Exmark Navigator vs Walker comparison

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by weeze, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,565

    nope 5 is all they have on my 2011 z920a.

    15 is not as bad. that may be ok. if it's 80 that mower isn't even worth looking at unless you wanna be doing maintenance all of the time.
  2. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Messages: 828

    I could go out and count mine, but why? lol

    I do know it is not 80.

    My 777 JD has some thing like 8 or so.

    2 front casters
    3 spindles
    2 or 3 for steering linkage
  3. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,762

    We demoed an Exmark a few years ago. It was a nice machine but it wasn't for us. Maintenance on the Walker's takes 20 min. per machine. I agree with hills, it is all on the operator. Every company around here that had a Navigator now runs Walker......
  4. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    Walker maintenance is really no more than any other machine....I believe there are 36 grease zerks.........20 minutes top
  5. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    this is a never ending topic. We own navigators and have never had a problem. They are both great machines. It's like ford and Chevy. I think the walker has a great cut, but so does the nav. I know the nav is built better. I know the nav has less maintenance. I know the nav has a better blower. Sure the nav is heavier, but we don't mow when it's wet. I have heard of numerous people catching walkers on fire due to clipping buildups. overall to each their own. Ill keep my nav and y'all can have the walkers.
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  6. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 995

    I've ran Walkers since 2009 and am switching to Navi's. The Navi's are slower and much heavier but they are built a ton better. The Walker is zippy which I love but I hate the meticulous maintenance on them, how everything is hard to service, and the fact they break constantly. Plus we never use them except for clean ups. So Navigators are a better fit.
  7. b121774

    b121774 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    I run both, the Nav's cut and suck is superior but the maneuverability and nimbleness of the Walker is great. I run the Nav. on the larger lawns with less turning and the walker on the tighter lawns. Don't like the cracked frame near the tail wheel on the walker though....
  8. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 995

    Yes I was one of the biggest walker fans out there but I am tired of fixing them. And the new ones are outrageously priced for a niche type mower. I'd love a new one but I can't justify it.
  9. PlatinumPlus

    PlatinumPlus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Walker hands down the best quality and lowest maintenance
  10. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,012

    How do you figure lower maintenance on the walker? Also if someone were to cut a property with a walker and a navigator, are you saying you could clearly point out the difference?
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