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Exmark 48 - GOOD/BAD?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jason Pallas, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    I'm thinking about buying a belt drive 48" Exmark (Metro). I'd like some feedback from fellow LAWNSITE inmates as to their good/bad experiences with the machine. Your input is really valued. Thanks. Let me know what you do and don't like about the machine.
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    The only negative thing i have found with these units is on ours(older models) that the tubing for the handle bars is not as sturdy asa that of the Scag. Outside of this minor flaw the units provide about the highest quality of cut you could find in the market.

  3. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    If the 48" cuts like their 36" Metro I'd tell ya to buy it!

  4. Scape Sculptor

    Scape Sculptor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    It is a great machine. I have two of them. Real nice cut. Alot of machine for the buck...
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I have the same machine in the 36", other than the kawi carb problem that I'm dealing with now it is awesome. I had a 36" Honda trugear before that and it cuts better and faster blade speed. I would give it a thumbs up! :)
  6. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,254

    if it is economical at all look into a hydro
  7. turfcat75

    turfcat75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I have a exmark viking hydro i love it...its a 1999 model bought it brand new from a dealer last year..bought it for 1,950..what a steal,huh
  8. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    I got a 48" metro HP a couple of weeks ago.


    Big, giant, super-duper upgrade from the 21" crapsman I started w/ last year
  9. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I have a turf tracer 48 in. hydro with 800 hrs. and it is runnung strong.I like the cut,last year started using the micro mulch kit and it is awesome for leaves. I personaly prefer the hydro unit,for when it is wet and easier to zero turn,and back up.
  10. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    I would get the Hydro if it were going on my crew - but this mower is for one of my other crews - so they'll be getting the belt drive (no need to spoil them).
    I'm also thinking of picking up one of those Landscaper Supply 48 belt drives - they're cheap as hell - I can pick one up for $1700 (minus the engine) and throw on a 14 kaw that I just rebuilt last weekend. The Rep says that they're 90% Scag - just private labeled.

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