Exmark Metro 26?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blazerfb, Oct 28, 2009.


Would you buy a Metro 26 for small properties?

  1. YES

    14 vote(s)
  2. NO

    7 vote(s)
  3. MAYBE

    9 vote(s)
  4. HELL NO

    8 vote(s)
  1. Blazerfb

    Blazerfb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    So I'm looking for a time saving solution that unskilled workers can easily operate (or at least workers i'm not comfortable putting on $5000+ machinery). Plus I have a ton of smaller properties that I really don't wanna take a 32 or 36 on, some clients won't allow it either.....


    Is this 26 (if I get a brand new one) a good option? I know the old ones had problems but I've been assured by my dealer that they are all worked out, I have a lot of trust built with him but just wanted to get some more opinions!

    Thanks everyone who answers
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,697

    I believe even the most recent reports state that they are still heavy, slow, and do not mulch well.
    Use the search feature here, and you can probably find comments about the latest versions.
  3. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911


    is a thread discussing the 26" mowers. We've got two Snapper 26" mowers and they have been bullet proof for a couple of seasons. I just picked up two 36" hydro's and will be selling one of them. Let me know if you would be interested, I'm only a couple of hours away. BTY, craigslist is your friend, I saw a metro 26 on atlanta craigslist a few weeks ago, and I know where a little used Snapper 26 is at a dealer. My son really likes the light and easy to handle Snappers for anything with a steep grade and they have a caster lock out lever also. I think I'll always keep one of this size, and the customers like the cut.
  4. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

  5. Blazerfb

    Blazerfb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    I really appreciate your help, I'm looking at an ETA of probably Feb for a 26. The price is great on this one though, if it holds out for a while I might be able to get it. Just bought a house, makin sure I don't spend too much on the biz if I don't have to! I wanna look into the Snappers too, no one runs them here but I've heard good things
  6. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    I just looked at this mower at the expo and I'm sure its a good mower but the bad thing about it is that it is soooooooo heavy, it will take 2 men and a boy to lift it.
  7. Juan91

    Juan91 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    i sold mine for a 48 bobcat, its heavy yes and took two guys to load or some nice ramps, it mulched best with the non mulching blade on and then the plug in, bagged great with mulch blade on and bagger in, it has plenty of power, don't be worried about the only 6 hp, mows great in all gears. wish it had casters on front, but its weighted great for easy turning!
  8. Blazerfb

    Blazerfb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    haha, I'm an ex college O-line, don't have much trouble with that kinda stuff, have nice ramps too. Thanks for the info, I'm pretty certain I'll have one next season after the pos. feedback i'm getting about the new models. thanks again.
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,179

    Don't underestimate the weight.....it is really bad. Even the newer Snapper commericial mowers with the four stroke engines have gotten too heavy.
  10. Blazerfb

    Blazerfb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    I mean I've seen them at the showroom and messed with it some, I have a new HRC that everyone talks about being too heavy but I feel like it's lightweight almost after getting used to it. The weight of the 26 should be alright, the handles adjust for height and leverage. Though I SHOULD probably take my workers up there with me and get them to test it out. I'm never worried about stuff bein too heavy for me but one of them is pretty small.

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