exmark metro hp

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Clint, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. Clint

    Clint LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 97

    Yo, is this a good sturdy mower? I was on the phone with a local dealer and he told me he could sell me this for about 2800.

    new exmark metro hp belt driven 15 HP with a 48" floating deck..

    I need a WB and this looks like a good deal to me, whaddya thinK? how many hours will this machine run and what are some pro/cons of it?

    Thanks,
    Clint
     
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I don't know about prices for that mower, but yes its a good mower. If you take care of the mower it will go 1000's of hours. Very good commercial grade exmark mower.
     
  3. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    We bought a Exmark Metro HP fixed deck last year. Had it 22minutes and gave back to dealer! Nothing but problems!
    I hope you have better luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    There is no fixed deck Metro HP.

    The Metro HP model is a floating deck. The standard Metro is a fixed deck.

    We actually do have a Metro HP and have great success with it. Excellent mower.
     
  5. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh well it was a plain Metro but had major problems. Mabey the HP is a better machine?
     
  6. Eng Mwr Guy

    Eng Mwr Guy Gravely Manufacturer
    Posts: 249

    Call me weird but how could a new mower give you enogh problems to give back to a dealer after you have purchased it for 22 minutes?

    I am of course not an Exmark supporter BUT something doesn't seem right here. Please elaborate what happened. What problems?

    Barry
    Gravely Guy
     
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I would like to hear this one myself. 22 minutes you wouldn't even finish cutting the 1st lawn. I have a fixed deck metro and other than 1 carb problem I have had nothing. Besides a little grease and oil, I've never had anything to do on the mower. Its got almost 2 full seasons on it.
     
  8. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    The knee shifter broke, the oil filter kept leaking, the air cleaner bolt kept coming off, 4th to 5th gear was like from a suburu to a corvette, the hand controls or control kept sticking then the cable broke, it couldnt keep a straight line from handle sticking, brakes didnt work AT ALL no stopping!!!! And finally the front right caster wheel froze up (bad fabricating from dealer wasnt round so which also contributed to the stearing problem it was more like 35minutes but we even had more problems when we brought it back, would go in reverse and that front caster bound up in housing so 3 of had to pick it up. No joke guys I was so pissed of even more when the dealer said nothing we can do so I left it and that was that. Was probly this 1 machine but was brand new and owner of 3 Walkers, couple of Z-Masters and a couple of Toro W/B and 4 Honda Harmony's we do know to operate mowers! Just this machine was a problem from day one. We demo many mowers a year and with our vast increase in business we will purchase 2 more Walkers and 1 more WB mower by summer. We give all a chance but this one failed.
     
  9. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    Hand controls don't have a cable..that is a steel rod.

    You said you bought it now you are talking about you demo everything.

    You didn't even know it wasn't an HP.

    I don't know how the shifter broke.... (especially since it was brand new)

    Braking can be adjusted and the caster wheel could have just been replaced. (those things I can understand having something wrong because of dealer mistake.)
     
  10. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    Landscaper3: If you demoed different brands and bought the eXmark there must have been something that attracted you to the brand whether it be comfort, ease of controls, sturdieness, or whatever. I just bought a Buick Park AVE, and also have a 1995 Park Ave that our daughter is driving - the 95 has never had a problem, but it took 7 trips to the dealer to get the 2001 working properly. They are both good now. One machine does not brand a company - the service and support does. You did not mention what service and backup support eXmark offered. I have talked to a lot of LCO's on this forum and I can not believe that eXmark did not at least offer to not only fix the problem, but make you happy besides if you asked. Thanks, Brad


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