Exmark Quest is slow

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Knukey, May 12, 2009.

  1. Knukey

    Knukey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I have a new Exmark Quest 48"/22hp B&S ELS (14 hours) that is running forward slower than it should. The brochures and salesmen told me it would run 7 mph. The best I could get on flat ground with NO blades engaged was 5.7 mph (per my GPS) and while cutting 8-10" grass it would not pass 5.2 mph again on flat ground. Is there something wrong/adjustment required or am I just another victim of deceptive advertising?

    The hyrdro filter is new since the mower is new but I did need to add about 3 ounces in the reservoir before I did my test since it was low.

    I tried to adust the tracking per the manual, but it would not adjust.

    Should I try the dealer; hopefully under the warranty?

  2. Knukey

    Knukey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    there are two adjustment rods connecting the steering to the hydros on boths sides. I marked them and turned them both clockwise (facing the front) and tried it out. I was running 6.8 - 7 mph. I hope this helps someone else since I had to figure it out myself. Pay it forward I guess.
  3. matt9923

    matt9923 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 114

    Good to see you fixed it. Did it get slower or was it like that when you got it?

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