Exmark Demo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PLS-Tx, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    I'm wanting to demo a Exmark, but I don't know much about the different models. I want a 60", but not sure what engine would be best. I have a 32hp on the Dixie Chopper that I'm currently using, and would like to have something comparable.

    What's better Lazer Z or Lazer Z XS?
     
  2. MuleCutter

    MuleCutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    if i were you i'd go with the 31 hp 60 inch or better yet... a 66 inch. the larger deck doesnt scalp nearly as much as i thought it would on unlevel ground.
     
  3. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 344

    Depends on how you are gong to use it. The XS is a big machine. It is really an acerage machine. If you need that kind of ground speed and your in wide open areas it's great. I have the 31 in my XS.

    If your mainly smaller residential then the lighter Laser Z is probably going to be better suited. They are putting that 31 on the standard Z for 07.

    -TAZ
     
  4. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    O.K. I'm going to try and go to a Exmark dealer today and look.

    I'm going to look at the

    XS 31hp Vanguard 60"

    Z 30hp Kohler 60"

    I may also look at the 66", but I think this is bigger than I want to go.

    Anything else I should consider, remember I have never owned a Exmark, so I not very familiar with the different models.

    Thanks for the help :waving:
     
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    A word of advice....

    Don't go with the 30hp Kohler.

    Like TAZ said, wait for the '07 31hp regular Lazer.
     
  6. MuleCutter

    MuleCutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 212

    i agree with TLS.... do not go with the 30 kohler. it's very cold natured and doesnt run that great. no way it can compete with the 31 vanguard.
     
  7. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    I agree, wait for 07 and get the vanguard 31hp on the lazer Z. The vanguard engine is much better then the kohler IMO!
     
  8. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    Thank guys for the help.

    I will definately stay away from the 30hp Kohler.

    How long before the 31hp Vanguard is available?
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812


    Spring of 07. the web site upgrade will be nov 15th
     
  10. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385


    Thanks :)
     

Share This Page