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exmark vs. bobcat

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobcatguy96, Jun 7, 2009.


which is better exmark or bobcat

Poll closed Jul 8, 2009.
  1. bobcat

    22 vote(s)
  2. exmark

    31 vote(s)
  1. bobcatguy96

    bobcatguy96 LawnSite Member
    from Troy MI
    Posts: 13

    which is better, exmark or bobcat?????




  2. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    exmark exmark exmark exmark exmark exmark exmark exmark, do you under stand Joey
  3. bobcatguy96

    bobcatguy96 LawnSite Member
    from Troy MI
    Posts: 13

    yeah ok:usflag:

  4. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    well u allready knew I love exmark, hell your my worker
  5. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    You can make a poll of exmark vs. bobcat, but truth be told most people are brand loyal. You have to RESEARCH the machines, ask for opinions etc etc. There really is not a answer to which one is better, its more of which one is going to make you money, and which is going to be a better bang for YOUR buck.

    In my opinion exmark is where it is at, but they are expensive.

    Bobcats are cheaper, and I have heard good things about them.

    Just research.
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Bobcat and Exmark are the two brands of machines I run. I like them both for different reasons.

    In Bobcat, I prefer the Riding mowers if your just looking for a full size gas powered ztr. All vertical shaft engines so no screwy belt set-ups to worry about. I prefer the height of cut adjustment mechanism on the Bobcats over Exmark as well as they seem to be easier to use and require practically no lifting at all. Plus, the suspension seat comes standard.
    I do think the Bobcat mower line-up is a bit out of touch though. They used to offer a EFI unit but no longer carry it. They do carry a Liquid cooled model and a Diesel but the diesel is extremely hard to come by.
    For Exmark, The walk behinds are great. I like the No-flat front tires. I also love the ECS controls. I'm not sure I could go back to running pistol grips again! The manual Blade clutch on the wb mowers is great as well. Also, Unlike Bobcat Exmark has such a broad range of wb choices. Fixed and floating decks and of course gear and hydro drive. Bobcat has ended the options for a floating deck wb.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I have used both brands and prefer Exmark.
  8. SfTD_service_CENTER

    SfTD_service_CENTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 868

    exmark is way expensive, bobcat is the cheapest $ for the mower you get, a 37hp kawi on a predator pro is like 3000 less than a 34hp exmark lazer z 60"
  9. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,915

    The Predator Pro is a 12.4 mph mower with the 37 Kawi and 13.5 with the 33 Generac (which they have stopped using). I honestly wish someone could tell me why the difference in speed between the 37 Kawi and 33 Generac, there is no reason under the sun for this to be the case.

    The Predator Pro will get the job done in a hurry, and cut through virtually any grass you care to put it in, with little effort from the big block 37. I would say you can put the new Exmark Series 6 in the same grass with the Predator Pro and you would not flip a coin for the cut difference, if you could even tell the difference. The 34 and 37 Kawasaki are the exact same engines to the spec, with the 37 having 3 more pounds of torque at 3600 rpms.

    I wish someone would give us fuel numbers on these engines. My understanding is the 29 Kawasaki is rough on fuel, the 31, not so bad, with the 34 and 37 really drinking their share. This is hearsay, I wish someone would come in with hard numbers on fuel usage for these engines.

    They must get fuel injection on these engines before the government tightens the screws any tighter. This is the exact reason Kohler is working day and night; getting their total engine line-up fuel injected.
  10. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    No such thing as better. Just different tools to get the job done.
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