Exmark Lazer or Lazer HP

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by River Hill, Mar 14, 2000.

  1. River Hill

    River Hill LawnSite Member
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    I am getting ready to purchase a Exmark Lazer or LazerHP. Both are offered with a 52&quot; deck, I just an not sure which one I should get. Most of my lawns are 1/4 to 1/3 Acre. Both machines are about the same cost, I think the Lazer is wider than the Hp so I will probably lose some trimming capabilities next to tree rings and mulch beds. I guess this is why I can not decide which one to get. The Hp is smaller so I will probably be able to trim closer to beds. Let me know what you think. If there are any other pros and cons of each machine please let me know. What do you guys think of the 48&quot; LazerHP<br>
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you're getting a 52&quot; get a HP.<p>They're smaller, simpler and offer Kaw air-cooled engines. :)
     
  3. valhalla

    valhalla LawnSite Member
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    I went with the lazer,bigger footprint=better<br>traction. Also I was able to get the liquid cooled Kawi,hopefully for engine longevity. I considered deck size and went with the 60&quot; <br>The HP will offer you greater manuverability<br>and weighs 1/3 less<br><p>----------<br>Valhalla lawn and pool<br>
     
  4. Dingo

    Dingo LawnSite Member
    from TN
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    I would go with the HP. thats what i did. You will have trouble getting through some double wide gates with the larger Lazer. The only thing the lazer would beat the HP on is traction but i havent not had one problem with traction for the HP yet.
     
  5. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will be getting the new 52&quot; HP next week with the 23 KAW.I think its the way to go also can add new ultravac latter.I saw them all at a dealer open house last week.That new EPS is something else!!!just can't see about 9k now.
     
  6. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My local dealer is a schister.<p>I keep seeing posts on cheaper Exmarks than what they sell them for.<p>I've spent more on Exmarks the last 4 years than I care to share and the best price I could get on an EPS was $9700 (72&quot;) if I bought 2.
     
  7. slagerlawncare

    slagerlawncare LawnSite Member
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    lazer..<br>you need to come across the lake..for a lazer<br>;)<p>
     
  8. River Hill

    River Hill LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your replies. I now have some pricing from the dealer. I can actually buy the fullsize lazer for cheaper than I can buy the Lazer HP with the 23HP Kawasaki. Prices are as follows,<p>LazerHP 20HP Kohler $6075.<br>LazerHP 23HP Kohler $6275.<br>LazerHP 23HP Kawa. $6500.<p>Lazer 23HP Kohler $6350.<p>What do you guys think I should do now. I can even buy the 48&quot; cheaper. Do you think it would just a good as the 52&quot; I know 4&quot; is not a whole lot of difference but I do have some tight areas to get into. I just don't want to lose trimming capabilities.<br>
     
  9. River Hill

    River Hill LawnSite Member
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    I edited both of my post. What do you guys think of the 48&quot;. This is just another thought I am having, before I take the Plunge.
     
  10. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would get a 23 Kohler 60&quot;<p>I've never used a mower I thought the deck was too big. You'll be running it yourself, your not going to scalp. You're going to finish your job faster. IMO<p>Lots of guys buy smaller decks, I can never figure out why.
     

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