2005 Exmark vs. Walker???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bluemoon, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. bluemoon

    bluemoon LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 114

    Looks like Exmark has the cloning process down to a science. Just wonder how much it will cost???
    http://www.exmark.com/pdfs/NavigatorBrochure(1).pdf
    I am a Walker fan but the red looks good.
     
  2. grassaholic

    grassaholic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    I was thinking the same thing. The only problem is that the Exmark is a collection only unit. There are no side discharge deck options at the moment. I side discharge with my Walker in the spring and summer. In the fall I put the collection deck on for leaf cleanup. The Exmark looks good but is useless to me without a side discharge deck.
     
  3. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    Received latest PRO mag Scag stopped the couger. Bob-Cat

    still has a clone. Ed
     
  4. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    The walker is a refined and proven product. The exmark could have some first year bugs to work out. I am going to get a close look at one when they are available and do a demo. My walker is a 1996 and I have been thinking of trading up to a newer walker. I demoed a couger but passed when I heard they stopped production. Didn't care for the toro 355. A little faster and a little more heavy duty walker would be just right for my needs. For now I am putting a clamshell catcher on my tiger cub to see how it does beside the walker next spring on thick wet grass.
     
  5. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    You will be shocked on how good the Cub cuts/bags up against the Walker.
     
  6. cush

    cush LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    I would get the walker because of the avaliable aftermarket parts and proven design
     
  7. Luscious Lawns

    Luscious Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I believe Exmart had a product simular to this, that was droped about 10 years ago. This unit was refered to as Explorer. I wonder why the change of heart to re-introduce a front mount. I think BIG X wants a piece of Walkers pie.
     
  8. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    I was told last month "unofficially" that the walker deck would fit on the Exmark by changing a couple of washers and pins on the deck. Therefore all the attachments for the walker will fit the Exmark.

    The big change is suppose to be in the tractor design. Air intake, engine position, gas tank location and fill neck, things like that. It is hard to improve on perfection but the Walker does have a couple of idiosyncrasies. All I can say is that I am looking forward to seeing it.
     
  9. reddog

    reddog LawnSite Member
    from nc
    Posts: 8

    Exmark, Exmark, Exmark all day long
     

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