Exmark Turf Tracer, Your Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Signature Landscaping1, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    I am thinking about adding another w/b this summer. I have a 48 lesco belt, but i want to add a hydro also. The model i am considering is the 48'', 17 or 19 hp kawi's, Ecs controls. Im curious to hear your thoughts on the mower.
  2. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

  3. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    i own 2 of them both hydro both have the ECS one is a 36" with 15hp kawi the other is a 52" with 23hp kohler i love them both and are both great machines. they both have the ultra cut deck on them. i havent had any complaints or problems. i would recomend them to anyone and would definatly buy another one myself if/when the day comes that i need one.
  4. PJDiesel

    PJDiesel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    I like mine. (TT-60 w/ ESC) I had some carb issues in when I bought it (used) but that can be expected when you buy something without knowing the history of it. I have the Kohler Command 20, probably could used a 23, but it gets me around just fine, no complaints on power or cut.

    Overall, it is the best mower I have owned as of yet.
    The new Hustlers look cool, the controls seem easier than mine. Not sure about the $,$$$ though?
  5. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    It is the last product that eXmark has not mechanically & laboratorily messed up. Get 48" or 52" with 19 kawi, add sulky and you be set. It is eXmark best selling wb that they still have positive presence in market, big difference from their new rider products.
    If you love eXmark, go for it, but I 'd look for Gravely hydro walk with Z control or prosteer on it.
  6. jrc lawncare

    jrc lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    I have both 17hp & 19hp tthp. Love em both, 19hp is good for heavy spring growth. Can't go wrong. Mine are 48'' decks.
  7. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    I think i would go with the 52'', since i already have a 48''. Keep the feedback coming, i like to hear everyones opinons on this machine.
  8. MDLawnman

    MDLawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    The TTHP's are very durable machines. My 48" with a 15HP Kaw produces a very even clean cut with beautiful stripes. I have several customers who prefer that I use that machine over my Lazer HP.

    If there is a down side, my wrists get tired using a walk behind on a large area with alot of turning, such as a cemetery. The ECS handles help a lot over the pistol grips but they do not eliminate the problem.

    If my TTHP ever gives up the ghost - I'd buy another one.
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    I bought my TTHP last week, 19hp Kawi, 48" deck. I absolutely love it. Bought Exmark's sulky along with it. I've got about 6 hours on it now. Cuts great and there's no lack of power, I originally bought the 19 because I wanted the electric start, but I'm glad I got the biggest engine. I cut some taller grass two days ago, and it blew right through it like nothing, no blowout, no windrowing, and the motor did not bog at all, even pulling me.

    Only thing I've had to do so far was adjust one of the drive lever linkages, because whoever assembled it did not tighten the jam nut and it came loose.
  10. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    go with the 60" i wish i had on mine. if you get the 52" or any sized deck at the there is always a 1.5-2 +/-inch overlap so your really only cutting 50". like i said i wish i had gotten the 60" even still thought about buying a new deck for it and then buying a lazer w/o a deck and putting the 52" on it. i love my TT though the think is a mad machine.

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