My NEW eXmark Lazer Z X-Series with RED technology

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by TLS, May 11, 2013.

  1. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Very nice mower.

    I'll vote for The Director OCDC. I don't think you'll find a better one for an Exmark Lazer as you already alluded to in a previous post. I installed one on my old Lazer last week and am really happy with it is very comparable to my Dixie Chopper OCDC.

    I've already ran the handle up under trees and shrubs and it has yet to budge although I have a 52" deck machine so it is tucked in pretty tight unlike on a 60" or 72".
     
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good to hear Greg. I know my original Director was beefy. Glad to hear things didn't change!
     
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Which engine did you actually get, the 34 or the 38 efi? They offer the LZX940EKC606 and LZX980EKC726 EFI, I was thinking the 940 was the 34 and the 980 was the 38, am I right or wrong?
     
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes the 60" comes with the 940 and the 72" comes with the 980. You are correct with the HP ratings.

    Why they needed both is odd though. Wonder what the difference is? Probably programming. Wonder if I can get my car dyno buddy to tune it up?! lol
     
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    I really like the location and arrangement of the oil filter on those engines. Very clean and neat to change out, not to mention easy.
     
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    It has a spring loaded plastic cup that raises as you unscrew the filter to catch any remaining oil. The remote hose drain is handy as well.
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  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's a really good idea/design that all makes of vertical shaft engines should be using.

    Hey, I'm curious about something: Since you've owned a UC deck before and now this one, have you ever removed the baffle at the discharge chute while cutting thick and/or longer grass, expecially if it was damp or wet to see if it had any affect on the discharge and/or clumping? Every time I go to the local dealer that sells Exmarks and talk to the salesman that I know there, I start looking at that piece and wondering about that.
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've never removed it, but I think it helps get the grass out. The negative pressure after the baffle creates lift.
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  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am just pondering here so I may be way off, but here's what I am thinking-

    many of the top cutting decks don't have that baffle, but have plenty of lift, even at the right side blade. The 7 Iron and V+ immediately come to mind. I am thinking that during difficult cutting conditions like wet/damp and/or thick/long grass :)dizzy::laugh:) that removing that baffle would make for a slightly larger opening and allow some of the clippings to recirculate around the right blade, maybe enough to reduce clumping or at least change the discharge pattern enough to splay the clippings out in a wider pattern at an easier rate.

    I would really like to get to test that theory sometime, or at least see if someone here could do it and then report on it here.
     
  10. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Looks like a very nice mower. The only thing that would scare me and always have me on edge is all the electronics.
     

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