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32" exmark metro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Joey bag a' donuts, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Joey bag a' donuts

    Joey bag a' donuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    I just bought a 32" metro today so I can get into backyards...Is it just me or is thing a real workout to turn around for each pass? Anybody have any tips?
  2. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Is it a belt? If so they are all pretty much like that.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    the 32's from eXmark arn't available with ECS so im guessing its got pistols on it....i personally don't like pistols but maybe your belt is too loose or your brakes aren't adjusted tight enough. If they aren't tight enough it can cause you to have to put more work into turning it as i found out end of last season.....i just finally corrected to problem and it makes a world of a difference!
  4. Joey bag a' donuts

    Joey bag a' donuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    It is a belt...Im just used to being able to go into reverse on a dime...with this I've been putting it in neutral and manually pushing and pulling it till Im lined up for the next row...I was kinda experimenting with putting one wheel in neutral for the turn...maybe I'll cut a two pass buffer around the peramiter to prep for the spin. I dont know, thought maybe there was an easier way to do this. Maybe just some practice ey?
  5. PGA

    PGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    I havent used a belt in years but I remember them being very awkward and a general PITA to use.

    Any chance you could move up to a 36 Hydro or would that be to big?
  6. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Go with a 2 row buffer and make life easier.
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    should have got a toro tbar 32 instead
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,274

    Go in circles young man....clockwise starting out the outside and working to the middle. And put a mulch plate on so you can do the circle thing. We ran 32" belt drive Scag units for many many years no problem. I see guys with riding devices behind belt drive units on small yards going like "heck".
  9. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    You can however purchase an ECS upgrade kit for that unit. Cost is somewhere around $300.
  10. Joey bag a' donuts

    Joey bag a' donuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    thanks for the replys guys. I was thinking about trying the circles. I'll just experiment until I find the easiest way to use it.:weightlifter:by the way, whats an ECS upgrade kit?

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