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Exmark Have a Crappy Cut?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MightyMc12, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. MightyMc12

    MightyMc12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Do the exmarks cut as well as snappers and toros? My dealer said that exmarks dont do very well in long grass. WBs I mean.
  2. Burger

    Burger LawnSite Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 192

    My Exmark 36" Viking hydro leaves the lawn looking like it was done with a laser scalpel, straight and level. One would not believe a mower would make that kind of difference.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    This is just too generic a question. What size walkbehind are we talking about here? My Exmark Metro 36" will go through just about anything and leave a nice looking cut but then I've rarely seen any complaints about cut quality on any 36" mower.
  4. Mico Landscaping design

    Mico Landscaping design LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    It depends on if you have high lift blades on or not to though
  5. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    Ditto. I mean, a walk-behind that can't cut deep grass is pretty much worthless. After all, if I gotta walk behind the da**ed thing, it had better cut like a demon or I'm taking it back to the dealer and mowing him.
  6. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    I cut some TALL grass with both of my exmarks. Mulch kits on both. No problems.
  7. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    My Exmarks (48" LazerHP & 36" Metro HP) out cut all the other mowers I have - TORO, GREAT DANE & ENCORE.

  8. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    my exmarks...36 and 52's cut fabulous..even when the blades are a bit dull. Never cease to be amazed how perfect these machines cut. NOt a straggler anywhere ...looks like a carpet when done
  9. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    No machine cuts thick tall grass as well as an Exmark. No matter what blades are on it.
  10. jaguar4000

    jaguar4000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Never heard anything negative about Exmark wb cut. I am looking at a metro 36 12.5 kaw belt drive myself. Deciding b/w that or scag belt 36 w/ 13 twin kohler. Only $100 difference- the scag being more. There are alot of quality wb's on the market now, gravely, scag, exmark, toro, etc. that give excellant cuts. This is a great thing b/c it keeps the new machine costs competitive. Most often it comes down to maintenace- sharp blades etc. and of course the operator when it comes to good cuts.

    right on naturescape!! - NO MORE BUSH!!
    just returned from first trip to Australia- they say no more Bush also. Great people over there.

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