How many hours?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by peapod1125, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. peapod1125

    peapod1125 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    Hello everyone,

    I am currently running two older exmark lazers. One is a 2005 and the other 2007. They both are around 2500 hours on them. They are a 28 hp kawasaki and 27 hp kohler. I have replaced the normal things I would think like wheel motor, hydro pump, clutch, spindles, etc. I maintain them very well though. My question is how many hours can I expect to get out of them? I really want a new mower but I question myself as to want or need. The money is there in the budget, but I do not know if it is time yet. I am always on one and with the other at the job site.

    It would be replacing one of the two. I only need two for now.

  2. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    Its always nice to get something new. Something about a new mower. They dont make weird noises ,everything shines nice , they cut better, ....the list goes on
  3. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    If you give them good maintenance 5000 hours is not out of reach at all. Especially since you have already replace the wheel motors and hydros. Heck, you can keep them running until the day you die if you felt like it. If you have the money like you say, go get an X series Lazer with the new seat. I really like mine. They feel like they stick to the ground a lot better than the old Lazer Zs if you know what I mean.
  4. brc1989

    brc1989 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    I agree 100% the new generation lazer z's stick to the grond and slopes a lot better, my foreman and I put our 72" s series on hills a walk behind could barely stick to, like maybe 50 to 60 degree inclines. They're center of gravity is a lot better.
  5. dathorpe

    dathorpe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 459

    What??? 60 degrees???

    C'mon, man. That must be the baddest hill clinging-mount everest climbing - super glue sticking - zero in the world.
  6. brc1989

    brc1989 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    Honestly the one hill i'm thinking of was very close to that and this thing stuck to it, obviously I was moving at quarter speed but it didnt slide down the hill. It probably wasn't exactly that steep but I guarantee it was close to that. I'm also talking about going side to side, not up and down just to make sure no one is confused.
  7. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 372

    No way . I cut one I thou was 45 degree incline .I got degree incline meter it was only 30 degree .It is as steep a hill has I will do with a ZT.
  8. brc1989

    brc1989 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    well all i know is this hill was steep as hell and it stuck to it, better than the older series would stick to it which is what my original point was. My foreman and I honestly put that rider where most guys would not want to put a walk behind, if we still had the account this year I would post a picture of this hill.

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