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Pulled the trigger/ New Exmark 30 for me...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by rbljack, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,595

    so it not a problem to worry about with every unit?
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  2. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 953

    I don't know. Kevin R seams to have more info then my dealer.
  3. Kevin R

    Kevin R LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 40

    My dealer read me the TSB

  4. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    Yeah I just bought this mower. Is this something they are fixing on all units?
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  5. Kevin R

    Kevin R LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 40

    Yes I believe so, they are not certain what serial #'s were effected.

    Exmark isn't just replacing the failed gear they are replacing the complete transmission. Your dealer is to send the old tranny back to Exmark.

    You can do a rough test, on a grass surface hold the machine back and pull the drive handel. If just one wheel spins thats not good. Mine won't even climb up the ramp on my trailer.

    Holland, If you have an Exmark dealer in your area, go there and ask them to register that unit with Exmark. If not, you can do it your self by sending Exmark a email or calling them.

  6. stansoph

    stansoph LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Exact, do you know the reason for the forward baffle on the xmark and turfmaster? It isn't on the time master but it looks to be an easy mod to add to the time master if it improves performance. Any thoughts?
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  7. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,362

    Its part of the mulch kit. I've wondered if it would help enough to warrant a mod. It is in the low pressure area where grass loads up on my ™30. Next time I'm at the dealer and not in a rush I'll look at more closely.
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  8. nozzy

    nozzy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    Went to the Toro dealer yesterday thinking about pulling the trigger on a TurfMaster. They had at least one in stock and I was talking to the main sales guy. He said, "between you and me, I'd wait until next year. There have been so many problems with the transmissions that I'd be surprised if Toro doesn't come out with something completely different next year."

    It sucks because I want to the added production, but I appreciated his honesty. Hopefully next year they have all the bugs ironed out and hopefully they take care of you guys that have already bought one. It seems like a promising machine but I don't want a $1700 hassle - especially IF there is going to be something much better next year.
  9. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    really? wow, thats interesting information. I have been strongly considering buying one but have heard about the "bugs" and it concerns me. I may wait. Has anybody else heard this? about something new next year? probably not but you never know what is being leaked.
  10. Kevin R

    Kevin R LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 40

    From from a hassle really, take it in and they put a new tranny in you'll be done in a hour.

    I'm not even sure the trannys are the same in the Toro and Exmark??


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