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exmark metro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by liltex, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. liltex

    liltex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    how's this deal sound? a new (2003) 32 w/b gear driven for $1999 from a dealer. (12.5 kaw engine) Would i be better off getting a ztr for around 6k? i've got a rider with a 42 but not commercial grade. i cut about 20 residents every fri and sat. thanks for your input nick

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Depends on your lawns. If they are fairly wide open and a Z will save you time you might want the Z. If they have fences or enough obstacles to keep you going slow the w/b might make more sense.

    $1999 for the w/b sounds like a good price. I paid $2300 for a 2003 36" Metro.
  3. liltex

    liltex LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    well i've got both but i've only got 2 jx85 w/b with some fairly big back yards. i work by myself doing 10-12 on friday. but my trailer is only 5x8 because i didn't know i was going from 5 to 35 accounts in 6 months. my rider is only 8 months old.(42) but do i want gear driven or not shine some light for me. no scientist here!!
  4. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    Buy the 32. But spend the extra $350 and get them to convert it to the ECS controls. You'll love yourself for it, especially if you run with the pistol grips for a week first.
  5. jaguar4000

    jaguar4000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    if you go w/ the wb you might want to go ahead and get a 36. I just looked at a new 36 metro gear w/ 12.5 kaw for 2,200. Still deciding b/w this or a scag 36 belt w/ twin kohler for 2,300. Exmark dealer did say that the 2,200 price would be going up in August.
  6. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    I've got a 36" Metro HP (floating deck & pull 4 pins to change height). I like it alot. Only 1 gate that I haven't been able to get thru (a 32" would have made it). We change height alot, so I'm glad I don't have the fixed deck!

    If you have alot of FENCED in yards, get the walk behind. If you don't, get the Lazer as it will save you time & wear and tear on YOU.

  7. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    Due to rising steel prices, current pricing should be good through August 31.
  8. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    ive got a 36" scag w/ a 15hp kaw and i love it.
  9. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    I have a 1996 exmark 32" metro. Never had a problem with it. I have replaced the tires and front hups. But everything else is fine. It doesn't get used much. But a 32" will go anywhere. I had one gate with 1/2" on each side. I never will own a 36" machine. Only a 32" or don't bother.

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