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Demo, Lazer EPS, nice stuff

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOW ED, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Man am I confused now.

    This is the last in a series of reviews by me and you folks are probably tired of reading them.

    Did the Ferris IS3000.
    Did the Super Z.

    Yesterday did the 60 Lazer 26EFI EPS and really liked alot about it.
    I was extermely impressed with the quality of cut from the deck. The thing handles clippings like no other and I have been on a few. The power was adequate with the 26EFI as I have one on a Walker and know what that engine does but I would say there were times when I heard it strain a little under real extreme grass loads.That is not a slam as some of this grass was 7-8" high and moist too.
    My needs are probably like alot of you and the Lazer fits them well. I would be looking to get the Ultravac for spring and fall cleans and the kicker is that I don't want to get a new trailer.
    I have to fit a Walker and a large Z on a 14'x 6.5 trailer. The Ultravac with a cloth bagger would do that (I would have to take the blower off).
    I like the fact that the mower is established and it has many happy customers. It has alot of attatchments available like the striping roller and OCDC.
    Now I am in a big quandry about comparing it to the Super Z. I want one of each.
    The Super Z beats the Lazer in speed, hands down. The hydro motors are much bigger. I dont think I can cut at that speed but it sure is nice to have. It also is noticable that the bigger hydro motors move the machine with less effort than the smaller pumps. Not a slam at Lazer just an observation.

    One thing for sure, for out and out mowing I really like both of them and it is sort of painful for me to get on the Walker. The Walker still has its place on my trailer because I have some hills and places where a Z don't fit but for most of my mowing I know that I soon will have a Lazer or a Super Z.

    Convince me to buy the one you think is best.
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    A pic.

    lazer 002.jpg
  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Sounds like you are doing your homework Ed ... I don't see any mention of dealer support. If I were to find 2 machines that were comparable then dealer support, not price would sway my decision. A good dealer is "priceless".
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Stripping Roller!

  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    The ultravac Is Superior In Many Ways. 13.5 Bushels, The Blower is super Quiet, East To Clean Out. Bag as Fast As You Are Mowing.

    Ed I'm Mounting the Blower to The Trailer to Make It easyer To Get and Put on. I'll Have Pics By Next Week.

  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Ed Here Is The OCDC. I Have It Mounted With wing Nut's so when You Just Want To Let Clippings fly You Just Put it On.

    When You want to Bag You Just Undo Two wing Nuts And Mount the Blower.

  7. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    John can you please email me? I can't email or PM you from here :(
  8. superman

    superman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Ed, take a look at the Hustler bac vac that goes on the super Z. I think you will like it a lot. I have a 60" Super Z and love it. If I had to do over I wouldn't change a thing.
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I think you are looking at two of the best mowers out there. I bought an EPS, but I have every intention on demo-ing a Super Z at some point. I need to get two of my older machines back in good working order and sold. If I like the Super Z, heck I may end up with one of each (EPS and Super Z). It would be nice to have two, practically brand-new mowers :)
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Two of the best out there for sure!

    Only thing you'd miss about the Super Z is the speed.!!!

    Exmark needs to address this.


    What is your inside dimension (Width) of your trailer? You said its a 6.5" trailer. Thats 78", right? Well, the UV on a 60" deck is only 74.5".

    The power unit is VERY easily removed (no tools at all) in about 18 seconds (give or take).

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