eXmark Navigator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KenS, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. KenS

    KenS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Does anyone have any experience with the eXmark 48" navigator with the built in collector system. I am considering buying one, but have no experience with xMark. My choices in my area are pretty well: Toro, John Deere, exMark, BushHog.

    Any comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Reassurance Property

    Reassurance Property LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    I tried the Navigator and the Walker trying to decide which one I like better. I now run all Walkers. I think the walkers run smoother. Others have said they like the Nav better though.
     
  3. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,229

    plenty of info in my signature, but there are plenty of posts.

    I think you will love it. Demo one if you can.
     
  4. ams316

    ams316 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 32

    Demo a walker & a navigator, see which one you like. If your interested in the navigator I have one for sale. Check my post or pm me.
     
  5. evergreen_lawncare

    evergreen_lawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    The eXmark Navigator is a much better machine for what it costs. To make the Walker comparable to the navigator you are throwing on a bunch of options. Every person that I have met who has run walkers and have switched to eXmark say they will never go back. Just like other people have said, take both of them out for a demo and compare the two. They may seem similar, but they are far from the same, especially if you plan to keep it for a long time. I would just watch out for the walkers. I work on both machines and from what I have seen the walker is a waste of money if you are considering an eXmark.
     
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,164

    Exmark plant
     
  7. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,229

    Right on point.

    Go around and talk to any non-walker dealers that repair walkers and ask their thoughts. They will tell you that they are a nice machine, but they do have alot of down time on them and when they start pushing 1500 + hours, the repairs start adding up.

    Read my sig, walker makes a good machine. They pioneered this outfront, dedicated bagger phenomenon. However, Exmark capitolized on it and put out a more rugged unit that cuts and bags better. Why do you think Walker is putting on all these updates? Heavier gearboxes as a standard, instead of an option....bigger blower to load the bag......speed up kit, standard........

    The guys running walkers were like WTF? Why doesn't walker do that. They've been holding out on improving their product for a long time. They are making the effort now that they have an actual real competitor. They still have a long way to go IMO but guys run them and love them.

    The more and more Navigators exmark sells, the more you are likely to start seeing the power dump options, and the liquid cooled engine options, and maybe a diesel option. Their sales number are climbing though.
     
  8. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  9. RJS L&D

    RJS L&D LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 90

    Tallimeca do you still have the navigator for sale? pm me, please looking for one.
     
  10. Crazy Cutter

    Crazy Cutter LawnSite Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 70

    Now of Exmark would offer a high dump that would be sweet. Even better would be if they figured out how to offer one for less than $3,000 like the Walker high dump.
     

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