Exmark Metro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by I.M. Green, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. I.M. Green

    I.M. Green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    I was curious what your opinions on the 36" Exmark Metro walk behind?
  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    i bought a used 1 for $300 and fixed it up, i use it for backyards. it's the fixed deck.
    i love it because i can knock out a back yard in no time.
  3. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,527

    weve been running 32" - 48" - 52" exmarks for near a decade .
    right now were running a 48 with 15 horse kaw (had it 3 years now) ,
    and a 32 with same 15 horse kaw (6 months old) and we really like
    both of them . and we liked all our previous ones . but a couple we
    put briggs and strattons on and i didnt like them , give me a kaw !!!!!

    and i think on a 38 youll have the option of 13 or 15 horse , and ide suggest
    paying the extra money for the 15 . and if the option of regular handle bars or the pointed up ones dont get the pointed up ones because theyre a pain imo .
  4. sgl41377

    sgl41377 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    This was the first commercial mower I bought. Exmark 36 inch Belt drive. I love this mower. It is easy to work on. Runs great all the time. I bought the belt drive just because of cost but I hear the hyro is awesome. Something to think about. The single wheel sulky leaves a track in the middle of your wheel path. For really nice yards I do not use it. The two wheel sulky that tracks the same as the mower wheels leaves a much nicer appearance. I typically dont use the sulky on great lawns.
  5. HBLandscaping

    HBLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I have nothing but good things to say about my 36 Exmark Metro. Its a great mower to have on your trailer, its big enought to know out some larger areas but small enough for those tight spots and hard to access area's (Back gated area). Its light weight (as far as W/B's), turns easy, runs strong, easy to work on. Like I said I can't say enough about them.
  6. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,161

    Would never buy any machine with that deck again, my deck cracked everywhere. It had some strange Harmonics I've never seen any any mower before. Buy the deck that comes on the TTHP. much better in many ways.
  7. MTR999

    MTR999 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 145

    worthless for any belt walk. Metro is very good wb but to use as commercial wb for making living? nope. Be careful with your wrist and hands illness that belt wb will bring to you later in life. The best WB is eXmark TTHP, any of them, you have to have Hydro and ECS to do commercial mowing. Hydro wb almost has 0 maintenence, all you do is changing hydro oil 15-50 once a year, piece of cake to do, and grease your joints, sharpening blades, change engine oil every 50hrs and that is it!!! TTHP is money machine.
  8. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    Had a 36" Metro. Sold it after 100 hours. Was set up as a mulcher. Cut was great on flat level yards only. If you deal with slopes, hills, uneven terrain, spend the cash and buy a TTHP. You won't be as likely to scalp a lawn here and there, plus your back will thank you because all the Metro has is a reverse assist which turns into no assist after the belts wear in a bit. In my case about 20 hours.
  9. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    best belt drive machine on the market, period. They just don't break.......

    Only thing we ever see is loose trans belts, so they slip up hill......adjust them up and away you go.

    They are bad for a dealerships service and parts department.....I'll tell you that.
  10. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    I've got one with a kawa 420V with an electric start. Absolutely love it. Tows my Jungle Wheels great. Would definitely recommend. Faster than a bat out of hell too in gear 5.

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