Different Mower Brands

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by blythefieldacreslawncare, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. blythefieldacreslawncare

    blythefieldacreslawncare LawnSite Member
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    I have always seen every company using exmark equipment. I have heard its the best out there and whatnot. however, I continually have problems with mine such as oil pan gasket leak, crankshaft seal leak, ignition coils, and much more. what other brands of lawn equipment would be ideal for 50 lawns a week?
     
  2. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
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    Whatever gives you the best local dealer support.
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  3. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sounds like all engine issues. Exmark doesn't make those.
     
  4. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Exactly... You could have the same problem with any mower manufacturer...
     
  5. blythefieldacreslawncare

    blythefieldacreslawncare LawnSite Member
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    My first turf tracer had a kawasaki and my second one had a kohler, both had similar issues although the kohler was a bit better. What brand of engines are run in Gravely or hustler equipment?
     
  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Virtually all the same engine options....

    Kohler and Kawasaki are by far the top two...there is some machines out there with briggs and honda on them too
     
  7. blythefieldacreslawncare

    blythefieldacreslawncare LawnSite Member
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    Ok maybe i just had bad luck twice, i know people who have ran their turf tracers for 3 years with no engine issues..
     
  8. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Oil pan gasket and crankshaft seal could be cause of poor maintenance too. Depending on what caused them to go bad which is usually blow by. Try staying ahead of the game with good and often air filter changes. Even upgrade to the better air filter canisters. Also, frequent oil changes too. Keep your crankcase ventilation free from obstructions.
     
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like poor motor maintenance, not a mower issue.
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  10. blythefieldacreslawncare

    blythefieldacreslawncare LawnSite Member
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    I always did the regular maintenance according to the owners manual. I changed the oil every 2.5 weeks and cleaned out the air filter every week.
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