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exmark problem?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wattsup, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. wattsup

    wattsup LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    I have a Lazer Z 60 27hp Kohler. It does not cut very well. I had a Snapper, but had some mech problems so I bought an Exmark. However, the Snapper has a better cut. When I demoed Exmark they seemed to cut exceptionally well, but mine does not. Many times I have to double cut what the Snapper would cut in one pass. Does anyone have any suggestions for things I can check on the mower to see if there is a problem? Also, I sharpen the blades daily and keep the underside of the deck clean so I do not think this is the problem. Thanks in advance.
  2. Mlc gmc03

    Mlc gmc03 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 324

    what kind of blades are you using maybe try a high lift or a mulching blade
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    i know this may seem stupid but... are the blades on upside down?
  4. wattsup

    wattsup LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    I am using exmark blades. I have tried gator blades, high lift, and even doubles with no success.

    No, the blades are not on upside down.
  5. Sam-Ohio

    Sam-Ohio LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 304

    Is the deck correctly leveled from front to rear ? If the dealer didn't get it set up right , the front of the deck may be much too low. This can cause the mower blades to be in " the shadow" of the front of the mower.

    Take it back to the selling dealer and YELL !

    Better yet - if you can make an appointment with the dealer to have a tech sent out to where you are cutting, he will be able to see exactly what you are talking about. The guy may be able to make a few adjustments to the deck and make it all mo betta !
  6. premier lawn care

    premier lawn care LawnSite Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 44

    Get the rep w/ Exmark to come out if your dealer shows no interest.
  7. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 878

    Not sure how new it is, but the deck belts require some adjustments in the beginning. Deck-pitch is the only other thing I know it could be.

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