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Old 05-23-2014, 09:43 PM
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Exmark Commercial 30 Problems

How many of you guys that have the commercial 30 have issues with them? I bought mine last year and have had nothing but absolute problems. I use it every day as my main mower. I installed an hour meter when I bought it so I can keep track of maintenance. I have 305 hours so far and am ready to run this thing off a cliff. First I was having a pretty serious issue with the blades not stopping when you release the handle. Was fixed, then would happen again a few days later. Luckily no fingers were sliced off when I was cleaning out the chute of grass. After bringing the mower in to have that looked at on 4 different occasions, finally it was fixed. Then the pulleys went in it 2 separate times. Now for the 3rd time its going in because when mowing anything higher than an inch, the mower blades sound like they just stop spinning. The grass cut quality looks like crap because of this. when I brought it in last week, they changed the belt and that seemed to have fixed it for a few days. Now back to the same problem. My dealer has been nothing but awesome with this whole situation. They go above and beyond what they need to do. I wrote to exmark about all my issues and they pretty much told me to scratch and keep bringing it back to the dealer and having it fixed. Not only is this a waste of my time, but I'm losing money. When it works its great, I love it, but when it doesn't ( more often than not) its more of an anchor in my trailer. Has anyone else had issues with theirs? IM considering selling this one and buying a new one. Maybe its a lemon. Im being mindful of the manufacturer date that's stamped on it when I go to buy a new one.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:52 PM
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Absolutely no issues with mine although mine might have 100 hours on it. Only thing is the drive cable adjustment but to be expected. Mulches, cuts and bags very well.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:39 AM
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How many of you guys that have the commercial 30 have issues with them? I bought mine last year and have had nothing but absolute problems. I use it every day as my main mower. I installed an hour meter when I bought it so I can keep track of maintenance. I have 305 hours so far and am ready to run this thing off a cliff. First I was having a pretty serious issue with the blades not stopping when you release the handle. Was fixed, then would happen again a few days later. Luckily no fingers were sliced off when I was cleaning out the chute of grass. After bringing the mower in to have that looked at on 4 different occasions, finally it was fixed. Then the pulleys went in it 2 separate times. Now for the 3rd time its going in because when mowing anything higher than an inch, the mower blades sound like they just stop spinning. The grass cut quality looks like crap because of this. when I brought it in last week, they changed the belt and that seemed to have fixed it for a few days. Now back to the same problem. My dealer has been nothing but awesome with this whole situation. They go above and beyond what they need to do. I wrote to exmark about all my issues and they pretty much told me to scratch and keep bringing it back to the dealer and having it fixed. Not only is this a waste of my time, but I'm losing money. When it works its great, I love it, but when it doesn't ( more often than not) its more of an anchor in my trailer. Has anyone else had issues with theirs? IM considering selling this one and buying a new one. Maybe its a lemon. Im being mindful of the manufacturer date that's stamped on it when I go to buy a new one.
the only problem is that you own one… and its your main mower.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:41 AM
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I've read nothing but terrible things about the Exmark/Toro 30in mowers.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:14 AM
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I've read nothing but terrible things about the Exmark/Toro 30in mowers.
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Really? I know a lot of guys on here that have had 0 problems. The only common problem was the trannies going out on the exmark last year. That has Been fixed. I own the turfmaster and have had 0 problems in about 200 hrs use.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:39 AM
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I've read nothing but terrible things about the Exmark/Toro 30in mowers.
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Very informative post I cant stand the post on lawniste when people say oh i hear bad things must mean there all bad! I have one that this season we have put 150 hours on. The only thing i had problems with was the recall for the spindle. Other then that is has been reliable and cut way down on having to use just 21 in gated back yards.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:37 AM
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Mine went to the dealer this week. Something with the gas tank and the charcoal filter.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:12 PM
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Mine went to the dealer this week. Something with the gas tank and the charcoal filter.
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gas, charcoal, memorial day…. this isn't a grill we are talking about is it?
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:15 PM
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My Turf Masters had one issue with the belt coming lose. Happened on one occasion, dealer fixed it. No other issues. 300+ hours although it doesn't get used as much now that I'm using the Gravely. Before then, it was an everyday / all day machine.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:11 PM
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I have only heard about a few core issues that have been fixed by Exmark (tranny, throttle cable, blade washer, etc.) for us it is a great mower with NO problems. Maybe you just got a lemon?
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