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Can you identify this older eXmark model?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Zen Lawn, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    Hello forum. I just started lawn care the beginning of April- I've been lurking on this forum just about every night since then.

    I started with used residential equipment on Craigslist, and slowly started replacing them with used commercial equipment.

    I bought this eXmark off of Craigslist for $400 last month and want to buy a bag and sulky for it.

    Can anyone tell me what model this is? Could you tell me where to look on it to find production information?


    James in Eugene, Oregon :waving:
  2. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    Oops!! I guess posting pics might help

    Just a sec... when I tried to post a pic (on my drive) I was prompted for a URL.
  3. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    Here we go...





  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I wouldn't waste time with the bag as it will cost almost as much as the mower did, then if you ever go to sell the mower the bag is
    gone too because it won't transfer to another machine so unless you can find one used I wouldn't even bother...
    As for a sulky, seeing how these do transfer to any machine you might get in the future,
    they are not model specific so most any kind will do.

    But you do need to find the model and serial number plate, it is a smallish rectangular aluminum plate that is either
    stamped or riveted onto the frame and they're usually located on the flat part of the back frame near the engine,
    that little plate will tell you more than anyone here can do with a picture.

    The size of the plate is about 3-4 inches long by 1-2 inches high, plain aluminum, it should stand right out against that red deck.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  5. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    topsites- Thank you so much for the info!

    Guess I'll use it on the lawns that I don't need to bag.
  6. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,939

    that looks like an old Metro
  7. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    look on the flat part of the deck above the right rear tire. i've got a 2002 and it's definitely older than that If you find the serial # search for "exmark age by serial number" on this site and the Rep might be able to give you some info on it
  8. Zen Lawn

    Zen Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    Thanks for the input, guys!
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  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    i'm gonna say its an early metro, very early metro.

    metro is the only line exmark made that i know of that was gear driven with a fixed deck.
  10. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    It's not a Metro. It is a Ranger late 80's early 90's. Get me the Mod and Ser #'s and I can tell you more.

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