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Exmark's new commercial 30!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by kawasaki guy, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,128

    1750 I believe
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  3. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,276

    Hey Jim what do you think about the fj180v? I think it's gonna be a little under powered myself and i don't care for the timed blades...
     
  4. kandalawncaremgr

    kandalawncaremgr LawnSite Member
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    Its similar to the toro turfmaster 30. I have a toro timemaster 30 (residential) . I bought it when it first came out. Its a nice mower cuts great and runs good. I'm sure its a great product or exmark probably wouldn't have put there name on it.
     
  5. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,128

    I believe that's the same engine on my 21" x series. That thing has tons of power. Mowing regular maintained lawns wills be fine. It may be 30" but you don't have the weight or all the belts like a regular walk behind. And its only 9" more than a 21". This on has a chambered mulch kit which will help use less power vs using just a block off plate. Plus you can just side discharge. I have one ordered and plan on side discharging mostly. Now if someone was to do bi weekly lawns or forclosure homes I would say just get a regular walk behind or stander or just a z. I use my 21" at least 5 hours a week. So if I can save time and foot steps I will. These are lawns that are tough to difficult to get anything other than a 21" or now this 30" to fit.
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  6. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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    IDK, they put their name on the 26" mower which was a flop.
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  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,646

    After the 26" fiasco, I don't have a real good feeling about this mower. I suggest waiting for at least a year to buy one. I can not see this thing working out very well.
     
  8. kandalawncaremgr

    kandalawncaremgr LawnSite Member
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    Liberty

    Very true about jumping on the bandwagon. You see a lot of similar products like this. My timemaster is ok but I wish I would have spent a little more money and bought and actual walkbehind. Owell there's always ghis year if all goes well in this crazy chicago atmosphere.
     
  9. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
    Posts: 1,062

    Who knows, it may be a great mower, but I would definitely let someone else be the guinea pig.
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  10. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    I also think it will serve purpose, but mulching long spring grass like people did with the timemaster is just a bad idea. I find even a 21" commercial can bog when mulching long wet grass, but side chuting does fine. Im sure side chuting will be fine and mulching on weekly cuts. I will get one for sure, its more nimble then even a 32wb and wont scalp as much, thats for sure plus a 32wb doenst cut dips and humps very well, not like how a 21 follows contours. Only time will tell, but I've been waiting for something like this to bridge the gap between 21" mower and 32" wb for a while, now I can get a 48 wb/stander for larger plots and variate between a 21 and this 30 for the rest. Just my thoughts, I mainly do small residential, where a 30 could fit but a 32wb, would be a pain and deliver a poor finished product(scalps, high/low spots and lots more trimming in corners and such).
     

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