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06 26 changes

dishboy

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
zone 6
Can you tell me what changes Exmark will be making on the 06 Metro 26.

I am particully interested in mulching ability and drive cable spring breakage woes. Will a deeper deck be coming and if not what mulch kit changes will address the mulching ability?
 

eXmark

Manufacturer / Sponsor
dishboy said:
Can you tell me what changes Exmark will be making on the 06 Metro 26.

I am particully interested in mulching ability and drive cable spring breakage woes. Will a deeper deck be coming and if not what mulch kit changes will address the mulching ability?
Thanks for your interest Dishboy,

They have redesigned the baffle on the mulch kit and are testing the new design...they are optimisitc about the change.

There is a new Drive bale cable update already in place for the 05 units that has greatly improved the life of the cable.

The Product manager said that we will not release the '06 model until all changes are up to Exmark standards.

Thanks, Brian
 

TClawn

LawnSite Silver Member
I was originally dissapointed with the design of the metro 26. I wish they had something a bit more manouverable that you didn't have to lift to turn. and perhaps a hydro option, so that there would be no gears to shift through in the tight layouts it is ment for.

something along the lines of a mini tracerhp.
 

John Gamba

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
ct
TClawn said:
I was originally dissapointed with the design of the metro 26. I wish they had something a bit more manouverable that you didn't have to lift to turn. and perhaps a hydro option, so that there would be no gears to shift through in the tight layouts it is ment for.

something along the lines of a mini tracerhp.
How about toros Personal pace Drive?????
 

Mowingman

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Texas
The existing Personal Pace Drive would never hold up on that 26" machine. They would have to totally redesign it with much heavier components. We have worked on several Personal Pace drive systems here in our shop. These were on mowers that the owners was trying to use for commercial mowing. The Personal Pace is fine for once a week homeowner use, but will not hold up long, when used day in-day out commercial mowing operations.
 

John Gamba

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
ct
Mowingman said:
The existing Personal Pace Drive would never hold up on that 26" machine. They would have to totally redesign it with much heavier components. We have worked on several Personal Pace drive systems here in our shop. These were on mowers that the owners was trying to use for commercial mowing. The Personal Pace is fine for once a week homeowner use, but will not hold up long, when used day in-day out commercial mowing operations.
Thats sad. I tried one a fell in love with it.

John
 

Mowingman

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Texas
John,
Yes, it is a great system, but just designed for light duty homeowner mowers.
If Exmark/Toro set their mind to it, I bet they could beef it up to withstand commercial use.
 

John Gamba

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
ct
Mowingman said:
John,
Yes, it is a great system, but just designed for light duty homeowner mowers.
If Exmark/Toro set their mind to it, I bet they could beef it up to withstand commercial use.
I would like to see it put on a turf tracer, they could cut the handles down the middle. LOL

John
 
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