Well I looked like an idiot!!!

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by Joatmon, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. Joatmon

    Joatmon LawnSite Member
    from LA
    Posts: 25

    Finally was able to purchase my baby...a 27hp LC 60" Lazer!!!
    I've read and studied that thing for the last 18 months...can tell you dimensions, specs, anything technical....but yet I SUCK at trying to drive it! It was too wet for a week after the purchase to try out & the first day I got...lets just say it wasn't too pretty & I need a lot of practice.

    Besides looking like a crack-head while mowing I love the Z, hope to master it soon.

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  2. MIDSOUTH

    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    Hey man, Where did you buy it from?
     
  3. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Posts: 4,258

    Joatman,

    Glad you hear you bought your new machine. There are a few tricks to getting the hang of it but your going to love your new Exmark.

    If you have any questions what so ever give me a call at 800-667-5296. If I'm not hear there are several of the guys who can answer any of your questions. I did okay the first time I got on a Lazer but you should have seen me the first time I ran one of the old Viking 5-speed walk behind units. I'm not sure that flower bed ever did recover.

    Let me know if we can help.

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  4. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    First time I drove mine, boom neighbors mailbox, boom off the curb. A few minutes later I took out some rocks around a flowerbed. Go slow. Now its like driving a car. Good luck Harvestman
     
  5. Joatmon

    Joatmon LawnSite Member
    from LA
    Posts: 25

    Hey Mid-South, I bought it from your buddy at Welch's. Saw & spoke to a couple of other LCO's there (Todd & Guy???) Nice guys! I have been wanting that Z for so long, just decided to quit thinking & start buying.

    eXmark, I hope to get this thing mastered on my property (out of sight) so people don't think ya'lls mower doesn't drive well ;-)
    Hopefully it will dry up soon & I can put myself through "ZTR 101"

    Unfortunately my new purchase still hasn't settled well with the wife...maybe I can coax here into driving it a little...maybe she'll have enough fun to ease up on me.

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  6. Joatmon

    Joatmon LawnSite Member
    from LA
    Posts: 25

    Hey Mid-South, I bought it from your buddy at Welch's. Saw & spoke to a couple of other LCO's there (Todd & Guy???) Nice guys! I have been wanting that Z for so long, just decided to quit thinking & start buying.

    eXmark, I hope to get this thing mastered on my property (out of sight) so people don't think ya'lls mower doesn't drive well ;-)
    Hopefully it will dry up soon & I can put myself through "ZTR 101"

    Unfortunately my new purchase still hasn't settled well with the wife...maybe I can coax her into driving it a little...maybe she'll have enough fun to ease up on me.

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  7. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    You think you look bad, you should have seen me on my new Exmark ztr the first time. Each day I use it I get a little better. I was so used to my Viking w/b. What I do now is cut the slopes with my w/b, then use the z. Better safe than sorry. But, I'm sure I will take chances with the z that I shouldn't. I think we all do. Hang in there, be careful and good luck.
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I have a suggestion for you. Don't let your elbows rest on the arm rests. With them on the arm rest you get bump steer. Everytime you hit a small bump your arms will automatically push on the sticks. I found this out when learning to stripe with my. If I let my arms rest on them I would never get a good straight line. Maybe this will help some.

    Try pushing forward and backwards learning how the sticks respond.
     
  9. Joatmon

    Joatmon LawnSite Member
    from LA
    Posts: 25

    Sorry about the double post above...

    65Hoss
    Thanks for the tip. My house sits on a very small plot so I have a lot of "turn, stop, back-up, go" practice there. My shop, where I keep all my equipment, still has a lot of moisture present...so I can't get out & do the wide-open test (lot of land there). I still laugh at myself out there on the Z...CRACK-head personified!!!
    That's OK....most of my accounts are rural and remote...learn as I go.
    I wanted to get a few commercial accounts this year...better master that thing soon. :D
     

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