I can't decide between exmark 36 Belt ECS or Pistol

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by frotis, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. 1984buzzard

    1984buzzard LawnSite Member
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    I am trying to sell my exmark ecs does that make me a ****** too:hammerhead:
     
  2. frotis

    frotis LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just tested out a ESC today and loved it, it felt so natural.
     
  3. sharpcuts

    sharpcuts LawnSite Member
    from NE OK
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    love mine. sure wouldn't trade it for a pistol grip.
     
  4. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
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    Used ECS HYDRO, or

    Toro T bar if your budget is that tight. Either is massively easier to operate. If you're talking fixed deck machines then the toro is virtually the same deck as the exmark.
     
  5. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
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    if you don't get the ECS your a ratard

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  6. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    I dont have experience running them day in/out but I do have experience muscling non running ones around the shop and the ECS is by far the worst for that. A bar across the back would really help in that department...something to push down on. There really is nothing to push down on in the back to pop the front end up...and your hands are at the wrong angle to do it on the controls.

    The T-Bar is not great but they put a bar back there that helps a ton.

    Pistol is definitely easiest for muscling around.

    ECS is definitely more comfortable than pistol for long hours of use. But if you are dealing with lots of curbs all day I would think twice.
     
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    I have both a pistol grip ex, and a two ecs exmarks...

    I despise the pistol gripper.

    Agreeing with the ****** statement.
     

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