Calling all Exmark Navigator experts!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by fess, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. fess

    fess LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys, I have a 48" Exmark Navigator. I am having an issue with making marks on lawns. It doesn't happen all the time but I have tried going slower in turns and other tricks. I have been told I'm too heavy for the machine. I'm 6 feet and 270 pounds. I just don't agree with it but I had my worker do most of the mowing this year because I was making marks and I went to weedwhacking. Which is not my favorite....well I need to figure this out because I'm going back out on my own and gotta stop the marks!!!! Help!!! Thank you....
     
  2. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you have any pics of the ruts? and machine?
     
  3. fess

    fess LawnSite Member
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    No I dont specifically have any of the ruts and the machine is put away in my trailer for the season. But they look just like a walker if your not familiar.

    I was told to try putting more air pressure in the tires from my exmark dealer. So I was going to try that in the spring. But its crazy to think that a $13k machine and I was making marks all over the place. I might sell and go to a walk behind but that will really slow me down.

    Thoughts???
     
  4. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Which tire is making the ruts?
     
  5. fess

    fess LawnSite Member
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    i believe it would be the tire to my left when im om the machine
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  6. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    give it some air. that is all I can think of.
     
  7. fess

    fess LawnSite Member
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    yea thats all the exmark rep could think of too. he said to run them with a little extra air. i hope it works. thanks for ur help!!
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  8. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Also, try wider tires if you have the $
     
  9. fess

    fess LawnSite Member
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    ok thanks. ill look into that.
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  10. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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    No problem.
     

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