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Exmark vs Bob-cat

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gatewayuser, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Which is rider is better at stripes, cutting taller grass, cheaper, and which last the longest, exmark or bob-cat. Also about what does a 48" with a 19-23hp cost, both brands.
  2. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    I am not sure on cut between the two, but they are built very similar! As far as price I know the bobcat predator 61 with a 33hp generac is selling for about $7995.
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I didn't know they had a 33hp Generac powered unit also.
    I hadn't heard of the predator.
  4. Green King

    Green King LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    The predator is new. It is suppose to run 14mph. I have seen is but not got a chance to run it yet!
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Well, they both have a loyal following..... with that said, on to your question.

    • I read a lot about how great Bob-Cat stripes, but I never see any pictures posted, nor do I see the results locally.

      I read a lot about how well Bob-Cat cuts, but again I never see any pictures to back it up.

      Bob-Cat is usually the cheaper of the two.

      I would say both will last pretty close to the same amount of time.

      The 21hp 48" eXmark goes for around $6,299 +/-

      The 19hp 48" Bob-Cat goes for around $5,000 +/-
  6. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    Get the Bob-Cat!!! Bob-Cat's stripe and cut are far superior to pos exmark, and all other brands anyday!!!! Bob-Cat mowers are built like tanks!!! Get a Bob-Cat and you will not be dissappointed!!! A Bob-Cat will definitely last longer than an exmark!!!
  7. s and s mowing

    s and s mowing LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 241

  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062


    I read a lot of this, and I'm certainly not suggesting it's false, it's just that people type stuff like this and NEVER offer up any proof or examples.
  9. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    hehehe. That MKWL is a funny bastard with his Bob-Cat, huh?

    Yes Envy, they do cut and stripe well. I have a 60" w/b that I have mothballed and replaced with a stander. I'm still holding on to it to see what I have for a workload next year. Let me see if I can find a pic.....

    ok, here is one. Not real good, though. Obviously, the 60" mower is far to large for this lawn (mine) and I would end up overlapping and ruining the stripes closest to the house. 36" stripes would look nice here.

  10. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    I'm not a real big fan of Exmark equipment because I just think that all of it is overpriced. I'm not real sure of the price on the Bob-Cat's around here but I think its around $5500 for a 19 hp. A Bob-Cat is built just as good as an Exmark and is a lot cheaper and they are built good with a great cut. I would definately get the Bob-Cat before i'd get an Exmark.

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