.0HP) And it mulches better than my deer ever thought about, Bags really well too. Just giving you some more suggestions...
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:16 PM
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I have a 21x series with the kawi kai and bbc. I love the mower!!! Its a tad heavy but man its built like a tank! Great overall performance with nice features. Height adjustment is the easiest ive used, very plain and down to it controls, that exmark cut, easy maintenance with the kai motor. Bagging is very easy with the setup or mulch. Mulching is not as good as the toro recyclers but overall not bad. There are other blade choices as well. I love the mower and say go for it!
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Well said sir. This has been exactly my experience with the Exmark although mines a few years old before they called them "X series". I switched from Honda to the Exmark. I bought it because it was on sale and I couldn't pass up the deal. I haven't looked back since.

Yes, it is a little heavy, my only real complaint. The handle arrangement and blade engagement are the best I've used as is the height adjustment. The cut quality is unmatched in my experience. I bag most everything and I've never had a 21" bag as well as this machine. It just sucks up everything, even wet grass and packs the bag tight leaving a beautiful cut. I also really like the bag design and mounting. When you take it off to empty it the grass doesn't fall out.

I would say the Honda is a better mulching mower but for my needs it's Exmark hands down.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:47 AM
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I was looking into the Toro 22198 as a mulching mower, maybe even contemplating getting that one and the Exmark, using the Exmark for bagging and the Toro for mulching. My dealer says they can get either one in, which is good.

F50, good to see that you are enjoying your Exmark, and that everyone else likes theirs as well. I am looking forward to getting mine, but due to some financial restraints I might have to wait a bit.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:38 PM
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You would do well if you bought the Honda. The trans not a problem. Bagging excellent. Plenty of power. Had a HRC for ten years and sold it to another LCO. Its bullet proof.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:36 PM
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I broke the blade engagement handle off my JX75 today . Dropped it off at the JD dealership, and they are now selling Honda's because JD doesn't't make commercial 21's anymore. I need a 21" ASAP! HRC, or Exmark? Another dealership is also selling Y'Bravos, anyone know about these?
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:39 PM
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I broke the blade engagement handle off my JX75 today . Dropped it off at the JD dealership, and they are now selling Honda's because JD doesn't't make commercial 21's anymore. I need a 21" ASAP! HRC, or Exmark? Another dealership is also selling Y'Bravos, anyone know about these?
John Deere still makes two commercial 21s, the WE80 and WE85.

I would go for the Exmark, all signs seem to point to them and I will be getting one.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:51 PM
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Bumping this up for another question.

I am debating between getting the BBC or not. Would spending the extra money for the BBC be worth it or should I just get the non BBC in case the BBC breaks? Some people say that the BBC has the potential to be problematic and cost a lot to repair.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:56 PM
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I think its a pretty invaluable option to have. I wouldnt buy one without
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:08 PM
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I think its a pretty invaluable option to have. I wouldnt buy one without
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I have replaced the whole BBC on my 14sx once and they clutch once also, but I've had it for about 14 years.
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