32 inch xmark... very disapointing.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tomoaktree, Feb 27, 2001.

  1. tomoaktree

    tomoaktree LawnSite Member
    from WNY
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    Last year I bought the 32 in. ,10 .5 horse kohler. In order to start , the shifter must be in just the right place. It is a pain to change the deck height ,must take blades off and use spacers.Anyone have simmilar problems and or feelings?
     
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    It doesn't have spacers at the front wheels to change the cutting height?
     
  3. tomoaktree

    tomoaktree LawnSite Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 114

    yes it does have spacers in the front wheels . You must take the entire wheel off to change.Then you have a deck that is not level and thus not a good cut.
     
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is it like the 36" and all other fixed decks? You pull the pin, pull the top spacers off, pull the tire and shaft, change # of spacers, put back on.
     
  5. tomoaktree

    tomoaktree LawnSite Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 114

    Exactly. I would not suggest buying one.
     
  6. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Was that supposed to be difficult? How do other mowers change heights?
     
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is the way all fixed decks work. It only takes about 1 min. to change. You don't use the blade spacers for this, just the wheel spacers. I do not like doing it either, that is why I keep mine at the same height all year.

    Your talking about the exmark being that way, but all fixed decks that I know of are that way. My 36" exmark, 48" encore and others.

     
  8. tomoaktree

    tomoaktree LawnSite Member
    from WNY
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    I guess I just got used to the luxury of my floating decks.I could live with the deck if the darn thing was not so hard to turn over. I have a 15 kaw that is easier to pull start .That koler takes too many pulls and is too strenuous.
     
  9. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would not blame exmark for the engine...many on here have had trouble with kohler engines; most prefer kawasaki engines. Was it purchased new?
     
  10. tomoaktree

    tomoaktree LawnSite Member
    from WNY
    Posts: 114

    yes,I bought it new and was unhappy from the start,but what can you do. I will trade it in for an ultra vac I think.Dealer says expect a 15 % loss of what I paid .Better to dump it now .I figure I'll have less headaches and get more for it while it is still fairly new(10 months)
     

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