44"walk behind/Ultra-Vac ?'s

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by jason r., Dec 6, 2002.

  1. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why doesn't eXmark offer a walk behind with a 44" cutting deck? Also, would the addition of an Ultra-vac on my Lazer Z HP 44" 17 KAW take away any power from the machine or would it still give the same cutting performance?
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
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    Jason R.

    Thanks for the post.

    Why doesn't Exmark build a 44" walk behind? In all honesty it's probably because we've not gotten many requests for one.

    The UV will use some horsepower because the deck drives it. Due to the vac design it doesn't use enough power to cause the unit to be under powered. The 17 Kawi could probably handle the 48" deck and UV without much trouble.

    Quality of cut should be the same or better depending upon your preferences when compared to side discharge.


  3. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 338

    Thanks for the quick response.

    I'd like to put in the first request for a 44"TTHP!;)
  4. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
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    I've already passed your request along to the product development group.

    Thanks for the input.

  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I'll second that!

    Reason why? (1) Well you already have the 44" deck on ZTR's. (2) Most standard 48" walkway gates will allow the 44" to pass through, but not the 48". For a guy like myself that doesn't have any smaller gates, think of the production gain compaired to a 36"!!!

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