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Old 02-10-2014, 09:30 AM
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Different Mower Brands

I have always seen every company using exmark equipment. I have heard its the best out there and whatnot. however, I continually have problems with mine such as oil pan gasket leak, crankshaft seal leak, ignition coils, and much more. what other brands of lawn equipment would be ideal for 50 lawns a week?
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:33 AM
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:21 AM
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I have always seen every company using exmark equipment. I have heard its the best out there and whatnot. however, I continually have problems with mine such as oil pan gasket leak, crankshaft seal leak, ignition coils, and much more. what other brands of lawn equipment would be ideal for 50 lawns a week?
Sounds like all engine issues. Exmark doesn't make those.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:24 AM
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Sounds like all engine issues. Exmark doesn't make those.
Exactly... You could have the same problem with any mower manufacturer...
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:47 PM
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My first turf tracer had a kawasaki and my second one had a kohler, both had similar issues although the kohler was a bit better. What brand of engines are run in Gravely or hustler equipment?
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:50 PM
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My first turf tracer had a kawasaki and my second one had a kohler, both had similar issues although the kohler was a bit better. What brand of engines are run in Gravely or hustler equipment?
Virtually all the same engine options....

Kohler and Kawasaki are by far the top two...there is some machines out there with briggs and honda on them too
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:51 PM
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Ok maybe i just had bad luck twice, i know people who have ran their turf tracers for 3 years with no engine issues..
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:35 PM
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Oil pan gasket and crankshaft seal could be cause of poor maintenance too. Depending on what caused them to go bad which is usually blow by. Try staying ahead of the game with good and often air filter changes. Even upgrade to the better air filter canisters. Also, frequent oil changes too. Keep your crankcase ventilation free from obstructions.
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Sounds like poor motor maintenance, not a mower issue.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:27 PM
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I always did the regular maintenance according to the owners manual. I changed the oil every 2.5 weeks and cleaned out the air filter every week.
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