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Old 04-06-2013, 09:53 PM
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So is it safe to say Exmark 30 > Turfmaster 30?

The only thing that bugs me about the Exmark is the height adjustment, from what I've seen.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:32 PM
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Trust me the exmark takes seconds to adjust those front wheels, I just prop the front up on my boot and pop each one out and adjust takes 10 seconds
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:46 PM
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I get to demo one for a week starting next wednesday. If my guys like them i will pull the trigger and buy a couple.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:54 PM
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This is based on normal growth. I am sure here this week or the next with the rain and heat the turf will kick into overdrive and be excessive. I am sure at that point it will use more fuel. All of our Kawi Fj180's engines never have really used a lot of fuel.
what other machines do u have that have this engine? it's been a proven engine i take it?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:01 AM
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So is it safe to say Exmark 30 > Turfmaster 30?

The only thing that bugs me about the Exmark is the height adjustment, from what I've seen.
I looked at both the ExMark and the Toro- only differences that I can see is the tire adjustment and single bail vs. dual bail. ExMark height adjustment is simple- prop on boot, pull up, slide tire out, pick hole, put back in, make sure it clicks in place- good to go.

Could have gotten the Toro for 100$ less but I went with the ExMark b/c the dealer is 3 miles from my house and I have bought stuff from them before and been pretty happy.

Doesn't handle that much different than my 22" and doesn't feel that much heavier- cuts much faster and I haven't messed with the blades yet.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:29 AM
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what other machines do u have that have this engine? it's been a proven engine i take it?
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We have used the exmark 26 with the fj180's for the last 7 years. When we break an engine on a piece of equipment we put the kawi on it no mater what it had.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:39 PM
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I looked at the Toro 30" over the weekend, I really liked the easy wheel height adjustment but the single bail killed it for me. Just seems clumsy and hard to operate continually.

I just got back from looking at the Exmark 30", and the wheel adjustment (while not as easy on the front wheels as the Toro) seemed fairly quick and simple. I like the dual bail design, too. I think that seals the deal for me on the Exmark, as long as I can convince the boss (my wife! )..
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:15 PM
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Any more cut quality pics? Thanks
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:21 PM
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I also mowed in the rain and was impressed with mulch kit and did not have any clogs. One was a recently fertilized st augustine lawn with 3 weeks growth. The machine did kick my butt because I am used to a stander. Actually got compliments on the cut on the thick yard.
By mulch kit which kit do you mean? Are you referring to the plug that comes with it or something else? Any information on the kit would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:37 PM
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Mulch kit appears to be a bolt in system that seems to isolate the blades, kinda like 2 individual decks. I saw a pic either in this thread or another. Don't know if new lower lift blades are included. Waiting for my dealer to get them in stock.
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