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Old 07-24-2013, 02:44 PM
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Would you buy this Exmark Commercial 30

So i talked to Exmark support today. They gave the cutover serial # (when inspections began on the transmissions after the problem was identified) as 313611601 . My local dealer has one with a serial < 20 digits below that. Dealer had bought a batch of 4 and has sold three of these and wasn't aware of any issues with the tranny and hasn't had any of the three back for service.

I get this model at a $125 savings if i buy the one on the floor versus ordering.

Would you pull the trigger? I think in the big "trigger" post (the one that's like 50 pages long with Exmark PR chipping in) most people said they went bad early (< 5 hours?)

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Old 07-24-2013, 02:53 PM
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So i talked to Exmark support today. They gave the cutover serial # (when inspections began on the transmissions after the problem was identified) as 313611601 . My local dealer has one with a serial < 20 digits below that. Dealer had bought a batch of 4 and has sold three of these and wasn't aware of any issues with the tranny and hasn't had any of the three back for service.

I get this model at a $125 savings if i buy the one on the floor versus ordering.

Would you pull the trigger? I think in the big "trigger" posts most people said they went bad early (< 5 hours?)

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If I were you, I would wait for 2014. Why? Because there is some talk of upgrades to the mower itself and a bit better transmission.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:20 PM
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If I were you, I would wait for 2014. Why? Because there is some talk of upgrades to the mower itself and a bit better transmission.
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REALLY??? wow that would be GREAT. I think there are many things that do need to be addressed.

I am curious, where did you hear this and what specifically are they talking about addressing other than tranny?
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:52 PM
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Buy a Toro TimeMaster 30 instead unless you need to use it on steep up and down slopes due to personal pace drive.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:03 PM
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REALLY??? wow that would be GREAT. I think there are many things that do need to be addressed.

I am curious, where did you hear this and what specifically are they talking about addressing other than tranny?
2 of my dealers in my city told me.
Apparently, they want to put the Toro 22196/22197/22198 wheels on a larger diameter instead of the plastic cheap ones that are on now, bigger side discharge shoot and of course tranny upgrades.

VERY UNLIKLEY: Different engine choices other than the Kawi.

But don't quote me on this because as of now it's just rumors.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:26 PM
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I'm curious if Toro/ExMark are warrantying ALL (30" mower) transmissions for 2 years...or just the ones that were replaced due to defects?
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:11 PM
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Exmark extended the warranty on the transmission to two years for all 2013 Commercial 30ís mowers.
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