Turfco XT5 vs LS Hydro Aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why did you get the XT5 with a Subaru?
    I got the Briggs and it is a single-pullstart-every-time quiet little powerhouse.
     
  2. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Basically the same problems here with my Suburu XT5 as well. Worst starting engine I've ever seen. Turfco never bothered to set rpms correctly as its revs to the moon. I'll be fixing that myself. TurfcoBob, to say this engine uses .11 gal of fuel per hour is quite funny. Its more like a gallon an hour. I have to refuel it after 20-25 minutes of running. Smokes pretty bad on startup as well. I had always had about 50/50 luck with Briggs motors in the past and have a good Suburu on my WB edger so thats why I picked it. What mistake. Tech support did get back to me when I called about it but he had no clue of anything at all about Suburu engines didn't seem overly interested in looking into it. Your right, they snappy to answer questions before the sale but after they got your money you end up quite a bit lower on their priorities. No reason at all should I leave emails and voicemails for over a week straight with no call back. Overall I like the machine vs. my old Ryan but the Suburu is not worth buying unless you need a good exercise in the morning tryign to start. I have bad disk in my back and basically smoked my back out one morning a couple weeks just trying to start it to load it into the trailer. By 7:00 I was already in big trouble physically for the rest of the day.
     
  3. RABBITMAN11

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Send it back and buy the dual hydro exmark.
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  4. oomph

    oomph LawnSite Member
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    Is the dual hydro Exmark available yet?

    Last I spoke to my dealer, they said it was delayed.
     
  5. RABBITMAN11

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have one for sale! New exmarks are going to be 5900. Mine in for sale for 3500.00
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  6. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    Don't know if they will ever be available but they had one out at the GIE show on display

    Charles Cue
     
  7. RABBITMAN11

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Spring time
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  8. CHARLES CUE

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yea but of what YEAR

    Charles Cue
     
  9. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you spoken with our service department about this? Subaru has be very good in working with us and we are getting fast response from them. Also at the show we had the XT5 Subaru with a one gallon tank that is available as a kit that takes about a half hour to put on. Cost is for parts.

     
  10. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bob, can you fit a larger gas tank on the Briggs model? Seems I run about 3 8k sq ft lawns with my XT5 and then I have to refuel. Would like to be able to run a bit longer.


    Thanks,
    DA
     

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