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Exmark Lazer Question (opinions please)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chrisk, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. chrisk

    chrisk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    I am ready to buy my first commercial ZTR.
    I have decided for the Exmark Lazer or Lazer HP.

    My yards are from 1/4 acre to 2 acres.
    Most are 1/2 acre.

    I need a little help deciding on which mower to purchase.
    Help me guys!!!!!

    52 Lazer HP with 20horse kohler(I think)
    52 Lazer HP with 23horse Kawa

    60 Lazer with 23horse Kawa
    60 Lazer with 25horse Kohler with Donaldson filter.

    Which one do I choose??????

    I have a 6.5 x 16 ft trailor So space is fine.
    I have no gates to worry about.

    Thanks for the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. chrisk

    chrisk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35


    I have been told to stay away from Kohlers,,,, is that right???
  3. swtolar

    swtolar LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 7

    I have just recently purchase an Exmark with a Kohler Engine and have had no problems. All my mowers have Kolher Engine. So I really think that its just a personal perference. For up to 2 acres I would go with a 52" mower, anything greater the 60".
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    I feel you should look into the 60" 26hp EFI Kohler EPS, or the 27hp LC Kawi. Both are more powerfull than any of your other choices, and really dont cost all that much more.

    I'm a fan of bigger, better, faster, more!
  5. mickpeg

    mickpeg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    I think it depends on what kind of terrain you're dealing with.

    Are all your lawns flat or are they hilly and undulating?
    Do you have to deal with long, wet grass?
    Are there many obstacles? Trees, gardens etc.

    If price isn't an issue and if there are any hills, I would stay away fom the HP.

    My lawns are mostly uneven and hilly so I can only use a 52" deck or else I'll scalp areas.

    Go with the horserpower and which ever deck suits your lawns depending on the layout and condition of your lawns.

  6. Old Guy

    Old Guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I have the 52" HP with a 23 Kawasaki. My lawns are mostly from 10,000 to 20,000 Sq Ft. Some are rolling and some have somewhat tight spaces to get into. The 52" has been great for my type of mowing.
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I have the 52" HP with 23 Kawi. After test driving a few z's with kohlers at Louisville, there is just no comparison. The kawi is much more powerful. 52" HP is a great all around mower. You can get into tight places and work easily in landscaped areas, or kick some grass in the wide open with the speed.

    Matter of which one you like.
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    ive owned good of kohler ,kaw,and briggs. the strongest engine ive ever owned is the command by kohler
    on the machine out there rite now.
    it really amazes me at times.
    i can cut hay at a fairly good pace or a well kept lawn at just short of full speed.
    i can cut it at full tilt ,but i hold it just off top speed to get it rite the first time.
    my vote kohler. good luck in your looking.they really are both good solid motors from my experience.
  9. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 922

    Lazer Z 60 25 Kohler

    PIG SOOEE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    If your wondering what engine ask yourself or dealer a couple of questions.
    1. Who gives him the best technical support Kohler or
    -do they ever see reps from either company.

    2. Who gives him the best parts support?
    -can they get it next day
    -can they get it at all

    If were talking engines,the Kohler 25 with the Donaldson system will give you many good hours of mowing.

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