eXmark and Daihatsu 31HP?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ElephantNest, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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    Exmark is riding the more-power, liquid-cooled trend as well with its new XP Series 60- and 72-inch Lazer Z mowers. For the first time, Exmark is incorporating Daihatsu engines in their mowers, offering both a 27-hp diesel and a 31-hp gas engine with the XP Series. John Cloutier, Exmark marketing communications manager, says the new XP mowers answer a demand for extra power for tough mowing conditions and mulching work.

    Along with the new engines, Exmark has introduced its new DynaFocal engine iso-mount system to reduce vibration. The design is patterned after jet-engine mounting technology, Cloutier says. “We've also introduced a new unitized, tubular frame to absorb vibrations better and extend frame life. Our new XP mowers also feature an innovative dual mule deck-drive system to deliver more power to the cutting deck and maximize stability.”

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    Anyone have one of these yet, or know if they are available? Sounds great to me.
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    They have had some problems with the xp. Maybe they will get it correct with the XS.
    John
     
  3. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    "For the first time, Exmark is incorporating Daihatsu engines in their mowers, offering both a 27-hp diesel"

    The 31 is new but the diesel that has been around for many years now
     
  4. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    As for having one nope put I am test driving one tommorow on the 17th and I have been looking forward to it all week.
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are big heavy pigs. They are slower in acceleration, and slower in slowing down because of the weight. Ride one of these big noisy things awhile, then step onto a regular Lazer, and the regular Lazer feels like a Ferrari compared to the diesel. It is just so much quicker and responsive.
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
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    I can believe that from the diesel but the new 31 horse gas engine should be a bit different on the XS.
     
  7. Catos

    Catos LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
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    Try a hustler, I heard they are coming out with a diesel model in the future.
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, this is based on the diesel experience. The gas MUST be somewhat lighter. How much, I don't know, as I haven't read the specs, yet.
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    1400 Pounds LOLOLOLOL And LOONNGGEERR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    John
     
  10. SouthernFried

    SouthernFried LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just get a Ford tractor, hook up a 70" shredder... and be done with it.
     

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